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Bob Seger lyrics

Album: Like a Rock [1986]

Tracks10
 01  American Storm
 02  Like a Rock
 03  Miami
 04  The Ring
 05  Tightrope
 06  The Aftermath
 07  Sometimes
 08  It's You
 09  Somewhere Tonight
 10  Fortunate Son
all Bob Seger lyrics



American Storm
Words and music by 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 needback to top
Like a Rock
Words and music by 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 rockback to top
Miami
Words and music by 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
Miamiback to top
The Ring
Words and music by 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 ringback to top
Tightrope
Words and music by 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 tightropeback to top
The Aftermath
Words and music by bob seger and craig frost

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 aftermathback to top
Sometimes
Words and music by 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
Sometimesback to top
It's You
Words and music by 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 newback to top
Somewhere Tonight
Words and music by 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 doorback to top
Fortunate Son
Some folks are born made to wave the flag

Ooh, they're red, white, and blue

And when the band plays hail to the chief

Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord


It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no senator's son, son, son

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 now

And when the tax man comes to the door

Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes


It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no millionaire's son, son, son

It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one, no, no


Some folks inherit star-spangled eyes

Ooh, they send you down to war

And when you ask `em how much should we give

Ooh, they only answer more, more, more, more


It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no military son, son, son

It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one


It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one, one, one

It ain't me

It ain't me

I ain't no fortunate son, son, sonback to top
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