Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then

It’d be easier denying certain realities.


Against the Wind, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, 1980

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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2 Responses to Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then

  1. Carol Cross says:

    Running against the Wind! Fighting Windmills! I so admire your tenacity and your integrity, Les Stewart. I see you are still under attack in the Blue Mau Mau “chat” site where franchisors and their apologists are allowed to obscure the real evil of the franchise model of doing business in their own interests.

    I am still totally blocked from Blue Mau Mau and from other sites because I attack the flawed government regulation which is a subsidy of franchising.

    At least you, Les, and I, try to provide the “cracks” where the sun shines through. Keep up the good work!

    http://thegreatfranchisingrobbery.blogspot.com

    Like

  2. Les Stewart says:

    Carol, Good to hear from you. I hope your summer finds your family well. Take care, Les

    Like

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