No Surrender
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Well, we busted out of class
Had to get away from those fools
We learned more from a three-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

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 could cut some place of our 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
Hey

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

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

'Cause once 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
No retreat, baby, no surrender

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Richard Bain

My 10 Favorite Bruce Springsteen Songs
10. Badlands
9. Tenth Avenue Freezeout
8. Thunder Road
7. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
6. Meeting Across The River
5. No Surrender
4. Nebraska
3. Downbound Train
2. Jungleland
1. Born To Run



All comments from YouTube:

th3mw3llboyz

"To write a good song, all you need is three chords and the truth." Bruce Springsteen has inspired my songwriting just down to records like this.

Andrew Rogers

@Doctor Mu that’s my point

Doctor Mu

@Andrew Rogers In science...but not in life. That's the point. Your truth.

Andrew Rogers

Love that but at the same time, truth isn’t a concrete concept

MrClipper23

In my opinion, this is the best song Bruce ever wrote and produced. It fires you up, makes you weep, makes you reminisce, and makes you want to fight to make the world a better place.

Richard Baron

Couldn't agree more

Luke Wood

this song reminds me of the brave people of Ukraine fighting for their country and refusing to surrender against the Russians. my prayers extend out to president Zelensky and the people of Ukraine.
keep fighting hard Ukraine, no surrender Ukraine.

Zane Goodeker

I think it's a little less hopeful tbh. I appreciate your optimism though.

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maza mazo

Bruce Springsteen is actually singing about the life and challenges it, this is the profound meaning of this wonderful song. Thanks Bruce.

Michael Keaveney

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