Bob Seger Greatest Hits
The Bob Seger Greatest Hits album is one of the greatest musical innovations of the twentieth century. This old album still has people rocking and rolling.
- "Old Time Rock and Roll". This nostalgic Bob Seger song replicates the rock and roll of old as the title suggests. Bob had a distaste for the disco mindset at the time. The old blues tunes and "funky old soul" is what warms his heart the most.
- "Like a Rock". Another nostalgic song from his Greatest Hits album, "Like a Rock" recalls the good old days when the narrator of the song was eighteen years old. He "worked for peanuts" and had "not a dime to spare", but he was "solid as a rock." Youth only happens once. Once it's gone, it's gone. This lamentation is demonstrated perfectly in one of Bob Seger's greatest hits.
- "The Fire Inside". The fire Bob Seger refers to in this greatest hit is portrayed as a double edged sword. The song describes a person who is excited to go out at night in the city. This woman has great passion and "fire inside" for all the things she may experience. However, the song warns that most of the people who seem to be having fun really are not that happy. Couples may be dancing close together, but there's a good chance that they'll go their own separate ways soon. There's a fire burning in these people who experience loss. He warns the woman that everything ends "in dust and disarray". This includes the impending doom of her relationship.
- "Against the Wind". In this greatest hit, Bob Seger once again flashes back to his young good old days. Only this time, he flashes back to a wasted youth and a relationship he thought would never end. He recalls that he was going way too fast and "against the wind" in those years without paying attention to debts he incurred or anything else for that matter. The song then comes back to the present and declares "I'm still running against the wind."
- "Still the same". Bob Seger recalls an old friend in this greatest hit. The friend always moved "from game to game" while treating life like a game of poker. What is this friend doing now? Exactly the same. There's a common theme in some of Bob Seger's greatest hits. The good things seem to change too much, and the bad things never seem to change.
Posted on: Jun. 13, 2011