Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

by Robert
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Picture of Peter Gabriel

Picture of Peter Gabriel

"Don't Give Up"

--Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

Having lived through the depressive eighties in the U.K. this song became almost an anthem to me. I spent long periods of time unemployed and the lyrics to this song, about a man who feels he has no place in society were particularly poignant.

Several years later and for the same reasons but different circumstances, it became equally important, a period of severe depression led to a suicide attempt and this song helped me through the long years of rehabilitation.

Leaping forward again in time I am currently typing this story wondering how the heck we are going to afford to pay for Christmas as once again due to poor health I am out of work – but I will NEVER give up.

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Feb 20, 2011
Don't Give Up
by: robyn fenson

This song not only is it hauntingly beautiful but it is timeless - it can refer to life twenty years ago and also it can be about life right now.

It will continue to be relevant at any time period that we live in.

Another masterpiece by Mr. Gabriel

Dec 13, 2007
Great lyrics and message.
by: Joe Waters - webmaster

I'm always amazed at how a musical quote or song lyrics can inspire, influence and impact our lives.

This song's lyrics has obviously played a huge role in your life Robert...thanks for sharing.

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