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"Never Turn Back" is the ending theme for Shadow the Hedgehog. It was written and performed by Crush 40.

Lyrics

[Piano intro of the chorus of "I Am... All of Me"]
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa, yeah, yeah! (whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!)
It's been a long, rough road
And I'm finally here
I move an inch forward
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
Sitting on my back
Up, down, all around
Don't know quite what to do
To get through
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 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 moving on (moving on)
And I'll never turn back!
(No!)
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
I guess I'm doing alright
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
What will I become if I don't look back?
Give myself a reason, for this and that
I can learn
No u-turn
I will 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 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 moving on (moving on)
And I'll never turn back!
No!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, oh, yeah!
I'll
I'll
I'll never turn back!

Connection to the game

  • It's been a long rough road, and I'm finally here - Shadow remembering who he was at the end of the game.
  • Move an inch forwards, feels like a year - Shadow's feelings about how slow his progress is.
  • Is it true? - Shadow not knowing who is telling the truth about his past and who he is.
  • I take one step forward, and two steps back - Throughout both Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog, every time Shadow learns something new about his past, it just confuses him more, such as remembering his "death" and then learning about the Shadow Androids.
  • Got a hundred-thousand pounds sitting on my back - Shadow feels like he is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, or Shadow transporting the Black Comet into the range of the Eclipse Cannon.
  • Up, down, all around - Shadow's choice of who to believe about his identity or Shadow needing to "keep moving" to find out who he is.
  • Don't know quite what to do to get through - Shadow unsure of who to trust and who is telling the truth.
  • Made it to the end of you - Shadow reaching Black Doom's final form, Devil Doom.
  • Never had a chance, while I'm around - Shadow faced impossible odds, but still came out on top OR Shadow being the Ultimate Lifeform and nothing could defeat him.
  • From this moment on I am moving on, and I'll never turn back - Shadow decides to let go of his past.
  • And now I'll never turn back, I'll never turn that way - Shadow intends to move forwards with his life.
  • No matter how life tries to face me, I turn the other way - Shadow's contrary nature; he is not going to let people tell him what to do.

Trivia


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