Took a look down a westbound road right away I made my choice
Headed out to my big two wheeler I was tired of my own voice
Took a bead on the northern plains and just rolled that power on

Twelve hours out of Machinaw City stopped in a bar to have a brew
Met a girl and we had a few drinks and I told her what I'd decided to do
She looked out the window a long long moment then she looked into my eyes
She didn't have to say a thing I knew what she was thinkin'

Roll roll me away won't you roll me away tonight
I too am lost I feel double crossed and I'm sick of what's wrong and what's
We never even said a word we just walked out and got on that bike
And we rolled
And we rolled clean out of sight

We rolled across the high plains
Deep into the mountains
Felt so good to me
Finally feelin' free
Somewhere along a high road
The air began to turn cold
She said she missed her home
I headed on alone

Stood alone on a mountain top starin' out at the Great Divide
I could go east I could go west it was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin'

Roll roll away I'm gonna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin' gotta keep ridin' keep searchin' till I find what's right
And as the sunset faded I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
Next time
We'll get it right

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    General CommentOne of those truly great power-ballads.

    Just that desire to be free and that great feeling of infinite possibility...god, it's beautiful.
    cherujon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother Bob Seger masterpiece! This song just makes me want to get in my car, roll down the windows, crank up some good music, drive out to some country side where theres no traffic, just beautiful countryside, and just drive the hell out of my car! "Roll Me Away" is like so many classic country "road" songs, BUT it is sooo much more. The scene about the young lady heading back home has much significance. It's talking about the independence, pride, and "balls" of a loner; a person who knows where he stands in life, loves his freedom, won't let anything or anybody stand in the way of "livin'" life. As Merle Haggard sang about, such a person believes that "down every road, there's always one more city. I'm on the road, the highway is my home" (from Merle Haggard, "Lonesome Fugitive"). Great song from the a great song writer and singer.
    smtownon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGrew up an avid Seger fan, and this has always been one of my absolute favourites. BEAUTIFUL. It makes me feel free. When I go jogging in the morning I listen to this on me mp3. Absolutly love it. It just shows for me, all the possibilities and paths I can take in life. Sense of indefinate freedom!

    Ahhh, absolute MAGIC!
    ihaveapenon January 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAh this is a great song. It really grows on you, one of my favourite Bob Seger songs.

    Can't say I relate to it but I still love it.
    floydloveon October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhoops that comment was for 'Fire Lake'...I love this song, it's so true sometimes you just want to get away from it all, clear your head and be free.
    floydloveon October 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment Thanks Bob, F%$#@ It! Im outta here!
    dezdonon April 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commentbought my harley cause of this one at 40 to die on.
    pirate87on February 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI was on my way to do a Triathlon and this song came on the radio and I found myself cranking the volume as the song went on.It really pumped me up and got me motivated for my race. I got a personal best in my race and decided to look up the meaning of the song and comment. Thanks for all the comments. Love this song and will put it on my mp3 for another great training song. Cheers!!
    kristovon June 22, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"Next time we'll get it right"...what does it mean?
    Andjelinaon April 20, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSure Seger is A Divine Messenger <3 <3
    Parsamahon March 08, 2016   Link

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