Friday, December 14, 2018

Night Moves

Night Moves is a album and song that was released in 1976 by Bob Seger. I feel that this song is a perfect example of how poetry and music combine to make a unique and moving song in which the listener becomes entranced. While listening to this song I feel relaxed and at the same time engrossed in the story that Bob Seger is singing about.

Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
Out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy
Workin' on mysteries without any clues
Workin' on our night moves

This is the second verse of the song and Bob Seger is already alluding towards a sensual and romantic time with a woman he he is in to, but he doesn't come out and say it. Bob uses the line "Workin' on mysteries without any clues" and "Workin' on our night moves" to describe how he is involved with this woman and I think he uses poet language in these lines because the words go deeper than a literal sense, The mysteries that they are trying to solve are their feelings and romantic urges for one another.

Oh the wonder
felt the lightning
And we waited on the thunder
Waited on the thunder

In the 5th verse of the song these lines are said and they contain literal aspects of a storm but also poetic and multidimensional aspects of the feelings that Bob Seger is getting from the girl he is with. When talking about lightning and thunder he is anticipating a good time and then the thunder hits and he feels intensity from the situation that him and the girl are in.

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