Seger, Bob - Like A Rock Lyrics




Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong
Like a rock

I was eighteen
Didn't have a care
Working for peanuts
Not a dime to spare
But I was lean and
Solid everywhere
Like a rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light
And I held firmly
To what I felt was right
Like a rock

Like a rock
I was strong as I could be
Like a rock
Nothin' ever got to me
Like a rock
I was something to see
Like a rock

And I stood arrow-straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dreams

Twenty years now
Where'd they go?
Twenty years
I don't know
I sit and I wonder sometimes
Where they've gone

And sometimes late at night
Oh, when I'm bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
And I recall
I recall

Like a rock
Standin' arrow-straight
Like a rock
Chargin' from the gate
Like a rock
Carryin' the weight
Like a rock

Like a rock
The sun upon my skin
Like a rock
Hard against the wind
Like a rock
I see myself again
Like a rock
Oh, like a rock!





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  1. Shirelle Harris

    I was eighteen
    Didn't have a care
    Working for peanuts
    Not a dime to spare

  2. Cetriolo Globale

    The Weather Man

  3. Alan santiago Garcia

    Chevy comercial in the 1990s

  4. mistofigo

    Freedom, AKA riding on my Dyna with this in my ears.

  5. OG R3CKLESS

    1994 Chevy silverado

  6. Taylor Riches

    My Grandpa died in August of 2012. I never really remembered him, but what I do know is that he was exactly like what this video entails. He wasn't perfect, but he was a great man. Love you, Grandpa Jim Riches. This song's for you

  7. NothingMaster

    ‘My walk had purpose’; like a topological insulator.

  8. Terry Cate

    20 yrs where did it go 20 yrs i dont know

  9. Shoe Shooey

    Love this song but it kinda brings me down

  10. switch2kryptonite

    This and Roll Me Away are like epic.

  11. chrispleasantable

    I could imagine myself riding with my dad in a Chevrolet pick-up truck singing along to this song. My dad would be driving and I'd be in the front seat.

  12. Gary Matthys

    it's ok to reflect on the past, but don't try to live there.....no regrets

  13. High Definition Hunting

    Man I wish there was more music like this now a days.

  14. BitOfSand

    Gang gang buzz buzz

  15. nymphsfield2

    Like a rock!!!!!!!

  16. Steve Eckstein

    ALWAYS LIFTS UP MY SPIRITS, TILL I'M SOARING HIGH ABOVE THE CLOUDS, ALMOST TOUCHING THE STRATOSPHERE, WILLING MYSELF TO REMAIN HERE 4 EVER, BUT ALWAYS FALLING BACK TO TOUCH THE GROUND, W/ ALL IT'S UGLINESS & TROUBLE & PAIN. SEEKING OUT MY "FRIENDS:"(MY CRITTERS), I FIND SOLACE & WARM HEARTFELT GREETINGS.(TILL I GO UP THERE ONCE MORE, TO SOAR W/BOB)

  17. Neal Jackman

    Love this song . Put my headphones on and drift back to eighteen again and just when I feel all my problems and pressure drift away a freakin chevy pickup pops into my brain !

  18. Cody Sonnet

    Sorry but Found On Road Dead Ford will NEVER be bob seger good....GM and Chevy only.....no military ises the blue oval all use the red bowtie

  19. Scott Willis

    I think Bonnie Raitt said it best; "“Rick Vito’s guitar playing just slays me! His style is as cool and sharp as a ’59 Cadillac tail fin.”
    BONNIE RAITT

  20. c Dittmer

    Saw Bob 6x in last 2 yrs. He now sings "50 years, where'd they go?". No shit. Like a rock Bob!

  21. Jason Hurt

    40 yrs where did they go. 18 in the Texas summer heat. 110 degrees and man I was hittin it hard. Didn't seem so hot then,would kill me now. I would like to come eye to eye with that young man now. Tell him keep pushing forward,keep pushing forward.

  22. Rock Music History Lesson

    Great song ! Thanks for posting. If you want to know the story behind the song :
    https://youtu.be/b1fHeJ8M6R4

    Andrew Weldy

    This music video was filmed at the formerly Orange Empire Railway Museum now Southern California Railway Museum in Perris California at the Mapes Road crossing and the adjacent field. Over the years the museum has provided railroad equipment for various Hollywood movies, Music videos(such as this one), TV shows, and college film school projects among many other things.

  23. CrAzY ViDeOs

    I grow up on this song my dad listen in his old Chevy which he give to me memories I wish these days didn't change

  24. JOHN DALBEY

    Two nights ago as I lay in the emergency room I thought back to the man I was years ago, remembering how strong I was and how week I felt now! To me this song describes life better than any I can think of, I was a teenager when this song came out and to this day its still one of my favorites!

  25. Michael Hannaford

    I like how the Mr. M has a Ford logo as his pic, but this song is for a Chevy commercial 😂

  26. Kevin Murphy

    Looking at all these replies. Its amazing how music like this brings us all together. There is so much hate in this world. Its so cool there is something that still brings us all together. And for whatever this song means to each and every one of you. May peace be with you. I lost my father in law a little over a year ago and now i am loosing my dad slowly and its killing me music like this helps remember the good times. I hope at some point life will get easier. It was when we were all young.

  27. Brock Anderson

    Haunts me. It's as if this song was written about my days in the USMC. How Powerful, strong and committed I was. Then "IT " happened .

  28. Brookie Bombtech

    I've heard this song a million times.. Untill know older and wiser I really hear the words and it gives me goose bumps

  29. Glen Hostetter

    Saw him last night TOTALLY AWESOME THANK YOU BOB

  30. Imran Ali

    Love it....

  31. April S

    Who remembers Ford Truck Commercials before school? Man, where did the time go?

  32. Frank Prantil

    I can never get enough of Rick Vito's slide guitar solo on this song....

    I can Never forget, like I was shot...

    Like I was Shot with a Diamond Bullet.

  33. George Hamilton

    i listen to this song almost every morning, it energies me.

  34. Joseph Young

    Once we were💙

  35. NedKelly

    Is this song from a movie? Love it.

  36. Richard Perron Jr.

    pure poetry and song

  37. Walter Zimmer

    Eric, life chooses, My hope for you is you live like you want it, we all want to be like a fairy tail and live the dream, for me the dream was something less, I'm very happy how life turned out, I hope it will for you to brother,

  38. Steve Eckstein

    UNLIKE MOST, I WILL "CHOOSE" WHEN IT'S RIGHT TO " RELEASE THE ROCK" IV'E BEEN CLINGING TOO SO LONG, NO STANDING PROUD, STANDING TALL, STANDING ABOVE IT ALL, ONLY LEFT W/DREAMS".NO POINT JACK, SO LET IT ROCK, LET IT ROLL. LT GO, GONE R THE GOOD TIMES & BAD,JUST PLZ, DON'T BE SAD.

  39. Steve Eckstein

    ALWAYS LIFTS UP MY SPIRITS, TILL I'M SOARING HIGH ABOVE THE CLOUDS, ALMOST TOUCHING THE STRATOSPHERE, WILLING MYSELF TO REMAIN HERE 4 EVER, BUT ALWAYS FALLING BACK TO TOUCH THE GROUND, W/ ALL IT'S UGLINESS & TROUBLE & PAIN. SEEKING OUT MY "FRIENDS:"(MY CRITTERS), I FIND SOLACE & WARM HEARTFELT GREETINGS.(TILL I GO UP THERE ONCE MORE, TO SOAR W/BOB)

  40. tony Kari

    This song describes how I felt when I was young. I bet all of us old timers can relate huh

  41. Jay Smith

    This song makes me think of my Chevy

  42. MissNessy 28

    Sometimes I wonder how I've made it through this storm. My Faith has kept when I wanted to give.

  43. Marc1142 8

    Christian, like the ROCK.

  44. Gary Geiser

    Being 75 now, this is quite the song. The video is awesome as well. Lots of memories and a realization that I actually didn't have the world on a string at 18.

  45. Steve Eckstein

    STILL GOT MY "27 YEAR OLD EYES" TO VIEW THIS CRAZY WORLD . FATE WILL "ROB ME" OF MY PHYSICAL PROWESS(STILL DO "151" PUSHUPS AT A CLIP). :40+ YRS", I KNOW WHERE THEY DID GO, CAUSE I WENT W/THEM. YES, THE "ROCK" IS A BIT SHAKY, YET STILL STANDING AGAINST THE WIND.(THANKS DAD & MOM, FOR YOUR TENACITY & STRENGTH)

  46. Ms. Communication

    Thirty years now, where'd they go?
    Thirty years.
    I don't know.

  47. Kristina R

    This song is underrated! I remember being a kid and hearing it and thinking of the commercial... I didn’t fully appreciate it till I was older.

  48. Gaby G

    Wow I always liked the song but never knew who sang it , grew up with the Chevy commercials lol and would hear that song and be like oh that song again wow! Back then we had no internet so I had no clue who sang that beauty of song but here is the 1st time listening to it completely ! And life goes by fast I’m not as old yet but yea I feel old good song ❤️

  49. captined

    my late wife leslie called me her rock

  50. AJ Muzik

    Stood there boldly
    Sweatin' in the sun
    Felt like a million
    Felt like number one
    The height of summer
    I'd never felt that strong
    Like a rock

    I was eighteen
    Didn't have a care
    Working for peanuts
    Not a dime to spare
    But I was lean and
    Solid everywhere
    Like a rock

    My hands were steady
    My eyes were clear and bright
    My walk had purpose
    My steps were quick and light
    And I held firmly
    To what I felt was right
    Like a rock

    Like a rock, I was strong as I could be
    Like a rock, nothin' ever got to me
    Like a rock, I was something to see
    Like a rock

    And I stood arrow straight
    Unencumbered by the weight
    Of all these hustlers and their schemes
    I stood proud, I stood tall
    High above it all
    I still believed in my dreams

    Twenty years now
    Where'd they go?
    Twenty years
    I don't know
    Sit and I wonder sometimes
    Where they've gone

    And sometimes late at night
    When I'm bathed in the firelight
    The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
    And I recall
    I recall

    Like a rock. standin' arrow straight
    Like a rock, chargin' from the gate
    Like a rock, carryin' the weight
    Like a rock

    Like a rock, the sun upon my skin
    Like a rock, hard against the wind
    Like a rock, I see myself again
    Like a rock

  51. Daniel Armistead

    Drawing close to 40 years now for me. The song and video bring the memories back like it was yesterday. Thanks Bob.

  52. Aaron

    Damn that's a long train? Ha ha ha

  53. Tanner Wimer

    Love how this guys profile picture is a Ford logo....

  54. James Robertson

    I am 52 and in much better shape than most of the guys I know in their 20s. Keep punchin' guys !

  55. Michael Mellon

    I wish I could be good enough to play with this "living legend."

  56. Michael Mellon

    One of my favorite musicians.

  57. mikecutlet

    youth is wasted on th young

  58. thebabecurse

    Such an amazing song. I get into so much that I wish it kept going for another 5 minutes with more verses.

  59. Brittaney Cook

    Chevy truck brought me here

  60. Shawn Glass

    The slide guitar in this song is absolutely epic!

  61. Fresh.Mootz

    Amazing song. I felt like life just started at that time period. Now, 51 years old and about to be a grandfather, I look back and I regret some of the mistakes I made in the past with my family, my life. I cant relive it, but I can move forward and kick ass, and that is my plan.

  62. rlwilsonracing

    I named a race horse “like a rock” every time he won we played this song

  63. a real 'murican

    CHEVY TRUCKS!!!

  64. Jeremiah Johnson

    I sit and wonder where time has gone myself. Lost several members of my family and the rock feeling has dwindled, but I feel the rock again when listening to this after everything I've been through including the Vietnam war. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  65. R K

    Good Old Days... brings memory of past which is nostalgic, heart-touching..

  66. iHeart Gaming and Whose Line

    finally it's viewable in my country again

  67. Mister Man

    Chevy Runs Deep

  68. Torrance Ron

    Oh boy ... where did it go . 40 year class Reunion in November. Damien high school... La Verne .

  69. Hector Cuervos

    The soundtrack of my 8========D

  70. Connie Davis

    you are truly an amazing song writer, love your music

  71. Marcus Miller

    I am Black Who would like this white BOYS Crack

  72. rithk

    [Verse 1]
    Stood there boldly
    Sweatin' in the sun
    Felt like a million
    Felt like number one
    The height of summer
    I'd never felt that strong
    Like a rock

    [Verse 2]
    I was eighteen
    Didn't have a care
    Working for peanuts
    Not a dime to spare
    But I was lean and
    Solid everywhere
    Like a rock

    [Verse 3]
    My hands were steady
    My eyes were clear and bright
    My walk had purpose
    My steps were quick and light
    And I held firmly
    To what I felt was right
    Like a rock


    [Verse 4]
    Like a rock, I was strong as I could be
    Like a rock, nothin' ever got to me
    Like a rock, I was something to see
    Like a rock

    [Verse 5]
    And I stood arrow straight
    Unencumbered by the weight
    Of all these hustlers and their schemes
    I stood proud, I stood tall
    High above it all
    I still believed in my dreams

    [Verse 6]
    Twenty years now
    Where'd they go?
    Twenty years
    I don't know
    I sit and I wonder sometimes
    Where they've gone

    [Verse 7]
    And sometimes late at night
    When I'm bathed in the firelight
    The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
    And I recall
    I recall


    [Verse 8]
    Like a rock, standin' arrow straight
    Like a rock, chargin' from the gate
    Like a rock, carryin' the weight
    Like a rock

    [Verse 9]
    Like a rock, the sun upon my skin
    Like a rock, hard against the wind
    Like a rock, I see myself again
    Like a rock

  73. Lois Daly

    The man's a musical genius. I used this song as a teaching lesson on the first day of high school for my students. It was a gift to them to appreciate their youth and the finite truth of time.

  74. Bill Newell

    That train! Get the symbolism? Those rail cars are the days of your life passing right in front of you. Like a train, you can't stop them, so don't waste them. 20 years where did they go? Powerful message in this video! Take heed!

  75. Claude Julien

    From France, I love this song, music and lyrics. Thks, Bob!

  76. STEPHEN BERNAL

    Chevrolet like a rock 👍

  77. V R

    Takes me back to those days when Chevy ran those truck commercials...

  78. Keith Cerasoli

    Someone please explain to me how a person could dislike this video...the message is spot on...and the music and lyrics speak directly to what we all once had and is now...for the most part, nothing but a memory. Two thumbs up...Mr. Seger.

  79. ChanMan 2802

    Reminds me of Chevy

  80. Jaspal Singh Sindharh

    Love his music all the years like the words make meaning all these years.

  81. Marc1142 8

    Tough shit **you didn't get away with the Rape of Priscilla.

    You will be castrated Seager.

  82. Judy Barclay

    Where did 45 years go? Man, at 18 I thought I was invincible. Now time has caught up with me.

  83. Dan Gregory

    Pushing 60 and have asked my family to play this song at my funeral.  Completed Ft. Knox Boot Camp the summer of '77 and felt Like a Rock.  Where did the time go?

  84. Brock Anderson

    The best

  85. CH3VYM4N

    Reminds me of my granddad who recently passed. Really doesn't help that I drive his old truck every day. It might just be a 2000 Silverado 1500, but those (surprising) 53k miles it had on it were all his. To know where that vehicle had been and the memories that had been made in it makes me love that vehicle even more. Might just be a truck, but it's mine, and it's a Chevrolet.

    Dan Gregory

    Good to hear that you cherish your granddad and his life.

  86. Anthony Thibault

    I want to be a green beret

  87. Sean Nocera

    Every time I hear this song the 1st thing that comes to mind is a Chevy truck bouncing through the the mud.

  88. Gary Walter

    See you in St.Paul this Dec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. OG R3CKLESS

    TEAM CHEVROLET!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. timmoh89

    Oh my god, doesn’t time fly. Man 32 years for me since I was eighteen. Shit oh to be young again!

  91. TOM Lynch

    this opened what I could not see O my god thank you

  92. Chris Winkleblack

    BOB SEGER YOU HAVE A STORE ON HOWARD STREET IN HIBBING MINNESOTA.

  93. Chris Winkleblack

    1989 CONSPIRACY THEORIES.

  94. Chris Winkleblack

    REMEMBER THE CHEVROLET COMMERCIALS WHEN GEORGE H W BUSH. STOCKMARKET.

  95. Ron Rottler

    God I love this song. Gets me right in the feelz every damn time. I'm not crying, you're crying!

  96. Earl Cox

    I remember setting in the Nam listening to Seger remembering just the day before he got me through some tuff times. Thanks Bob

  97. Nona Williams

    so much has happened in 40 years kids grandkids much older body but still love my music and to dance.

  98. SailorMonkees92

    this is my theme song. I have autism and I have dealt with so much negativity and weakness, people were always humiliating me. But this song gives me the strength to grow strong and it's working

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