Who Sang Ain’t No Surrender? John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Padlock on the Blues cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
length: 4:04
Every day it's harder tryin' to make more money
Then it gets to tax time
And it ain't so funny
Dollars in my pocket and right out my back door
All them government men are just tryin'
To make me poorer - that ain't fair
I got to testify, ain't no surrender
My time will be here by and by

People tell me,"Hey,why don't you cut our whining"
Tell me, "Every cloud has got a silver lining"
But when you got that misery
Weighing heavy on you
It's hard to take a look at it
And see your way through
So I say I got to testify

When you're taken sick
You're gonna need your doctor
But when you're feeling lowdown

Need a friend to talk
The train that you ride
Don't always go your way
But they say that every dog is gonna have it's day
So I say I got to testify

I've had my ups and downs like everybody else
Sometimes been abandoned
Left back on the shelf
If the horse can throw you
Get back up there in the saddle
If you fall into the water
Get back in that boat and paddle
So I say I got to testify

CD 1
  • 1 Don’t Turn Your Back
  • 2 Padlock on the Blues
  • 3 A Hard Road
  • 4 Somebody’s Watching
  • 5 Always a Brand New Road
  • 6 My Country Girl
  • 7 The Strip
  • 8 I’ve Got to Talk to You
  • 9 Dancing Shoes
  • 10 Bad Dream Catcher
  • 11 When the Blues Are Bad
  • 12 Ain’t No Surrender
  • 13 White Line Fever