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Surrender
Cheap Trick Lyrics


Mother told me, yes she told me
I'd meet girls like you
She also told me stay away
You'll never know what you'll catch

Just the other day I heard
Of a soldier's falling off
Some Indonesian junk
That's going 'round

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away

Father says your mother's right
She's really up on things
Before we married Mommy served
In the WACs in the Philippines

Now I had heard the WACs recruited
Old maids for the war
But Mommy isn't one of those
I've known her all these years

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away

Whatever happened to all this season's
Losers of the year
Every time I got to thinking
Where'd they disappear

Then I woke up, Mom and Dad
Are rolling on the couch
Rolling numbers, rock and rolling
Got my Kiss records out

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away

Away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away
Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away
Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away
Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Rick Nielsen

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Stellar Spas

Thank you Cheap Trick for existing. I was 13 in '77 when my best friend Mike and I met up, likely the day after he'd seen KISS at the San Diego Sports Arena (super bummed I couldn't go; parents wouldn't let me). Mike and I were both already huge KISS fans, and at 13, seeing them in concert was a big deal. Fortunately, my parents let me attend the KISS concert the following year. Anyway, Mike and I did as we often did, skateboarded to the local Sav-On to browse the magazine section. Mike mentioned that the opening band for KISS was a band called Cheap Trick. They weren't yet getting any airplay yet, at least on KGB 101.5 FM in San Diego, so I hadn't heard of them. Mike said, "They were pretty good".

So we checked out the current publication of Circus Magazine (featured info and photos of popular bands) and Cheap Trick was in it. Mike was trying to describe Rick Neilson's attire, and the contrast between his look and Robin Zander's. Circus made it all very clear...Cheap Trick were a very intriguing group of characters. Bun E. Carlos included (the '60s, white collar worker look was awesome).

Shortly thereafter, Mike bought their In Color LP and I was even more fascinated by Rick Neilson, with the ultra-goofy garb, perfectly matching his silly face. But it was all that combined with the fact that he was a killer, down an' dirty rockin' guitarist that was so captivating.

Needless to say, we all became huge CT fans in no time. I was proud to wear a Cheap Trick T-shirt to school on a regular basis.

Between the late '70s and maybe late '80s, early '90s, I saw them in concert 11 times. A few times at the Sports Arena (got way too stoned that night, probably in '79), possibly once at the S.D. stadium, several times at the Del Mar Fair and once at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.

At another youtuber wrote (a year ago), I too am glad to live in a world where (he said this song), but I'll expand it to...a world where this band exists. Cheap Trick played a big part in my experiences growing up and feel fortunate and blessed to have grown up in a great era.

I still select and listen to Surrender on my high-end vintage stereo, always especially impacted when the part "When I woke up, mom and dad...", as I just think the vocals from there to "...got my KISS records ouuuuut" are genius.

Big ol' phat and massive talent in that band...Hail Rick, Robin, Bun E. and Tommy!

Bonus:
Eu-uu, I need some brand-new shoes
Southern girls, ya got nothing to lose

Plus...their She's Tight video...man oh man, those were the days, watching MTV for hours after school. And that vid had fairly good rotation; one of the great classic MTV music videos, I'd say.

I sure do miss the '70s and '80s. Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end.



Robert Rodriguez

1978
15. Gates Of Babylon- Rainbow
14. Air Dance- Black Sabbath
13. On Fire- Van Halen
12. Beyond The Realms Of Death- Judas Priest
11. Don't Look Back- Boston
10. I Want You To Want Me(live)- Cheap Trick
09. Sin City- AC/DC
08. Runnin' With The Devil- Van Halen
07. Circumstances- Rush
06. Kill The King- Rainbow
05. Down Payment Blues- AC/DC
04. Surrender- Cheap Trick
03. La Villa Strangiato- Rush
02. Saints In Hell- Judas Priest
01. Ain't Talkin Bout Love- Van Halen



Christopher Mills

Lyrics

Mother told me, yes she told me
I'd meet girls like you
She also told me stay away
You'll never know what you'll catch

Just the other day I heard
Of a soldier's xxxx falling off
Some Indonesian junk
That's going 'round

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away

Father says your mother's right
She's really up on things
Before we married Mommy served
In the WACs in the Philippines

Now I had heard the WACs recruited
Old maids for the war
But Mommy isn't one of those
I've known her all these years

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away

Whatever happened to all this season's
Losers of the year
Every time I got to thinking
Where'd they disappear

Then I woke up, Mom and Dad
Are rolling on the couch
Rolling numbers, rock and rolling
Got my Kiss records out

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away
Away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Surrender, surrender (Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright)
But don't give yourself away

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Rick Nielsen
Surrender lyrics © Songs Of Mojo, LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



Tamer2002

Mother told me, yes, she told me
That I'd meet girls like you
She also told me, "Stay away
You'll never know what you'll catch"
But just the other day I heard
Of a soldier's falling off
Some Indonesian junk
That's going round

Mommy's all right
Daddy's all right
They just seem a little weird
Surrender
Surrender
But don't give yourself away
Hey, heeeeeey

Father says, "Your mother's right
She's really up on things
Before we married, Mommy served
In the WACS in the Philippines”
Now, I had heard the WACs recruited
Old maids for the war
But mommy isn't one of those
I've known her all these years

Mommy's all right
Daddy's all right
They just seem a little weird
Surrender
Surrender
But don't give yourself away
Hey, heeeeeey

Whatever happened to all this season's
Losers of the year?
Every time I got to thinking
Where'd they disappear?
And when I woke up, Mom and Dad
Are rolling on the couch
Rolling in numbers, rock and rollin'
Got my KISS records out

Mommy's all right
Daddy's all right
They just seem a little weird
Surrender
Surrender
But don't give yourself away
Hey, heeeeeey

Away
Away

Surrender
Surrender
But don't give yourself away
Surrender
Surrender
But don't give yourself away



Nicholas Hernandez

LYRICS:
Mother told me, yes, she told me I'd meet girls like you.
She also told me, "stay away, you'll never know what you'll catch."
Just the other day I heard a soldier falling off some Indonesian junk that's going round.
Mommy's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don't give yourself away, ay, ay, ay.
Father says, "your mother's right, she's really up on things."
"before we married, mommy served in the wacs in the Philippines."
Now, I had heard the wacs recruited old maids for the war.
But mommy isn't one of those, I've known her all these years.
Mommy's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don't give yourself away, ay, ay, ay.
Whatever happened to all this season's losers of the year?
Every time I got to thinking, where'd they disappear?
When I woke up, mom and dad are rolling on the couch.
Rolling numbers, rock and rolling, got my kiss records out.
Mommy's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don't give yourself away, ay, ay, ay.
Away.
Away.



All comments from YouTube:

retrolife

I can say I'm glad I live in a world where this song exist

Chris Wirtshafter

Real talk right there

Beth Beyer

Agree

James Leyba

.......le' KISS record's out🇺🇲

George M McCormick

Semper Fi!

Conejo Rabbit

Fax

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Ahsan Aslam

Wow. A rock and roll song about accepting your parents even they don’t see eye to eye with you. Beautiful

A man named Finger

Agreed

Miguel Hernandez

I love the line about the parents listening to the son's Kiss records. I dig how it shows that they're just like him in ways that are most important. There's a bit of youth lingering around in everyone, even in your old ass parents :P

Donna Zasgoat

Well, my Mom did up singing along to Alice Cooper when I was a teen and my son always secretly liked the fact that he first heard AC/DC and the Beastie Boys in his little car seat so..... Yeah.

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