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I Won't Back Down

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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
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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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Classic
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Cash was the man.
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dragonfly191 9
You inspire us to never give up no matter how hard the situation is .Best song ever so depressing but so inspiring !!!
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you are crazy Dan. crazy
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The MAN in Black! will not.so what if covers .he in many ways makes the song his own. I like it.
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I'm realizing more and more, to my disappointme n t , that the majority of Johnny Cash's best songs are covers. Bummer.
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The legend lives on and on. How many legends of this time....to be seen
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And I back back down wanna my favs
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I will n just stuud my FKN ground! Literary! I just did!
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Love this song. I like Johnny Cash's version way better than Tom Petty's though. One of the only versions I like better than the original. :)
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I know what's right , i got just one life
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I don't care for how he just reads the lyrics in his later songs rather than sings them.
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I wish i could like a song more than once
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Wow
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John..you & I both know, I'm never backing down!!! & I'm always willing to back up my friends!
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RIP Jhonny cash
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Yes! I love this song so much! I listen to it when I am feeling down. It helps me feel better. :)
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I like this version way better than Tom Petty's! =)
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You may get me down for a short time, but you will not keep me down forever! I will stand my ground, everyone who knows me knows that I will stand my ground! I am fearless!
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Man in Black...Deny
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Everyone's like Tom Petty and I'm like lol Barnyard
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Love jonny cash
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You can stand me up at the gates of hell and I won't back down
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Love Johnny Cash. Always have. What a GREAT musician
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rayford0689
This is Tom Petty's song, but I like that classic southern country that Johnny Cash sings.
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Proof a song doesn't have to be extremely fast and abrasive to get you goin
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Love this cover
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One of his best american recording albums cash with tom petty
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Love this cover one cashs best
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Never give up never surrender
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This is my favorite song by Johnny cash.
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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.
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Hurt was written by Trent Reznor and NIN did it before Johnny. Still a great song though.
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D.Rice, you've got that wrong way round. NiN did a cover of Johnny Cash' song
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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.
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GREATEST COVER TUNES ALBUM OF ALL TIME :-)!!!!!!!
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R.I.P johnny cash . ❤❤❤
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This is badass , what a legend ✿
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My friking hero
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His voice reminds me of a bloodhound hehe c:
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Legend
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Teriffic
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Play this at my funeral
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Leave it to Johnny..
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My mafucken life theme song!
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Johnny cash was a badass!
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I won't back down, guys.
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Great cover with Petty himself
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Forget the dueling banjos .. Deliverance should use this song
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Hehe... Barn yard...
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