You know how when you first listen to an album, one or two or even three songs grab you right off the bat? But then, after you’ve listened to the whole thing a few times, lived with it a while, other songs float to the surface and it’s like you’re hearing them for the first time? No, just me then? lol
Seriously though, that’s what Don’t Give Up has been like for me. I did like it right off, but it wasn’t in my BEGIN. top 3 … Broken, True Colours and Somewhere Only We Know held those spots.
But the more I heard it, the more I wanted to hear it, the more I kept hoping it was the one that would come up next on my BEGIN. shuffle. I don’t know if it’s because I do worry too much and it’s nice to hear someone tell me to rest my head, or because I need the encouragement not to “give up” or just because David Archuleta’s voice sounds extra lovely in this song, but it’s gotten under my skin and I just love it now.
I especially love the combination of David’s strong, earthy voice with Libbie Linton’s ethereal indie vocals floating in and out … makes me think of something in nature … like a breeze wafting through a redwood forest or something.
At first I thought her verses were like his conscience whispering encouragement to him, but then I saw someone on Twitter say her words made them think of what we fans wanted to collectively tell him …
don’t give up
you still have us
don’t give up now
we’re proud of who you are
… and that made so much sense to me.
…. it is so strange the way. things. turn….
How about you guys? Any BEGIN. songs you feel differently about now than you did at first?
*DYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG* (thx. @janinachos)
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