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Press On (King Short Shirt – Shelly Tobitt)

Sometimes, it seems
The game is not worth the …
The object not worth the trouble
Press on, Press on; don’t give up
Sometimes, it seems
Only the wicked prosper
The righteous is left to suffer
Press on, Press on; don’t give up
Sometimes, it seems
Justice is really blind
Those who are wrong live right
Press on, Press on; don’t give up
Don’t give up, Don’t give up!

Cho.
Take your burden on your shoulders
Gird your loins and walk with pride
Yield not your soul to fill your purse
Better death than live a lie
For they must dry the sea
And they must move the sky
Before the righteous spirit die

Sometimes, it seems
Ignorance conquers all
Knowledge and wisdom fall
Press on, press on; don’t give up
Sometimes, it seems
Like ….
And violence come out to play
Press on, press on
Don’t give up
Sometimes, it seems
Truth will never come to light
Darkness covers all in sight
Press on, press on
Don’t give up, don’t give up
Don’t give up

Cho.
Take your burden on your shoulders
Gird your loins and walk with pride
Yield not your soul to fill your purse
Better death than live a lie
For they must dry the sea and they must move the sky
Before the righteous spirit die

Sometimes
It seems

Don’t give up
Don’t give up
Don’t give up

Cho.
Take your burden on your shoulders
Gird your loins and walk with pride
Yield not your soul to fill your purse
Better death than live a lie
For they must dry the sea
And they must move the sky
Before the righteous spirit die

 

Note: Lyrics are transcribed by ear and there are some gaps – help fill those gaps if you can. The Wadadli Pen lyrics data base and data base of Antiguan and Barbudan songwriters is a labour of love; help if you can. Lyrics are shared for informational purpose only; no profit is being made – all credit to Shelly Tobitt and King Short Shirt. We can’t ask you not to share the song lyrics because that’s kind of the point but do credit the writers and for the work involved in transcribing and building the linked data bases, credit Wadadli Pen. – JCH, Wadadli Pen blogger

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