Live 1975-85 version

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
Now I'm ready to grow young again
And hear your sister's voice calling us home
Across the open yards
Believin' we could cut some place of our own
With these drums and these guitars

Blood brothers on a summer's 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
But it's good to see your smiling face
And to hear your voice again
We could sleep in the twilight
By the river bed
With a wide open country in our hearts
and these romantic dreams in our heads

Available on Born in the USA

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Also available on Live 1975-1985

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Thanks Rick de Vries, Sarah and Matt, for the corrections

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