/
  1. Never Give Up

From the album Rise Up

In cart Not available Out of stock

John Beacher- Lead/backing vocals, guitar
Mike Ruhl- Bass
Neal Carson- Keys
Michaels Ronstadt- Cello
Rob Kominsky- Drums
Lauralee Lightwood-Mater- Backing vocals

Lyrics

Never Give Up

What have I done what have I done
Forsaken my beloved one
By walking down the shadowed streets of shame
Hypnotized, compromised
Addicted to my own demise
I put the one I love the most in pain
Far from me across the sea
Trying to make her dreams reality
I couldn't take the absence of control
And so I jumped into the drink
Until I couldn't feel and couldn't think
And found the very darkness in my soul

and As I built the walls of my own hell
Fear and guilt, just like poison in the well
Broke me down, til I stumbled and I fell

Shady nights, black and whites
When evil bares its teeth it bites
And I turned my back upon my very home
Where in her heart and in her eyes
I am joyous without compromise
The only love I've truly ever known
To be near all her sweetness
To be loved inside of full completeness
her distance drove me deep into the sand
I couldn't write, I couldn't sleep
Ashamed how much it made me weep
I lost myself beyond my own command

When at last no longer could I run
I broke down and I told her what I'd done
To my surprise she didn't turn away
Across the phone
Through the tears, I heard her say

CHORUS
My darling there is nothing I can do
For I can not control the way that I love you

And so
I
will
Never give up on you
I will not ever give up on you
You can shake me
Forsake me
Hurt me if you must
You can lie to me
Cry to me
Give into your lust
Or you can be the man I know that I can trust
But I will never give up, on you

With her words came the sting
That only bitter truths can bring
And instantly it broke me from a spell
So convinced of my fate
So convicted by my own self hate
I punished her for loving me so well
But to feel her in pain
And to know I was the one to blame
That I had robbed the magic from her eyes
to hear the ruin in her voice
When she said to me she had no choice
Well it humbled me beyond my own demise

And I vowed that day from the depths of my own soul
To do whatever it would take to replace the light I stole
For I won't forget even long after I'm dead
How she saved my life when she turned to me and said


Chorus
My darling there is nothing I can do
For I can not control the way that I love you

And so
I
will
Never give up on you
I will not ever give up on you
You can shake me
Forsake me
Hurt me if you must
You can lie to me
Cry to me
Give into your lust
Or you can be the man I know that I can trust
For I will never give up,

I
will
Never give up on you
I will not ever give up on you
I’ll never give up I’ll never give up I’ll never give up I’ll never give up
I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never
I’ll never give up on you