Sunday, September 17, 2006
Bob Seger talked to the Detroit Free Press last week about his song "Face the Promise," which includes a mention of Framingham as a place, like Mississippi, Alabama, and North Dakota, which would be good to leave.
Seger says in an interview (which also includes an audio clip) that the song is about kids yearning to see the bright lights of the big city.
"It's about kids from small towns looking at the big American dream: 'I'm gonna go out and face the promise of the promised land. I want to get to the big city and get off this farm.' ... A pretty swampy, rock-blues song. I really like it," Seger told the newspaper.
People in two towns in New York, Allegany and Olean, are also wondering why Seger mentioned their communities, the Olean Times Herald reports.
(Bob Seger looking for a better place on the cover of his new Capitol Records album)