No Surrender Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 7 in album Born in the U.S.A.
release date: 1984-6-4
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length: 4:03
assistant engineer: Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Zoë Yanakas, John R. Davenport, Billy Straus
guitar: Bruce Springsteen
percussion: Clarence Clemons
organ: Danny Federici
glockenspiel: Danny Federici
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
drumset: Max Weinberg
synthesizer: Roy Bittan
piano: Roy Bittan
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
mix: Bob Clearmountain
recording: Toby Scott
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
choir vocals: Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan
background vocals: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
guest vocal: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg

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Well, we bursted out of class
Had to get away from those fools
We learned more from a 3-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 want to close your eyes
And follow your dreams down

Chorus:
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
Now I'm ready to grow young again
And hear your sister's voice calling us home
Across the open yards
Well maybe we'll cut someplace of 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

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 want to sleep beneath
Peaceful skies in my lover's bed
With a wide open country in my eyes
And these romantic dreams in my head

Once we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Blood brothers in a stormy night
With a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender

Ohhhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhhh

Track Listing

  • 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
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown