Tuesday Take - Don't Give Up

February 16, 2021

by Tyler Williams

Tuesday Take - Don't Give Up

I'm currently enjoying the work I'm doing at The Podcasting Workshop (Akimbo). For better or worse, they tell us (the students) it's okay to be a little bit behind. I'm happy to say, my recent falling behind just makes me want to catch up in a really good way.

Next week I will be conducting a couple of interviews for the upcoming podcast project. I'll be reaching out to my beloved Le Rêve band and a few friends! Yes, the theme of my new podcast will still be based on music, tech and possibly the most important part, intentionality.

I'm pretty excited to bring this podcast to you sometime this spring! I have no idea where I'm heading with it, I just know that I need to see it through for a while and not give up.

Unpredictability is always all around us. The entire past year has been bizarre and tomorrow could be better or worse. Without trying to sound cliché, we can only control our reaction to the things that land in our lap.

On that note, I'm going to clean off my desk and get back at it this afternoon!

In the meantime, please enjoy one of my favorite versions of Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up" featuring Pink and John Legend.

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Don't Give Up
by 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 that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground
Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up
We don't need much of anything
Don't give up
'cause somewhere there's a place
Where we belong
Rest your head
You worry too much
It's going to be alright
When times get rough
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 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 the a place
There's a place where we belong