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Song title: No surrender


No surrender - Album

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 heart 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, baby, no surrender
Like soldiers in the winter’s night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, 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
Believin’ we could cut someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars

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

Now on the street tonight the lights grow dim
The walls of my room are closing in
But it’s good to see your smiling face and to hear your voice again
We could sleep in the twilight by the river side
With a wide open country in our hearts
And these romantics dreams in our heads
We made a promise…

Notes: Placed on BITUSA, played in the BITUSA(acoustic/full band), TGOTJ(acoustic), and Reunion (acoustic/full band) Tour. This song seems to be an evolution of Brothers under the bridges 83


No surrender - Live

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 heart 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, baby, no surrender
Like soldiers in the winter’s night with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, 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
Believin’ we could cut someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars

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

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
We could sleep in the twilight by the river side
With a wide open country in our hearts
And these romantics dreams in our heads
We made a promise…

Notes: Placed on BITUSA, played in the BITUSA(acoustic/full band), TGOTJ(acoustic), and Reunion (acoustic/full band) Tour. This song seems to be an evolution of Brothers under the bridges 83


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 29/06/1984 Civic Center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/02/2017 AMI Stadium, Christchurch ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Published on BORN IN THE USA, in 1984
Often played during the Born in the U.S.A. tour (56 times)
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
A discrete number of performances (48) was given during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour
During the Reunion tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Often played during the Rising tour (70 times)
Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
A discrete number of performances (46) was given during the Magic tour
Often played during the Working on a Dream tour (40 times)
Bruce inserted it 38 times in the setlists of the Wrecking Ball tour
A frequent number (15 apparitions) of renderings during the High Hopes tour
A frequent number (31 apparitions) of renderings during the 2016 The River tour
Performed 8 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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