Saturday, February 25, 2012

#56 / Against The Wind

Bob Seger's song, Against The Wind, has always overwhelmed and amazed me with its emotional power. The impact of the song, as delivered by the music, transcends the words alone. Click the link to hear the music. The lyrics are below. I am "older now," like the man who sings, and while I am still here in the "fighting line," since I can't get out, I have found that there is, at least sometimes, a wind that blows to the good. I'm still runnin' But at least sometimes I know that very sweet feeling Of the wind at my back. 
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 'Til 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 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 searching 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 I'm older now but still runnin' against the wind Well I'm older now and still runnin' Against the wind Against the wind Against the wind Still runnin' I'm still runnin' against the wind I'm still runnin' I'm still runnin' against the wind Still runnin' Runnin' against the wind Runnin' against the wind See the young man run Watch the young man run Watch the young man runnin' He'll be runnin' against the wind Let the cowboys ride Let the cowboys ride They'll be ridin' against the wind Against the wind ...



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