An American Storm

American Storm Lyrics

Words and music by Bob Seger

Headin’ out on some uncharted path
You soon turn back
It happens time and time again
You never seem to reach the end
Someone’s out there on the street tonight
When things go wrong
He’ll guarantee to make them right
If the price is right

Every time I look you’re fallin’ fallin’
Beaten by the wind
Every time I turn around he’s there again

It’s like a full force gale
An American storm
You’re buried far beneath a mountain of cold
And you never get warm
It’s like a wall of mirrors
You charge `em at full speed
You cover up – you hear the shattering glass
But you never bleed
You never feel the need

Everybody casts a certain light
A special gift
It’s theirs to use for wrong or right
When you face the night
More and more we choose the easy way
We take no risks
We figure out which games to play
And how to make ’em pay

Suddenly the pressure’s fallin’ fallin’
Skies have all turned grey
Suddenly the storm is heading straight your way

It’s like a full force gale
Atop a mountain of cold
You tell your story again and again
And it never gets old
It’s like a wall of mirrors
You charge ’em at full speed
You cover up – you hear the shattering glass
But you never bleed
You face a full force gale
An American storm
You’re buried beneath a mountain of cold
And you never get warm – no you never get warm
You face a wall of mirrors
You charge ’em at full speed
You cover up – you hear the shattering glass
But you never bleed
You never feel the need

Testing advice from my friend, Rouella Christina (http://incessantlyinspired.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/songs-from-disneys-frozen/comment-page-1/#comment-619).  Thanks for the advice – it works!!! 🙂

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About The Mithril Guardian

I like stories.  Whether they’re on film, in song, or in print, I always remember a good story.  They remind me of paintings.  People cannot see them without learning something.  So it’s a good idea to look at a story from as many angles as possible.  I can watch the same movie a million times and still I will learn something that I did not know before.  Thoughts on the Edge of Forever is where I get to focus on what I learned from stories; what was not obvious the first time, the second time, or the umpteenth time. Earlier posts are written in the form of letters, usually to specific characters, to point out what I saw in a particular story or heard in a piece of music. Some of those letters, though, are like letters to the editor. Why did someone write a story this way and not another? Would the story have turned out better if the writer had done something different? These ‘letters to the editor’ will probably never be answered by the writers - the characters certainly will not answer anything - but their contents are still up for debate. After all, unless you ask a question, you will never get an answer. Still, civil ground rules apply. Any foul language or other form of abuse will not be tolerated in Thoughts on the Edge of Forever. I mean, who wants to be around the guest at the dinner party who is being nasty? Practically nobody, since people go to a party to have fun, not to hang around a grouch. So let’s have fun! The Mithril Guardian
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