Seger, Bob - Understanding Lyrics

It seems like only yesterday
I didn't have a clue
I stood alone not knowing where to turn
Now suddenly I look around
Everything looks new
I don't know why, but I think I'm startin' to learn
They call it understanding
A willingness to grow

I'm finally understanding
There's so much I can know
Until the day you came along
I used to just get lost
I only heard the things I wanted to hear
Always seemed like no one cared
Then you took the time
And now I look and everything seems clear
You've got me understanding
You've really helped me see

I'm finally understanding
It's meant so much to me
You've got me understanding
You've given me some pride
I'm finally understanding
You're really on my side

You're really on my side
Yeah, yeah

Got me understanding
You've got me understanding
Ooh yeah
You've got me understanding

For the first time
You've got me understanding
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You've got me understanding

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  1. Arley André

    É era um bom tempo e o lema : Paz e AMOR.

  2. Donna Thompson

    I love you Bob

  3. Monthgomeryrabellowood Wood

    389 NUNCA ouviram e não conhece as dezenas de discos de Bob Seger, quantos ouro,platina, prêmios de um dos melhores do mundo,,se você e sertanejo BOSTA, axé merda,ou funkemafia, NÃO abra vídeo classificação A,,pois você é BABACA como esses que puseram negativo pra um lendário rock clássico,!!!

  4. Shari Crocker


  5. Michael Covington

    they made up the news...gave us clowns talk

  6. Michael Covington

    thank you for taking us on our journey

  7. Buford Barrett

    Hey you are the best in my life your sings is all ways hope to go on in life. Bob Seger

  8. Janet Watters

    Bob Seger sings from the core of his soul, the spirit moving through him and GOD speaking to him. GOD BLESS BOB SEGER AND ALL HIS MUSIC THAT SPEAKS TO THE HEART.

  9. Clarissa coetzee

    the equal of this man this world will never again see

  10. flavia romano

    ... understanding ... later ... earlier ... doesn't matter when ... Great song !

  11. charlotte ellis

    me too-native son

  12. John Redman

    Thats the problem with the music world now of days. They dont know what great music is.

  13. Chris Merlin

    Bob told the world my thoughts, Love the guy.

  14. Mark Arena

    That’s was def me just wanted to hear things I just wanted to hear and I’m starting to understand that there’s more people in this universe then just me! Starting to understand for the first time!

  15. David Champion

    He a leaging

  16. Luiz Antônio Antônio

    Aí sim que é música.e relembrar dos bons tempos

  17. Jackie Youngblood

    I love Bob Segar. He is a Great Artist

  18. Joyce Mashburn

    Awesome and then some. Love this video! Never be another Bob Seger!

  19. William Still

    October 2019 and still rocking

    Chesapeake Bay

    William Still


  20. poetgirl

    Just had a deep talk with God, forgot my phone at the lake, where the Spirit lead me, I jumped in, in late October and my soul is full 🙄 went for a drive, talked and complained to God and Thanked Him porfusely, came home and thought to check my phone, to see if my friends had even texted back 😶 and realized i didnt have it, raced back to the lake and found it in the dark...He really is on my side, not bc i found my phone but bc the whole thing is an adventure...I'm slowly coming out of a depression exasparated by grief the pain in deep, Thank God for music!

    Janet Watters

    Thank GOD for GOD.

  21. hotrodmtf

    It's hard to beat Bob 👍

  22. Jean koci

    Your music speaks to me your a power house with your voice.

  23. Deya Patterson

    I think I would marry this man

  24. Bruce Jacobson

    Bob Seger never get old "great"!!

  25. Lisa Spencer

    Still listen to a Bob Seger in 2019 😍😘😍

    Lisa Hostetler

    Always playing in my car. He's been a part of my past whether I was happy or sad and he will always forever be my favorite!

  26. Joan Wilcox

    Best musician ever! Will see him in two weeks.

  27. Joe Adams

    It just took finding the right I am understanding..

  28. Lonnie Beavers

    Never was about the money or fame . It was always was the music and memories . Now the years have slipped by I am understanding more and more . 2019

  29. Alan Caunce

    Wow, Simply Supreme From The Genius Of Mr Seger. Holds So Much Emotion In Different Ways For Each Of Us. Thank You For This Great Classic.

  30. Debbie Loignon

    I understand now! Thank you Bob Seger ... took me 35 years!

  31. Catherine Wren

    Liked it alot
    Your friend, Catherine

  32. Terry Clark

    And thank you Bob Seger for all the years if great memories. God bless you for helping so many trouled souls with such beautiful music that hit our hearts.

  33. Terry Clark

    Does anyone actually understand??? Only you yourself does

  34. elizabeth hughes

    Over 350 people given a thumbs down to this,why???,they cant be real Bob Seger fans,so why listen,i love Bob Seger and his songs,his voice is so strong,Brilliant.

  35. Joe Adams

    Such powerful lyrics..

  36. Lorelei Carr

    After 2 long marriages and not understanding I met someone who finally brought me to my understanding. I wasnt able to put my feelings into words but Seger does. My whole world has changed because I do now have someone who is on my side. I want to thank him for allowing me the privilege of loving him and becoming the woman who'd been inside of me for too many years. I mist up each time I hear this song and I see your face and smile

  37. Pamela Renee Dula- Trivette

    It's almost as if this was written about my life. I have so much love for Bob and his music!♥️♥️♥️

  38. Kathy bolyard

    Ever song he sings,I can relate to.It sounds like my on life

  39. Arun's Google

    Makes me sad I grew up in another country, not knowing his music.....but grateful and happy that I've been catching up for years now.....truly a National Treasure!

  40. Dennis Lamb

    I seen his first 3 concerts in San Diego, Calif. and Bob Seger is the BEST rock-n-Roll ever.

  41. Rickey Engle

    i understand,,Me

  42. Mike Matusek

    Watched Teachers last night on DVD, and the closing credits brought me here.

  43. Dani Sullivan

    Love this now more than ever .

  44. Kathy bolyard

    There will never be another Bob Segar.It seems he's lived my life.Hes the greatest!!

  45. sherry page

    God I love this beautiful soul

  46. donna br0wn

    Long time friend.😇😊His music is still among the tops.

  47. joseph lemko

    Another magnifcient song from one of greatest recording artists of all time. This was on the " Teachers" soundtrack. I liked that film also. Stay well Bob
    Thanks for the memories & music.🤗👍

  48. Lonnie Beavers

    Think I've found my favorite Bob Seger song . Fits like a glove !! Thank god for her .

  49. Nellie Mathis

    I Sure can RELATE to this song

  50. Loretta Cogar

    Finally understanding!

  51. Tina Moore

    Hey Mr.Seger I do believe this song was written just for my wounded soul!!!

  52. Jesus’s Eternal Son

    Psalm 95

    1Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
    2Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.
    3For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
    4In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
    5The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.
    6Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
    7for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.
    Today, if only you would hear his voice,
    8“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, a
    as you did that day at Massah b in the wilderness,
    9where your ancestors tested me;
    they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
    10For forty years I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
    11So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”

    Hebrews 3:9
    1972 - 2012 = 40 YEARS.

    Hebrews 6
    4It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6and who have fallen c away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. 7Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. 8But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

    9Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. 10God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

    John 14:25-29

    Ephesians 2:2
    in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

    James 3:6

    Hebrews 10:29

  53. William Bailey

    Call Bobby he still got it

  54. Cathy Iles

    Happy father day

  55. Denise Hedden

    🥀It's song's like this that so different & Beautiful you gotta come back 4 more🥀Bob is a Powerful Icon in the music industry still in 2019🥀You Rock n Roll Bob🥀☝️🥀

  56. Cathy Iles


  57. Cathy Iles

    Happy birthday

  58. Cathy Iles

    Understand i

  59. Hareish Sawng

    Thank you Bob Seger for your beautiful songs and all time music career. You've been my hope and inspiration and helped me pull myself up outta the dark moments in my whole life 51 years and counting! You've given me HOPE and FAITH in my life in every word you've sang. MY FAVORITE SINGER OF ALL TIME EVER AND FOREVER. Every moment I've followed you has been a milestone to be remembered in my life always. Denise S in PA

  60. Ralph Favilla

    I love this SONG!

  61. Brenda Jones

    Love Seger the best

  62. gary gilley

    Some people are just born to write songs and this Man is one of them, never ever heard a BAD Bob Seger song.......

  63. Teresa Berryman

    Dude!!! Nuff said

  64. Stewart W.

    I have always known Bob Seger's name but never really listened to his music. Living in England and later South Africa he is not so known outside America.

    But I am now impressed having appreciated the wonderful songs he writes, the fabulous melodies and very importantly the lyrics which always tell a story and have meaning.

  65. Richard Kochan

    The Elvis of the state of MICHIGAN👍👍YEAH BABY☮️

  66. Rene Smits

    Congrats, the 300 tumbs down . You know absolutly zero about music .

    Connie Meckes

    you are an idiot

  67. Ralph Favilla

    I love this song So much!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Sabbath maiden fan

    This is one of his best

  69. chev chevy

    last nigh,t Springfield Mo,  packed house,  the best

    Rick Buckley

    Hell yea. We were there. Woooow

  70. Lorelei Carr

    I finally understand too...took me way too long...I'm happy now and i understand why...thank you love

  71. dobsfd dobbie

    this man has been with me through the nothingness of everyday stuff; he has been with me in the worst of times, and I have danced on wind to him. There will never be any music quite like Seger's. You are a treasure.

  72. piasau49

    Make Music Great Again

  73. Mark Moore

    Divorce just finalized. Now I’ve come to an understanding. All the wasted years.

  74. Rosalee Adams

    Bob's music will live forever

  75. Alberto Serra

    Radio mas

  76. Anthony c Brown

    May 25th Bob Seger May 26 Rolling Thunder jiffy lube Bristow VA. If you and Band and singers can make the ride to and in Rolling Thunder. A fan from the late 60's . from Manassas VA.

    Anthony c Brown

    Hopefully you will be able to make it to Rolling Thunder May 26th. Your Fan Tony Brown Manassas VA

  77. Tammy Burmeister

    Has Bob ever made a bad song? I just love my hometown guy!

  78. Ron Barnes

    The fucking best ever

  79. ammo up today

    I got turned on to Bob Steger early 70s .I was in high school .I ended getting a bike cuz of Bob. Live a Parnell life it seems .he gave me the music that influenced a lot of my life .smooth the rough spots and straight up rocked with him .I'm week 2-28-19.sac. me and my 21 yr old son .to cold else we would ride .


    They call it understanding: a willingness to grow... Wow! It's hard to say so much in such few words...


    Thank you for this video. If there's a cure for narcissism, this song comes pretty close. Greetings from Mexico...

  82. Steven Corwin

    Truly truly one great song..

  83. Reinaldo Santos

    i love american music, tanks....

  84. Kandy Hamilton

    You got me understanding.. your really on my side .... franklin

  85. Thomas Kluz

    Was in the Air Force in Austin, TX back in the early 80's when Bob came to town. Everyone said what a great concert it was. Sorry I missed it. Bob's comin back to town March 7th, 30 plus years later, and I'll be there rocking along!

    Thomas Kluz

    Returning to the scene of the crime -IT WAS A GREAT CONCERT! Love the vid with this song especially showing the audience. You could do a montage of all the audiences Bob has had over the years and begin to realize what an impact this man's music has had over so many people.

  86. Debbie Walsh

    I suffer from depression and don’t understand much ,this song gives me hope about what comes next ,beautiful song, music has been a big part of my healing myself and learning who I really am.✌️and 💗

  87. chasinthewind1198

    Oh yeah.......

  88. Pamela Knowles


  89. Robin Wise

    !!! U GO BOB LOVE YA

  90. Jeffrey G

    “.... And I am Bob Seger from Ann Arbor Michigan......”

  91. Mary A Hanson

    Just saw Bob in Saginaw MI on 1-3-19 , Enjoyed his music in my teen yrs, then when I had kid's they were raised on his music . He is fantastic you can feel in his performance that he cares for his audience. It was GREAT, GREAT,GREAT!!!!.

  92. Darlene Blackburn

    I'm starting to understand my marriage after 27 year's

    Darlene Blackburn

  93. Nomad4

    There are certain song writers (Seger, Jackson Browne always come to mind) that make me stop in my tracks sometimes when you're listening to the lyrics of a tune. This is a greatly underplayed and underappreciated Seger tune. Simple yet powerful.

  94. Jeffrey G

    Stupid the way you make his face distorted at the beginning of the video! I think you are very disrespectful!!!!


    Face the promise!! Great, the promises of Christ Jesus

  96. Juanita Buron

    Understanding tell it straight so much I want to know not what I want to 👂. Clear to help ME see. 11/26*18 ie. are you really on my side? 00:26 12/21*18 willingness to grow 14:07.

  97. charlotte ellis

    someone sent me song--love it- thanks Z

  98. Edleuza D´Abadia Rosa

    Sou eternamente apaixonada por essas lindas musicas.