Thursday, December 30, 2004

I Wish I'd Written That!!!

OK, so I've never been a long-haired male rock singer (not even one of the those categories) traveling from town to town on a bus.  But I can tell you exactly how it feels.  Why?  Because Bob Seger paints such a perfect word-picture in this song, you can taste the cigarette smoke, hear the bus wheels turning, and smell the burgers in the greasy spoon cafe he walks into.  I love this song!

                            

                                           TURN THE PAGE

On a long and lonesome highway
east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine
moanin' out his one note 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 ridin' sixteen hours
and there's nothin' 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
There I am
Up on the stage
Here I go

Well you walk into a restaurant,
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

Most times you can't hear 'em talk,
other times you can
All the same old cliches,
"Is that a woman or a man?"
And you always seem outnumbered,
you don't dare make a stand

Here I am
On the road again
There I am
Up on the stage
Here I go
Playin' 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 to 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 from the amplifiers
ringin' in your head
You smoke the day's last cigarette,
rememberin' what she said

Here I am
On the road again
There I am
Up on the stage
Here I go
Playin' star again
There I go
Turn the page

Here I am
On the road again
There I am
Up on the stage
Here I go
Playin' star again
There I go
There I go

3 comments:

fierrorachel said...

Great pick.  One of the best songs ever written!

ryanagi said...

Ah! I love this song...singing it in my head right now.

segerfan4 said...

Ahh As an avid bob seger fan I must say i agree with you! bob seger has written some of the deepest music of all time... nice to meet your aquaintance... pen on friend :)