On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha
You can listen to the engines moanin' out his one old song
Think about the woman or the girl you knew the night before
But your thoughts will soon be wanderin', the way they always do
When you're ridin' sixteen hours and there's nothin' much to do
And you don't feel much like ridin', you wish the trip was through
Here I am, on the road again, here I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playin' star again, there I go, turn the page

So you walk into this restaurant, all strung out from the road
And you feel the eyes upon you, as you're shakin' off the cold
You pretend it doesn't bother you, but you just want to explode (yeah, oh)

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can
All the same old cliché's, "is it woman, or is it man"
And you always seem outnumbered, you don't dare make your stand
Make your stand

Ah, here I am, on the road again, here I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playin' star again, there I go, turn the page
Whoa, hey

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 evenin', as you lie awake in bed
With the echoes of the amplifiers, ringin' in your head
You smoke the day's last cigarette, rememberin' what she said
What she said

Oh, here I am, on the road again, here I am, up on that stage
Here I go, playin' star again, there I go, turn the page
Here I go, turn that page
Here I go, there I go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah yeah, I'm a rock and roll god
Here I go
Here I go
Here I go, oh whoa
Here I go


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Turn The Page Lyrics as written by Bob Seger

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  • +5
    General Comment

    So many reply's, most about Metallica. Posts should be focused on Song Meanings, hence the name of the website.

    blancbeeron March 14, 2010   Link
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    Song Fact

    wikipedia got us covered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn_thePage(Bob_Seger_song) "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 Comment

    One 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 Comment

    no shit

    apathyon June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Although 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    some 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    this 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 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I 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 Comment

    yea but i was correcting the dud, i must of mis read his writing, o well, my apologies

    njrockstarbanditon June 11, 2002   Link
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    who 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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