Give up the ghost : (Phrase) to die; stop trying to do something because you know that you will not succeed.
Source: Cambridge Dictionary
O’er these walls displayed.
Banded on our fingers,
Seared within us still remain.
When did they begin to matter the most?
Why don’t we just give up the ghost?
‘She did, He did’,
That’s all we ever say now,
‘You don’t, I won’t’,
We’re stuck at it somehow.
Your beer, my wine,
Your folly, my pride,
Why hurt each other; at what cost?
Why won’t we just give up the ghost?
We’ll change, mend,
Our love we will defend,
Bare our hearts, our souls,
One another to the end we shall hold.
Stay true, close,
Till breath becomes air, and the flesh runs cold.
We won’t just give up the ghost.
No, we won’t give up the ghost.
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