I remember, wasn't so long ago
We had a one room shack and the livin' was low
And my mama by herself raised me and my bro
Wasn't easy, but we did it with the little that go
Worked hard while got us off of school everyday
And kept her eyes on the stars when the skies were gray
Gave us pride to survive, really showed us the way
Now I really understood what she was tryin' to say

She said, "Son there'll be times when the tides are high
And the boat may be rocky, you can cry
Just never give up
You can never give up," uh-uh

In this life you could lead if you only believe
And in order to achieve what you need
You can never give up
You can never give up

And this hope
That keep me holding on
On and on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

Boom-boom, couldn't have made it alone
I got a wonderful life, two kids on my own
With a strong foundation that was carved in stone
And my mama for the love that made my house a home
Made me wonder some time if this was meant to be
All this for a humble little guy like me
And all I ever really wanted was a family
To teach my kids the same value that she gave to me

She said, "Son there'll be times when the tides are high
And the boat may be rocky, you can cry
Just never give up
You can never give up," uh-uh

In this life you could lead if you only believe
And in order to achieve what you need
You can never give up
You can never give up

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

Me not gonna suffer, things are for better
Never let yourself be overcome by the pressure
?
See the man and watch ?
Blaze like fire, we nah go retire
Got nuff sleep and I am a expire
We haf a retire, that we require
We have to make a mark before the time expire

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

There's hope, yeah
Hope keeps it alive, yeah, uh
Hope keeps it alive, yeah, uh
And it strikes an iron, uh
Hope keeps it alive, yeah, yeah
Hope keeps it alive, yeah
Only the strong survive, yeah
Keep it carry on, keep it carry on, yeah
Uh-uh
I'll keep it carry on, yeah
I gotta carry on, gotta carry on and be strong
Uh-uh-uh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh-uh

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on


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Hope Lyrics as written by Orville Burrell Brian Thompson

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    Hey really this is the best Shaggy song I've ever heard. Others are also good but this one really have some meaning. Well done Shaggy!!

    amiton February 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    rap sucks, fuck you

    Poptarts047on February 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    POPTART sucker there is nothing related to rap in this I just wanned to say that the meaning of the song's really good you son of a bitch..

    amiton February 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    rap soesnt suck, but phony "homies" like shaggy with all his "hollerin' bithces" do. get a life!

    turtonhoton May 03, 2002   Link
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    This song is sooooo cool!!! Absolutely a summer-hit!!! :) And this "never-give-up"-message together with this sound makes you forget your little problems for a while... cool song.

    Sunnyon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    i have to say the same thing sunny

    sewgbon September 22, 2002   Link
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    This is Shaggy´s best song ever. What more can i say. This is also Rayvon´s best song ever too. The beat is hot,the lyrics are hot. I mean this is easily better than anything that Sean Paul,Mr.Vegas,BUju Banton,TOk,Beenie Man,ELephant Man or any other Pop/Dancehall singer has ever come out with. I give Shaggy Props for doin this. you Should get it.

    meanguy300on February 03, 2005   Link
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    This is a great song. As far as i know,no video was made,which is a shame. It was released as a single which was good,but it is a much better song than It Wasnt Me. I like the Club Remix alot.

    Soppysongson August 07, 2006   Link

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