Saturday, 29 May 2010

I Won't Back Down



A grotty weekend’s weather for the Bank Holiday needs some cheer so here’s some music from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Apart from Tom Petty’s great music, he’s man from the left. He stopped George W Bush from using the song I Won’t Back Down in his campaigning.

Peter Bogdanovich’s film on Tom Petty, Runnin’ Down a Dream is well worth a watch - it is almost 4 hours long!

The soundtrack is constant classics but it highlights how Petty has never been afraid to stand up for himself. Early in his career he threatened to file for bankruptcy to get out of a very poor record deal

and he wrote this song in response to having his music ripped off and standing up to bullies.


Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down
No I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin me down
gonna stand my ground
... and I won't back down

Chorus:
(I won't back down...)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(and I won't back down...)
hey I will stand my ground
and I won't back down

Well I know what's right, I got just one life
in a world that keeps on pushin me around
but I'll stand my ground
...and I won't back down

Chorus
(I won't back down...)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
hey I won't back down
(and I won't back down)
hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(and I won't back down)
hey I will stand my ground
(I won't back down)
No I won't back down...

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