Song Lyric Sunday: I Won’t Back Down

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, the prompt asked writers to unearth a song—either written or sung—by someone named Tom, Dick, or Harry. The ideal song to welcome to such a challenge is also a recognizable tune that pulls Chris “The All-American” Weidman, the UFC’s former Middleweight Champion, from behind the curtain to the center of the Octagon: “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty.

The lyrics to “I Won’t Back Down”:

Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

Gonna 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:]
Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
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

Hey baby there ain’t no easy way out
Hey I will stand my ground
And I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down

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