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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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Netania Smith

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.



Geoffrey Glenn

I actually have a little bit of a story as to why I like this song so much. While, yes, part of it is because of my love for Guitar Hero, there's another, deeper reason for it. And that's this:

When I was in 8th grade (sometime around 2015-2016), there was a girl I had a crush on named Lucy, and she was really sweet. One day, I found out that she was into Cheap Trick just like I was, and as it turns out, one of the songs we both liked from the band was, in fact, "Surrender". I was surprised that we both ended up liking the same song, but really, in my mind, I think it brought us a little closer together. For awhile, I thought she would be the one, but then she told me that she was going to a different high school than me. Naturally, I was a little heartbroken, but I got the amazing chance to talk to her over the summer break since we got each other's phone number.

Fast forward to our freshman year of high school. I'm in the school marching band and one of the games the football team was playing... was against Lucy's school. My heart jumped and eyes widened when I saw it. I was gonna get to see her again! When I found out she was coming to the game, I was ecstatic.

On the ride there, I played "Surrender" in my headphones as we made our way towards the school. Come halftime and as my school's band was getting concessions and the like, the moment I found her, she rushed toward me with open arms. It felt so good to see her again. She was still that sweet girl I knew since 8th grade. Although the time we spent together was short-lived, I enjoyed every single minute of it. That was one of the best moments in my freshman year. (Oh, and if any of y'all were wondering, my school won 22-10.)

Since that day, however, I haven't heard or seen from Lucy since. I heard through some close friends that she's now in a rock band with her younger sisters, and from what I've heard, they're incredible (Maybe they could end up being the next big female rock band!). I'm hoping that someday I'll be able to see her again and we could remember the days when we connected over Cheap Trick. But until then, I'll keep listening to this very song to remind me of the time we spent with each other.

I'm hoping to see you again someday, Lucy. I don't know when it'll be, or how we'll find each other again, but I'll never forget the time we spent together in 8th grade. In the meantime, though, I'll be listening to "Surrender". Keep on rockin', girl!



Lucy fkn Rowe

"Surrender"

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"
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?
But when I woke up, Mom and Dad
Are rolling on the couch
Rolling 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
[repeat to fade]



money walrus

Did you know that in the stanza
"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"
it was originally supposed to be,
"Now, I had heard the WACS recruited
Old maids, dykes, and whores,
But mommy isn't one of those
I've known her all these years"
The band made a quick last minute change because they thought it wouldn't be good for the public to hear that.



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Special McKinley

Don't really care how anyone got to listen to this song. You're here because it's an awesome song, that's all that really matters!

Jack Carroll

I found this song through a radio mod for fallout 4

Rockk

@some Australian with memes shut the fuck up you miserable piece of shit you're pathetic

some Australian with memes

@Rockk go to hell

Rockk

@some Australian with memes yeah

some Australian with memes

@Rockk wait are you saying this song is bad

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Sam Pendleton

A desire to listen to ‘Surrender’ by Cheap Trick brought me here.

HiddenHippo TV

no shit sherlock :-)

j freed

Wow you and I share a brain.

Wertheim Consulting

I dig it the most to say the least.

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