"Won't Back Down" as written by and Mathew Kearney....
You woke the morning up
Running off the darkest night
The longest fight I've seen
Here goes a chance I know
Cashing in on all my chips
Let all my ships come fly

These days, a little bit longer than the last
And all of your ways, a little bit stronger than the past
And your light, found my bottle in the night
Gave me second life, kept me in this fight

And I won't back down
I won't turn around and around
And I won't back down
Doesn't matter what comes crashing down
I'm still gonna stand on solid ground

You found me once and for all
I laid it down in the sinking ground
The hopeless undertow
Singing out the gentle sound
Rattling through my smoking screens
My broken dreams last night

These days, a little bit longer than the last
And all of your ways, a little bit stronger than the past
And your light, found my bottle in the night
Kept me in this fight and gave me second life

And I won't back down
I won't turn around and around
And I won't back down
Doesn't matter what comes crashing down
I'm still gonna stand on solid ground

Hallelujah ripped through my veins
I heard the hammer drop
My blood in the rain

Hallelujah came like a train
When all is lost
All is left to gain

And I won't back down
I won't turn around and around
And I won't back down
Doesn't matter what comes crashing down
I'm still gonna stand on solid ground
And I won't back down
I won't turn around and around
And I won't back down
Doesn't matter what comes crashing down
I'm still gonna stand on solid ground

Hallelujah


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"Won't Back Down" as written by Mathew Kearney

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    General CommentI love this song . . . that is all I can say.
    MusicMan88on September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti fcking LOVE this song! im like, head-over-heels in love with this song!
    iluvothon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommenttHiS S0NG SOUNDS SO SiMilAR t0 AtHlEtE BY StREEt MAP..BUt i liKED AtHlEtE AND i liKE tHiS 0NE t0O
    CHASiNGCARSon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about inspired by johnny cash. mat wrote it shortly after reading cash's autobiography. it's about when he basically tried to kill himself by going into a cave and drinking a bottle of whiskey and taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. johnny didn't die, so he knew he must be alive for a reason.

    mat explained it in more detail when i saw him live tonight. but that's the jist of it.
    lawn gnomeoon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never really listened to the lyrics of this one, nor read them until now. But, without thinking too much about it, I'll say that it makes sense if it's about JC.

    Even the title works.
    TehGreatMutatoon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"When all is lost, all is left to gain.."

    I abs. love that part =]].
    plasticxtiaraon March 30, 2008   Link

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