Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up (ft. Kate Bush)

by: Peter Gabriel     Published on: 28 April 2012

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The official Don't Give Up video. Directed by Godley and Creme.A standout track from Peter's fifth studio album and the first one to have a proper title: So was a watershed release in his career. Its marriage of the artistic and the commercial made for an indisputable success, with the album quickly sitting atop the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Aside from some intriguing collaborations – with Laurie Anderson on This Is The Picture, Kate Bush on Don’t Give Up and Youssou N’Dour on In Your Eyes – it was the unity of singer, band and producer that made So such a crucial record in the Gabriel canon.In this proud land we grew up strongWe were wanted all alongI was taught to fight, taught to winI never thought I could failNo fight left or so it seemsI am a man whose dreams have all desertedI've changed my face, I've changed my nameBut no-one wants you when you loseDon't give up 'cause you have friendsDon't give up you're not beaten yetDon't give up I know you can make it goodThough I saw it all aroundNever thought that I could be affectedThought that we'd be last to goIt is so strange the way things turnDrove the night toward my homeThe place that I was born, on the lakesideAs daylight broke, I saw the earthThe trees had burned down to the groundDon't give up you still have usDon't give up we don't need much of anythingDon't give up 'cause somewhere there's a place where we belongRest your headYou worry too muchIt's going to be alrightWhen times get roughYou can fall back on usDon't give upPlease don't give upGot to walk out of hereI can't take anymoreGoing to stand on that bridgeKeep my eyes down belowWhatever may comeand whatever may goThat river's flowingThat river's flowingMoved on to another townTried hard to settle downFor every job, so many menSo many men no-one needsDon't give up 'cause you have friendsDon't give up you're not the only oneDon't give up no reason to be ashamedDon't give up you still have usDon't give up now we're proud of who you areDon't give up you know it's never been easyDon't give up 'cause I believe there's a placeThere's a place Where we belongDon't give upDon't give upDon't give up#