They Gave It Up

2013 Garrett Clevenger

 

G                 This is a story of a son and daughter,

G                 living together with a mother and father

C    G           who gave it up. They gave it up.

 

G                 There's a split between a mom and a dad.

G                 They don't remember what they had.

C    G           They gave it up. They gave it up.

 

D  C  G        And another family fell apart.

 

G                 Somehow they grew apart.

G                 They forget the love in their heart.

C    G           They gave it up. They gave it up.

 

G                 Sometimes sacrifices are hard.

G                 Weeds grow tall in the back yard.

C    G           They gave it up. They gave it up.

 

D  C  G        And another family fell apart.

 

Chorus:

C  D  G                    Family should be everything.

D  C  G                    Keep it together through the pain.

C  D  G D C             Heal the hearts that lie broken on the ground.

D  C  G                    Bring it back together where family's found.

 

G                 The mama had something to say.

G                 She no longer wanted to stay.

C    G           She gave it up. She gave it up.

 

G                 The papa tried to bring her back.

G                 But he couldn't mend the crack.

C    G           He gave it up. He gave it up. 

 

D  C  G        And another family fell apart.

 

G                 Now the kids are on their own.

G                 What's normal is a broken home.

C    G           It gave them up. It gave them up.

 

G                 Why would they not give up?

G                 When times are hard just split up.

C    G           Just give it up. Just give it up.

 

G                 What was the lesson they learned?

G                 Don't fight for love. Just let it burn.

C    G           Just give it up. They gave it up.

 

D  C  G        And another family fell apart.

 

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