Bob Seger - Mainstreet Lyrics




I remember standing on the corner at midnight
Trying to get my courage up
There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown
I loved to watch her do her stuff
Through the long lonely nights she filled my sleep
Her body softly swaying to that smoky beat
Down on Mainstreet

In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers
I used to watch 'em through the glass
Well I'd stand outside at closing time
Just to watch her walk on past
Unlike all the other ladies, she looked so young and sweet
As she made her way alone down that empty street
Down on Mainstreet

And sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat
I drift back in time and I find my feet
Down on Mainstreet
Down on Mainstreet





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  1. Blair Arsenal

    I've been listening to Bob Seger for decades.
    Love this tune.

  2. eye see !

    Sounds like Bob was DOWN TO HOOK UP WITH THE A
    MAINE SQUEEZE 😉

  3. Lisa S

    Talking, smokin, & listening to this

  4. PAULA RUSSOM

    BOB SEGAR IS A LEGEND AWSOME MISS HIM OUT AND ABOUT TRAVIS TRITT AND BOB LOOKS AND SOUNDS SO MUCH ALIKE IN ALOT OF WAYS WE NEED THAT OLD ROCK AND ROLL BACK .DONT MATTER WHERE U FROM OR WHO U R MUSIC IS GOID FOR TGE SOUL .SO SEGAR SANG THAT IN ONE OF HUS SONGS AS WELL LOVE U BOB GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  5. Jen Mercury

    Such a sweet song about a street!

  6. J F

    It's 2020 and I'm on Mainstreet

  7. Mrs Jorge Moshe Romanov Masvidal

    Let me know about that California divorce I could use the child support and alimony and other standard s Jewish women who's husband's abandoned them.

  8. Mrs Jorge Moshe Romanov Masvidal

    Did you or did you. not promise my father you would protect me and care for me? I don't see your vow fulfilled. If you want out let me know.

  9. Andrew Reynish

    Train wreck.

  10. Andrew Reynish

    Hey, my life hasn't been pretty

  11. Viola Perez

    I love the mysterious and exotic tone of this awesome lyrical and unforgettable song... one of the more truthful and poignant examples of musical history

  12. MY BEST FRIEND

    Seger recorded this song at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama. The studio was owned by four of the guys who played on the track: David Hood (bass), Jimmy Johnson (rhythm guitar), Roger Hawkins (drums) and Barry Beckett (keyboards). The lead guitarist on the session was Pete Carr.



    While most of Seger's work was done with his Silver Bullet Band, he did make a few trips to Alabama to record at MSSS, taking advantage of the talented musicians and lack of distractions. His hit "Old Time Rock And Roll" was also recorded there.

  13. Derrick Absher

    Think of my dad everytime I hear this still great in 2020

  14. David Majano

    beautiful music.!!!

  15. carri rcarriwill

    i love this song . remind me mom .

  16. Jose Galdamez

    Si me justa mucho esa canción

  17. Moonlight Lady

    That's the legendary Pete Carr on guitar that just MAKES this song!

  18. Jason Scott

    Good stuff period

  19. mal334455

    Wonderfull song and just wondering why anyone would give a thumbs down to music this good

  20. Mary Hunter

    In my younger years I was a prostitute. ..going into a brothel on main street. ..the guy's would ring up to find out my name and this song reminds me of those years, so many years ago

    Edward Chamberlin

    Mary Hunter What got you out of the life? Seems hard to get out of.

    Mary Hunter

    @Edward Chamberlin It was time for a new phase of life. I had achieved my goal and new when to quit. I can honestly say I enjoyed that period time of time in my life. There was a true comrade with the the girls and I met many interesting people along the way..🙂

  21. You Hoo

    Dancing on stage for lonely truck drivers having the time of my life - good times and memories but glad it’s over, now I knit intricate lace, work in an office and do Zumba, love my Sphinx cat’s and everyone thinks I’m respectable

  22. Joe Brophy

    You know Bob talking about a street in Ann Arbor, Michigan called Ann street. But had to change it don't remember. But I been over 20 years since i been that street and everytime i hear this i cry and how miss my home in Michigan. 😞

  23. J. SLICK

    This is AMERICA

  24. Old Heathen

    Guess I'm just old...

  25. Papakura Terekia

    Love Listening to this track song down on main Street thank you Bob

  26. Stunt Man

    Mom and Dad R.I.P miss u both

  27. mando681

    Love to listen to this song on a rainy day or night

  28. Tony Jackson

    Mainstreet Royal Oak Michigan.

  29. chetney baronet

    The time is going fast

  30. Margaret Barr

    Totally exell

  31. yy z

    Love that guitar.....dam..ear candy

  32. Joefox American

    I was 11 when this was on radio. I remember hearing it on a Rainy Saturday morning. I got ready to go out and play on back porch with my toy cars and dad had this on the radio. Miss you dad.....miss you 1977.😞

  33. William Ferrante

    A truly beautiful song, from my youth.

  34. James Kennedy

    Well I'd stand outside and I'd find my feet/ down on main street /just to watch her walk on by at closing time .........

  35. eddy smith

    takes you back to when times were a lot simpler.

  36. slomojoe77

    Back when music meant something...

  37. MASHMU

    This is one of the “perfect” recordings (in my opinion). I would not change a note of Seger’s vocals, or any of the accompanying instruments.

  38. David Fabry

    I remember my time at the university in the early ´80 ... oh those times !!

  39. Andrea Trainni

    Great voice !

  40. Yoni Cardoza

    Tremenda rola

  41. Mary Thompson

    MASTERPIECE.....

  42. Thomas Connors

    great man voice ect from michigan,, brilliant is bob,,

  43. El Roberts

    Speaks right to the core of me like nothing else, amazing thing Seger did with such perfection.

  44. Joseph Urbonowicz

    ITS DECEMBER 24 2019 AND I HAVE SOMETIME BEFORE WE HEAD OUT TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY TONIGHT AND THEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY WITH FAMILY THAT IS STILL ALIVE AND I THOUGHT THAT A LITTLE BOB SEGER WILL START IT OFF RIGHT >>>> MERRY CHRISTMAS AND TALK TO YOU AGAIN IN 5 YEARS TO THE DATE

  45. Greta King

    Our house in Meadow, this song was played alot,,, my first crush, Long time ago..
    Thank you for that kiss.

  46. Doug M

    The melodic guitar work gives this great song that extra umph. I associate this song with my childhood. I miss those days so much!

  47. Jon McClane

    I’m 40 years old and my Old Man liked Bob, but as a High School kid I didn’t get into em. Now I love this song so much, RIP Pop

  48. Tom Douglas Sicks

    check out Muscle Shoals rhythm section

  49. Harry A

    One of the prettiest songs I ever heard. Bob Seger.

  50. Brandi Carpenter

    I love you BOOOOBB!!!! I wish he was still touring because he puts on a hell of a show!

  51. James Kennedy

    The only thing good about Michigan...........

  52. Frank Rogers

    Wasn't it great to be young?

  53. Pauline Straker

    This is such a beautiful song. Reminds me of days gone by.

  54. godz murk

    Born in 1991 and still listens to this in 2019 thanks mom and dad for introducing me to what real music is.

    Gōst

    🍺☺️ To your awesome parents!!

  55. Tom Garcia

    This song been on my mind for the past three days

  56. baliscotsurf

    This song has what Like A Rollin Stone has. From the gate it hits me in the gut every time.

  57. Crystal Vincent

    For those of you commenting they don't make them like this anymore you should check out Blackberry Smoke...for some reason they remind me of Bob Seger. Maybe it's the truth in their lyrics.

  58. James Kennedy

    Down on mainstreet.....

  59. James Kennedy

    Loved to watch her do her stuff...........

  60. kawasaki whip two

    The great Pete Carr (of La Blanc and Carr (falling) ) on lead guitar.

  61. Marc Marciano

    I Wont say Pedophile or HomoSexual Bj guy again
    Theres 2 TEAMS 2 Destinations
    And its Forever
    Welcome To The Machine
    I'm Authorized to put you in the Pit of Fire
    Psalms 55 15 High Ranking General in Gods Army
    I Follow his Word I Fight his Battles
    And I Represent The Kingdom of Heaven
    God Christ 24 3ld3rs BrotherHood
    Most High Saints Angel's
    And We Leave The Women out of our Battles Kids N Heaven Allowed There Love Support Strength keeps Me going

  62. Marilee Dent

    I remember everything about mainstreet

  63. David Grace

    Gawd damn...rip snortin good song.

  64. janel131317

    I always thought they should open a bar named mainstreet:)

    Derek Cadzow

    janel131317 great little restaurant in Washington NC called Down on Main Street!

  65. Deborah The Fam

    Reminds me of my Daddy's house, lives on Main.

  66. eric wallyn

    I meant, "given."

  67. eric wallyn

    "The hustlers and the losers." This tune has always give me the chills...

    Marilee Dent

    I saw it all

    Linda Rico

    Hustlers are losers who give everyone chills.

  68. Lonnie Clemens

    The timing is off in this song.

  69. Kimberly Alexander

    LYRICS

    I remember standin on the corner at midnight
    Tryin to get my courage up
    There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown
    Loved to watch her do her stuff
    Through the long lonely nights
    She filled my sleep
    Her body softly swayin
    To that smokey beat
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet
    And the poolhalls, the hustlers, and the losers
    Used to watch em through the glass
    Well I'd stand outside at closin time
    Just to watch her walk on past
    Unlike all the other ladies
    She looked so young and sweet
    As she made her way alone down that empty street
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet
    Oooooh
    Sometimes even now, when I'm feelin lonely and beat
    I drift back in time and I find my feet
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet
    Down on mainstreet

    Marilee Dent

    I could tell you about mainstreet but I lived it

  70. James Kennedy

    Motherfucker....................

  71. Matthew Javorsky

    Pete Carr is An Incredible guitar player... Legend

  72. MrMillwright1102

    The 70s had great rock band’s

  73. Pablo Pistacio

    I always loved that guitar riff . I remember walking down a street where I
    grew up and hearing a band playing it , I had to go inside and have a few
    beers with my friends .

  74. Jeffrey Beshears

    There was a girl i went to high school with. Long languid lovely. Wanted to ask her out but never got my nerve up. 8 yrs after school in '98 im livin in another town readin my towns newspaper. See her obituary. Suicide..this classic always makes me wish i would have gotten my courage up

    Fred Nurke

    perhaps she would have done it sooner

    Jeffrey Beshears

    @Fred Nurke perhaps she would have never entertained those thoughts at all

  75. Mary Mcguire

    Memories.........that's all I have to say.

    Joe Hanson

    Mary, sometimes that all we have!

    And, thank God for that.

  76. Jasper Jenkins

    Recorded with the Swampers in legendary Muscle Shoals Alabama.
    Got to sit in the drummer booth and got chills knowing the amount AMAZING songs were recorded there.
    Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers, they've been known to pick a song or 2.

    Edward Bates

    I had the honor of recording there in 1977 with a great band from Mobile. AL called Carnival The Swampers were unbelieveable...great players but more importantly, great people. Humble...

  77. Joseph Urbonowicz

    SOMETIMES I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE HOW TIME HAS FLOWN BY SO FAST

    John Hummer

    And there's no way to measure it!! Not the moment, not infinity, nor relativity..........

    Sir Keith Richards

    Sink another drink

    eddy smith

    know what you mean seems like yesterday i was 16 now i m 55 it just flies by

    Blair Arsenal

    I grew up with Bob Segers songs.
    Great memories.
    Thankyou Mr Seger

    polara01

    Eddy, I'm 56 know what ya mean brother...glad we have this beautiful music to transport us from this hell hole we all ended up in, albeit just for awhile...

  78. Joseph Urbonowicz

    BRINGS ME BACK IN TIME TO THE LATE 70'S

  79. Dana Hill

    Seger's best ballad, in my opinion.

  80. Mazn Kuldinow

    So much good music from those days.

  81. Steven Hulbert

    Thanks for posting, love the original version!

  82. eric hauck

    Love this song his best song.

  83. Latasha Conorquie Irick

    Bitter sweet memories from Killeen Texas brought me here..😔

    ricky mowlds

    I hear ya...it's that kind of song ..keep the faith..

    ricky mowlds

    Somebody.s up early ..it's 4.45 in oregon..lol..I usually have to play some disco after main Street to kinda get happy again...disco nights by GQ..usually works for an old guy like me..

    Latasha Conorquie Irick

    @ricky mowlds lol I'm in SC it's 754 am

    ricky mowlds

    Ha ..I guess it would be..I.'ve never had a reply before ..kinda nicely weird..thanks

    Wes Collins

    It's ok sweetheart please smile ⚘

  84. cincysweety

    Tom Batton this makes me think of you. I was 18 you were 27.

  85. Christopher Sanzo

    Goddamn.....that guitar melody. Sounds like it's soaring over my soul :)

  86. Maxharddrive64

    I was just on Main Street in AnnArrbor think of this tune everytime

    Crow T. Robot

    I'm very proud to say I was born there. Beautiful city, and what a lovely song to take place there.

  87. Chase Westwood

    A little song about a boy in love with a stripper

    Sharlotte Jones

    I was in77 lol

  88. James Kennedy

    I drift back in time / and I find my feet/ down on main street.........

  89. Patricia Crickmore

    Thanks You Tube for taking me back to the 70s and the greatest music ever!!!!

  90. Jennie Hughes

    takes me right back to my hometown

  91. o Gomez

    The chair

  92. Carrie Anne

    😍 love this song....

  93. Baker In the House

    Ah....the memories this evokes

  94. Tim Riddle

    Heard him do this song at my first concert. At the Toledo Sports Arena, address #1 Main Street.

  95. ron arline

    this song is gold
    i live about 2 miles away from his family home....main street isn't much...... just a little town... humble man

  96. James Kennedy

    High school...