Against The Wind
By: Bob Seger
Original Performance: Bob Seger
Written by: Bob Seger

  1. Against The Wind
Against The Wind [Version (a)]:

[from Bob Seger's original]

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 ...
The Song:

"Against The Wind" is a classic Bob Seger song. It can be found on his 1980 album of the same name. Here is more info than you want about both the album and the song. It's got sort of a heartland feeling. Oh fuck it, here's a picture of Bob Seger for the ladies:


Played live once:
October 3, 2008

Beck played this once. It was a joint radio show that he did with the band MGMT. They played a whole bunch of covers, and because the radio station was in Chicago, The Windy City, most of the songs had to do with the wind! Unfortunately, the show yet hasn't circulated and I have not heard it.