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Bob Seger lyrics

Album: Nine Tonight [1981]

Tracks16
 01  Nine Tonight
 02 Trying to Live My Life Without You
 03  You'll Accomp'ny Me
 04  Hollywood Nights
 05  Old Time Rock & Roll
 06  Mainstreet
 07  Against the Wind
 08  The Fire Down Below
 09  Her Strut
 10  Feel Like a Number
 11  Fire Lake
 12  Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight
 13  We've Got Tonight
 14  Night Moves
 15  Rock & Roll Never Forgets
 16  Let It Rock
all Bob Seger lyrics



Nine Tonight
Nine Tonight
Words and music by Bob Seger
She says she wants to see me
She's tired of stayin in
She says she wants some rockin'
Shes got the right man
I'm gonna take her ridin'
Out past the edge of town
Out where the wind's still racin' free on the heartland
I'll be there nine tonight
nine tonight
nine tonight
Can't wait for nine tonight
nine tonight
nine tonight

I'll be there nine tonight
ooh, nine tonight
nine tonight
She might be my baby
She might be mine - tonight
Nine tonight
nine tonight
nine tonight
she might be mine tonight

I'm movin' in to action
I'm shinin' up mt wheels
I'm tryin' hard to think of the right things to say now
The sun is slowly sinkin'
Here comes a great big moon
I'm startin' up my engine
It won't be long now

I'll be there nine tonight
nine tonight
nine tonight
Can't wait for nine tonight
nine tonight
nine tonight

I'll be there nine tonight
ooh, nine tonight
nine tonight
She might be my baby
She might be mine - tonight
Nine tonight
nine tonight
nine tonight
she might be mine tonightback to top
You'll Accomp'ny Me
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 you long hair flying when you run
I've made 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, yeah

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'll risk it all
I'll win your love or I'll 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 somewhere, it's got 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 meet the sounding sea
I feel it in my soul, it's meant to be
Oh someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me

You will accomp'ny me....back to top
Hollywood Nights
Words and music by 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 skillsback to top
Old Time Rock & Roll
Old time rock & roll

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' rollback to top
Mainstreet
Words and music by 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 mainstreetback to top
Against the Wind
Words and music by 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 windback to top
The Fire Down Below
Words and music by 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 belowback to top
Her Strut
Words and music by 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 strutback to top
Feel Like a Number
Words and music by bob seger

I take my card and I stand in line
To make a buck I work overtime
Dear sir letters keep coming in the mail
I work my back till it's racked with pain
The boss can't even recall my name
I show up late and I'm docked
It never fails
I feel like just another
Spoke in a great big wheel
Like a tiny blade of grass
In a great big field
To workers I'm just another drone
To ma bell I'm just another phone
I'm just another statistic on a sheet
To teachers I'm just another child
To irs I'm just another file
I'm just another consensus on the street
Gonna cruise out of this city
Head down to the sea
Gonna shout out at the ocean
Hey it's me
And I feel like a number
Feel like a number
Feel like a stranger
A stranger in this land
I feel like a number
I'm not a number
I'm not a number
Dammit I'm a man
I said I'm a manback to top
Fire Lake
Words and music by 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 itback to top
Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight
Have you heard the news

It's all over town

If you ain't heard it boys

You better sit down


I got the story here

It's hot off the press

Brace yourself now

And take a deep breath

Grob a hold of something

Hold on tight

Betty Lou's gettin' out tonight


First heard the rumor down on 12th and Main


The poor druggist he was going insane

His stuff is selling out like never before

He finally had to up and close the store


All the boys were getting ready to fight

Betty Lou's gettin' out tonight

Betty Lou's gettin' out tonight

Betty Lou's gettin' out tonight

She was bad

Her momma got mad

But now her momma said it's all right

All the boys are getting ready and right

Betty Lou's gettin'out tonight


Betty Lou

Betty Lou

It's all true

It's really true

What do you think about that boysback to top
We've Got Tonight
We've got tonight

Words and music by 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' t we 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, after today
So there it is girl, I've got 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 we 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 last, let's find a way
Turn off the light, come take my hand now
We've got tonight babe
Why don't we stay?
We've got tonight babe
Why don't we stay?back to top
Night Moves
Words and music by 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 inback to top
Rock & Roll Never Forgets
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 forgetsback to top
Let It Rock
In the heat of the day, down in mobile, alabama
Workin' on the railroad with a steel drivin' hammer
Tryin' to get some money, get some brand new shoes
Tryin to find a lady, chase away my blues
Hot and wasted lord sweatin' in the sun
'cause I'm not a foreman 'till my work is all done

Later in the evening when the sun is sinking low
I'll be out there waitin' for the whistle to blow
Sittin' in the teepee smokin' out on the track
Rollin' them bones (meaning dice) till my foreman get back
Suddenly I hear the breakman up and shout
There's a non-stop train comin' two miles out

Everybody jumpin' and a scrambling around
Tryin to get the line an get the teepee down
Railroad owner's 'bout to go insane
Tryin' to get the workers out the way of the train
Here come the engineer honk his horn
He got a non-stop train, we got to let it roll on!back to top
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