Give it up

heading north to thunder bay
far away from home
head still full of things you say
you’re all I’ve ever known
mother tell me how to love you
mother tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you

snowshoes lying in the trunk
I’ll need them now I know
cause everyone I’ve ever loved
is frozen in the snow
sister tell me how to love you
sister tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you

cut the timber down
light a match and burn the pieces
Jesus and his mother
and the mercy making keepers are gone
all gone

I’ve watched you stumble cross the room
tobacco and some beers
now all that’s left here in the gloom
is a bucket full of tears
father tell me how to love you
father tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you
I’ll give it up – give it up
I’ll give it up to you