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Song of the Whenever

 

4-20-99

Turn the Page

(Metallica cover of Bob Seger's song)

 

On a long and lonesome highway east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin' out as one long song
You think about the woman, the girl you knew the night before.
But your thoughts'll soon be wandering, the way they always do
When you're driving sixteen hours, with nothign much to do.
And you don't feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through.

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

So you walk into this restaurant, strung out form 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
Most times you can't hear it all, other times you can
All the same old cliche's. Is it a woman, or is it a man?
And you always seem outnumbered. you don't dare make your stand.
Make your stand.

Here I am
On the road again
There I am
Up on the stage
Here I go
Playin' 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
And the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play
Later in the evening, lying awake in bed
With the echoes of the amplifiers ringing in your head
Smoke the day's last cigarette, remembering what she said...
What she said.

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

Wow. What a great song. One of Metallica's major draws for me was always thier epic, echoey, *metallic* sound... And while I love the new stuff, Load and Re-Load had shaken my faith in that a bit. They'd sounded a little smaller, less vast and dramatic. Well, Turn the Page totally made up for any lackings in their last two original albums, because they created such a great sound with an already incredible song that I was completely blown away. I love this song.

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