"Give It Up" as written by Mark David Hollis and Timothy Alan Friese-greene....
From the place that I stand
To the land that is openly free
Watching rivers run black
By the trees that are vacant to greed

Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance
Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance
And the jokes just started

Gotta give it up,
Give it up,
Give it up
Gotta give it up

Or tell me why I'm so wrong
Where does love come from
If you've sold your reasoning out

How can I learn
If I don't understand what I see
If I'm giving this mess
Take a walk through a nightmare so real

Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance
Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance
And the jokes just started

Gotta give it up,
Give it up,
Give it up
Gotta give it up

Or tell me why I'm so wrong
Where does luck come from
When you've never been without

Give it up,
Give it up,
Give it up
Gotta give it up
Give it up,
Give it up
Gotta give it up

Tell me if I'm so wrong
Where does love come from
If you've sold your reasoning out
Or tell me if I'm so wrong
Where does luck come from
When you've never been without

Can do it

You can do it

You can do it

Gotta give up


Lyrics submitted by nagromnai

"Give It Up" as written by Timothy Alan Friese-greene Mark David Hollis

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    General CommentNot sure why this album doesn't get more praise than it has. Lyrically and musically and not to mention the stellar production, it set a benchmark for the era.

    As to the meaning, Hollis' lyrics have a tendency to lean towards religion. This is no exception...seems like he's speaking to atheists who believe in nothing. Telling them to 'give it up' and questioning them about where love and luck come from...
    sonoflifeon June 05, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI just adore the rawness of the instruments - meant to be a very basic, very Hammond organ driven - the bleak, vacant areas - just wonderfully artistic
    nagromnaion March 06, 2008   Link

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