Don't Give Up

Story Behind The Song

"Don't Give Up" is a very old and dear friend of mine. It has saved my bacon on more than one occasion when I am performing to a less than receptive audience. It was originally part of my rock opera (Rock Opera, geesh, I haven't heard that phrase since th

Song Description

Don't Give Up is a song that deals with a father and a daughter's relationship in times of trouble. Written as a duet, this recording is arranged to be sung by a male alone.

Song Length 3:05 Genre Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed, Tranquil Subject Courage, Hope
Similar Artists Tom Petty, The Beatles Language English
Era 1970 - 1979

Lyrics

Don’t Give Up
Word and music by Rob Oswin

Don't give up little girl,
Don't get discouraged, Don't get down…
Cuz' everything's gonna turn around, You'll see
I have the strength little girl,
And I have the courage, I can turn things around…

But Father,
Every morning when I wake up
I paint a smile in my make-up
Wipe the tears from my eyes
Look up to the skies and see
If the storm is gonna break up
If the river's gonna take up
All the land that we've lost
And the bridges that we've crossed

I see your point little girl,
And I feel your worries, But there's hope to be found
We'll keep the faith little girl,
We'll keep the courage, Keep our feet on the ground

But Father,
Every morning when I wake up
I paint a smile in my make-up
Wipe the tears from my eyes
Look up to the skies and see
If the storm is gonna break up
If the river's gonna take up
All the land that we've lost
And the bridges that we've crossed

The sun still breaks across the new morning sky
I can't hold on!
The wind still whistles through the trees.
How Can I
The rain still falling and the desert's still dry.
Carry on?
And we're still sailing in a breeze… Little Darlin'

Don't give up little girl,
Don't get discouraged, Don't get down
Cuz' everything is gonna turn around, You'll see
Don't give up little girl,
Don't get discouraged, Don't get down
Cuz' everything is gonna turn around, You'll see

But Father,
Every morning when I wake up
I paint a smile in my make-up
Wipe the tears from my eyes
Look up to the skies and see
If the storm is gonna break up
If the river's gonna take up
All the land that we've lost
And the bridges that we've crossed
You’ll see


© 2003 Rob Oswin (aka RAW Boswin)
Contact Rob Oswin at 403-289-8532 or email Rob@RobOswin.com

Lyrics Rob Oswin Music Rob Oswin
Producer Danny Patton Publisher Rob Oswin
Performance Rob Oswin - Acoustic, Vocals and Percussion / Steve Pineo - Dobros Label LittleDitty.com Inc.
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