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Give It Up
(Erika Margewitsch)

It was early in the morning and I was already late
The streets were clean and empty but the mist hid my way
The towering church was showing that I’ve wasted too much time
And as the bells were ringing I stumbled and took fright

In my solitariness I looked for some support
I knew no gentle comrade, no fellow at the port
Hastening in confusion I ran down to Castle Street
A vagabond was strolling. Did he suspect my need?

“You want to know your way, that’s why you’re troubling me?”
I nodded and I shivered and I waited breathlessly.
“Give it up, oh give it up” he said and then he went his way.
He seemed to me like one of those who hide their smile away.

Give it up, give it up. Don’t ask me.
I’ve got no answers to your questions
Give it up don’t ask me

Continuing my way I didn’t know which road to take
I cursed at my decision not to sleep but stay awake
The bells had fallen silent. The morning mist was gone.
And roaming for deliverance I heard the vagrant’s song:

Give it up, give it up. Don’t ask me.
I’ve got no answers to your questions
Give it up don’t ask me