Bob Seger

American singer-songwriter

Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter.

Wastin time and drinkin wine
Life is short and I ain't lyin
Livin all I can through every day.

Song lyrics

  • Cause I was born lonely down by the riverside
    Learned to spin fortune wheels, and throw dice
    And I was just thirteen when I had to leave home
    Knew I couldn't stick around, I had to roam
    Ain't good looking, but you know I ain't shy
    Ain't afraid to look it girl, hear me out
    So if you need some lovin, and you need it right away
    Take a little time out, and maybe I'll stay.
  • All I know is that I'm young and your rules they are old
    If I've got to kill to live then there's something left untold
    I'm no statesman I'm no general. I'm no kid I'll never be
    It's the rules not the soldier that I find the real enemy.
  • Cruisin on the grey snakes till my dyin day
    Checkin all the hen houses out along the way
    Wastin time and drinkin wine
    Life is short and I ain't lyin
    Livin all I can through every day.
  • On a long, lonesome highway east of Omaha
    You can listen to the engine moanin' out its 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 ridin' sixteen hours and there's nothin' much to do.
    And you don't feel much like ridin', you just wish the trip was through.
  • So here I am.
    On the road again.
    There I am,
    Up on the stage.
    And here I go,
    Playin' the star again.
    There I go,
    Turn the page.
    • 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 day's last cigarette, rememberin' what she said.
    • Turn the Page.
  • 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?
    You realize you just can't have it all.
    • Beautiful Loser.
  • That's why I'm going to Katmandu,
    Up to the mountains where I'm going to.
    If I ever get out of here,
    That's what I'm gonna do.
  • 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 sixteen's 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.
    • Rock and Roll Never Forgets.
  • 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.
  • I woke last night to the sound of thunder,
    "How far off," I sat and wondered.
    Started hummin' 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 closin' in.
    • Night Moves.
  • 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.
    • The Fire Down Below.
  • 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.
    • Mainstreet.
  • 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.
    • Hollywood Nights.
  • You always said the cards would never do you wrong.
    The trick you said was never play 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.
    • Still the Same.
  • 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 you stay?
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

    • Against the Wind.
  • 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 last?
  • 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.
  • My hands were steady,
    My eyes were clear and bright.
    My walk had purpose,
    My steps were quick and light.
    And I held firm to what I felt was right.
    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.
    • Like a Rock.
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