When I Give You Up

 
When the sun stops shining 
when the stars don't come out at night 
when there's never a question 
between what's wrong and what's right 
when the morning dew 
don't feel good beneath the skin of your bare feet 
when a drop of honey 
don't taste sweet 

Well, that's when I give you up 
when I give you up 

When the deepest question 
can't be simply said 
when the blood of soldiers 
don't run red 
when the darkest hour 
ain't followed by the dawn of a brand new day 
when young men stop dying 
in the wars that the old ones make 

Well, that's when I give you up 
when I give you up 

It's not that I don't want things to change 
you know I do 
but as long as things remain the same 
I still got you 

When the wind stops blowing 
when the house won't take a bet 
when the birds ain't singing 
and the elephants all forget 
when the righteous people 
stop believing in the hopes of a kingdom come 
when I see your sweet thang 
and I don't want some 

Well, that's when I give you up 
when I give you up 
when I give you up 
when I give you up

J. Stacey/Stabro Music BMI, ©1999

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