What does Don't Give Up mean?

Peter Gabriel: Don't Give Up Meaning

Album cover for Don't Give Up album cover

Song Released: 1984


Don't Give Up Lyrics

In this proud land we grew up strong
We were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail

No fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my...

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    Jul 14th 2005 !⃝

    Gabriel wrote this about a combination of things. 1. his nervous break down in 1985 and his familys support that followed. 2. Gabriel sat down to write it after watching a TV special about the Great Depression and 3. the main idea of it is how people deal with failure. This song wasnt supposed to be a duet. Gabriel had to change the words for it to make sense. Kate Bush sings the womans part.


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