Song for Diane (Don’t Give Up)

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:28
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Some tried to write your swan song, so quickly to surcease
So hastily forsaken, so suddenly released
Don’t give up, there are more songs left to sing

Some “experts” started chanting, stoic “realities”
Dug deep down for the valiance, those words they had to eat
You don’t give up, when at stake is everything

Everywhere see the future And ever-remembered pasts
And never forsake every step that you’ll take
To every lot that you shall cast
And everyday make it happen, and everyday chase the dream
And everyday shout at every neigh and every doubt
When the train appears to run out of steam

This morning you discovered a perplexing travesty
Woodpecker is in your garden and with the Snake infests the tree
But don’t give up, this movie has got some more scenes

And everyone knows the future while everyone pans the past
And everyone cries for everyone who dies
They sure thought life would last
And everything is a challenge, and everything takes so long
And everything shouts “there is no easy way out”
What won’t kill us sure makes us strong

Tomorrow is a new day, another chance to be
Another move towards freedom and opportunity
The new girl, she’s waiting in the wings
She won’t give up while there’s still more songs to sing

Composition © 2008 Ric Albano
Publication © 2008, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on May 13, 2008
Recorded May 2008
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Previously Unreleased

Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Vocals

Listener Guide

Analysis: Recorded for a special Dollars for Diane benefit show.

An updated version was recorded in 2009 by P.J. Heckman and released on the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD.

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