The Ring - Bob Seger

By the light of the moon

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To a 50's tune

1f
He pledged his love to her

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A girl so rare

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A girl so fair

1e
The girl for him for sure

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He could see himself getting up every mornin'

1d
For the rest of his life

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Just to look in those eyes so blue

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It was all he ever wanted to do

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She was all he'd ever need to see him through

5


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They were still in their teens

1e
When he gave her the ring

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They were married late one may

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And they moved into a little house

1b
On the far end of town

1b
Out by the big highway

1d
And all through the days

1f
And all through the nights

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The cars and trucks rolled on by

2a
And he slept through it all just fine

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Every night he slept just fine

5


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Sometimes she'd stare at the stars out the window

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Sometimes she'd walk `neath the moon

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Sometimes she'd sit there just watching him sleeping

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Hoping the dawn would come soon

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1e
She'd done well in school

1d
She'd followed the rules

2d
And she'd always stood out from the rest

1c
She'd go off to college

1d
And work her way through

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Then move to some city out west

1b
She had it all planned

1a
She'd have her career

3a
She'd have all of the things that she'd always lacked

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She'd wake up one morning all packed

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And leave here and never look back

5


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Most of her friends thought it soon would be over

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Not many thought it would last

3c
Most seemed to think they were all wrong for each other

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And soon it would pass - soon it would pass

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1f
Now twenty years have gone

1f
And her kids have moved on

2b
And she's still on the far end of town

3a
Her youngest ­ she's livin' somewhere in l.a.

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And her oldest ? he works on a nearby farm

1b
Her husband comes home

1e
And they talk over supper

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He's usually the first to turn in

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Another day comes to an end

1a
Another day just ends

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3e
And sometimes in the wee hours when the traffic dies down

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She'll hear the sound of some bird on the wing

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And she'll look out the window and she'll look at his picture

2e
But not at the ring ? not at the ring

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She never looks at the ring

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