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Never Turn Back

From Sonic Retro

File:LostandFound CD JP booklet.pdf
" Never Turn Back "
Final Ending, Shadow the Hedgehog
Album: Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax
Arrangement and Music by: Crush 40
Vocals: Johnny Gioeli
Guitar: Jun Senoue
Bass: Takeshi Taneda
Drums: Toru Kawamura
Additional Credits:
Piano Intro: Yutaka Minobe

Never Turn Back is the ending theme for the true ending (last story) of the Shadow the Hedgehog. In the credits, it is preceded by a slow, sad piano tune according to the chorus of "I Am... All Of Me", which is not part of the song in the game's sound test but it can be heard as it the last sound test called "Ending", and is part of it on the official vocal tracks album, The song itself is a hard rock song that is typical to the band's style, but instead of a guitar riff at the beginning like most of their songs, it opens with lead singer Johnny Gioeli going "Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!"

Lyrics

Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!

(Whoa, yeah...)
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
(Yeah...)
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!

It's been a long, rough road and I'm finally here
I move an inch forward, it feels like a year
Everything I feel seems so unreal - is it true? Is it true?
I take one step forward and two steps back
Got a hundred-thousand pounds sittin' on my back
Up, down, all around - don't know quite what to do to get thru

But I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way

Here I am (here I am) - made it to the end of you
Never had a chance while I'm around
No! No!
No, no, no, no!

And now I'll never turn back (I'll never turn back)
I'll never turn that way
No matter how life tries to face me
I'll turn the other way
Now and then (now and then), my head starts to spin (starts to spin)
But I never turn back again... (No! No!)
From this moment on (moment on), I am movin' on (movin' on)
And I'll never turn back... (No!)

Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!

I guess I'm doin' all right, and I'm on my way
Facing every moment day by day
Take a chance, slip on by, got no time to answer why
Head straight... I head straight
And what will I become if I don't look back
Give myself a reason for this and that?
I can learn - no U-turn - gotta stay right here where I'm at
Where I'm at

But I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way

Here I am (here I am) - made it to the end of you
Never had a chance while I'm around
No! No!
No, no, no, no!

And now I'll never turn back ( I'll never turn back)
I'll never turn that way
No matter how life tries to face me
I'll turn the other way
Now and then (now and then), my head starts to spin (starts to spin)
But I'll never turn back again (No! No!)
From this moment on (moment on), I am movin' on (movin' on)
And I'll never turn back... (No!)

Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!
Whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa, oh, yeah!

I'll!
I'll!
I'll never turn back!