Lyrics to
Back In ’72

Released by Bob Seger in 1973
From the Album: Back In '72 |

This version of Back In ’72 was released by Bob Seger in 1973.

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Went out in Norfork, hung on a short short
Livin’ with a bottle of wine
With music ladies and burned out babies
I was tryin’ to write a couple of lines

Sherriff Gribbs with his grim ad libs
Spoutin’ about the crime in the street
And women were screamin’ and some was dreamin’
‘Bout the crimes between the sheets

You know that music died, hurt my pride
But somehow I pulled through, back in ’72
Somehow we made it to Baton Rouge
We stayed inside for a week
We weren’t in town for no Mardi Gras
So we decided to sleep
Houston, yes, was a good old guest
Lord knows how bad we wanted to play
But we got homesick for Lincoln Park, imagine
And man we just couldn’t stay

Tricky Dick, he played it slick
Something I was afraid he’d do, back in ’72
Then all the new born philosophers
Are windows for the world
Then some mystic psuedo-intellectual
Avant-garde-ish world
Takin’ notes on that ?
That got me down on the scene
It was so hip to be negative
So square to try and believe

When the waters cleared, it was what we feared
We learned nothin’ new,
Back in ’72


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Bob Seger has released many songs over the years besides Back In ’72. Bob Seger released songs from 1969 to 2006 spanning across albums like Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Noah, Mongrel, Brand New Morning, Smokin' O.P.'s, Back In '72, Seven, Beautiful Loser, Night Moves, Live Bullet, Stranger In Town, Against The Wind, Nine Tonight, The Distance, Like A Rock, The Fire Inside, Greatest Hits, It's A Mystery, Greatest Hits 2, and Face The Promise. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Bob Seger.

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About Lyrics and Back In ’72 by Bob Seger

The lyrics to Back In ’72 are the words, verses and chorus for the song released by Bob Seger in 1973. Elements of the lyrics to Back In ’72 are both direct in meaning and also metaphorical with the real meanings of the song only known by Bob Seger and any collaborating writers working on the lyrics for Back In ’72 back when it was created.

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Some people have an interest in the etymology behind words and phrases. You can take apart the lyrics to Back In ’72 by Bob Seger in a number of ways. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Back In ’72" means the words set to the music of Back In ’72, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Bob Seger. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Back In ’72 and the lyrics to Back In ’72 are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Bob Seger who came here looking just for the lyrics to Back In ’72, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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