Washed Out - Don't Give Up Lyrics




It's been so long
Since we said goodbye
Too much that went wrong
Has led us far apart

I was still surprised when I caught your eye after all this time
And it took me back to the times we had

[Chorus:]
Even though that we're far apart
We've come so close and it feels so right
Don't give up
Even though that we're far apart
We've come so close and it feels so right
Don't give up

Our life is over
It's all been left behind
So many choices
Separate us now

I was still surprised when we met that night after all this time
And it took me back to the times we had

[Chorus x3]





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Washed Out Don't Give Up Comments
  1. Sad Trophy Wife

    Why are we destroying nature?

  2. Luis Fernando Jimenez

    Alguien que me diga que paso con el video original...

  3. B l u e L i p s

    Going on a Washed Out binge rn 👌

  4. dis.j0int

    Around at 3:25 makes it more intense with that ending.. It feels like I've died but I'm being reborned.

  5. Ceylon

    This video makes me wanna bow down to Mother Nature 😍👏

  6. Donya P

    I 💘 this song 🎶

  7. Adriano B. Oliveira

    Modern version for Talk Talk - It's My Life xD

  8. Keith Swetland

    Hmmm, A very sexy Ebony woman named Molly loves to hear this song in my car with me. The Subwoofer is top notch, powerful rich deep bass. This song flows like water, carries us to a safe place where we Don't give up. Most of Washed Outs music is very whimsical, and the vocals sound like a soothing stoner putting together perfect music for us deep thinkers. Washed Out is one of the few musicians I like almost every song he puts out.

  9. Teak Forest

    Glad this has picked up pace in views the past years, it's just so pleasing to watch and listen to

  10. Shajee Syed

    I looove this

  11. darayneman

    My favorite part is the guy yelling for Kenny.

  12. Ian Coloma

    If you read this whoever you are dont give up !!!!!!

  13. [name.]

    Brings me memories of when my first gf and me ended up and i was under carbamazepine watching to this 2 years ago.

  14. Christian Avalos

    H e r m o s o 🌌

  15. Boomhauer

    YEAH!!! DANNY. BLAARGEEGH

  16. Sarah Runyon

    Wow..been there. Done that. Perfect description.

  17. Hetubaabaa

    The ultimate sex-with-an-ex song

  18. Forest Skilbred

    It didn't take much for this song to get stuck in my being.

    I was listening to this album in sequence, and I just remember transitioning to this song, and I was looking out the window. I wasn't on anything, but I just saw all the green, all the trees, just so much to be found if I was looking. This song made me feel, and still makes me feel, not alone.

    critcendo

    Same here. I'm usually unfeeling when sober. However, under the influence of music I get ebbs and flows of emotions... I totally understand what you mean.

  19. Fajar

    I want to boop them all

  20. Shroom Mane 45

    I'm trippin balls rn

  21. Carlos Lozano

    And it took me back to the times we had

  22. R Chunckerton

    All I know is that every time I was in a psych ward, I wouldve killed for a cigarette, probably 80 percent of the people in there aswell. #knowthetruth

    01 10

    😂😂😂 good to know man thanks!:)

  23. Mountain Prairie West

    This song tugs on my heartstrings..

  24. jonah wu

    超级适合夏天听~想把chillwave听个遍

  25. Matheus Henrique

    It's been so long
    Since we said goodbye
    Too much that went wrong
    Has led us far apart

    I was still surprised when I caught your eye after all this time
    And it took me back to the times we had

    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up
    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up

    Our life is over
    It's all been left behind
    So many choices
    Separate us now

    I was still surprised when we met that night after all this time
    And it took me back to the times we had

    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up
    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up

    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up
    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up

    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up
    Even though that we're far apart we've come so close and it feels so right
    Don't give up

    Unelected Bureaucrat

    You worked them out yourself? Genius! Want some of that Hoffmann now lol

  26. 1Folkanize1

    What is this music genre?

    Mountain Prairie West

    Folkanize It is called Chillwave. :)

    Mountain Prairie West

    Folkanize You're welcome 😊 it's one of the best genres for mellowing out to :)

  27. foxy shizzamm

    I'm in heaven

  28. J. Montrice

    Such an Encouraging Song. Love waking up to it

  29. Donya P

    I love ❤ you babe

  30. JenTyme

    Tropical dreamwave perfect for my yacht trip Can't wait to mix this on the boat!!!!!

  31. Donya P

    I swear my next babyyyy can totally have me after we dance to this song. I swear!!!😘

  32. tehcow8

    I can't decide whether I think this video is beautiful or boring

  33. coolcat m

    The vibe I get from the video and work of art Washed Out produced here is refreshing. Just listening to the music without paying attention to the lyrics but the voice in it and hearing the chorus/bridge gives off something that makes me forget about some of the negative things in life and put the good things into perspective. ~good vibes~

  34. Carson Stewart

    close up animals, with wide angle lenses!

  35. Shroom Mane 45

    shrooms are more epic then acid in my opinion while listing to this

  36. Jonathan Low

    Like si la viste en el metro de la CDMX

  37. BDC Matt

    Running out of ideas for music videos? fuck it, lets throw some animal planet shit up there in semi-slow-motion.
    bitches love semi-slow-motion.

  38. JORGE RF

    Smoking weed walking through Canada Atlanta Mexico D.F. THATS MY LIFE

  39. PEE GEE

    definitely hear a Todd Rundgren influence here! awesome song.

  40. IAM Sam

    somehow Pandora played this at 4:20 😎

  41. Tenacious V

    I don't understand why this song and "It all feels right" both have the same clip of people hollering at the end. How many of their songs have this? Once is good. Twice or more is cliche.

    Tenacious V

    Unelected Bureaucrat The audio clip at the end of the song, not the video.

  42. Joldi Almonte

    those first and last 10 seconds.... amazing.

  43. Fer Pincheira

    hermoso

    Cyrus Budd

    Gorgeous pussycat!

  44. Fèlix

    #DicksOutForHarambe

    imetmikemo182

    Cmon you can't exclude the ladies niether.
    #LipsOutForHarambe

    Peter Kubica

    vsemocny

  45. Cikita S.

    so many people talk about acid while listening to this beautiful music. but I have a short story. I remember, I went to a place for a job interview. it was the first and the worst interview in my life. after the interview was done I rushed to bus station and waited like almost 30 mins before I finally sit after the driver. on my way home, I have a feeling that I won't have a chance to work at that company. I was shuffling my iPod and this is the first song I listened to. I was crying in the bus fortunately there were not much people in it. a week later I got email from the CEO and yes I got the job. time flies, I've been working for almost two years until today. :D this song is very special to me (even though the lyric may not relatable to my story). and yeah, don't give up!

    Skyler

    You are an amazing human being. A fantastic and beautiful human being!

    PandasUNITE

    It would have been better if you went to the inverview on acid.

    J. Carson

    @PandasUNITE lmao

    J. Carson

    @RWSH lmao

    Turtleproof

    "I was shuffling my [LICENSED COMPANY PRODUCT NAME]." Just say gizmo or whackadoo instead of giving fee advertising to a company that makes their fashion tech in sweatshops.

  46. justin e.

    FUCK this video is dank

  47. Bret Lebo

    wicked fucking video, had me geeking out on rooms

  48. cameron johnson

    man... this Chillwave movement got me. Washed Out, The Hics, Neon Indian, plus many more are mostly what I listen to now

    SantoDiTito

    Thank you

    Eric Hondzinski

    The "Chillwave Movement" died in 2011 bro.

    cameron johnson

    +Eric Hondzinski apparently not mate. but thanks

    Fèlix

    Chillwave is still alive.
    Check my channel for proof tbh

    Connor Rinehart

    fuck yeah Felix knows.

  49. Maya

    in love with this song 😍😍😍

  50. J R

    0:47......Harambe?

    Sleestiq

    J R HARAMBE

  51. Pedro Reyes

    one of my favorite music videos

  52. duharenboll

    Wow! So many comments about the perfect video to the "perfect drug". I don't take drugs but to me this video is prefect! This is how I imagined the song visually. Especially with the fishes haha!

  53. Parth Sanil

    Big Fan of Chillwave & Washed Out!😍😍👏👏

  54. dave rumbear

    What I assume dropping acid at the zoo would feel like.

    ninjaguy

    dave rumbear well now you don't need to go to the zoo on acid just watch this video

    dave rumbear

    @ninjaguy you are very right

    Pogo M

    That might be sad as shit. You'll be like "why are they in a cage?!"

  55. Leo

    Im a Hiphop head and all but listening to this when you blazed is nice asf

  56. Matthew Seeney

    Absolute heater.. Shall be throwin this one out again in my sets this summer X

  57. chickenoddle

    At first I was like, "HAWAII!!" but then I saw the toucan lol.

    JIji nyanko

    Damn froot loop bird haha

  58. Sergey Maslennikov

    исключительная песня

  59. Aaron Osborne

    is that a digiridoo I hear Ernest?

  60. Thiago Martins

    BEST MUSIC VÍDEO OF ALL!

  61. "Aux Amidonniers Toulouse" Page consacrée à l'Art.

    Superbe musique.

  62. The Spanish Bardot

    Magical

  63. Javiera Ramírez

    What a great video and even more literally to raise awareness
    SAVE THE REMAINS OF NATURE AND ANIMALS!!

  64. macho tony

    I usually hate everyone but if you are grooving to this song like I am grooving to this song then I .......... love you.

    Eric luriergo

    macho tony We are in love then, Macho Tony! Wanna bang?-👅

    Greg Lytle

    macho tony I know how you feel.

    critcendo

    Love you too man, hope you're doing well.

    Skyler

    I love you.

  65. Aaron Jones

    how do i "like" this video 1000 times?

  66. Muhammad Adithia

    i don't know what LSD feels like but I think this video describe me

  67. Liv Imma

    I'm not even on any drug & it's still an amazing listen! I found this group my senior year in high school, soooooo happy I did! :)

  68. Grecia P

    Qué video tan hermoso

  69. jrmy jerome

    Can anyone recommend songs and artists similar to this one pleaseee? I cant even look it up by genre cuz I cant really tell what this is but I love it!

    Carlos Leon

    +Brayden Jay This genre is called Chillwave. Hopefully I have helped. :)

    jrmy jerome

    +Carlos Leon thanks! Yeah Ive heard chillwave but there are so many damn genres now so I never know! Haha

    Carlos Leon

    There are a ton of genres, most are just sub-genres of mega-genres (Ex. Drumstep is a subgenre of Dubstep)

    cameron johnson

    I usually just put Chillwave in Pandora and just ride out to whatever comes on... it's either this or jazz for me

    TheTurfMonster

    jrmy jerome Neon Indian, Tame Impala, Black Marble, but no one compares to Washed Out.

  70. whatadoe

    On every single one of Ernest's videos there has to be some cool kid in the comments saying "I tripped out on [insert substance here] and man, it was so awesome!"

    Riley

    +whatadoe

    That's probably because it was.

    tnpshow

    point being....?

  71. eric

    best thing i've seen

  72. Alendra Pine

    I am NOT on acid right now, ehem, and I STILL feel the magic.
    Specifically, this video just reminds me...of how much
    I want to save
    the planet.
    Every animal.

    agus catalans

    +Alendra Pine love from me to you wherever you are :D

  73. Jim

    LSD friendly

  74. ChiquitaSpeaks

    Sometimes I just like to be in awe of all of creation. It brings a certain amount of peace to my being, observing all its beauty and knowing you can never take it all in. Our senses are so limited.

  75. wkndr4life

    Just took some acid from Colorado with my friends about a week ago. We tripped to this whole album. It was some of the best and cleanest acid I've ever had and I'm glad Washed Out was a part of our trip. The magic in the air was almost tangible. So incredible.

    Nader Ameeruddin

    +wkndr4life Why acid or anything... when I have Washed Out!?!

    Elix3r

    +Nader Ameeruddin Because washed out + acid = The ultimate euphoric experience which goes beyond words and description. The ULTIMATE feeling.

    Leo

    +jaritheskater idk about that but being Doughed is nice too

    NØMAD

    I can confirm this. I wish everyone on this planet would try acid just once. I'm 100% sure this world would be a better place. Had the craziest experience on my last trip.

    Dr. Rosko

    Would it? Would all of the bad greedy people turn good all of the sudden, or would they become worse? One things for sure, EMTs should get a raise the day that happens...

  76. Tommie Green

    This video is so dope

  77. Ethan

    This song is so beautiful.  I love Washed Out.

  78. SkinnyFB

    The animals still behave as if they were still in Eden. Don't forget that.

    Andrewlina Jolie

    They murdered each-other for sustenance?

  79. Just Felines

    If you guys like this song, you should check out my band. We're a up and coming band from sunny San Diego. check out our latest Demo recording of our song Two Steps

  80. Thatswat Shesaid

    Thank you Portlandia...

    Tommie Green

    @Thatswat Shesaid Real Talk!

  81. Sierra Callahan

    tHIS GIVES ME LIFE YAAASSS

  82. Kyle Rebar

    So, I accidentally had another Youtube window open, and an add for cellphone data service played over this track, and I thought it was brilliant social commentary.  Then I realized...  Still a cool tune. 

  83. Nestor Mercado

    The sound of this album is a reflection of me, of who I am,  of what I represent and of what I have to offer life. It's-music-to-my-soul. 

    Damon Haley

    Fucking right on man.

    endseason

    @Doug Carr You relax, let him say whatever he wants. If that's how it makes him feel i'm glad, we all should be.

    ChiquitaSpeaks

    You go right ahead and express yourself man. I listen to music that makes me feel this way too sometimes.

    Doug Carr

    @ChiquitaSpeaks no reason to get wet over

    Michael Hollandsworth

    think before you speak God is watching

  84. Gina Martin

    I love looking at nature in this colorful way. Brings out more in the song.

  85. srla2020

    La Flour - Baby Be Mine Live @South Coatza <--- Let us know if you like it, thanks.

  86. mindsight1

    Beautiful collage of emotions that resonate with our deepest parts of being. love reading the comments. Whatever it means to you, don't give up :)

  87. Jeff life finds a way Goldblum

    can we all agree this video is awesome to watch when you're dooked

    Shiver

    It's awesome regardless.

    J. M.

    Jeff, you nailed it.This song is pure good feeling.

    Unelected Bureaucrat

    Pure LSD!

  88. Seth Williams

    In love with this song

  89. Raphi Monteiro

    eyegasm

  90. iamlegend

    This is so relaxing and moving. Great vibes!!!

  91. Kason Durham

    This video, this song, this album, its all absolutely mesmerizing; so serene and sensual. It's without a doubt the perfect complement to LSD.

    Nestor Mercado

    The sound of this album is a reflection of me, of who I am,  of what I represent and what I have to offer. It's music to my soul. That's so funny! I was thinking the same thing. I took a trip not too long ago (a month or so) and watched the SUPER MOON listening to "Don't Give up". Absolutely The Best Time Ever. 

    Mp The Prophet

    Word I've tripped to this album with my friend and it was fucking beautiful and indescribable. 

    Lorely Ray Zuniga

    i do it with weed kinda chill

    Kason Jurgena

    holy fuck we have the same name dude!!! There's not many of us out there. From one Kason to another, have a nice day man :)

  92. jan wybren vellinga

    ty sub pop

  93. Karla Moreno

    this album is pure magic to my ears :3

  94. bethaknee t.

    holy mother of god do not watch this video high.....or do.

    Lorely Ray Zuniga

    definitely high

  95. Anabel Fernandez

    Life is good ^_^