Give Up on You

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"Give Up on You"
Unreleased song by the Rentals
Released 1999
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Status Bootlegs in circulation

"Give Up on You" is an unreleased song by the Rentals.

Overview

Though the song is not known to have been attempted in the studio, the song was performed live in Japan during the band's tour in support of Seven More Minutes. Each performance features altered lyrics and a bridge with seemingly improvised lyrics that comprises most of the song's length. Three recordings of the song were released online to fans in the early 2000s on the Live in Japan bootleg.

Lyrics

October 16, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan

Well, it's five in the morning
I was hanging out last night
See, at five in the morning
I was dancing my ass off, alright?
It was ??? Takanaka,
And he was ah, y'know, and the disco music played
And at five in the morning, baby
I want to get laid

Give up on me, I give on you baby (On you!)
It was five in the morning, yeah, last night
??? Takanaka, I see you over there, baby
Y'all right?
Fuck, we were dancing our asses off, man
We were dancin' all night long
At five in the morning
It was not too long, no

Well give up on me, I give up on you, baby
Give up on me, I give up on you

[Extended improvised bridge]

Well, yeah, five in the morning
Woo! I was going insane!
See, I was with this little Brit bitch
We were smoking crack cocaine
She said, "I'm going to the store, hey
Do you want anything?"
It's five in the morning baby,
All i want to do is sing, y'know what I'm sayin'?
Yeah

Well, give up on me, I give up on you, baby
Give up on me, I give up on you
(On you!)

October ??, 1999 in Osaka, Japan

Shit, it was five in the morning
I was in the ??? Hotel
At five in the morning, baby,
I didn't feel too well
And Osaka said "Matt?", I said "What?"
"Do you feel okay?"
I said five in the morning, baby
I just want to get laid

Okay, give up on me, I give up on you, baby (On you!)

It was five in the morning
In Osaka
It was five in the morning, baby
We were ready to rock ya'
Everybody here said "What's going on, baby?"
And at five in the morning,
We all wanted to get laid

Oh yeah, give up on me, I give up on you, baby
Give up on me, I give up on you

[Extended improvised bridge]

Five in the morning, I was going insane
In the ??? Hotel I was off my brain
Shit, I was in Osaka, what am I supposed to do, baby?
It was five in the morning and I just wanted to get laid, yeah

Oh yeah, give up on me, I give up on you, baby
Give up on me, I give up on you
(On you!)

See also