Rainbow - I Surrender - About the song
"I Surrender" is a song written by former Argent guitarist and singer Russ Ballard and first released by Head East in 1980 for their sixth album U.S. 1. It is better known for being a hit for Rainbow the following year, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Charts.
Released in January 1981, the song became the band's biggest hit in the UK. Originally, some backing vocals were recorded by Graham Bonnet, but after he quit the band, lead and backing vocals were sung by his replacement Joe Lynn Turner.
Heavy metal band Praying Mantis band were originally in the running to release the song and had already recorded the backing track and were adding the vocals when they were told to stop as Rainbow, being the bigger name, had been given the nod to record and release the song.
I surrender - Lyrics
I surrender to your heart babe Do anything that you want me to do Please be tender I'm in your hands girl This is a feeling I never knew You know I tried to make it on my own That's not the way it was meant to be Spend my time waiting by the phone Oh darling come back to me I surrender, I surrender I'm giving up the role of pretender Oh be tender, girl be tender Can't you feel the love that I send you I surrender. I remember, seems like a lifetime Can't believe it's a matter of days Since you left me I'm near to heartbreak I want you so bad don't turn away What does it take to stay by my side You know I'll do what you want me to Don't take away this feeling inside I'm still in love with you I surrender, I surrender I'm giving up the role of pretender I remember, I remember Can't you feel the love that I send you I surrender. I surrender, I surrender Darling now won't you be tender Surrender, oh surrender Feel the love that I send you I surrender.