Katmandu

Album: Beautiful Loser (1975)
Charted: 43
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  • I think I'm going to Katmandu
    That's really, really where I'm going to
    If I ever get out of here
    That's what I'm gonna do
    K-k-k-k-k-k Katmandu
    I think that's really where I'm going to
    If I ever get out of here
    I'm going to Katmandu

    I got no kick against the west coast
    Warner brothers are such good hosts
    I raise my whiskey glass and give them a toast
    I'm sure they know it's true
    I got no rap against the southern states
    Every time I've been there it's been great
    But now I'm leaving and I can't be late
    And to myself be true

    That's why I'm going to Katmandu
    Up to the mountain's where I'm going to
    And if I ever get out of here
    That's what I'm gonna do
    Aw, k-k-k-k-k-k Katmandu
    Really, really where I'm going to
    If I ever get out of here
    I'm going to Katmandu

    Oh
    Take it away
    I ain't got nothin' 'gainst the east coast
    You want some people where they got the most
    And New York City's like a friendly ghost
    You seem to pass right through
    I know I'm gonna miss the USA
    I guess I'll miss it every single day
    But no one loves me here anyway
    I know my plane is due

    The one that's going to Katmandu
    Up to the mountain's where I'm going to
    If I ever get out of here
    That's what I'm gonna do
    K-k-k-k-k-k Katmandu
    Really, really, really, going to
    If I ever get out of here
    If I ever get out of here
    If I ever get out of here
    I'm going to Katmandu, oh
    Ooh huh huh
    Ooh huh huh ooh yeah

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    Katmandu Writer/s: BOB SEGER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 18

  • Travler from West-by-godHey Daniel....I'm on board with the validity of this Live Cut! But also...check out Neil Youngs "Rust Never Sleeps" and Grand Funks "Caught in the Act" they're also good listening! And MANY,MANY more!
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaSuch a joy that comes out in this song. You know he's happy as he sings it. He loves the people of his native country, yet looks forward to a vacay far far away. . .
  • Brent from Denair, CaRegarding the move "The Mask": if I remember correctly, there were other Seger songs in that movie. Supposedly, the real young man that the movie was based on, was a huge Springsteen fan but between the legal eagles, they could not work out a movie/singer contract with The Boss. I remember hearing this some time ago, but do not have facts to support this. I was just wondering if anyone else had more insight. I thoroughly enjoy both Seger and Springsteen.
  • Greg from Harrington Park, NjDenise in Yakima - they are on greatest hits volume 2.
  • Ron from Los Angels, CaIt's pretty hard to get tired on listening to Live Bullet again and again. Katmandu is an important reason why.
  • Devesh from Kathandu, NepalKathmandu attracted a lot of Hippies during that time including Hendrix and Jim Morrison. There's a hotel in Nepal where Hendrix had stayed and is named after him. While Jim Morrison in his song Roadhouse Blues has used some Nepali words. Main reason for Hippie attraction life was so carefree and Nepal never banned weeds
  • Valentin from Beijing, ChinaBob's rock'n'rolls are fantastic. this one is not an exception
  • Daniel from Lakewood, OhFor my money.LIVE BULLET is still the standard for which all other live albums should be judged.
    I have been listening to that release for 30 years now and nothing stands up to it. Best live album ever!
  • Carrie from , MiBob Seger actually went to Katmandu....however it was in the 1990's. He claimed it was a real eye opening experience for him, the plight of the people there.
  • Darren from Hickory, NcActually, it's not that the lyrics are different between the studio and live versions. The studio version has another verse that was omitted when Seger performed the version that appears on the Live Bullet album. I wonder to this day why he did that. (Or is it possible that he performed the whole song in concert and the producers just edited out the 2nd verse before releasing the album?)
  • Steve from Torrance, CaChuck Berry was a major musical influence on Bob Seger, as is evidenced by this song and "Get out of Denver". Both appear on the "Live Bullet" album.
  • Ariff from Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKatmandu is actually spelled Kathmandu
  • Paul from Rothesay, New Brunswick , CanadaHey Brian...don't forget "Marrakesh Express"!
  • Brian from Meriden, CtIs there a rock song that mentions a more remote, third world city than this?
    Not They Might Be Giants' Constantinople/Istanbul ditty.
    A few Rush songs mention some pretty mysterious places but they are a bit mystical and ancient.
    Maybe Murray Head's One Night in Bangkok would be an example. Not for Bangkok but some other place he may squawk about.
    As far as band names I think Timbuk3 may take the cake.
  • Brian from Meriden, CtClassic Seger! This is real rock and roll. Seger typifies real, American rock and roll to me. His inclusion into the Hall of Fame in a city not far from his hometown was ridiculously overdue. The rules concerning year of elidgiblity would have put his at '93 or '94. 2004 was ridiculously late.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyAlthough Seeger recorded this song for an earlier studio album, the single that charted was from his "Live Bullet" album. The two versions have slightly different lyrics.
  • Ken from Louisville, KySeeger "zings" his label, Capitol/EMI in this song with the line "Warner Brothers are such good hosts". In other words, better treat me right, I might swicth labels when my contract is up!
  • Denise from Yakima, WaWhere can I hear his songs Satisfied and Tomorrow?
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