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Bob Seger lyrics

Album: Beautiful Loser [1975]

Tracks9
 01  Beautiful Loser
 02  Black Night
 03  Katmandu
 04  Jody Girl
 05  Travelin' Man
 06  Momma
 07  Nutbush City Limits
 08  Sailing Nights
 09  Fine Memory
all Bob Seger lyrics



Beautiful Loser
Words and music by 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 goona fall?

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 can't have it all, you can't have it all,

Oh, oh, ... can't have it all.


He'll never make any enemies,

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, faster when you fall,

You just don't need it all

Oh, oh, ... you just don't need it all.back to top
Black Night
Words and music by bob seger


He'll seem to come on with a vengance,

You'll think that you've been wasting time.

You'll think that you've been discussing history

And he'll have left you far behind.

Ah, but you must realize he needs you

To keep himself from going blind,

And when the black night falls upon you,

You'll find it easy to be kind... kind.


The stars may shimmer in the black sky,

The wind may rustle in the trees.

You may be worried he may psych you,

You might be praying on your knees.

Ah, but when you realize he needs you

And when you finally take some time,

The cool black night will fall upon you,

You'll find it easy to unwind.


Hey, the moon may rise on the misty mountain,

You'll wish you never made the climb.

But when the black night's finally with you,

You'll find it easy to be kind,

You'll find it easy to unwind,

You'll find it easy to be blind.back to top
Katmandu
Words and music by bob seger

I think I'm going to katmandu.
That's really, really where I'm going to.
If I ever get out of here,
That's what I'm gonna do.
K-k-k-k-k-k katmandu.
I think that's really where I'm going to.
If I ever get out of here,
I'm going to katmandu.

I got no kick against the west coast.
Warner brothers are such good hosts.
I raise my whiskey glass and give them a toast.
I'm sure they know it's true.
I got no rap against the southern states.
Every time I've been there it's been great.
But now I'm leaving and I can't be late
And to myself be true.

That's why I'm going to katmandu.
Up to the mountain's where I'm going to.
And if I ever get out of here,
That's what I'm gonna do.
K-k-k-k-k-k katmandu.
That's really, really where I'm going to.
If I ever get out of here,
I'm going to katmandu.

I've got no quarrel with the midwest.
The folks out there have given me their best.
I've lived there all my life; I've been their guest.
I sure have loved it, too.
I'm tired of looking at the tv news.
I'm tired of driving hard and paying dues
I figure, baby, I've got nothing to lose.
I'm tired of being blue.

That's why I'm going to katmandu.
Up to the mountain's where I'm going to.
If I ever get out of here,
That's what I'm gonna do.
K-k-k-k-k-k katmandu.
Take me, baby, cause I'm going with you.
If I ever get out of here,
I'm going to katmandu.

I ain't got nothin' 'gainst the east coast.
You want some people where they got the most!
And new york city's like a friendly ghost;
You seem to pass 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 going to katmandu.
Up to the mountain's where I'm going to.
If I ever get out of here,
That's what I'm gonna do.

K-k-k-k-k-k katmandu.
Really, really, really, going to.
If I ever get out of here,
If I ever get out of here,
If I ever get out of here,
I'm going to katmandu.back to top
Jody Girl
Words and music by bob seger


Jody girl, jody girl, spend your time today

Watching clocks spin the hours away.

Jody girl, you know the world's

Goin' around all day,

Thinking back to the things you used to say.

Didn't he put you on a pedestal,

When first you met?

Sure was some honeymoon,

Ain't it hard to forget?

What ever happened to that crazy boy

With the love light in his eyes?

Used to bring you flowers every day.


Now you sit here on a cloudy afternoon

Watchin' a soap opera on t.v.

Your old man's workin'

And your kids are out playin'

And you're not feelin' too free.

Keep thinkin' back, thinkin' back to high school,

Them high school days.

All those wild, wild times you had.

All those boy friends, boy friends knockin' on your door.


Jody girl, jody girl,

Spend your time today

Watchin' clocks spin the hours away.

Jody girl, you know the world's

Goin' by all day.

Thinkin' back to before you promised to stay.

Didn't he put you on a pedestal

When first you met?

Sure was some honeymoon -

Ain't it hard to forget?back to top
Travelin' Man
Words and music by bob seger


Up with the sun, gone with the wind,

She always said I was lazy.

Leavin' my home, leavin' my friends,

Runnin' when things get too crazy.

Out on thr road, out 'neath the stars,

Feelin' the breeze, passin' the cars.


Women have come, women have gone,

Everyone tryin' to cage me.

Some were so sweet, I barely got free,

Others, they only enraged me.

Sometimes at night, I see their faces,

I feel the traces they left on my soul.

Those are the memories that made me a wealthy soul.


Travelin' man, love when I can,

Turn loose my hand 'cause I'm goin'.

Travelin' man, catch if you can,

But sooner or lare I'm goin'.

Travelin' man ... travelin' man, yes I am.


Sometimes at night, I see their faces,

I feel the traces they left on my soul.

These are the memories that made me a wealthy soul.

These are the memories that made me a wealthy soul.back to top
Momma
Words and music by bob seger


I was the baby brother,

I was the quiet other,

And I remember mother so well.

I was the little stranger,

I never was in danger,

I could 'a had a manger, pray tell.

Oh, how she could control me,

When I was bad she'd scold me,

Sometimes she wouldn't hold me,

And I'd cry.

But momma she never told me a lie -

Momma she never told me a lie.


I used to stay out evenings,

Stay out too late some evenings,

And momma would be there seething,

Back home.

Momma, she sat and waited,

Sat in the hall and waited,

Now I know why she hated

That phone.

And when I'd come in she'd grab me,

Right by the arm she'd grab me,

Lord, when she was finished with me,

I'd cry ... oh, I'd cry.

But momma she never told me a lie.

Momma she never told me a lie.


Momma she could control me,

And when I was bad she'd scold me,

Sometimes she wouldn't hold me,

And I'd cry.

Momma she never told me a lie.

Momma she never promised me the sky.

Momma she never told me a lie.back to top
Nutbush City Limits
There's a churchhouse, gin house, schoolhouse, outhouse
On the U.S. 19, hey the people keep the city clean
They call it Nutbush, ahh Nutbush
Nutbush city, Nutbush city limits

25 is the speed limit, motorcycles not allowed in it
Go to town on Saturday, go to church every Sunday
Nutbush city, Nutbush city limits

No whiskey for sale, can't find a female
Salt pork and molasses, all your gonna get if you end in jail
Nutbush city, Nutbush city limits

Work the fields every weekday, have a picnic every Labor Day
Go in town on Friday, be in church every Sunday
Nutbush city, Nutbush city limit

A little old town, down in Tennessee

Quiet community, a real quiet southern community
Not much ever happens in Nutbush, ahh no
You can hear the corn grow,
Got to watch out for the police
Drivin' through nutbush
Better watch out for the police
Better watch out for the police
Keep an eye out for the police

Nutbush city limit, Nutbush city limitback to top
Sailing Nights
Words and music by bob seger


Like the wind that carried ahab

To a far, more distant shore,

To a shipwreck that was certain

Long before.

I can see there's no use sailing

Among ships I've known before.

It will only bring me more,

And more and more

Lonely sailing nights, more,

Racing, dimming lights.

Lonely nights, and all too

Familiar sights.


Just as water seeks it's level,

So I only seek to live;

Hoping somehow I can find

A way to give.

And the sea, it softly beckons,

Come and go where you've not been.

With the dawning of a new day,

I'm gone, again.

Lonely sailing nights, ... gone,

Racing, dimming lights,

Lonely nights,

And all too

Familiar sights.back to top
Fine Memory
Words and music by bob seger


Last night I saw you walking

Past my bed late at night,

And the moon shone

Through your gown.

Such a fine memory,

I think I'm gonna take it with me.


And later as you were sleeping,

Sleeping next to me,

I felt your hair on my skin.

Such a fine memory,

I know I'm gonna take it with me.


I'm going to take it

Far as I go.

I'm going to take it

Far as I go.


And later as I was driving,

And the sky was getting light,

And the sun came

Through the trees,

I had a fine memory,

Such a fine memory.back to top
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