"We Won't Back Down" as written by John Feldmann and Writers Unknown....
We're gonna burn your cities
Gonna bring your systems down
I'm gonna drown my pity
Turn this to a ghost town

And when you know there's nothing
Your gonna run like all the rest
Pack your bags and turn your back on all the friends you had left

And it's time for us to live
Yeah!

Its my time, this is just a declaration
Of what I've felt (whoa!)
We won't back down
It's my time, this is just your resignation
From our lives (whoa!)
We won't back down!

We're gonna drown your ego
You're the legend no ones knows
You're an honest faker now (You re an honest faker now!)
So now I'll drown my pity
In a pool of sorrow and shame

And you've gotta let me live
Yeah!

Its my time, this is just a declaration
Of what I've felt (whoa!)
We won't back down
It's my time, this is just your resignation
From our lives (whoa!)
We won't back down!

We won't back down!

It's time to forget
What makes sick
Deep inside of me
It's time to forget
What makes sick
Deep inside of me
Yeah!

And you've gotta me let me live
Yeah!

Its my time, this is just a declaration
Of what I've felt (whoa!)
We won't back down
It's my time, this is just your resignation
From our lives (whoa!)
We won't back down!

We won't back down! [Repeat: x3]


Lyrics submitted by sparkle bb shine

"We Won't Back Down" as written by Craig Edward Mabbitt Max Green

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    General Comment"It's my time, this is just a declaration.
    [Of our vows.]"

    "We're gonna drown your ego
    You're [the legend] no one knows
    You're an honest [fake, I know]"

    "In a pool of [sorrow and shame]
    [Until the day I forget your name]"

    I think that covers everything. :]
    Havex Heartxon October 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is mostly aimed at Ronnie.

    "And when you know there's nothing left,
    You're gonna run like all the rest.
    Take your bags and turn your back
    from all the friends you had left."

    This part is talking about how he screwed up and almost ruined the band.


    "It's my time, this is just a declaration.
    Of Our Vows
    Whoa, oh oh
    We won't back down."

    This part is saying that now the band is more dedicated than ever, and they're not giving up ever.

    "We're gonna drown your ego
    You're the legend no one knows
    You're an honest fake, I know
    So now i'll drown my pity
    In a pool of sorrow and shame
    Until the day I forget your name"

    This part is very interesting what really gave away what the song is truly about. If you've seen the messages between Ronnie & Max, They were very sour at one point. I'll use quotes. Ronnie actually said " Escape the fate is ME, and will ALWAYS be ME.
    And YOU will forever live in MY shadows. " This explains why they're drowning his ego by becoming an even better band than before.
    Max then replied by saying "YOU WERE NEVER THE BAND, PERIOD.....YOUR A LEGEND IN YOUR OWN MIND...."
    Which explains the line "You're a legend no one knows".
    "until the day i forget your name" is explained closest with this excerpt from Max "ILL NEVER LIVE IN YOUR SHADOW AND I WOULD NEVER WANT TO, I DONT RESPECT YOU AND I DONT ADMIRE OR LOOK UP TO YOU IN THE LEAST BIT OF ANY WAY."


    Yeah so in my opinion. This song was written by Max primarily and is aimed directly at Ronnie saying "We're better than ever without you"


    JP
    T Y R A N Ton October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI did this by ear so I wouldn't put it past myself to have song the lyrics wrong. >_> So don't freak out.
    sparkle bb shineon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis kind of reminds me of anti flag
    blessthefateon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL i love the '???' cuz i dont hav the slightes clue of what he is saying ... ill ask on october 29th when they come to Dallas :D
    Vailon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha. i know, right. i was like wtf. i even tried slowing the song down to decipher it. didn't work, tho.
    sparkle bb shineon October 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat job on these lyrics but there's a couple things i found wrong.

    And When you know there's nothing [Left] (add left to that part)

    "In a pool of summer shame" should be
    "In a pool of sorrow and shame"

    as for the question marks.... i'm just as lost as you are lol
    T Y R A N Ton October 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti don't hate the new album or craig
    but if this is about a ronnie,
    then fuck it.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks for correcting it for me bbs! x

    And, as for the meaning, as JP said it's definietly aimed at Ronnie. And, honestly, I don't want to start some ~ Ronnie war or whatever but it makes sense that they're kind of angry at him. He was kind of arrogant and rude to the band. In spite of his amazing vocals he wasn't really anything.
    sparkle bb shineon October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song is obviously about Ronnie. I like both Ronnie and Craig and think they both brought something unique to Escape the fate.

    However,

    Ronnie Fucked up. Big time, and the band did what they had to do by replacing him. There was stuff said on both sides and it turned into a big deal. There is no love lost between Ronnie and the band, so obviously there were some bad feelings and they did what artists do, put it into their work. To say 'fuck this song' if its about Ronnie, then you're not really listening to the music.
    Razorbladelipson March 12, 2009   Link

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