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Never Let Go

Can you lay your life down, so a stranger can live?
Can you take what you need, but take less than you give?
Could you close every day, without the glory and fame?
Could you hold your head high, when no one knows your name?
That's how legends are made, at least that's what they say.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can't save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Can you lose everything, you ever had planned?
Can you sit down again, and play another hand?
Could you risk everything, for the chance of being alone?
Under pressure find the grace, or would you come undone?
That's how legends are made, at least that's what they say?

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can't save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go

Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, 'but you can't save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go
songwriter: Bryan Adams

performed by: Bryan Adams

date released: 2006 by Bryan Adams for the movie, 'The Guardian'

"Never Let Go" is another Bryan Adams song which is appropriate for viewing on Remembrance Day in Canada. The song resonates deeply as the performing artist is of Canadian heritage notwithstanding his current residence in the U.K.

Bryan Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario, to British parents who had emigrated from England in the 1950s. Adams' father joined the Canadian Army, followed by a tour with the United Nations as a peacekeeping observer, and finally as a Canadian diplomat.

Adams grew up traveling around the world with his parents, with his father's diplomatic postings in Europe and the Middle East. He traveled through the United Kingdom, and the Middle East, and spent more than four years in Lisbon, Portugal and a year in Vienna, Austria. After his parents divorced in 1973 Adams and his mother returned to settle in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The rest is music history. In 1978, at the age of 18, Adams met Jim Vallance introduced by a mutual friend in a Vancouver music store. Vallance was the former drummer and first songwriter for the Vancouver-based rock band, Prism. Vallance had recently quit that band to focus on a career as a studio musician and songwriter making him a free agent to collaborate with new performance artists.

Adams and Vallance agreed to meet at the latter's home studio a few days later, which proved to be the beginning of a partnership which still exists today.

Later in 1978, Adams signed to A&M records for a song--the paltry sum of a dollar. Talk about a bargain. Some of the first demos written in 1978 have surfaced over the years, most notably "I'm Ready" which was recorded for both the album Cuts Like a Knife and later, "Remember," which was recorded on his first album. Both songs were covered by other artists even before his first album was released.

The Adams/Vallance collaboration went solid gold with "Straight From The Heart" which was written during this period. The song was later recorded for Adams' third album "Cuts Like A Knife" in 1983 and released as a single, becoming Adams's first top ten record in the US in 1983. The songwriting team scratched out and recorded many early hits together and became known internationally.

Never Let Go

Can you lay your life down, so a stranger can live?
Can you take what you need, but take less than you give?
Could you close every day, without the glory and fame?
Could you hold your head high, when no one knows your name?
That's how legends are made, at least that's what they say.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can't save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Can you lose everything, you ever had planned?
Can you sit down again, and play another hand?
Could you risk everything, for the chance of being alone?
Under pressure find the grace, or would you come undone?
That's how legends are made, at least that's what they say?

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can't save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go

Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, 'but you can't save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you're the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go
songwriter: Bryan Adams

performed by: Bryan Adams

date released: 2006 by Bryan Adams for the movie, 'The Guardian'

"Never Let Go" is another Bryan Adams song which is appropriate for viewing on Remembrance Day in Canada. The song resonates deeply as the performing artist is of Canadian heritage notwithstanding his current residence in the U.K.

Bryan Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario, to British parents who had emigrated from England in the 1950s. Adams' father joined the Canadian Army, followed by a tour with the United Nations as a peacekeeping observer, and finally as a Canadian diplomat.

Adams grew up traveling around the world with his parents, with his father's diplomatic postings in Europe and the Middle East. He traveled through the United Kingdom, and the Middle East, and spent more than four years in Lisbon, Portugal and a year in Vienna, Austria. After his parents divorced in 1973 Adams and his mother returned to settle in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The rest is music history. In 1978, at the age of 18, Adams met Jim Vallance introduced by a mutual friend in a Vancouver music store. Vallance was the former drummer and first songwriter for the Vancouver-based rock band, Prism. Vallance had recently quit that band to focus on a career as a studio musician and songwriter making him a free agent to collaborate with new performance artists.

Adams and Vallance agreed to meet at the latter's home studio a few days later, which proved to be the beginning of a partnership which still exists today.

Later in 1978, Adams signed to A&M records for a song--the paltry sum of a dollar. Talk about a bargain. Some of the first demos written in 1978 have surfaced over the years, most notably "I'm Ready" which was recorded for both the album Cuts Like a Knife and later, "Remember," which was recorded on his first album. Both songs were covered by other artists even before his first album was released.

The Adams/Vallance collaboration went solid gold with "Straight From The Heart" which was written during this period. The song was later recorded for Adams' third album "Cuts Like A Knife" in 1983 and released as a single, becoming Adams's first top ten record in the US in 1983. The songwriting team scratched out and recorded many early hits together and became known internationally.

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Quiz #: 13919
A moving tribute for Remembrance Day by Vancouver legend, Bryan Adams, Lest We Forget.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate

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Quiz #: 13919
A moving tribute for Remembrance Day by Vancouver legend, Bryan Adams, Lest We Forget.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate