"Turn the Page (Bob Seger cover)" as written by and Bob Seger....
On a long and lonesom highway
east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin'
Out his one old song
You can think about the woman
Or the girl you knew the night before

But your thoughts will soon be wandering
The way they always do
When you're riding sixteen hours
and there's nothing much to do
And you don't feel much like ridin'
You just wish the trip was through

Here I am, on the road again
Here I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing the star again
There I go, turn the page

So you walk into this restaraunt
Strung out from the road
And you feel the eyes upon you
As you're shaking off the cold
You pretend it doesn't bother you
But you just want to explode

Yeah, Most times you can't here 'em talk
Other times you can
All the same old clichés...
Is it woman, is it man?
And you always seem outnumbered
You don't dare make a stand
Make your stand

Here I am, on the road again
Here I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing the star again
There I go, turn the page

Out there in the spotlight
You're a million miles away
Every ounce of energy
You try and give away
As the sweat pours out your body
Like the music that you play

Later in the evening
As you lie awake in bed
With the echoes of the amplifiers
Ringin' in your head
You smoke the day's last cigarette
Remembering what she said
What she said

Here I am, on the road again
Here I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing the star again
There I go, turn the page
There I go, turn the page
There I go, yeah yeah
There I go, Yeah yeah

There I go, yeah
Here I go, yeah
Here I go-oah
Here I go...

and gone.


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  • +4
    General CommentSo many reply's, most about Metallica. Posts should be focused on Song Meanings, hence the name of the website.
    blancbeeron March 14, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song Factwikipedia got us covered
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    "Inspiration
    "Turn the Page" is about the emotional and social ups and downs of a rock musician's life on the road. Seger wrote it in 1972 while touring with Teegarden & Van Winkle. Drummer David Teegarden (of Teegarden & Van Winkle and later the Silver Bullet Band) recalls:
    We had been playing somewhere in the Midwest, or the northern reaches, on our way to North or South Dakota. [Guitarist] Mike Bruce was with us. We'd been traveling all night from the Detroit area to make this gig, driving in this blinding snowstorm. It was probably 3 in the morning.

    Mike decided it was time to get gas. He was slowing down to exit the interstate and spied a truck stop. We all had very long hair back then – it was the hippie era – but Skip, Mike and Bob had all stuffed their hair up in their hats. You had to be careful out on the road like that, because you'd get ostracized. When I walked in, there was this gauntlet of truckers making comments – "Is that a girl or man?" I was seething; those guys were laughing their asses off, a big funny joke.
    That next night, after we played our gig – I think it was Mitchell, S.D. – Seger says, "Hey, I've been working on this song for a bit, I've got this new line for it. He played it on acoustic guitar, and there was that line: "Oh, the same old cliches / 'Is that a woman or a man?' " It was "Turn the Page."
    Tom Weschler, then road manager for Seger, remembers the same incident:
    "Turn the Page," Bob's great road song, came along in '72, while we were driving home from a gig. I think we were in Dubuque, Iowa, in winter and stopped at a restaurant. We stood out when we entered a store or a gas station or a restaurant en masse. At this restaurant it was particularly bright inside, so there weren't any dark corners to hide in. All these local guys were looking at us like, "What are these guys? Is that a woman or a man?" – just like in the song. ... That was one incident, but there were so many others on the road that led Seger to write that song."
    Mortariouson October 02, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best covers in the world. Metallica has the ability to incorporate great videos, and great sounds into every song that they produce. There is nothing anyone could say about this song that would be negative because it is all around a great song. James has the voice to do anything he wants with anything and make it sounds awesome. Good choice of a cover and I can't wait for the next.
    Listen and Feel.
    mo0stahon January 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has a lot of meaning to me. you guys are right in what it means... this is a good song to have in your minde when doing shit you just dont want to do like work or school or whatever...
    bassmanon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that the rest of the guys thought the song thought it sounded like something james would write, so they "had" to do it.
    supernaut1978on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno shit
    apathyon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea but i was correcting the dud, i must of mis read his writing, o well, my apologies
    njrockstarbanditon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough Bob Seger originally did this song... Metallica does a much better cover. Bob Seger like talks throughout the whole time and you hear a *giggle* saxophone or something in the bwackground. Blah.

    When Metallica does it, this song is Rockin'!
    OzzyGurlyon July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome people who preform arent always happy, but they just keep doing it for $$$ and they life is pointless to them
    drumminggurl9089on July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho is the lady stripper in the video? if you havent seen it download it its a cool video and a cool song
    ilikeoreoson August 16, 2002   Link

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