"Against The Wind" as written by and Dieter Bohlen....
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 worryied 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 sgainst 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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"Against the Wind" as written by Dieter Bohlen

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is so touching if you really listen to it. It's about growing up and it's kind of bittersweet. It reminds me of an old boyfriend from high school and my early college years, and how innocence fades away from us, and how the people that have affected your life the most and made you who you are today, aren't really around anymore because we grow from that, and move on. It's a very depressing song in a way, but it's the best and i love it.
    scarlet08on December 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentive always loved the line...
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
    such a classic song!!
    poohblueskyon July 02, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBest song Seger ever did, period
    sandonhelmon April 28, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI remember quite a while back when I was riding my bike to work, I was on a slight but verly long incline and the wind was blowing against me. I was struggling to keep my speed up when an older man in a old jalopy of bike with no gears, just the direct front to back gear, cruised right past me. Not really that much faster than me, but nice and steady. (I was riding a multi-speed bike, around 18 speeds, an ideal feature providing a certain advantage, on top of the fact that he was probably 3 times my age.) I noted with a sort of comical internal irony how this might look to a thirdy party. All the while the harmonic outro chorus played along in my head over and over. It always make me laugh when I think about, which usually happens every time I hear this song.

    An addition to your comment notmj20:
    "I also like when he talks about deadlines and commitments. he is no longer free; he comformed in exchange for not having to search for shelter again and again."

    Yet he's still running against the wind.

    This song strikes me as a reminder that conforming for the sake of conforming never made anybody's life easier. You'll always be runnin' against the wind, so make your life yours and stick to your guns. It'll make the struggle that much easier.
    Mnementhon June 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe GREATEST ARTIST singing a great song. His voice is perfect, and he gets into the mood of the song. The sign of a truely great artist
    ommie1111on March 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts awesome. Its just a song about the ups and downs of life;how things change. Reminds me of an old girlfriend, too. I can relate to this song, because so much of this song reminds me of me, like this...

    "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"

    Because me and her, we were in a long distance relationship, noone said we'd last. 2 years, not such a long time... we got to see each other often, even though we were 1400 miles apart. And she said she'd never leave me, wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then, as Bob Seger would say. Great song.
    JeffR12345on June 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy take on this is similar to a few of you. This song will always remind me of my first love. Long distance relationship, 8 hours apart. When I first heard this song it was scary how much I related to the first part of this song. We burned like a wildfire out of control until there was nothing left to burn and it hurt, it hurt a lot. My head was filled with all the what-ifs. What if I moved there, what if I never bothered, etc. Its kind of funny how songs imprint a specific moment from your life into your mind. This song will always remind me of Angie
    hipnotyqon April 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmakes a beefcake like me cry like a lil kid.
    HalfordBeatlesManon September 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! Its so great!
    sweet_jealousyon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, great song. Again, Seger's voice is perfect.

    The harmony at the end is icing on the cake. Crosby and Nash were on this album, did they do they harmony at the end of this song? I've been wondering.

    My favorite song on the album with the same title.
    TSAon April 03, 2003   Link

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