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"Face The Promise" (2006)

Wreck This Heart Lyrics – Bob Seger

I feel the cold wind blowin' all over me
I see the dark clouds startin' to form
The trees are bare; the grass is brown
Another early winter Michigan storm

Everything I do is just a little wrong
Every day for me is the same
Everyone I know is gettin' in my face
And I only got myself to blame

I think I'm gonna wreck this heart
Wreck this heart
Wreck this heart..
After a while

Big boss tells me my work is off
My wife wants me to come home
I miss my kids.. I miss my dog
I've been spendin' too much time alone

I've got bills to pay.. promises to keep
And it's all hangin' over my head
I've got miles to go before I sleep
I'd rather be with her instead

I think I'm gonna wreck this heart
Wreck this heart
Think I'm gonna wreck this heart..
After a while

There's time to work.. time to live
There's only so much time around
And if you lean too far over the wishing well
You might fall in and drown

Am I talkin' too fast.. am I hard to hear?
Have you understood a word that I've said?
Let me put it to ya this way
And underlined in red

Order me case of your southern soul
And let me out tonight
I need a good, long ride on your rodeo
And everything will be alright

And Im gonna wreck this heart
Wreck this heart
Wreck this heart..
After a while

I'm gonna wreck this heart
I'm gonna wreck this heart
Think I'm gonna wreck this heart..
After a while

Yeah
Yeah

Wait For Me Lyrics – Bob Seger

I will answer the wind
I will leave with the tide
I'll be out on the road
Every chance I can ride

No matter how far
No matter how free
I'll be along
If you'll wait for me

There'll be times when I rise
There'll be times when I'll fall
There'll be times when it's best
To say nothing at all

Know when you're right
I'm letting it be
I'll be around
If you'll wait for me
If you'll wait for me

And I'll fight for the right to go over that hill
If it always means something to me
I will not be persuaded
I won't be still
I'll find a way to be free

In the cool of the night
In the heat of the day
If you're ever in doubt
I'll be on my way
Straight to your side

I guarantee
I'll be around
If you'll wait for me
If you'll wait for me

Face The Promise Lyrics – Bob Seger

I've been down in the Delta workin' these fields
Breakin my back, I need a better deal
So long Mississippi, so long Alabam
I want to face the promise of the Promised Land

I've got fevered dreams, mighty plans
I need a black top road, I need a wheel in my hands
So long Arizona, so long desert sands
I need to face the promise of the Promised Land

I'm tired of this river, these nothin' nights
I'm small towned out, I need city lights
So long Allegany, so long Olean
I need to face the promise of the Promised Land
I'll need a world of changes, I need a
brand new space
I need an Eldorado, that's got to be someplace
There's a line inside I think I've crossed
You better watch out now I'm gonna
be my own boss
So long Massachusetts, so long Framingham
I need to face the promise of the Promised Land
So long North Dakota you must understand
I need to face the promise of the Promised Land

No Matter Who You Are Lyrics – Bob Seger

No matter who you are no matter what you do
There's gonna be someone wants something else from you
Yeah
This is an ancient test, it's a shiny lie
Discover somethin' pure then sit and watch it die
Yeah
No matter who you are no matter where you've been
No matter what you've done you'll have to start again
No matter who you are
Between the soaring dreams and the bottom line
So much is given up so much is left behind
Yeah
This is the price you pay, this is the beast you feed
When you abandon hope and you give in to greed

No matter who you are no matter who you've been
You'll have to sort it out and start again

No matter who you are
No matter who you are
Don't take this wrong don't let it bring you down
It's just the way things work in this great big town

Are You Lyrics – Bob Seger

I see it in your convoluted daydreams
These never ending quests we're always on
I can't believe the things we give importance to
These foolish goals we set ourselves upon

Are you gonna make this easy
Are you gonna make this rough
This world gonna make you crazy
If you never have enough
Most of what we want is just illusion
Most of what we buy won't change a thing
Most of what we're told is misdirection
Offered up to ease our suffering

Are you gonna see the wisdom
Are you gonna call this bluff
This world's gonna run you over
If you never have enough

This is a whole new thing almost like a new religion

The liights are always on the doors are never locked
We ride in on the light the shelves are overstocked

Everybody's got their own connection
Everybody's hoping they can score
Everybody's looking for perfection
Everybody wants a little more

Are you gonna be addicted
Are you gonna give it up
This world's gonna drive you under
If you never have enough

No More Lyrics – Bob Seger

Are you sorry when the lights begin to fade
Are you sorry for the promises you made
for the burden of the ones who had to fall
When you didn't see the writing on the wall

It was forty years ago and I was young
and the jungle not the desert heard the guns
Someone said they had a secret plan
and the rest of us were told to understand

Well I don't want this, no I don't want this
I have had enough no more

Tomorrow is the price for yesterday
A billion waves won't wash the truth away
Someday you'll be ordered to explain
No one gets to walk between the rain
And I don't want this, no I don't want this
I have had enough no more
No I don't want this no I don't want this
I have had enough no more
No more

Real Mean Bottle Lyrics – Bob Seger (with Kid Rock)

No man ever sounded so lonesome
No man ever made you feel such pain
Lord, it must have been a real mean bottle
That made you sing that way

The stories you told about prison
'Bout a young man gone astray
Lord, it must have been a real mean bottle
That made you write the songs that way

A real mean bottle poured straight from the devil
It's a miracle you're standin' here today
A real mean bottle made you such a rebel
It must have been a real mean bottle made you sing that way

You spent most all your life with strangers
With a ramblin' fever in your veins
Hag, it must have been a real mean bottle
That made you write the songs that way, oh, yeah

A real mean bottle poured straight from the devil
It's a miracle we're standin' here today
A real mean bottle made you such a rebel
It must have been a real mean bottle made you sing that way
Must have been a real mean bottle made you sing that way
It must have been a real mean bottle made you sing that way

Won't Stop Lyrics – Bob Seger

You can cry if you want to, you can rage at the night
You can blame all your wounds on the workd if you like
YOu can drink from the bottle no ice and no glass
You can lie in the mornin' and say it's our last
But you won't stop there, no you won't stop there
You can tell yourself different but you won't stop there

You can study the ancients, you can learn every fact
You can follow the cycles that leave and come back
How everything changes, it's been ever thus
One day you're a comet the next day you're dust
But you won't stop there, no you won't stop there
There's always the future and you won't stop there

Tyrants and kings do their usual things
And you try to stay out of their way
Follow the truth and you'll find what you need every day

There's always tomorrow, always a chance
You can stand in the spotlight and not have to dance
You can find something solid,stronger than steel
And it might touch your heart 'cause it just
might be real
But you won't stop there, no you won't stop there
It's not in your nature and you won't stop there
No you won't stop there, no you won't stop there
There's always tomorrow so you won't stop there.

Between Lyrics – Bob Seger

You're old enough to know better as soon as you can see
This world is out to get you the way it's gotten me
It starts out in the morning then moves to afternoon
By the time you reach the evenin' you're barkin' at the moon
Between what you're told and what you've seen
You'll know that it's just another show

Everybody sells somethin'everybody's got game
We all keep believin' no one is to blame
The world keeps getting hotter, ice falls in the sea
We buy a bigger engine and say it isn't me
Between what we say and what we mean
It's clean far away from that machine

We talk on the phone because we're alone
And everyone knows it
We feel overdue, we want something new
And everyone knows it
It's time to join with the living, time to understand
We're all in this together, we've got to have a plan
We're facing an extinction every other day
There's got to be an answer, we've got to find a way
Between what is dead and what is green
We learn what to keep and what to burn
Between what is fair and what's obscene
It's clean far way from that machine

The Answer's In The Question Lyrics – Bob Seger (with Patty Loveless)

The answer's in the question
Will you be home late again
Will you find the courage
When truth come closin' in
When trust is almost broken
Faith is hard to find
The answer's in the question
Will you leave this all behind

The heart's a lonely hunter
It never quite feels safe
The devil's in the details
The thrill is in the chase
You rise and fall like water
You try to stay the same
The only thing that's certain

Is that everything will change
How will I be remembered
Will my critics be unkind
The answer's in the question
You must leave this all behind

The Long Goodbye Lyrics – Bob Seger

The silent fall of evening snow
Another thing you can't control
Does it chill or warm you soul tonight

You've become a mystery
Will I earn your honesty
I'll never know if we agree
If you're not here

And we travel separate roads
And we carry different loads
And in the end we stay or go

The long goodbye continues on
Through fog and rain and far beyond
You stay awhile and then you're gone again

I look into your restless eyes
You turn away it's no surprise
I wonder if it's even wise but I'm still here

Simplicity Lyrics – Bob Seger

Simplicity it works for me
It keeps me runnin' hard, and sharp and true
I focus on the basic stuff
And pretty soon I'm comin up on you
So much clutter clouds our way
Fundamentals win the day

I break you down size you up
I see a path and then I bust a move
Before you know we'll hit you babe
I finish and I'm on to somethin' new
Complex theories have thier place
I like throwdowns in your face
Its clear, when it's really really near
And its everything you need
Rise and be worthy of the prize
Get exactly what you need

Simplicity in everything
In every single thing you say and do
Don't get lost, in foggy stuff
Stay on track and let it come to you
Keep your focus on your goal
Use that iron hard control
Use your power and your speed
Get exactly what you need

"Greatest Hits 2" (2003)

Understanding Lyrics – Bob Seger (from the film "Teachers")

It seems like only yesterday
I didn't have a clue
I stood alon not knowin where to turn
Now suddenly I look around
And everything looks new
I don't know why, but I think I'm startin' to learn
They call it understanding
A willingness to grow

I'm finally understanding
There's so much I can know
Until the day you came along
I used to just get lost
I only heard the things I wanted to hear
It always seemed like no one cared
But then you took the time
And now I look and everything seems clear
You've got me understanding
You've really helped me see

I'm finally understanding
It's meant so much to me
You've got me understanding
You're really on my side
You've got me understanding

The Fire Down Below Lyrics – Bob Seger

Here comes old Rosie she's looking mighty fine
Here comes hot Nancy she's steppin' right on time
There go the street lights bringin on the night
Here come the men faces hidden from the light
All through the shadows they come and they go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below

Here comes the rich man in his big long limousine
Here comes the poor man all you got to have is green
Here comes the banker and the lawyer and the cop
One thing for certain it ain't never gonna stop
When it all gets too heavy
That's when they come and go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below

It happens out in Vegas happens in Moline
On the blue blood streets of Boston
Up in Berkeley and out in Queens
And it went on yesterday and it's going on tonight
Somewhere there's somebody ain't treatin' somebody right

And he's looking out for Rosie and she's looking mighty fine
And he's walking the streets for Nancy
And he'll find her everytime
When the street light flicker bringing on the night
Well they'll be slipping into darkness slipping out of sight
All through the midnight
Watch 'em come and watch 'em go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below

Her Strut Lyrics – Bob Seger

She's totally committed
To major independence
But she's a lady through and through
She gives them quite a battle
All that they can handle
She'll bruise some
She'll hurt some too
But oh they love to watch her strut
Oh they do respect her but
They love to watch her strut

Sometimes they'll want to leave her
Just give up and leave her
But they would never play that scene
In spite of all her talking
Once she starts in walking
The lady will be all they ever dreamed
Oh they'll love to watch her strut
Oh they'll kill to make the cut
They love to watch her strut

Yeah love to watch her strut
Watch her strut

Beautiful Loser Lyrics – Bob Seger

He wants to dream like a young man
With the wisdom of an old man
He wants his home and security
He wants to live like a sailor at sea

Beautiful loser
Where you gonna fall?
When you realize, you just can't have it all

He's your oldest and your best friend
If you need him, he'll be there again
He's always willing to be second-best
A perfect lodger, a perfect guest

Beautiful loser
Read it on the wall
And realize
You just can't have it all

You just can't have it all
You just can't have it all
Ohh, ohh, can't have it all

You can try, you can try, but you can't have it all
oh yeah

He'll never make any enemies, enemies, no
He won't complain if he's caught in a freeze
He'll always ask, he'll always say please

Beautiful loser
Never take it all
'Cause it's easier
And faster when you fall

You just don't need it all
You just don't need it all
You just don't need it all
Just don't need it all

Sunspot Baby Lyrics – Bob Seger

She packed up her bags and she took off down the road
Left me here stranded with the bills she owed
She gave me a false address
Took off with my American Express
Sunspot Baby
She sure had me way outguessed

She left me here stranded like a dog out in the yard
Charged up a fortune on my credit card
She used my address and my name
Man that was sure unkind
Sunspot Baby
She sure has a real good time

I looked in Miami
I looked in Negril
The closest I came was a month old bill
I checked the Bahamas and they said she was gone
I can't understand why she did me so wrong

But she packed up her bags
And she took off down the road
Said she was going to visit sister Flo
She used my address and my name
And man that was sure unkind
Sunspot Baby
I'm gonna catch up sometime
Sure had a real good time

Katmandu Lyrics – Bob Seger

I think I'm goin' to Katmandu,
I think it's really where I'm going to
Hey if I ever get out of here
That's what I'm gonna do

[Chorus:]
Kkkkkk,Katmandu
I think it's really where I'm going to
Hey if I ever get out of here
I'm goin to Katmandu

I got no kick against the west coast,
Warner Brothers are such good hosts
I raise my whiskey glass, give 'em a toast,
I'm sure they know it's true

I got no rap against southern states,
Every time that I've been there it's been great
But now I'm leavin' and I can't be late,
And to myself be true

That's where I'm goin to Katmandu
Up to the mountains where I'm going to

[Chorus]

I ain't got nothin' against the east coast,
you want some people well they got the most
New York City's like a friendly old ghost,
You seem to cruise right through

I know I'm gonna miss the USA,
I guess I'll miss it every single day
But no one loves me here anyway,
I know my plane is due

The one that's goin to Katmandu

[Chorus]

Shame On The Moon Lyrics – Bob Seger

Until you've been beside a man
You don't know what he wants
You don't know if he cries at night
You don't know if he don't
When nothin comes easy
Old nightmares are real
Until you' ve been beside a man
You don't know how he feels

Once inside a woman's heart
A man must keep his head
Heaven opens up the door
Where angels fear to tread
Some men go crazy
Some men go slow
Some men go just where they want
Some men never go

Oh blame it on midnight
Ooh shame on the moon

Everywhere it's all around
Comfort in a crowd
Strangers faces all around
Laughin right out loud
Hey watch where your goin
Step light on old toes
Cause until you've been beside a man
You don't know who he knows

Oh blame it on midnight
Ooh shame on the moon
Oh blame it on midnight
Ooh shame on the moon

Fire Lake Lyrics – Bob Seger

Who's gonna ride that chrome three wheeler
Who's gonna make that first mistake
Who wants to wear those gypsy leathers
All the way to Fire Lake
Who wants to break the news about Uncle Joe
You remember Uncle Joe
He was the one afraid to cut the cake
Who wants to tell poor Aunt Sarah
Joe's run off to Fire Lake
Joe's run off to Fire Lake

Who wants to brave those bronze beauties
Lying in the sun
With their long soft hair falling
Flying as they run
Oh they smile so shy
And they flirt so well
And they lay you down so fast
Till you look straight up and say
Oh lord
Am I really here at lost

Who wants to play those eights and aces
Who wants a raise
Who needs a stake
Who wants to take that long shot gamble
And head out to Fire Lake
Head out
Who wants to go to Fire Lake
And head out
Who wants to go to Fire Lake
Head out
Out to Fire Lake
Who's gonna do it

Tryin' To Live My Life Without You Lyrics – Bob Seger

I used to smoke five packs of cigarettes a day
It was the hardest thing to put them away
I drank four or five bottles of wine
I kept a glass in my hand all the time

Breakin' those habits
Was hard to do
But nothin' compared to the changes
That you put me through

Tryin' to live my life without you babe
It's the hardest thing I'll ever do
Tryin' to forget the love we once shared
It was the hardest burden I'll ever bear

I had the worst reputation in town
For chasing all the women around
I thought changin' my way of living was hard to do
But it's nothin' compared to the changes that you put me through

I've done everything I tried to do
But it's gonna take a miracle to get me over you

Tryin' to live my life without you babe
It's the hardest thing I'll ever do
Tryin' to forget the love we once shared
It's the hardest burden I'll ever bear

Shakedown Lyrics – Bob Seger (From the motion picture "Beverly Hills Cop 2")

No matter what you think you've done
You'll find it's not enough
No matter what you think you know
You won't get through
It's a given, L.A. law Someone's faster on the draw
No matter where you hide
I'm comin' after you
Now matter how the race is won
It always ends the same
Another room without a view
Awaits downtown

You can shake me for a while
Live it up in style
No matter what you do
I'm comin' after you

Shakedown, breakdown, takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded light
Breakdown, takedown, your busted

Let down, your guard, honey
Just about the time you think that it's alright

Breakdown, takedown, your busted
This is a town where everyone
Is reaching for the top
This is a place where sceond best will never do
It's O.K. to want to shine
But once you step across that line
No matter where you hide
I'm comin after you

Shakedown, breakdown, takedown
Everybody wants into the crowded light
Breakdown, takedown, your busted
Shakedown, beakdown, honey
Just about the time you think that it's alright
Breakdown, takedown, your busted

Manhattan Lyrics – Bob Seger

Shakey Davey's got a twelve gauge in his hand
It's sawed off to the limit
He's got a vague plan
There's this liquor store on Madison
There's another one down on Washington square
He's pretty sure no one's ever seen him
Down around there

The first one's birdshot the next four are double aught buck
The last one's a slug just for good luck
He's got his works in his pocket
He wants to score as soon as he's done
He can't wait to get straight to get long gone

He puts on his long coat scribbles off a short note
Sits himself down and waits for the sun to go down

It's right around midnight and there's still too damn many people on this street
He's walked all the way from Battery Park he's got sweaty hands and burnin' feet
He's desperate for a fix
His body's screamin' "Get me high"
He bursts through the door and lets one fly

Sunrise in the park and Davey's cold as stone
He got some bad merchandise and he was all alone
Two more unsolved mysteries a iot of paper pushed around
Most folks are just wakin' up in this great big town

New Coat Of Paint Lyrics – Bob Seger (originally by Tom Waits)

Let's put a New Coat of Paint
On this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, set 'em up we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress babe, I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

All our scribbled love dreams
Lost or thrown away
Never miss the shuffle on an overflowin' day
When love needs a transfusion
Shoot it full of wine
Fishin' for a good time
Starts with throwin' in your line

Let's put a New Coat of Paint
On this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, set 'em up we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress babe, I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

Chances Are Lyrics – Bob Seger (with Martina McBride, from the motion picture "Hope Floats")

Chances are you'll find me
Somewhere on the road tonight
Seems I always end up drivin' by
Ever since I've known you
It just seems you're on my way
All the rules of logic don't apply
I long to see you in the night
Be with you till morning light

I remember clearly
How you looked the night we met
I recall your laughter and your smile
I remember how you made me
Feel so at ease
I remember your grace, your style

And now your all I long to see
You've come to mean so much to me
Chances are I'll see you
Somewhere in my dreams tonight
You'll be smilin' like the night we met
Chances are I'll hold you
And I'll offer all I have
You're the only one I can't forget
Baby your the best I've ever met
And I'll be dreamin' of the future
And hopin' you'll be by my side
And in the morning I'll be longing
For the night
For the night

Chances are I'll see you
Somewhere in my dreams tonight
You'll be smilin' like the night we met
Chances are I'll hold you
And I'll offer all I have
You're the only one I can't forget
Baby your the best I've ever met

Rock And Roll Never Forgets Lyrics – Bob Seger

So you're a little bit older and a lot less bolder
Than you used to be
So you used to shake 'em down
But now you stop and think about your dignity
So now sweet sixteens turned thirty-one
You get to feelin' weary when the work days done
Well all you got to do is get up and into your kicks
If you're in a fix
Come back baby
Rock and roll never forgets
You better get yourself a partner
Go down to the concert or the local bar
Check the local newspapers
Chances are you won't have to go too far
Yeah the rafters will be ringing cause the beat's so strong
The crowd will be swaying and singing along
And all you got to do is get in into the mix
If you need a fix
Come back baby
Rock and roll never forgets
Oh the bands still playing it loud and lean
Listen to the guitar player making it scream
All you got to do is just make that scene tonight
Heh tonight

Well now sweet sixteens turned thirty-one
Feel a little tired feeling under the gun
Well all Chuck's children are out there playing his licks
Get into your kicks
Come back baby
Rock 'n Roll never forgets
Said you can come back baby
Rock 'n Roll never forgets

Satisfied Lyrics – Bob Seger

I need some wisdom
I need some truth
I need some beauty
I need some proof

And in the meantime
I need a place to hide
If I had you babe I'd be satisfied

Went to the ocean
stood in the surf
I felt the water
I felt the earth
I head the angels
They couldnt be denied
If I had you babe
I'd be satisfied

Who's gonna beleive me
I'm a broken down dog
But I can still snarl with the best
The train is leavin
We can catch it if we run
We can leave it all behind
This utter emptiness

You are the reason
That I was born
You are the answer
I'm lookin for
All of the others
Just stood around and lied
If I had you babe
I'd be satisfied

Ooooh yeah
awwwh yeah
Awwwh

Tomorrow Lyrics – Bob Seger

They say the sun
Is gonna grow someday
It's gonna get a real close
And burn us all up
No more traffic in the street
No more road rage
No more pretending
Things are real tough

I cant promise you tomorrow
No one has the right to lie
You can beg and steal and borrow
It won't save you from the sky

Let me see a show of hands
Tell me the truth now
What happens if
Nuetrinos have mass
I can't tell you about tomorrow
I'm as lost as yesterday
In between your joy and sorrow
I suggest you have your say
Here's to the little things
The sports section
The weather chanel
A good battery

album: "It's A Mystery" (1995)

Rite Of Passage Lyrics – Bob Seger

It's the age of reason for the anarchist
It's a change of venue for the lobbyist
It's a dream of justice buried in the grist

It's a secret briefing based on need to know
It's a condescending rationale from command control
Feel the sense of wonder at the overthrow

It's a rite of passage through a hurricane
Through a rolling thunder through a screaming rain
Hear the shriek of Abel hear the cry of Cain

And Abraham will take his son
Five billion years from now the cruelty will be done

Make a destination
Of the greater truth
Make 'em hang their heads and eat their words
When you find the proof
This is all you're given
It's your only move

It's a rite of passage for the everyman
To a higher ground
To a brighter light
To a promised land
You can feel the power
Of the master's hand

It's a rite of passage

Lock And Load Lyrics – Bob Seger

Well I wish I had a nickel
For every time I fell and blamed somebody else
I'd give a ton of money to the ones I've hurt
And I'd still be sittin' pretty well
I've spent years losin' touch of what's right and what's real
Caught up in these missions of my own
And you're tellin' me you think I've done so damn well
While we're sittin' here a thousand miles from home
There's a hole in your wisdom, a hole in your sky
Two holes in your head where the light's supposed to get by

Time to lock and load
Time to get control
Time to search the soul
And start again

So many times I've seen chances disappear
I hesitate and watch them slip away
Like the time I fail to spend with the ones I love
And it's gone as sure as yesterday
All these users and fakers, big time takers
Manipulating everyone they see
I get caught up in their schemes and their useless dreams
And the only one I have to blame is me
I get turned `round and twisted, pulled left and right
I can see where I'm goin', but I can't see the light

Time to lock and load
Come in from the cold
Take a different road
And start again

I can sit here, in the back half of my life
And wonder when the other shoe will fall
Or I can stand up, point myself home
And see if I've learned anything at all
Anything at all

Mediocrity is easy, the good things take time
The great need commitment, right down the line

Time to lock and load
Come in from the cold
Pay these debts I owe
And start again

I've been down this road
I've seen things get old
Time to get control
And start it all again

Time to lock and load
Time to get control
Time to search the soul
And start again

I've been down this road
I've seen things get old
Stand up, get bold
And start it all again

Time to lock and load

By The River Lyrics – Bob Seger

I was walkin' by the river
I held my hand out to feel the rain

Just a light rain
Almost a sun shower
Makin'all things shine again

And I felt like I belonged
I felt so strong
As I walked on

There was rhythm
And there was order
There was a balance
There was a flow

There was patience
Indulgence
There was a power
I could not know

And I felt it all made sense
The innocence
The permanence

I took my young son to the river
I held his hand out to feel the rain

Manhattan Lyrics – Bob Seger

Shakey Davey's got a twelve gauge in his hand
It's sawed off to the limit
He's got a vague plan
There's this liquor store on Madison
There's another one down on Washington square
He's pretty sure no one's ever seen him
Down around there

The first one's birdshot the next four are double aught buck
The last one's a slug just for good luck
He's got his works in his pocket
He wants to score as soon as he's done
He can't wait to get straight to get long gone

He puts on his long coat scribbles off a short note
Sits himself down and waits for the sun to go down

It's right around midnight and there's still too damn many people on this street
He's walked all the way from Battery Park he's got sweaty hands and burnin' feet
He's desperate for a fix
His body's screamin' "Get me high"
He bursts through the door and lets one fly

Sunrise in the park and Davey's cold as stone
He got some bad merchandise and he was all alone
Two more unsolved mysteries a iot of paper pushed around
Most folks are just wakin' up in this great big town

I Wonder Lyrics – Bob Seger

My old friend Sirius is riding high tonight
Shinin' down so bright on the harbor lights
I wonder I wonder

Who are these strangers on the street
Seekin' out the heat with their eyes cast down millin' around
I wonder I wonder
I wonder sometimes I wonder

There's a last boat comin' in ghosting on the wind
The moon across the bay lighting his way
I wonder It makes me wonder

What's it like out there tonight far from the city lights
Are your dreams the same
I wonder it makes me wonder
I wonder it makes me wonder

It's A Mystery Lyrics – Bob Seger

It's A Mystery
How the heart beats
How the sun shines
How our eyes meet

It's A Mystery
lt's a wonder
How we keep from
Sinking under

It's A Mystery

All the nonsense
Set before us
Supposed to shock us
But it bores us

All the ennui
All the replays
All the rewrites
All the "can't says"

It's A Mystery

Electron guns fire images
They end in interstellar space
Within the year

And through it all
We dance and starve and
Burn and clear

It's A Mystery
How they con us
How they sneak til
They're upon us

All the anchors
With their helmets
Getting ratings
With their zealots

All the pundits
All the salesmen
Setting snake oil
To the nation

All the specials
Every rerun
All the penguins
Getting well-done

It's A Mystery

It's A Mystery
How the heart beats
How the sun shines
How our eyes meet

It's A Mystery
It's a wonder
How we ever
Find each other

It's A Mystery

Revisionism Street Lyrics – Bob Seger

I saw them standing on a corner
Bathed in ordinary light
They turned away and started walkin'
And faded off into the night
Some years ago they were in fashion
Tonight they couldn't get a seat
They've got themselves a brand new history
From Revisionism Street
Written on Revisionism Street

The years of sacrifice and struggle
The arc of stardom's natural course
The inevitable decline
The wolves waiting at the door
"Let's dig up something really nasty"
"Let's get some clay around their feet"
"No ones memory is sacred 'round here
On Revisionism Street"

"We'll never be in the arena"
"Hey, we'll never have to compete"
"We'll never write a classic novel"
"And we'll never have to be discreet!"

Alfred Hitchcock, Isaac Newton
Elvis Presley, Captain Bligh
They're heroic or pathetic
Depending on which book you buy
Charles Dickens, Jackie Gleason
Burn 'em all, turn up the heat
If there's no truth, use innuendo
this is Revisionism Street

"Let's find ourselves some old acquaintance"
"Let's see what they have to say"
"Some disgruntled ex-employee"
"Presto! Payday!"

A tree falls in the forest
A million copies go to print
Some parasitic little feeder
Sits back and makes a mint
Somewhere a baby's softly sleeping
lt's innocence complete
Unaware they're workin' late tonight
On Revisionism Street

Golden Boy Lyrics – Bob Seger

Golden boy
Take your place
Among the stars

Light your fire
Cast your glow
Near and far

Mother's eyes
Warm you when you sleep

There's a tree
By a brook
In the glade

There's a wave
Off a cape
making way

Galaxies
Rush away from you

I'll be there
In the wind
In your sails

Through the clouds
Through the fog
Through the gates

I'll be there
Golden boy for you

I Can't Save You Angelene Lyrics – Bob Seger

I was a rolling stone
But now I've come back home
I've given up that trail
I feel no need to fail
So take your midnight runs
I'm hangin' up the guns
I can't save you Angelene

This endless party scene
This weekend warriors dream
It's gotten stale for me
It doesn't set me free
You want a kindred soul
Someone to say let's go
I can't save you Angelene

You may find yourself out somewhere babe
Talkin' loud tellin' ties
Temptation's gonna get you girl
No surprise no surprise

I wanna get from here
I wanna get myself clear
I want the warm sun over me
Enter a guilty plea
Ah babe just walk away from me
I can't save you Angelene

16 Shells From A 30-6 Lyrics – Bob Seger (originally by Tom Waits)

Plugged 16 shells from a thirty-aught-six
And the black crow flew through
A hole in the sky
And I spent all my buttons on an old pack mule
And I made me a ladder ftom a pawn shop marimba
And I leaned it up against a dandelion tree
Leaned it up against a dandelion tree
Leaned it up against a dandelion tree

Well I cooked them feathers on the iron spit
And I filled me a sachel full of old pig corn
And I beat me a Billy from an old french horn
And kicked that mule to the top of the tree
Kicked that mule to the top of the tree
Blew me a hole 'bout the size of a kickdrum
And I cut me a switch from a long branch elbow

I'm gonna whittle you into kindlin'
Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-aught-six
Whittle you into kindlin'
Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-aught-six

Well I slept in the hotter of a dry creek bed
And I tore out the buckets from a red corvette
Tore out the buckets from a red corvette
Lionel, Dave and the butcher made three

You got to meet me by the knuckles of the skinny bone tree
With the strings of a washburn
Stretched like a clothesline
You know me and that mule scrambled right through the hole
Me and that mule scrambled right through the hole

I'm gonna whittle you into kindlin'
Black crow 16 shells ftom a thirty-aught-six
Whittle you into kindlin'
Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-aught-six

Now I hold him prisoner in a washburn jail
And I strapped it on the back of my old kick mule
Strapped it on the back of my old kick mule
Bang on the strings just to drive him crazy
And I strum it toud just to rattle his cage
Strum it loud just to rattle his cage
Strum it loud just to rattle his cage
Strum it loud just to rattle his cage

I'm gonna whittle you into kindlin'
Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-aught-six
Whittle you into kindlin'
Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-aught-six

West Of The Moon Lyrics – Bob Seger

Out on those trails
Out 'neath that sky
Rivers of old
Still rushing by

Eagles still soar
White mountains loom
Down in those valleys
West of the Moon

West of the stars
Far from the chase
Far from the crowds
Far from the pace

Horses run free
Winter comes soon
Out by those mountains
West of the Moon

And everywhere
Everywhere
Wild things are free
Free in the wind and the sun

Everywhere
Everywhere
As it should be
Left on their own while they run

Out by those mountains
West of the Moon

Hands In The Air Lyrics – Bob Seger

I've seen two time losers running everywhere
Shouting and screamin', "I was never there!"
With their hands in the air
Hands in the air

I've seen bad news messengers avoiding kings
Cheating spouses twisting their rings
With their hands in the air
Oooh, got their hands in the air
As guilty as the wind out on the sea
Affecting who we are and who we'll be

There's a desperation, a real despair
Even the good people are starting to declare
I've got my hands in the air
Ah my hands are in the air

They're surrendering, they're giving in
They'll do anything not to go through this again
They've got their hands in the air
Ooh, their hands in the air

And they're sinking in the quicksand like a stone
Broken to the marrow of the bone, oh

The dealers are dividing up their tips
The gamblers, they're all cashin' in their chips

There's a man in the middle of a parking lot
Wondering which way he should go
There's a star on the horizon
Sinking low, low

All you death wish addicts, you corrupters of truth
You killers of the spirit, you marauders of youth
Get your hands in the air
I want to see your hands in the air

If you're selling these lies, these impossible dreams
You can keep on washin' but you'll never get clean
Get your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air

"Greatest Hits" (1994)

Roll Me Away Lyrics – Bob Seger

Took a look down a westbound road,
right away I made my choice
Headed out to my big two-wheeler,
I was tired of my own voice
Took a bead on the northern plains
and just rolled that power on

Twelve hours out of Mackinaw City
stopped in a bar to have a brew
Met a girl and we had a few drinks
and I told her what I'd decided to do
She looked out the window a long long moment
then she looked into my eyes
She didn't have to say a thing,
I knew what she was thinkin'

Roll, roll me away,
won't you roll me away tonight
I too am lost, I feel double-crossed
and I'm sick of what's wrong and what's right
We never even said a word,
we just walked out and got on that bike
And we rolled
And we rolled clean out of sight

We rolled across the high plains
Deep into the mountains
Felt so good to me
Finally feelin' free

Somewhere along a high road
The air began to turn cold
She said she missed her home
I headed on alone

Stood alone on a mountain top,
starin' out at the Great Divide
I could go east, I could go west,
it was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin'
and my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin'

Roll, roll me away,
I'm gonna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin',
keep searchin' till I find what's right
And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
Next time
We'll get it right

Night Moves Lyrics – Bob Seger

I was a little too tall
Could've used a few pounds
Tight pants points hardly reknown
She was a black-haired beauty with big dark eyes
And points all her own sitting way up high
Way up firm and high

Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
Out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy
Workin' on mysteries without any clues
Workin' on our night moves
Tryin' to make some front page drive-in news
Workin' on our night moves
In the summertime
In the sweet summertime

We weren't in love, oh no, far from it
We weren't searchin' for some pie in the sky summit
We were just young and restless and bored
Livin' by the sword
And we'd steal away every chance we could
To the backroom, to the alley or the trusty woods
I used her, she used me
But neither one cared
We were gettin' our share
Workin' on our night moves
Tryin' to lose the awkward teenage blues
Workin' on our night moves
And it was summertime

And oh the wonder
We felt the lightning
And we waited on the thunder
Waited on the thunder

I awoke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

Turn The Page Lyrics – Bob Seger

On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin' out it's one note song
You can think about the woman, or the girl you knew the night before
But your thoughts will soon be wandering, the way they always do
When you're riding sixteen hours and there's nothing there to do
And you don't feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Well you walk into a restaurant all strung out from the road
And you feel the eyes upon you as you're shaking off the cold
You pretend it doesn't bother you, but you just want to explode

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can
All the same old cliche's, is it woman is it man?
You always seem outnumbered, so you don't dare make a stand

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Out there in the spotlight you're a million miles away
Every ounce of energy, you try to give away
As the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play

Later in the evening as you lie awake in bed
With the echoes from the amplifiers ringin' in your head
You smoke the days last cigarette, remembering what she said

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage yeah
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, there I go

You'll Accomp'ny Me Lyrics – Bob Seger

A gypsy wind is blowing warm tonight
The sky is starlit and the time is right
And still you're tellin' me you have to go
Before you leave there's something you should know
Yeah something you should know babe

I've seen you smiling in the summer sun
I've seen your long hair flying when you run
I've rnade my mind up that it's meant to be
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me

Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Out where the rivers meet the sounding sea
You're high above me now, you're wild and free ah but
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me

Some people say that love's a losin' game
You start with fire but you lose the flame
The ashes smolder but the warmth's soon gone
You end up cold and lonely on your own

I'll take my chances babe I'II risk it all
I'll winyour love or I'II take the fall
I've made my mind up girl it's meant to be
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me

It's written down some where, it's not to be
You're high above me flyin' wild and free
Oh but someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me

Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Out where the rivers meetthe sounding sea
I feel it in my soul, it's meant to be
Oh someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Somedaylady you'll accomp'ny me

Hollywood Nights Lyrics – Bob Seger

She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast
He was a midwestern boy on his own
She looked at him with those soft eyes,
so innocent and blue
He knew right then he was too far from home He was too far from home

She took his hand and she led him along that golden beach
They watched the waves tumble over the sand
They drove for miles and miles
up those twisting turning roads
Higher and higher and higher they climbed

And those Hollywood nights
In those Hollywood hills
She was looking so right
In her diamonds and frills
All those big city nights
In those high rolling hills
Above all the lights
She had all of the skills

He'd headed west 'cause he felt that a change
would do him good
See some old friends, good for the soul
She had been born with a face that would her
get her way
He saw that face and he lost all control
He had lost all control

Night after night, day after day, it went on and on
Then came that morning he woke up alone
He spent all night staring down at the lights of LA
Wondering if he could ever go home

And those Hollywood nights
In those Hollywood hills
It was looking so right
It was giving him chills
In those big city nights
In those high rolling hills
Above all the lights
With a passion that kills

In those Hollywood nights
In those Hollywood hills
She was looking so right
In her diamonds and frills
All those big city nights
In those high rolling hills
Above all the lights
She had all of the skills

Still The Same Lyrics – Bob Seger

You always won, everytime you placed a bet
You're still damn good, no one's gotten to you yet
Everytime they were sure they had you caught
You were quicker than they thought
You'd just turn your back and walk
You always said, the cards would never do you wrong
The trick you said was never piay the game too long
A gambler's share, the only risk that you would take
The only loss you could forsake
The only bluff you couldn't fake

And you're still the same
I caught up with you yesterday
Moving game to game
No one standing in your way
Turning on the charm
Long enough to get you by
You're still the same
You still aim high

There you stood, everybody watched you play
I just turned and walked away
I had nothing left to say

'Cause you're still the same
You're still the same
Moving game to game
Some thlngs never change
You're still the same

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Old Time Rock And Roll Lyrics – Bob Seger

Just take those old records off the shelf
I'll sit and listen to 'em by myself
Today's music aln 't got the same soul
I like that old time rock 'n' roll
Don't try to take me to a disco
You'll never even get me out on the
In ten minutes I'll be late for the door
I like that old time rock'n' roll

Still like that old time rock'n' roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock 'n' roll
Won't go to hear them play a tango
I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There's only sure way to get me to go
Start playing old time rock 'n' roll
Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill
Today' music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock 'n' roll

Still like that old time rock'n' roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock 'n' roll

We've Got Tonight Lyrics – Bob Seger

I know it's late, I know you're weary
I know your plans don't include me
Still here we are, both of us lonely
Longing for shelter from all that we see
Why should we worry, no one will care girl
Look at the stars so far away
We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
We've got tonight babe
Why don' you stay?

Deep in my soul, I've been so lonely
All of my hopes, fading away
I've longed for love, like everyone else does
I know I'll keep searching, even after today
So there it is girl, I've said it all now
And here we are babe, what do you say?
We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
We've got tonight babe
Why don't you stay?

I know it's late, I know you're weary
I know your plans don't include me
Still here we are, both of us lonely
Both of us lonely

We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
Let's make it ast, let's find a way
Turn out the light, come take my hand now
We've got tonight babe
Why don't you stay?
Why don't you stay?

Against The Wind Lyrics – Bob Seger

It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely, she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playlng low
And the secrets that we shared
The mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
Till there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove

And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

Against the wind
We were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin'
against the wind

And the years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded bv stranners I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searchin'
Searching for shelter again and again
Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind

Well those drifters days are past me now
I've got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out

Against the wind
I'm still runnin' against the wind
Well I'm older now and still
Against the wind

Mainstreet Lyrics – Bob Seger

I remember standing on the corner at midnight
Trying to get my courage up
There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown
I loved to watch her do her stuff
Through the long lonely nights she filled my sleep
Her body softly swaying to that smoky beat
Down on Mainstreet

In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers
I used to watch 'em through the glass
Well I'd stand outside at closing time
Just to watch her walk on past
Unlike all the other ladies, she looked so young and sweet
As she made her way alone down that empty street
Down on Mainstreet

And sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat
I drift back in time and I find my feet
Down on Mainstreet
Down on Mainstreet

The Fire Inside Lyrics – Bob Seger

There's a hard moon risin' on the streets tonight
There's a reckless feeling in your heart as you head out tonight
Through the concrete canyons to the midtown light
Where the latest neon promises are burning bright

Past the open windows on the darker streets
Where unseen angry voices flash and children cry
Past the phony posers with their worn out lines
The tired new money dressed to the nines
The low life dealers with their bad designs
And the dilettantes with their open minds

You're out on the town, safe in the crowd
Ready to go for the ride
Searching the eyes, looking for clues
There's no way you can hide
The fire inside

Well you've been to the clubs and the discotheques
Where they deal one another from the bottom of a deck of promises
Where the cautious loners and emotional wrecks
Do an acting stretch as a way to hide the obvious
And the lights go down and they dance real close
And for one brief instant they pretend they're safe and warm

Then the beat gets louder and the mood is gone
The darkness scatters as the lights flash on
They hold one another just a little too long
And they move apart and then move on

On to the street, on to the next
Safe in the knowledge that they tried
Faking the smile, hiding the pain
Never satisfied
The fire inside
Fire inside

Now the hour is late and he thinks you're asleep
You listen to him dress and you listen to him leave
like you knew he would
You hear his car pull away in the street
Then you move to the door and you lock it when
he's gone for good

Then you walk to the window and stare at the moon
Riding high and lonesome through a starlit sky
And it comes to you how it all slips away
Youth and beauty are gone one day
No matter what you dream or feel or say
It ends in dust and disarray

Like wind on the plains, sand through the glass
Waves rolling in with the tide
Dreams die hard and we watch them erode
But we cannot be denied
The fire inside

Like A Rock Lyrics – Bob Seger

Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong
Like a rock

I was eighteen
Didn't have a care
Working for peanuts
Not a dime to spare
But I was lean and
Solid everywhere
Like a rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light
And I held firmly
To what I felt was right
Like a rock

Like a rock, I was strong as I could be
Like a rock, nothin' ever got to me
Like a rock, I was something to see
Like a rock

And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dreams

Twenty years now
Where'd they go?
twenty years
I don't know
sit and I wonder sometimes
Where they've gone

And sometimes late at night
When I'm bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
And I recall
recall

Like a rock. standin' arrow straight
Like a rock, chargin' from the gate
Like a rock, carryin' the weight
Like a rock

Lihe a rock, the sun upon my skin
Like a rock, hard against the wind
Like a rock, I see myself again
Like a rock

C'est La Vie Lyrics – Bob Seger

It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished 'em well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madam have rung the chapel bell
C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They finished off an apartment with a two-room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was jammed with TV dinners and ginger ale
And when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well
C'est la vie say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono, boy did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records, all blues, rock, rhythm, and jazz
But when the sun went down, the volume went down as well
C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They bought a souped-up jitney, it was a cherry red '53
And drove it down to New Orleans to celebrate their anniversary
It was there where Pierre was wedded to the lovely mademoiselle
C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They had a teenage wedding and the old folks wished 'em well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madam have rung the chapel bell

In Your Time Lyrics – Bob Seger

In your time
The innocence will fall away
In your time
The mission bells will toll
All along
The corridors and river beds
There'll be sign
In your time

Towering waves
Will crash across your southern capes
Massive storms
Will reach your eastern shores
Fields of green

Will tumble through your summer days
By design
In your time

Feel the wind
And set yourself the bolder course
Keep your heart
As open as a shrine
You'll sail the perfect line

And after all
The dead ends and the lessons learned
After all
The stars have turned to stone
There'll be peace
Across the great unbroken void
All benign
In your time
You'll be fine
In your time

"The Fire Inside" (1991)

Take A Chance Lyrics – Bob Seger

You Take A Chance on an airplane
You Take A Chance when you cross the street
You Take A Chance when you love somebody
When you're standing near the heat

You Take A Chance when you're honest
You Take A Chance when you tell lies
You Take A Chance when you trust somebody
When you look 'em in the eyes

Take A Chance on me
Take A Chance on me
I'm exactly what you see honey
Take A Chance on me

You Take A Chance when you're indecisive
You Take A Chance when you're aloof
You Take A Chance when you judge somebody
When you've really got no proof

You Take A Chance when you refuse to hear
You Take A Chance when you're unkind
You Take A Chance when you refuse to grow up baby
You end up left behind

Take A Chance on me
Take A Chance on me
I'm exactly what you see honey
Take A Chance on me

You Take A Chance when you're ruthless
You Take A Chance when you're cruel
You Take A Chance when you make a vow babe
To be nobody's fool

You Take A Chance when you're distant
You Take A Chance when you live inside
You Take A Chance when someone loves you
And you leave them with no pride

Take A Chance on me
Take A Chance on me
I'm exactly what you see honey
Take A Chance on me

Oh Take A Chance on me
Take A Chance on me
I'm exactly what you see honey
Take A Chance on me

The Real Love Lyrics – Bob Seger

I think I've found The Real Love
Genuine and true
I think it's really come my way today babe
I think it's really you

I remember moments looking in your eyes
Could have sworn I saw the spark of love babe
Flickering inside

I've been around this track
And the only thing I lack
Is The Real Love

Every time I see you, every time we touch
I can feel the way you feel for me babe
And it means so much

And every time you look at me
It's just the way it all should be
In The Real Love

Oh darlin' darlin' darlin'
Stay with me stay
I long to see you in the morning sun
Everyday Everyday

So until that moment
When I take your hand
I'm gonna try to do my very best babe
To prove that I'm your man

I'm gonna do my very best
I'm not gonna rest
Until we've got The Real Love

Real Love
Until we've got The Real Love

Sightseeing Lyrics – Bob Seger

It was a curious sight to me
A castle older than a redwood tree
Once lived in by royalty
Who taxed and raped the land

Mostly now it was stone and dust
Long damp halls and smells of must
Faded walls and ancient rust
Built on shifting sand
And I wanted I wanted I wanted
To smash that sucker down

It was a marvelous sight to see
A redhead workin' in a brasserie
Five foot nine built to a tee
Eyes so blue and bright
All the drunks were just circling round
I drank water and held my ground
Later on we did the town
And we caught every sight

Cause I wanted I wanted I wanted
To follow her down
Sightseein' freein' my soul
Sightseein' leavin' my soul

It was a magical sight to me
And Yves Tanguy in a gallery
The 30's looking back at me
As if he really knew
I marveled at the artistry
Predating or technology
The vision there for all to see
Bold and strong and true

And I wanted I wanted I wanted
To take that painting home
I wanted I wanted
I wanted to take that vision home

Real At The Time Lyrics – Bob Seger

I still remember how I fell for you
There wasn't one thing I would not do
I still recall the love in your eyes
Blue like the sky on a clear sunrise
And it was Real At The Time
Real At The Time
I was yours you were mine
It was Real At The Time

You were a lioness tall and lean
You were the best thing I'd ever seen
I heard a loneliness in your voice
I charged ahead I had no choice
Cause it felt Real At The Time
Real At The Time
Like a mountain you climb
It felt Real At The Time

And babe you meant so much to me
I never will forget your face
I never will forget those nights
Those nights
Those nights

Lost in the pettiness and the fights
Lost in the battle for bragging rights
We were a couple of kindred souls
Fighting for childish things like control

But it was Real At The Time
Real At The Time
Like the scene of a crime
It was Real At The Time
It was Real At The Time
I was yours you were mine
We got way out of line
But it was Real At The Time

Always In My Heart Lyrics – Bob Seger

I think of you and I together
I picture you and I as one
When we sit there in
The firelight baby
When we wake to the morning sun
And though you may leave me
We're never apart
You're Always In My Heart

When you're standing at the window
With the moonlight in your hair
And you turn and smile
My favorite smile
I just have to stop and stare
And babe when you hold me
I go off the chart
You're Always In My Heart

Stay with me stay
Stay with me babe forever
Be by my side
Lets spend our lives together

I picture you and I together
I think of you and I for years
And if you're ever lost or worries Baby
I'll be there to calm your fears
I think that I've loved you
Right from the start

Always In My Heart
Always In My Heart

The Fire Inside Lyrics – Bob Seger

There's a hard moon risin' on the streets tonight
There's a reckless feeling in your heart as you head out tonight
Through the concrete canyons to the midtown light
Where the latest neon promises are burning bright

Past the open windows on the darker streets
Where unseen angry voices flash and children cry
Past the phony posers with their worn out lines
The tired new money dressed to the nines
The low life dealers with their bad designs
And the dilettantes with their open minds

You're out on the town, safe in the crowd
Ready to go for the ride
Searching the eyes, looking for clues
There's no way you can hide
The fire inside

Well you've been to the clubs and the discotheques
Where they deal one another from the bottom of a deck of promises
Where the cautious loners and emotional wrecks
Do an acting stretch as a way to hide the obvious
And the lights go down and they dance real close
And for one brief instant they pretend they're safe and warm

Then the beat gets louder and the mood is gone
The darkness scatters as the lights flash on
They hold one another just a little too long
And they move apart and then move on

On to the street, on to the next
Safe in the knowledge that they tried
Faking the smile, hiding the pain
Never satisfied
The fire inside
Fire inside

Now the hour is late and he thinks you're asleep
You listen to him dress and you listen to him leave
like you knew he would
You hear his car pull away in the street
Then you move to the door and you lock it when
he's gone for good

Then you walk to the window and stare at the moon
Riding high and lonesome through a starlit sky
And it comes to you how it all slips away
Youth and beauty are gone one day
No matter what you dream or feel or say
It ends in dust and disarray

Like wind on the plains, sand through the glass
Waves rolling in with the tide
Dreams die hard and we watch them erode
But we cannot be denied
The fire inside

New Coat Of Paint Lyrics – Bob Seger (originally by Tom Waits)

Let's put a New Coat of Paint
On this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, set 'em up we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress babe, I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

All our scribbled love dreams
Lost or thrown away
Never miss the shuffle on an overflowin' day
When love needs a transfusion
Shoot it full of wine
Fishin' for a good time
Starts with throwin' in your line

Let's put a New Coat of Paint
On this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, set 'em up we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress babe, I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

Which Way Lyrics – Bob Seger

Which way you gonna go
To the left or to the right
Gonna go up gonna go down
I ain't got no clue tonight

Which way you gonna run
To the east or to the west
To the north to the south
Which way you like the best

You only do things Your Way
Baby Your Way
You only like things Your Way
Baby Your Way

Which Way You Gonna Turn
When you find it's all wrong
Which way you gonna turn
When it all comes out wrong

When you find you're not that strong
Oh baby baby
I hope you get along

The Mountain Lyrics – Bob Seger

The other side of The Mountain
Is where I want to be
It's a far piece over The Mountain
But I hope you'll go with me

I grew up as a dreamer
I found that dreams aren't free
Now I want you here with me

I've lived so long near the mountain
It's almost part of me
I want to have it behind me
It blocks out all I can see
It looms up dark and ancient
Its shadow over me
I want it behind me

All that time, all that precious time
It's gone from you and me
We're givin' up this scene
We're givin' up this scene

Now some will say that we're destined
Some will call it fate
Me I call it obsession
It's just like love and hate
We're prisoners of our passion
We all seem to find too late
I hope it's not too late
We're givin' up this scene
Ah babe we're givin' up this scene

We're gettin' out
We're givin' up this scene
You and me baby
Yeah we're givin' up this scene

The Long Way Home Lyrics – Bob Seger

Winners, losers and small time misusers
do what they must on their own
Lovers, dreamers and beautiful schemers
all take the long way home
some have their reasons
some lose their way
they all want so much to succeed
how do you tell them apart
the best of them leave with their hearts

Now that it's summer
I went to the river
the water was never too cold
always together through all kinds of weather
we took the long way home
she was the best
I ever knew
somehow she drifted away

Now that I'm older
the nights seems much colder
I spend too much time alone
sometimes in summer
I kept thinking of her
and I'll take the long way home
I'll still take the long way home

Blind Love Lyrics – Bob Seger (originally by Tom Waits)

Now you're gone
And it's hotels and whiskey and sad luck days
And I don't care if they miss me
I never remember their names

They say if you get far enough away
You'll be on your way back home
Well I'm at the station
And I can't get on the train

Must be Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
Oh Blind Love
Blind Love
Stone Blind Love
Stone Blind Love

Well the street's turning blue
The dogs are barking and the night has come
And it's tears that are falling
From these brown eyes now
And I wonder where you are
And I whisper your name
(I whisper your name)
And the only way to find you
Is if I close my eyes

And find you with my Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
Oh Blind Love
Blind Love
Stone Blind Love
Stone Blind Love

Oh it's Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
The only kind of love is stone Blind Love
Oh Blind Love
Blind Love
Stone Blind Love

She Can't Do Anything Wrong Lyrics – Bob Seger

Sixteen years and she lets 'em show
Little bitty queen dancin' on the floor
High heeled shoes keep her right on time
Body makes a little boy lose his mind
And she knows
She Can't Do Anything Wrong

Music's hot and the night is loud
Rhythm from the band burnin' through the crowd
Little sixteen she's goin' strong
She loves to rock and roll it all night long
And she knows
She Can't Do Anything Wrong

Every daddy's son wants a closer look
Every boy want to try to set his hook
She likes playin' numbers if it takes all night
If she goes home alone it'll be alright

Workin' hard tryin' to make it last
She's too young to even have a past
The only child of a mother who prayed
That her daughter wouldn't never turn out this way
And she knows
She Can't Do Anything Wrong

Every daddy's son wants a closer look
Every boy want to try to set his hook
She likes playin' numbers if it takes all night
If she goes home alone it'll be alright

Sixteen years and she lets 'em show
Little bitty queen dancin' on the floor
She knows She Can't Do Anything Wrong

"Like A Rock" (1986)

American Storm Lyrics – Bob Seger

Headin' out on some uncharted path
You soon turn back
It happens time and time again
You never seem to reach the end
Someone's out there on the street tonight
When things go wrong
He'll guarantee to make them right
If the price is right

Every time I look you're fallin' fallin'
Beaten by the wind
Every time I turn around he's there again

It's like a full force gale
An American storm
You're buried far beneath a mountain of cold
And you never get warm
It's like a wall of mirrors
You charge `em at full speed
You cover up - you hear the shattering glass
But you never bleed
You never feel the need

Everybody casts a certain light
A special gift
It's theirs to use for wrong or right
When you face the night
More and more we choose the easy way
We take no risks
We figure out which games to play
And how to make 'em pay

Suddenly the pressure's fallin' fallin'
Skies have all turned grey
Suddenly the storm is heading straight your way

It's like a full force gale
Atop a mountain of cold
You tell your story again and again
And it never gets old
It's like a wall of mirrors
You charge 'em at full speed
You cover up - you hear the shattering glass
But you never bleed
You face a full force gale
An American storm
You're buried beneath a mountain of cold
And you never get warm - no you never get warm
You face a wall of mirrors
You charge 'em at full speed
You cover up - you hear the shattering glass
But you never bleed
You never feel the need

Like A Rock Lyrics – Bob Seger

Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong
Like a rock

I was eighteen
Didn't have a care
Working for peanuts
Not a dime to spare
But I was lean and
Solid everywhere
Like a rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light
And I held firmly
To what I felt was right
Like a rock

Like a rock, I was strong as I could be
Like a rock, nothin' ever got to me
Like a rock, I was something to see
Like a rock

And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dreams

Twenty years now
Where'd they go?
twenty years
I don't know
sit and I wonder sometimes
Where they've gone

And sometimes late at night
When I'm bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
And I recall
recall

Like a rock. standin' arrow straight
Like a rock, chargin' from the gate
Like a rock, carryin' the weight
Like a rock

Lihe a rock, the sun upon my skin
Like a rock, hard against the wind
Like a rock, I see myself again
Like a rock

Miami Lyrics – Bob Seger

They saw the lights on the horizon
Out of the seas it came shinin'
The buildings so high
They seemed to touch the sky
Miami, Oh, Miami

They felt the warm breezes blowing
From off the strange new ocean
They reached the end safe
It was a new day
Miami, Oh, Miami

Oh, it must've seemed
Something from a dream
Shinin' through the night
All those city lights
Staring at the shore
Hungry, tired and worn
Could it really be
Were they really free

And so they came
A hundred thousand
To find a way of life
They could believe in
Far away from home
With nothing of their own
To Miami, Oh Miami

They saw the lights
Miami

The Ring Lyrics – Bob Seger

By the light of the moon
To a 50's tune
He pledged his love to her
A girl so rare
A girl so fair
The girl for him for sure
He could see himself getting up every mornin'
For the rest of his life
Just to look in those eyes so blue
It was all he ever wanted to do
She was all he'd ever need to see him through

They were still in their teens
When he gave her the ring
They were married late one May
And they moved into a little house
On the far end of town
Out by the big highway
And all through the days
And all through the nights
The cars and trucks rolled on by
And he slept through it all just fine
Every night he slept just fine

Sometimes she'd stare at the stars out the window
Sometimes she'd walk `neath the moon
Sometimes she'd sit there just watching him sleeping
Hoping the dawn would come soon

She'd done well in school
She'd followed the rules
And she'd always stood out from the rest
She'd go off to college
And work her way through
Then move to some city out west
She had it all planned
She'd have her career
She'd have all of the things that she'd always lacked

She'd wake up one morning all packed
And leave here and never look back

Most of her friends thought it soon would be over
Not many thought it would last
Most seemed to think they were all wrong for each other
And soon it would pass - soon it would pass

Now twenty years have gone
And her kids have moved on
And she's still on the far end of town
Her youngest - she's livin' somewhere in L.A.
And her oldest - he works on a nearby farm
Her husband comes home
And they talk over supper
He's usually the first to turn in
Another day comes to an end
Another day just ends

And sometimes in the wee hours when the traffic dies down
She'll hear the sound of some bird on the wing
And she'll look out the window and she'll look at his picture
But not at the ring - not at the ring
She never looks at the ring

Tightrope Lyrics – Bob Seger

Saw you walkin' on a backstreet honey
Tryin' to slip away
Did you find someone to take your money
And did it make your day
Take a lesson from someone who's been there
There are lots of roads that lead you nowhere

I can see it in your blank stare baby
Someone's done you in
Everybody hits the hard truth some time
It's your time again
So you're lonesome and the night's approachin'
Honey this is where the tough get goin'

Welcome to the tightrope
Between memory and pain
Welcome to the tightrope
Between the freedom and the chain
Welcome to the tightrope
Stretched high above the street
Welcome to the tightrope
It's right beneath your feet

Once you learn to balance truth and sorrow
You can worry about the rest tomorrow

Up there on the tightrope
Oh it's a tightrope
You're walkin' on a tightrope

The Aftermath Lyrics – Bob Seger

Dressed up to the nines
Dancin' three-quarter time
The champagne is on ice
No one's gonna guess
In your brand new dress
Girl, you sure look nice

Have a good time
Honey, don't look back
Stone in the middle of the aftermath

Don't wink, don't blink
Don't let `em think
His leavin's got you down
Stand straight, hang tough
When they bring it up
Baby hold your ground

If they pry, don't sigh
Pass it off with a laugh
It's all part of living through the aftermath

You can do it honey
Keep that smile so sunny
You can show them what they want to see
Yes, you can

It's a cold, hard scene
The singles thing
Losers everywhere
And it hurts to the bone
Headin' home alone
When someone used to be there

So you take a few falls
And you learn to bounce back
It's all part of living through the aftermath

Living through the aftermath
Baby, don't look back
It's the aftermath

Sometimes Lyrics – Bob Seger

Sometimes I move in chains
But I never feel the pain
I wish I could explain
Sometimes

Sometimes it goes so fast
I try to make some moment last
I watch it slippin' past
Sometimes

I get this infernal need
I'm losin' ground
Gotta make up speed
Right now
Something's there just out of reach
Something I'm not sure I need
Something I just can't let be
Touchin' something deep in me

Sometimes burnin' bright
In the dark heart of the night
I think I see a light
Sometimes

Sometimes I hear the sound
Of some night train leavin' town
I want to chase it down
Sometimes

I want to catch that train
I want to get on board
I want to ride away to some distant shore
Right now
I want to leave behind this hopeless maze
Of broken dreams and endless days
I want to wake up some place far away
I wanna wake up to a brand new day
Sometimes

Sometimes I move in chains
But I never feel the pain
I wish I could explain
Sometimes

Sometimes it goes so fast
I try to make some moment last
I watch it slippin' past
Sometimes

I watch it slippin' past
Sometimes

It's You Lyrics – Bob Seger

Just about the time I think I've had it
Everything I've planned has fallen through
Just about the time the whole thing's crumblin' in
And I can't hold back no matter what I do
And just about the time I feel like screamin'
And findin' me a wall to punch right through
I look up and I just can't help smilin'
It's you

You're the only reason I'm still here, girl
You're the only one who keeps me sane
Somethin' `bout the way you've learned to calm me down
And see me through the anger and the pain
And just about the time I'm standin' on the edge
And searchin' for a light to see me through
I look up and I can see it shinin'
It's you

I don't really claim to understand it
I just know the way you make me feel
No one has to tell me I'm a lucky man
No one has to tell me that it's real

And just about the time I think I've lost it
I'm lookin' for a hole to crawl into
I look up and I just can't believe it
It's you
It's you

I look up
And honey, it's you
Gettin' me through
Keepin' it new

Somewhere Tonight Lyrics – Bob Seger

Somewhere tonight
Someone's reachin' out to someone who's refusin'
Someone's tired of all the reasons someone's using
Someone doesn't understand

Somewhere tonight
Someone's thinkin' back to someone who got closer
Someone's realizin' something's really over
Someone's thinkin' it's too late
Someone's thinkin' it's too late

There's a cold wind blowin' from the north
And the summer birds are leavin'
As the sun slips ever further south
The lakes will soon be freezin'
And the ice will claim the empty shores
Where the one's in love went walkin'
And the hard blue skies will shiver
As the winter clouds come stalkin'

And unless you find someone to hold
Unless someone starts carin'
Unless you find the warmth you need
Unless someone starts sharin'
When the long, dark nights come closin' in
And the winter winds come howlin'
You don't know if you'll make it
Without someone you can count on

Somewhere tonight
Someone's packin' up and someone's really leavin'

Someone's not quite sad - only disbelievin'
Someone's walkin' out the door
Someone's walkin' out the door

Fortunate Son Lyrics – Bob Seger (originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ohh, they're red white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Ooh, they point the cannon at you

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no senator's son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves
But when the tax man come to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rumage sale

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ohh they'll send ya down to war
But when you ask 'em how much should we give
The only answer's, more, more, more

It ain't me, It ain't me
I ain't no military son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me

"The Distance" (1982)

Even Now Lyrics – Bob Seger

There's a highway
A lonesome stretch of gray
It runs between us
And takes me far away
Out in the distance
Always within reach
Theres a crossroad
Where all the victims meet
I close my eyes
And see her face
It's all I want to see
And deep inside
It still amazes me

Even now
She's all that I want
She's all that I need
Even now
She's givin' it all
She's givin' it free
Even now
When everything's right
When everything's wrong
Even now
She's keepin' me straight
She's keepin' me strong
She gets to me
Somehow
Even now

And through the darkness
Through all the endless days
Through all the changes
The pointless one act plays
I can still make it
I can still stand tall
Cause I've got my girl
To get me through it all
Through all the doubt
And all the fear
And all that I can't say
Still somehow
She'll help me find my way

Even now
She's still in my heart
She's still in my soul
Even now
She's still on my mind
Wherever I go
Even now
Through all of my days
And all of my nights
Even now
She's keepin' it real
She's keepin' it right

She gets to me
Somehow
Even now
She's all that I want
She's all that I need
Even now

She's givin' it all
She's givin' it free
When everything's right
When everything's wrong
She's keepin' it real
She's keepin' it strong
Even now

Makin' Thunderbirds Lyrics – Bob Seger

The big line moved one mile an hour
So loud it really hurt
The big line moved so loud
It really hurt
Back in '55
We were makin' thunderbirds

We filled conveyors
We met production
Foremen didn't waste words
We met production
Foremen didn't waste words
We were young and proud
We were makin' thunderbirds

We were makin' thunderbirds
We were makin' thunderbirds
They were long and low and sleek and fast
They were all you ever heard
Back in '55
We were makin' thunderbirds

Now the years have flown and the plants have changed
And you're lucky if you work
The big line moves but you're lucky if you work
Back in '55
We were makin' thunderbirds

We were makin' thunderbirds
We were makin' thunderbirds
They were long and low and sleek and fast
They were classic in a word
Back in '55
We were makin' thunderbirds
We were young and proud
We were makin' thunderbirds
We were young and sure
We were makin' thunderbirds

Boomtown Blues Lyrics – Bob Seger

Southern sun
Ridin' high
Winter nights
Warm and dry
You've earned your space buddy
You've done your time
How come you've got no
Peace of mind

Lots of work
Everywhere
Lots of money honey
Gettin' your share
The folks back home say
They'd love to be in your shoes so
How come you've got those
Boomtown blues

You can't miss that freezin' rain
You'd have to be insane
To head back north
And go through all that again

No chill in the air
No morning dew
No change of seasons
The sky always seems so blue
The earth ain't black and
The wind ain't cold
All of a sudden now
You feel so old

Somethin's wrong
And it's cuttin' deep
You're feelin' restless and it's
Hard to sleep
Look what you win but
Look what you lose
Stuck here in Heaven
With these Boomtown blues

Shame On The Moon Lyrics – Bob Seger

Until you've been beside a man
You don't know what he wants
You don't know if he cries at night
You don't know if he don't
When nothin comes easy
Old nightmares are real
Until you' ve been beside a man
You don't know how he feels

Once inside a woman's heart
A man must keep his head
Heaven opens up the door
Where angels fear to tread
Some men go crazy
Some men go slow
Some men go just where they want
Some men never go

Oh blame it on midnight
Ooh shame on the moon

Everywhere it's all around
Comfort in a crowd
Strangers faces all around
Laughin right out loud
Hey watch where your goin
Step light on old toes
Cause until you've been beside a man
You don't know who he knows

Oh blame it on midnight
Ooh shame on the moon
Oh blame it on midnight
Ooh shame on the moon

Love's The Last To Know Lyrics – Bob Seger

There's a distant sound to the outward bound
On a lonesome windy night
A restless sigh as it fades away
A longing at first light
There's a sad resolve that it's all gone wrong
Yet before you turn to go
It comes to you
It's really true
It's your love that's last to know

Well we take our time we're polite and kind
To the strangers that we meet
And the ones who share the ones who really care
They don't seem to make us feel complete
So we stand alone
And we act so strong
We're all such worldly souls
Till we find one day
We've lost our way
And our love's the last to know

So we stand alone
And we act so strong
We're all such worldly souls
Then we find one day
That we've lost our way
And our love's the last to know
Then we find one day
That we've lost our way
And our love's the last to know

Roll Me Away Lyrics – Bob Seger

Took a look down a westbound road,
right away I made my choice
Headed out to my big two-wheeler,
I was tired of my own voice
Took a bead on the northern plains
and just rolled that power on

Twelve hours out of Mackinaw City
stopped in a bar to have a brew
Met a girl and we had a few drinks
and I told her what I'd decided to do
She looked out the window a long long moment
then she looked into my eyes
She didn't have to say a thing,
I knew what she was thinkin'

Roll, roll me away,
won't you roll me away tonight
I too am lost, I feel double-crossed
and I'm sick of what's wrong and what's right
We never even said a word,
we just walked out and got on that bike
And we rolled
And we rolled clean out of sight

We rolled across the high plains
Deep into the mountains
Felt so good to me
Finally feelin' free

Somewhere along a high road
The air began to turn cold
She said she missed her home
I headed on alone

Stood alone on a mountain top,
starin' out at the Great Divide
I could go east, I could go west,
it was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin'
and my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin'

Roll, roll me away,
I'm gonna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin',
keep searchin' till I find what's right
And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
Next time
We'll get it right