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I Won't Back Down

Lyrics

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

Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around
full lyrics
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

Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
repetitive melodic phrasing
major key tonality
an acoustic guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Man in Black...Deny
Everyone's like Tom Petty and I'm like lol Barnyard
Love jonny cash
You can stand me up at the gates of hell and I won't back down
Love Johnny Cash. Always have. What a GREAT musician
rayford0689
This is Tom Petty's song, but I like that classic southern country that Johnny Cash sings.
Proof a song doesn't have to be extremely fast and abrasive to get you goin
Love this cover
One of his best american recording albums cash with tom petty
Love this cover one cashs best
Never give up never surrender
This is my favorite song by Johnny cash.
Most common misconceptio n . . . I ' l l lay It on the line. Hurt was originally written by Trent Reznor of NIN at a young age. It wasn't until many years later he actually put it all together to make the song. Johnny Cash then covered it greatly as one of his few last songs recorded before death. Both versions are phenomenal to say the least.
Hurt was written by Trent Reznor and NIN did it before Johnny. Still a great song though.
D.Rice, you've got that wrong way round. NiN did a cover of Johnny Cash' song
I challenge anyone to watch the video of Mr. Cash doing The Nine Inch Nail song Hurt, and not being affected, it'll bring a tear to your eye.
GREATEST COVER TUNES ALBUM OF ALL TIME :-)!!!!!!!
R.I.P johnny cash . ❤❤❤
This is badass , what a legend ✿
My friking hero
His voice reminds me of a bloodhound hehe c:
Legend
Teriffic
Play this at my funeral
Leave it to Johnny..
My mafucken life theme song!
Johnny cash was a badass!
I won't back down, guys.
Great cover with Petty himself
Forget the dueling banjos .. Deliverance should use this song
Hehe... Barn yard...
haha Petty Cash. Awesome version.
johns409
Johnny cash is a BA
Johnny cashes is a lot better so get y'all's facts straight
Well lalaland how else do old people lure little kids in
l_land
aaawwww. He's SO cute! I like old man voices... usually, old people are really nice.
I won't back down to any one
This is the only artist I know that everybody loves I can't think of anybody that doesn't like Johnny Cash:)
Reminds me of my grandfather. The old guy went through nam, afghan, and diabetes. Even made my F**KING father and delt with his a** as a kid. He's a badass, and never backed down even at death.
I like pettys' version better, but this one isn't bad
I wont back down to any changlenge this s.o.b world throws at me and ill stand my ground
Petty Cash
@breezymk: why was that comment at jamielynn? And if your 23, and the song came out in April 1989 how could you know you were singing it before Cash?
I've never heard the Tom Petty version, but I like this cover.
@jamielynn: I'm 23, does that make me old in your eyes? You don't have to be any age to appreciate good music, just so you know!
I love this song, both versions. I heard the music start and I was singing the song before Johnny was! love it, always
Very cool cover. It actually reminds of a live version Petty has on his live anthology set.
mrspazshot
i like this one better :D
jennythebear g r r
I prefer Petty's original, but I always get a kick out of hearing an artist from another genre do a cover. I like Cash's covers better than some, because as a legend in his own right, he didn't need to do anybody else's tunes. He just did them because he liked them, and respected the original artist.
bpmogren8456
Petty was singing background vocals on Cash's version.
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