NO SURRENDER

Live 06 Aug 1984 version


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 neighborhood 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 on 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
Now I'm ready to grow young again
And hear your sister's voice calling us home
Across the open yards
Believing we could cut some place 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 on the summer's night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender

Now on the streets tonight the lights are growing dim
The walls in my room are closing in
But it's good to see your smiling face
And to hear your voice again
Now we could sleep in the twilight
By the river bed
With a wide open country in our hearts
And these romantic dreams in our heads

'Cause we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Blood brothers on the summer's night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender
No retreat, baby, no surrender


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 06 Aug 1984 performance of NO SURRENDER at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. The song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement. This live 06 Aug 1984 performance of NO SURRENDER was included on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.

This was the second of a ten-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena.

Ticket stub for the 06 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 06 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Pass for the 06 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Pass for the 06 Aug 1984 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

The Live/1975-85 Box Set

With the Born In The U.S.A. album and tour, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band reached the highest level of rock stardom. Columbia Records was expecting a follow up studio album and tour that would, like it's predecessor, achieve a huge commercial success. Instead, Springsteen released Live/1975-85, an over-three-hours-and-a-half-long live compilation album consisting of 40 tracks recorded at various concerts between 1975 and 1985.

Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85

The set was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, and Bruce Springsteen, and hit the stores on 10 Nov 1986. It was released as a box set with either five vinyl records, three cassettes, or three CDs. Live/1975-85 is the first album to be credited to "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" instead of "Bruce Springsteen" only.

The highly-anticipated live album generated advance orders of more than 1.5 million copies, making it the largest dollar-volume pre-order in the history of the record business at the time. Record stores around the country found fans waiting in line on Monday morning before opening and one New York store reportedly sold the album right off the back of the delivery truck. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart and also became the first five-record set to reach the top 10 and the first to sell over a million copies. Live/1975-85 is the second-best-selling live album in U.S. history based on RIAA certification. It has been certified by the RIAA for 13 times platinum, trailing only Garth Brooks' Double Live.

Disc 1 (CD format):

1.THUNDER ROADRecorded live on 18 Oct 1975 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
2.ADAM RAISE A CAINRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
3.SPIRIT IN THE NIGHTRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
4.4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)Recorded live on 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
5.PARADISE BY THE "C"Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
6.FIRERecorded live on 16 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
7.GROWIN' UPRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
8.IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITYRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
9.BACKSTREETSRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
10.ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
11.RAISE YOUR HANDRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
12.HUNGRY HEARTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
13.TWO HEARTSRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Disc 2 (CD format):

1.CADILLAC RANCHRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
2.YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)Recorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
3.INDEPENDENCE DAYRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
4.BADLANDSRecorded live on 05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
5.BECAUSE THE NIGHTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
6.CANDY'S ROOMRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
7.DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWNRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
8.RACING IN THE STREETRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
9.THIS LAND IS YOUR LANDRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
10.NEBRASKARecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
11.JOHNNY 99Recorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
12.REASON TO BELIEVERecorded live on 19 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.BORN IN THE U.S.A.Recorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
14.SEEDSRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Disc 3 (CD format):

1.THE RIVERRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
2.WARRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
3.DARLINGTON COUNTYRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
4.WORKING ON THE HIGHWAYRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
5.THE PROMISED LANDRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
6.COVER MERecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
7.I'M ON FIRERecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
8.BOBBY JEANRecorded live on 21 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
9.MY HOMETOWNRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
10.BORN TO RUNRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
11.NO SURRENDERRecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
12.TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUTRecorded live on 20 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.JERSEY GIRLRecorded live on 09 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Other Official Releases

Besides its release on the Live/1975-85 box set, this live 06 Aug 1984 version of NO SURRENDER can also be found on two Bruce Springsteen Live/1975-85 samplers. It was also included on some issues of the Fire (Live) 12" EP.


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The "Live" / The Legend Comes Alive

LP - CBS/Sony (XDAP 93156) - Japan, 1986
MC - CBS/Sony (XDKP 93022) - Japan, 1986

Promotional release compiling 10 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set. The cassette tape issue is extremely rare and features a different artwork.

Bruce Springsteen -- Live 1975-1985 Digest CD
Bruce Springsteen -- Live 1975-1985 Digest CD

CD-R - Sony (no catalog number) - Japan, 2005

Japan-only promotional "Digest" CD-R advance sampler tying in with the release of the Japanese 2005 "mini-LP"-style CD album reissue of Live/1975-85. This disc comes in a plain slimline jewel case with no artwork.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Holland, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - UK, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Spain, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Greece, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Fire (Live)

12" EP - CBS (650381 6) - Australia, 1987

A1- FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
A2- FOR YOU [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
B1- BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1985 version]
B2- NO SURRENDER [Live 06 Aug 1984 version]
B3- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]

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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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