Don't Give Up: The Imagine Project

Fighting Global Warming has always been a constant signature to my email. It is my simple way to remind my recipients to do their share in saving our planet from doom. I usually incorporate songs to every aspect of my life particularly on how to maintain positive against all odds, and as an advocate of green living, one of my inspiration has been a song composed by Herbie Hancock featuring Pink and John Legend, Don't Give Up

I got curious when I first encountered this song. Upon a few clicks of research, I was lead to Herbert Jefferey "Herbie" Hancock. and The Imagine Project. 

The Imagine Project

"Herbie Hancock's Imagine Project is an unprecedented international recording and film project featuring collaborations between music legend Herbie Hancock and a dozen superstars from every region of the planet. It utilizes the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility. The Imagine Project embodies an extraordinary lineup of international superstars from all corners of the world. Artists include Dave Matthews, Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Beck, The Chieftains, John Legend, India Arie, Seal, Pink, Juanes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Chaka Khan, K'Naan, Wayne Shorter, James Morrison, and Lisa Hannigan. The album and film stands, on one level, as powerful testaments for the goals of world peace, humanity and tolerance, and respect for our planet, but The Imagine Project shall remain at its core, entertainment content that is creatively and emotionally deeply fulfilling."

Here's the LYRICS and VIDEO:

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 
no fight left or so it seems 
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted 
I've changed my face, I've changed my name 
but no one wants you when you lose 

don't give up '
cos you have friends 
don't give up you're not beaten yet 
don't give up I know you can make it good 

though I saw it all around 
never thought that I could be affected 
thought that we'd be the last to go 
it is so strange the way things turn 
drove the night toward my home 
the place that I was born, on the lakeside 
as daylight broke, I saw the earth 
the trees had burned down to the ground 

don't give up 
you still have us 
don't give up 
we don't need much of anything 
don't give up 
'cause somewhere there's a place 
where we belong 

rest your head 
you worry too much 
it's going to be alright 

when times get rough 
you can fall back on us
don't give up 
please don't give up 
got to walk out of here 
I can't take anymore 
going to stand on that bridge 
keep my eyes down below 

whatever may come 
and whatever may go 
that river's flowing 
that river's flowing
moved on to another town 
tried hard to settle down 
for every job, so many men 
so many men no-one needs 

don't give up '
cause you have friends 
don't give up 
you're not the only one 
don't give up 
no reason to be ashamed 
don't give up you 
still have us 
don't give up 
now we're proud of who you are 
don't give up you 
know it's never been easy 
don't give up '
cause I believe there's the a place 
there's a place where we belong 

Sweet Says... being inspired by songs especially those with depth and advocacy brings a more positive impact to people. A whole new level of maturity can be conveyed. When we surround ourselves with optimism, we are more motivated and productive. So let's sing to ourselves "Don't Give Up" and be reminded that we can overcome whatever it is we are facing right now. I pray we do too with our fight against Global Warming.

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