…Still runnin’ against the wind

It is ironic that “Like a Rock” became a Chevy truck slogan, since Bob’s dad worked for Ford. Then again maybe not, Dad abandoned the family when he was ten, leaving them in financial straits.

Born in Dearborn in 1945, Robert Clark Seger managed to pull through and as a musician he became a ’60s Detroit favorite with his raspy, shouting voice custom-made for local “roots rock” bands. In 1973 he put together The Silver Bullet Band and finally hit it big with his 1976 album “Night Moves”.

With Hurricane Sandy ramping up outside, how could I not turn to this selection from Seger and the band’s 1980 album of the same name?  Hard to believe that the man has been running “Against the Wind” for 32 years now. That’s Glen Frey of The Eagles singing background.  Here’s to an evening of warmth and safety.


Against the Wind

 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 playing 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 by strangers 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 drifter’s 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 runnin’

Against the wind

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