August Break – 2019 – Hope and Song Lyric Sunday

The prompt for today’s #Augustbreak2019 is “hope.”  The prompt for #SLS is “Songs with somebody famous in it.”

I’ve chosen the song “I Knew You When” by Bob Seger.  While the lyrics don’t specifically mention his name, Mr. Seger has said it is his tribute to the late Glenn Frey who was a good friend of his.  The lyrics include the word Hope.


I Knew You When
In the ancient middle fifties, the closin’ sixties roar
I was caught up in your passion,
I could only beg for more
And if I had a dollar bill I’d give it to you then
So I could tell the whole wide world
One day I knew you when
With your dangerous charisma
Your thundering attack
You charged the very air I breathe,
And kept me coming back
You helped me through my darkest hours,
You always were my friend
You gave me hope to carry on
Because I knew you when
I knew you when the mountain tops were right beneath your feet
When artistry and freedom were complete
Before you were an icon, before they all too came
You could say I knew you when
We all sit here with our memories, of a glorious long ago
When our heroes seemed immortal, were they really so
It’s a question for a wiser man
I will not ask again
I will only say I’m grateful,
For the time I knew you when
I knew you when (I knew you when)
Oh, I knew you when
I knew you when (I knew you when)
Yeah I knew you when
I knew you when (I knew you when)
Yeah I knew you when
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Bob Seger
I Knew You When lyrics © HIDEOUT RECORDS DIST. INC.

In fact, the whole album is dedicated to Glenn.  There is a slight reference to #45 in the song “Busload of Faith” where he sings, “You can’t depend on the president, unless there’s real estate you want to buy.”  Funny, but sad at the same time.

I had hoped that we could see Bob Seger one more time before he retires but sadly his visit in our area coincides with the golf tournament my husband participates in every September and it just won’t work out.  I’ll just have to remember the other times we saw him.





The video:

Hope is a hard thing to take a picture of but every time I look at the full moon I think about my dreams for the future and hope that the Universe is listening.





Full moon coming again next week – get ready to share your hopes!


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16 Responses to August Break – 2019 – Hope and Song Lyric Sunday

  1. Erica/Erika says:

    I am learning a lot from your posts, Janet. Many of “the greats” are getting older, unfortunately. I agree with you, I “hope that the Universe is listening.” Spectacular photos!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Erica/Erika! That’s why I want to try and see as many of our favorites as we can each year because you never know when it will be the last. Unfortunately, they all want to go out with a bang so ticket prices are crazy – especially since I don’t like to sit in the nose bleed sections. The Universe has actually listened a few times!

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Awww that’s a good song, and a nice tribute to his friend. I like both their songs that I’ve heard.
    Super photos of the moon, too! 🙂

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  3. A lovely choice. Enjoyed it very much!

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  5. I had heard about the Glen tribute song, but this is the first time that I listened to it. I like both Glen Frey and Bob Seger and I want to thank you for adding this Janet.

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  6. J-Dub says:

    ❤ Bob Seger – "Turn the Page" Long song but I listen start to finish. Know every word.

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  7. I hadn’t heard this one before – very nice! I’m a fan of both men and will check out the album on Spotify. Thanks!

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  8. I’ve always been a fan of Bob Seger. This song wasn’t familiar to me, Janet. So thanks for the introduction. One of my favorites of his is Roll Me Away.

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