Bob Seger - Forward Into The Past Lyrics

There's a bloodshot moon rising on the cornfield
Since she went away
A rusty ax laying in the barnyard
It's seen better days

The banks are telling him he should sell
He's telling them to go straight to hell

Everyone is heading for the city
Giving up on the land
Taking jobs with the big corporations
Too tired to make a stand

The dusty roads are all empty now
The wind and weather have taken 'em all to task

The frontier is returning
Forward into the past

From the silent frozen winter, to dark and endless night
Where the plains stretch out forever in a sea of barren white
To the billion dollar merger, to bailouts in the east
Where currencies are mangled and Wall Street has a feast
Independence is our motive, out of favor, out of sync
Abandoned and forgotten, discarded in the blink of an eye

His hometown's nearly empty now
Schools and churches too
The trains have stopped for a hundred years
They just rumble through

The trucks stay out on the big highway
His whole way of life is fading fast

The tall grass is returning
Forward into the past
Forward into the past
Forward into the past
Forward into the past
Forward into the past

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  1. 88dewracer

    come on people its bob seger its only rock and roll

  2. Bernard Finnett

    This damn song is great !!
    It’s a damn shame I never heard it before today!!
    Bob Seger is national treasure!


    You're welcome! I have made vids on all songs from this album excluding the title song that had an official video. Look for the playlist if you're interested.

  3. scorpion19142001

    Thanks for downloading this song. It is fantastic, Very good Video. I like it a lot. Thanks again. Larry from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Cheers

  4. Dee Harris

    What can you say about this man's music.
    I've always liked all
    Bob Seger's music.
    Still rockin' his music today.

  5. Crisprecording

    Love it!


    If you love it you can sing it :)))

  6. Travel with Yvonne

    really great Song & Super Video !! Happy Weekend :)


    Really great album! Thanks Yvonne :)

  7. Matvey

    Amazing work my friend! Thank you!



  8. Erminio Cortis

    Buonasera Wolwi...Stupendo il video, grandissimo Bob. Merci :-)


    Grazie ancora... (almost the whole album in the playlist)

    Erminio Cortis

    Ti ringrazio!!!!!!!Buon weekend :-)

  9. Alex Bo

    Excellent composition, dear friend!


    Thanks Alex, glad you like it!

  10. Lorraine Gagnon

    Incredible, not much more to say.....Thank You


    My pleasure Lorraine :) I thank you!

  11. wolverine3566

    *Bob Seger* playlist @