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Against The Wind - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band





"Against the Wind" is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band from the 1980 album Against the Wind. Released as the second single from the album, it peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Glenn Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles sang background vocals on this song.


Bob Seger said that "Against the Wind" came about from his days as a high-school cross country runner. The line "Let the cowboys ride!" towards the song's end is a reference to the closing lyrics of the song "Santa Fe/Beautiful Obsession" by Van Morrison.





Lyrics


Seems like yesterday

But it was long ago

Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights

There in darkness with the radio playin low

And the secrets that we shared, mountains that we moved

Caught like a wildfire out of control

Til there was nothin left to burn and nothin 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

Found myself further and further from my home and I

Guess I lost my way

There were oh so many roads

I was livin to run and runnin to live

Never worried about payin or even how much I owe


Movin' eight miles a minute and for months at a time

Breakin all of the rules that would bend

I began to find myself searchin

Searchin for shelter again and again


Against the wind

Little somethin against the wind

I found myself seekin 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

I'm older now but still runnin against the wind


Well I'm older now but still runnin against the wind

Against the wind

Against the wind

Still runnin

Against the wind

Against the wind

Against the wind...



Songwriters: SEGER ROBERT CLARK

Against the Wind lyrics © Gear Publishing, Gear Publishing Company Inc, GEAR PUBLISHING CO., INC., HIDEOUT RECORDS/DISTRIBTRS INC (GEAR PUBLISHING DI, HIDEOUT RECORDS DIST. INC.