NO SURRENDER

Live 01 Nov 2004 version


Well we busted out of class
Had to get away from those fools
We learnt more from a three minute record
Than we ever learnt 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 on a winters night with a vow to defend
No retreat baby, no surrender

Well now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire they grow cold
We swore blood brothers against the wind now I'm ready to grow young again
Hear your sisters voice calling us home across the open yards
Well maybe we could cut someplace of our own with these drums and these guitars

Well we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat baby, no surrender
Blood brothers on a stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat baby, no surrender

La la, la la la
La la, la la la
La la la la la la la, la la

Out on the street tonight the lights are growing 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 the peaceful skies in my lovers bed
With a wide open country in my eyes, and these dreams

Well we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat baby, no surrender
Blood brothers on a stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat baby, no surrender
No retreat baby, no surrender
No retreat baby, noooooooooo surrender
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Info

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Nov 2004 live performance of NO SURRENDER at Cleveland Mall in Cleveland, OH, during the last of the four A Fresh Start For America Rally events on which Bruce Springsteen appeared. The rally was held in the mall's B and C sections, known as Mall B and Mall C. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

In 2004, Bruce Springsteen appeared on four election rallies for U.S. presidential candidate senator John Kerry. These election rallies were billed as "A Fresh Start For America Rally". Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and harmonica, Springsteen performed THE PROMISED LAND and John Kerry's campaign theme NO SURRENDER on each of the four rallies, and on the fourth and last date he additionally performed THUNDER ROAD.

Credits

Thanks Timmy Peterson for the lyrics help.

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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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