I don't know where I'm going
But I sure know where I've been
Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday
And I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time
Here I go again, here I go again
Though I keep searching for an answer
I never seem to find what I'm looking for
Oh, Lord, I pray you give me strength to carry on

'Cause I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

Here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
And I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time
I'm just another heart in need of rescue
Waiting on love's sweet charity
And I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days

'Cause I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

And here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
And I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time
But here I go again

Here I go again
Here I go again
Here I go

'Cause I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

And here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
And I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time

And here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone

'Cause I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

And here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone


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Here I Go Again Lyrics as written by Bernie Marsden David Coverdale

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    "Just another heart in need of rescue Waiting on love's sweet charity An' I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days 'Cause I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams". Sounds like he isn't wasting no more time wasting it on relationships that aren't love...he's waiting for "real love", even if he has to walk alone...

    Thia007on December 01, 2011   Link
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    Heard about a guy who walked down his wedding aisle to this song. That made me smile.

    In earlier versions, the lyric "drifter" was sung as "hobo". Lyrically, I prefer drifter. It suggests a little more mystery. They might be running from persecution or working towards an unorthodox goal. A hobo just sounds lazy.

    Just ran a search to clarify my understanding of the term "hobo". Mencken defined it as a traveling worker without a home. He also said a "tramp" was a hobo who only works enough to get by & a "bum" was someone who never works at all.

    Hobo/tramp sounds like a distinction without a difference. Is a traveling worker really doing more than the bare minimum? Probably not. Which is why we use the 2 terms interchangeably.

    SteveOramaon July 05, 2016   Link
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    OMG!!!! I can't belive no one has commented on this song, it ROCKS AND TOTALLY KICKS ASS!! lol sorry about that :D but when the chorus kicks in it is awesome!

    the_libertineon March 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    Love this song!!!!! I hadn't heard it in a while and just recently saw the video ago and remembered why I loved it so. I totally agree with what the libertine said about the chorus, it's killer! And I just love the whole meaning behind it, about wanting to find something even though you're not sure what it is and how to find it, and how sometimes it seems as if you'll never get to it, but the hope keeps you going. Awesome!

    Dawnie-7on May 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    coverdale has awesome voice.love it to hear it

    mojorisinon July 24, 2005   Link
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    In my opinion this song is related to how in life he falls in love and keeps chasing girls, but then comes to terms with how he was born to live alone for the rest of his life and that he is not "wasting no more time" chasing girls... "Here I go Again" probably refers to him falling in love and chasing girls but here he goes again losing the relationship and being alone again

    saawanjon November 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    I can really relate to this song. Every line describes me perfectly.

    I'm just another heart in need of rescue Waiting on love's sweet charity

    SuperNerd1988on March 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    Only me and another persons comment! WTF Whitesnake rock! Love this song!

    mattalacon May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    LOVE IT!!! i think its about how some people are destined to be stuck falling into the same pattern of love... or lack of for that matter. That's what it means because 'Here I go again on my own'

    just_jadedon June 09, 2005   Link
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    sorry i meant to put that's what it means to me* i wasnt trying to tell anyone what they should think it means lol

    just_jadedon June 09, 2005   Link

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