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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band performing "Still The Same" (Live From San Diego, CA 1978)

"Still the Same" is a song written and recorded by the American singer Bob Seger in 1978. It peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"Still the Same" is a midtempo ballad that begins with what Billboard Magazine describes as a "catchy piano" part. According to Harrison, the harmony vocals by Venetta Fields, Clydie King and Shirley Matthews give the song an r&b flavor.

The lyrics describe a gambler who the singer has admired but in the end walks away from because he won't change." Seger has said that he has been asked for years who the song is about, and that it is actually an amalgamation of characters he met when he first went to Hollywood.


You always won, everytime you placed a bet

You're still damn good, no one's gotten to you yet

Everytime they were sure they had you caught

You were quicker than they thought

You'd just turn your back and walk

You always said, the cards would never do you wrong

The trick you said was never play the game too long

A gambler's share, the only risk that you would take

The only loss you could forsake

The only bluff you couldn't fake

And you're still the same

I caught up with you yesterday

Moving game to game

No one standing in your way

Turning on the charm

Long enough to get you by

You're still the same

You still aim high

There you stood, everybody watched you play

I just turned and walked away

I had nothing left to say

'Cause you're still the same

You're still the same

Moving game to game

Some things never change

You're still the same


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