DON'T BACK DOWN

Studio version 10


One, two, three

If you're out on your own and you ain't got a home
And it feels like the whole worlds just gonna fall on you
You're just running scared, look around, there's nothin' there
And you ain't got the strength and your friends all just stall on you
Well, along comes a cloud, and you're lost in the crowd
Once you thought you might make it, but babe, these days you doubt it
If you need a hand, honey, I understand
Just stand on up, yeah, stand up and shout it girl

Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down on me
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down, baby

Now you see all the ones worn out and tired
??? and broken down by the way side
With two hearts call out for hire
Filled with hurt, defeated by their foolish pride
Girl, you hear the sound of a one passing down
And you don't think that these days you can make it, babe
Just step on up, I'll give you a hand
And if you ain't got a problem, maybe we can share it, baby

Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down, baby
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down, baby
Don't back down, don't
Baby, don't back down, don't
Baby, don't back down, don't
Na na na, yeah

If you're out on your own and you ain't got a home
And it feels like the whole world's just gonna fall on you
You're just running scared, look around, there's nothing there
And you ain't got the strength and your friends all just stall on you
Well, along comes a cloud, and you're lost in the crowd
Once you thought you might make it, but babe, these days you doubt it
I understand if you need a helping hand
Baby, don't be afraid, just stand up and shout it girl

Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down on me
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down on me
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down, baby
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down, baby
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down, baby
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, don't back down
Don't back down, baby


Info

The above lyrics are for a rock-flavored version of DON'T BACK DOWN, recorded sometime between mid-January and mid-February 1983 at Thrill Hill West, Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, CA. It features double-tracked vocals and a very different melody and lyrics from other versions of the song. It can be considered an altogether different song musically and lyrically. This version was released on The Lost Masters Vol. 16 (Labour Of Love) bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 16 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 16 (Labour Of Love)

Credits

Thanks Mark and Heye for the corrections.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of DON'T BACK DOWN on this website:

DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 1]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 2]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 3]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 4]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 5]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 6]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 7]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 8]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 9]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 10]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Studio version 11]
DON'T BACK DOWN [Home demo]

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