Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush

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
‘cos 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 a place
there’s a place where we belong

AZLyrics.(2013). Don’t Give Up. Retrieved from

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/petergabriel/dontgiveup.html

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All That Matters by Christina Perri

When I thought that my whole world had ended
The colours have faded to gray
Just when I had given up on hoping
The feelings they rushed back again

There’s a bright light in the sky tonight
Guiding us safely to shore
Not afraid anymore

All that matters now
Is where we go from here
There’s an easier way if we live for today
To find that all we are is all that matters
Is all that matters

Remember all you’ve forgotten
The joy in the simplest of things
Refuse to take life for granted
But you choose to celebrate all that life brings

There’s a bright light in the sky tonight
Guiding us safely to shore
Not afraid anymore

All that matters now
Is where we go from here
There’s an easier way if we live for today
To find that all we are is all that matters

There’s a bright light in the sky tonight
Guiding us safely to shore
Not afraid anymore

All that matters now
Is where we go from here
There’s an easier way if we live for today
To find that all we are is all that matters
Is all that matters
There’s an easier way if we live for today
To find that all we are is all that matters

AZLyrics.(2013). All That Matters. Retrieved from

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/christinaperri/allthatmatters.html

I Believe by Christina Perri

I believe if I’d knew where I was going, I’d lose my way
I believe that the words that he told you are not your grave
I know that we are not the weight of all our memories
I believe in the things that I am afraid to say

Hold on, hold on

I believe in the lost possibilities you can see
And I believe that the darkness reminds us where light can be
I know that your heart is still beating, beating darling
I believe that you fell so you would land next to me

‘Cause I have been where you are before
And I have felt the pain of losing who you are
And I have died so many times, but I am still alive

I believe that tomorrow is stronger than yesterday
And I believe that your head is the only thing in your way
I wish that you could see your scars turn in to beauty
I believe that today it’s okay to be not okay

Hold on, hold on

‘Cause I have been where you are before
And I have felt the pain of losing who you are
And I have died so many times, but I am still alive

This is not the end of me, this is the beginning [x4]
(Hold on)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on (I am still alive)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on (I am still alive)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on (I am still alive)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on (I am still alive)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on (I am still alive)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on (I am still alive)
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning

AZLyrics.(2013). I Believe. Retrieved from

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/christinaperri/ibelieve.html

 

Perfect by Pink

Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That’s alright
Welcome to my silly life

Mistreated
Misplaced
Misunderstood
Miss no way it’s all good
It didn’t slow me down.

Mistaken
Always second guessing
Underestimated
Look I’m still around

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
Less than perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect
To me

You’re so mean
When you talk
About yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead

So complicated
Look how we all make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game

It’s enough
I’ve done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons
I’ll see you do the same

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
Less than perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect
To me

Whole world scared so I swallowed the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice-cold beer
So cool in lying and we try, try, try but we try too hard
And it’s a waste of my time.
Done looking for the critics, ’cause they’re everywhere
They don’t like my jeans, they don’t get my hair
Exchange ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that, why do I do that, why do I do that?
Yeah, oh
Oh pretty pretty please

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
Less than perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect
To me

You’re perfect
You’re perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect
To me

AZLyrics.(2013). Perfect. Retrieved from

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pink/perfect.html

Freckles by Natasha Bedingfield

I used to care so much about what others think about
Almost didn’t have a thought of my own
The slightest remark would make me embark
On the journey of self doubt
But that was a while ago
This girl has got stronger
If I knew then what I know now
I would have told myself don’t worry any longer it’s OK

[Chorus:]
’cause a face without freckles is like a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are

Who you are
Who you are
Who you are

I wondered if I could trade my body with somebody else in magazines
Would the whole world fall at my feet?
I felt unworthy and would blame my failures on the ugliness I could see
When the mirror looked at me
Sometimes I still feel like the little girl who doesn’t belong in her own world
But I’m getting better
And I’m reminding myself

[Chorus]

Reflecting who you are
Reflecting who you are
Hmmm
Whoooooo whoa hmmmm oooooo

[Chorus]

Reflecting who you are

AZLyrics.(2013). Freckles. Retrieved from

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/natashabedingfield/freckles.html