“Don’t You Give Up On Me” – Lissie [YouTube Official Lyric Video]

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Released: November 27th, 2015
LYRICS

Lissie “Don’t You Give Up On Me” Lyrics

You set the sun, I feel your waves
I look at the ocean, so big and brave
Am I only a ghost?
Cause what I fear the most is me
I left you on the coast for something only I can see

What kind of world will there be
When I wake up from this dream?
I hear you call so far away
Just keep me close when I’m afraid

And don’t you give up on me
As I dive into the dark
Slip into the endless sea
Don’t you give up on me
Are you swimming in the stars?
Breathing in eternity
Don’t you give up on me

You are the moon, I feel your weight
You tug at the ocean, you help it change
And you keep on reminding me of a darkness only I can see

What kind of world will there be
When I wake up from this dream?
I hear you call so far away
Just keep me close when I’m afraid

And don’t you give up on me
As I dive into the dark
Slip into the endless sea
Don’t you give up on me
Are you swimming in the stars?
Breathing in eternity
Don’t you give up on me

Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up on me now
Don’t you give up

And don’t you give up on me
As I dive into the dark
Slip into the endless sea
Don’t you give up on me
Are you swimming in the stars?
Breathing in eternity
Don’t you give up on me

CREDITS

Director of photography: Karl Bingle
Editor: Talain Rayne at O’Bear Film

This new lyric video from folk rocker Lissie features a twist on the western myth. Using toddler actors and a super-8mm camera, we see a love story unfold thats riddled with alcoholism, depression, isolation, and oncoming attackers. The twist lies in the perspective, where classically we think of the John Wayne-machismo archetype of the old West. This time we see through the eyes of the infant girl, witnessing her lover succumb to these maladies.

The song itself is catchy and does a wonderful job of combining contemporary radio-friendly hooks with a ’90s pop-country aesthetic that is a bit reminiscent of classic Shania Twain hits. The rockin’ guitar parts and dreamy vibe also call to mind Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac.

My Wild West is set for release on February 12, 2016. Pick it up on Amazon (Vinyl, CD) or your local record store.

Lissie has also just announced new show dates in Europe. For Lissie’s latest music, news, and tour dates, check out her Zumic artist page.

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