DON'T BACK DOWN

Studio version 2


One, two, one two three

When the night winds rustle the far away leaves
Rolling down the Conna valley through the cottonwood trees
And a white river rises with last season's rains
I awake in the darkness and I call your name

Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down

Baby, don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down

I lie awake and I know that sleep won't come soon
So I watch the headlights crawl up and down the wall of the lonesome room
Think of that club by the river where we danced on and on
We swore our love would last forever and you laughed on and on

Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down

Yeah, come on, I wanna weep but I'm broke inside and the tears won't run
I want to sleep but there ain't no dream and the sleep won't come

Last night I stood on Black Mountain and looked out to the sea
Where the waters of Mystery River go rushing endlessly
And the love we swore would last as long as the waters roared on
I woke in the darkness, it was gone, gone, gone

Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down

Baby, don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down

Baby, don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
Don't back down on our love
[fades out]


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. This version was released on The Lost Masters Vol. 18 (Labour Of Love) bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 18 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 18 (Labour Of Love)

Studio version 1, studio version 2, studio version 3, and studio version 9 are very similar; they share the same vocal track but there are slight variations in the backing music.

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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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