Saturday, June 13, 2009

Like A Rock

Like A Rock
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong,
Like a rock

I was eighteen
Didn't have a care,
Working for peanuts
Not a dime to spare
But I was lean and
Solid everywhere,
Like a rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright,
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light,
And I held firm
To what I felt was right,
Like a rock

Like a rock,
I was strong as I could be
Like a rock,
Nothin' ever got to me
Like a rock,
I was something to see
Like a rock

And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes,
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dreams

Twenty years now,
Where'd they go?
Twenty years
I don't know
I sit and I wonder sometimes,
Where they've gone

And sometimes late at night,
Oh, when I'm bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
And I recall
I recall

Like a rock,
Standing arrow straight
Like a rock,
Chargin' from the gate
Like a rock,
Carrying the weight
Like a rock

Like a rock,
The sun upon my skin
Like a rock,
Hard against the wind
Like a rock,
I see myself again
Oh, like a rock


Blogger Willowtree said...

It's unbelievable to think that a song with such amazing lyrics will be (perhaps by my generation)remembered as - a truck commercial.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

This is my third Bob Seger song on this blog (the other 2 were Mainstreet and Turn the Page). He does a nice job of turning slices of his/our lives into songs, and he has that great voice. I only hope that those commercials turned some people to listen to the whole song, especially those who otherwise wouldn't know about it. It's kind of mixed feelings though - selling one's art to corporations to make money.

I just hope I never hear Pearl Jam selling paper towels or something; that'll really be too much!

10:36 PM  

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