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Never Fade Away is a song performed by the band Samurai.

Background

Written and composed by Johnny Silverhand, "Never Fade Away" was part of his 2013 album A Cool Metal Fire under the label of Universal Media.[1][2] Some time afterwards he released the song again in an album titled Never Fade Away. Finally, after the Samurai reunion, another version with the rest of the band was recorded.

By 2077, the Samurai version was usually played on 107.3 Morro Rock Radio.

Lyrics

Never Fade Away by SAMURAI (Refused)

[Intro]

We lost everything!
We had to pay the price!
Yeah, we lost everything!
We had to pay the price!

[Verse 1]

I saw in you what life was missing
You lit a flame that consumed my hate
I'm not one for reminiscing but
I'd trade it all for your sweet embrace

[Bridge]

Yeah!
'Cause we lost everything!
We had to pay the price!

[Verse 2]

There's a canvas with two faces
Of fallen angels who loved and lost
It was a passion for the ages
And in the end guess we paid the cost

[Chorus]

A thing of beauty - I know
Will never fade away
What you did to me - I know
Said what you had to say
But a thing of beauty

[Post-Chorus]

Will never fade away!
Will never fade away!
Will never fade away!

[Verse 3]

I see your eyes, I know you see me
You're like a ghost, how you're everywhere?
I'm your demon never leaving
A metal soul of rage and fear

[Pre-Chorus]

That-one-thing that changed it all!
That-one-sin that caused the fall!

[Chorus]

A thing of beauty - I know
Will never fade away
What you did to me - I know
Said what you had to say
But a thing of beauty - I know
Will never fade away
And I'll do my duty - I know
Somehow I'll find a way
But a thing of beauty
Will never fade away
And I'll do my duty

[Outro]

Yeah!
We'll never fade away!
We'll never fade away!
We'll never fade away!
We'll never fade away!
Never Fade Away cover (P.T. Adamczyk & Olga Jankowska)

[Intro]

'Cause we lost everything
We had to pay the price

[Verse 1]

I saw in you what life was missing
You lit a flame that consumed my hate
I'm not one for reminiscing but
I'd trade it all for your sweet embrace

[Bridge]

'Cause we lost everything
We had to pay the price

[Verse 2]

There's a canvas with two faces
Of fallen angels who loved and lost
It was a passion for the ages
But in the end guess we paid the cost

[Pre-Chorus]

(Instrumental - guitar solo)

[Chorus]

A thing of beauty - I know
Will never fade away
What you did to me - I know
Said what you had to say
But a thing of beauty

[Post-Chorus]

Will never fade away
Will never fade away

[Verse 3]

I see your eyes, I know you see me
You're like a ghost, you're everywhere
I'm your demon never leaving
A metal soul of rage and fear

[Pre-Chorus]

That one thing that changed it all
That one sin that caused the fall

[Chorus]

A thing of beauty - I know
Will never fade away
What you did to me - I know
Said what you had to say
But a thing of beauty - I know
Will never fade away
And I'll do my duty - I know
Somehow I'll find a way
But a thing of beauty
Will never fade away
And I'll do my duty

[Outro]

We'll never fade away
We'll never fade away
We'll never fade away
We'll never fade away

Original lyrics

Never Fade Away by Johnny Silverhand (Cyberpunk 2020 & RED Jumpstart)[1][3]
Sixteen and sixteen hundred
Wired the with the max processor edge
Never die and never breaking
Throw myself over the ledge
Have you ever seen the sunlight
Screaming fast and mean and low?
Get yourself illuminated
Get yourself that cyber glow
Made of steel and hard emotion
Give my love and face the day
In your face and here to party
Never gonna fade away

Music videos

Credits

Refused

  • Performed by Refused
  • Lyrics by David Sandström; Dennis Lyxzén
  • Music by David Sandström; Kristofer Steen; P.T. Adamczyk
  • Published by CD Projekt RED

P.T. Adamczyk & Olga Jankowska

  • Performed by P.T. Adamczyk; Olga Jankowska
  • Music by P.T. Adamczyk

Notes

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk 2020 Corebook. 2nd ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1990. (pg.255, 189)
  2. FISK, C. Rockerboy Sourcebook. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1989. (pg.5)
  3. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk RED Jumpstart Kit. 1st ed., Kenmore, WA, R. Talsorian Games, 2019. (pg.12 - World Book)