30 Day Song Challenge: A Song I Used To Hate But Now Love


DAY 26: A Song I Used To Hate But Now Love


Originally this category was supposed to be “A Song That I Can Play On An Instrument,” but seeing as how I can’t play an instrument, I figured this would play well since we had the opposite track at Day 16 with “A Song I Used To Love But Now Hate.”

So now…what song did I USED to hate but now love? Well…this one is easy. When I was younger, I just didn’t get Bob Seger. He seemed like a poor man’s Bruce Springsteen to me and I wasn’t that big of a Springsteen fan in the 80’s to care for either of them that much. As the years go by though, I’ve come to appreciate the lyrics and music of both musicians and Bob Seger has now come to hold a special place in my heart simply because of his heartfelt lyrics seem so appropriate now that I’m older. “Against The Wind” is the staple in his collection of greatest hits. I never got it. But now that I’ve lived life a little I do. And this song speaks volumes to me.

“Against The Wind”
by Bob Seger

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 playlng 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 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
Well I’m older now and still
Against the wind

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