Where We've Been

Friday, February 8, 2008

No Retreat, No Surrender

At the gym yesterday, this song popped on my mp3 player and it reminded me of a thousand different things, mainly growing up in Pennsylvania and then growing up again after college in the 'real world'. What a great song. I felt it was appropriate to the theme here.

Here's an mp3 of the Boss doing it live.

Bruce Springsteen
No Surrender
Born In The USA

We busted out of class had to get away from those fools
We learned more from a three minute record 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

We made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat no surrender
Like soldiers in the winter's night with a vow to defend
No retreat no surrender

Now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire grow cold
We swore blood brothers against the wind
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 someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars

Blood brothers in the stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat 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

Copyright © Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)

1 comment:

Gorilla said...

Hey man...cool song. I love me some Bruce. I got your comment about Damon Bramblett and the shows you've recorded. That's very cool. I would love to hear them. Thanks for the comment. It's nice to know someone is reading my stuff.