NO SURRENDER

Album version


(Ohhhh)
(Ohhhh)
(Ohhhh)
(Ohhhh)

Well we busted out of class
Had to get away from those fools
We learned more from a three-minute record
Baby, than we ever learned in school
Tonight I hear the neighbourhood drummer sound
I can feel my heart begin to pound
You say you're tired and you just wanna close your eyes
And follow your dreams down

Well we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Like soldiers in the winter's night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender

Well now young faces grow sad and old
And hearts of fire grow cold
We swore blood brothers against the wind
I'm ready to grow young again
And hear your sister's voice calling us home
Across the open yards
Well maybe we could cut someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars

'Cause we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Blood brothers in the stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Hey!
(Lalala...)
(Lalala...)
(Lalala...)
(Lalala...)

Now on the street tonight the lights grow dim
The walls of my room are closing in
There's a war outside still raging
you say it ain't ours anymore to win
I wanna sleep beneath peaceful skies in my lover's bed
With a wide open country in my eyes
And these romantic dreams in my head

Because we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Blood brothers in the stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender
No retreat, baby, no surrender
(Ohhhh)
(Ohhhh)
(Ohhhh)
(Ohhhh)


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Info

NO SURRENDER is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1984 album Born In The U.S.A.. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of NO SURRENDER as released in 1984.

Composition and Recording

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Born In The U.S.A.

Born In The U.S.A. is Bruce Springsteen's seventh studio album. It was released on 04 Jun 1984 on Columbia Records. It was recorded between January 1982 and February 1984 at The Hit Factory and The Power Station in New York City, NY.

Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The U.S.A.

The album features 12 tracks and clocks at 46:57. It is produced by produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt.

Side 1 (vinyl LP format):

  1. BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  2. COVER ME
  3. DARLINGTON COUNTY
  4. WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
  5. DOWNBOUND TRAIN
  6. I'M ON FIRE

Side 2 (vinyl LP format):

  1. NO SURRENDER
  2. BOBBY JEAN
  3. I'M GOIN' DOWN
  4. GLORY DAYS
  5. DANCING IN THE DARK
  6. MY HOMETOWN

Other Official Releases

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Other versions of NO SURRENDER were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984
The live 05 Aug 1984 version of NO SURRENDER was released on the Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
The live 06 Aug 1984 version of NO SURRENDER was released on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Covers

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Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Totem Records (TTM 480499 2) - Italy, 1995

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. NO SURRENDER is performed by Patrizio Sepe and The Chain Gang.
Andrew Nicholson -- Lost Highway: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Andrew Nicholson -- Lost Highway: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - no label (no catalog number) - UK, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Where It's At Is Where You Are (WIACD20) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. NO SURRENDER is performed by The Violence Jack Off.
Frans Pollux -- Pollux Duit Springsteen
Frans Pollux -- Pollux Duit Springsteen

CD - hippoproducties (no catalog number) - Holland, 2012

This is a live Bruce Springsteen tribute album. The songs are in Dutch.
The Boss Tribute To Springsteen -- Jelling Musikfestival 2012
The Boss Tribute To Springsteen -- Jelling Musikfestival 2012

Digital album - Next2Live (unknown catalog number) - Denmark, 2012

This is a download-only digital live Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain

CD - Pipe Records (PRCD023) - UK, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)

CD - COAAST-TMP (no catalog number) - Germany, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. NO SURRENDER is performed by The German Boss & Friends.
Various artists -- Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.
Various artists -- Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.

LP - Lightning Rod Records (LRR25523) - USA, 2014
CD - Lightning Rod Records (LRR25523) - USA, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. NO SURRENDER is performed by Holly Williams.
Rob Hirsch -- A Tribute To The Boss
Rob Hirsch -- A Tribute To The Boss

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Austria, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Cheap Dates -- Loose Springsteen
The Cheap Dates -- Loose Springsteen

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2015

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Waybacks & Friends -- Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2015: Back In The U.S.A.
The Waybacks & Friends -- Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2015: Back In The U.S.A.

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Available Versions

List of available versions of NO SURRENDER on this website:

NO SURRENDER [Album version]
NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
NO SURRENDER [Live 01 Nov 2004 version]

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