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Don’t Give Up


Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush Oh my goodness I love this song.  I could listen to it over and over.  Kate Bush’s voice is soothing and comforting.  Her words of hope are so sweet. Interestingly, this song was written as the British coal miners strike entered its second year. It describes the utter destruction of the mining industry by Thatcher, the desolate impact on once macho workers and the increasing importance of the women who managed by hook or by crook to keep families and whole communities ticking over.   It can certainly have all sorts of meanings since it is a general message of hope in a time of despair.   “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”   Today is not like the Great Depression of the 1930s, but it is a depression. It is a depression in employment, in our economy and in our lives.  It is definitely depressing for the person …