They say that music is the universal language. I believe that to be true. I also believe that music is the language that speaks to the soul. I know for me, when words alone fail, music has a way of reaching those dark places in my heart. I love how a song, more than anything else, can reach those wounded places and bring hope and healing. This is one of those songs for me. 
 
I want you to know you are not alone…
 
 
 
 
 
Don’t Give Up
Peter Gabriel
 
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 name
But no one wants you when you lose
 
Don’t give up
‘Cause you have friends
Don’t give up
You’re not beaten yet
Don’t give up
I know you can make it good
 
Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we’d be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn
 
Drove the night toward my home
The place where I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground
 
Rest your head
You worry too much
It’s gonna be alright
When times get tough
You can fall back on us
Don’t give up
Please don’t give up
 
Got to walk out of here
I can’t take it anymore
Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That river’s flowing
That river’s flowing
 
Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
For every job, so many men
So many men no one needs
 
Don’t give up
‘Cause you have friends
Don’t give up 
You’re not the only one
Don’t give up
No reason to be ashamed
Don’t give up
You still have us
Don’t give up now
We’re proud of who you are
Don’t give up
You know it’s never been easy
Don’t give up
‘Cause I believe there’s a place
There’s a place where we belong

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