Mister Seger – Turn the Page

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Friday 20 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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The legendary Bob Segar has long been a firm favourite of mine. Music from this American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist has been played late at night in many places that I have lived over the years.

The track that I wanted to share here is called “Turn The Page”, from 1973. Whilst that was a time when I lived in Raleigh, North Carolina as a kid, my memories of this track actually date to around 1986, when I was living in Swindon, Wiltshire, in the UK. My then girlfriend/fiancée, who was sadly lost in ’87, used to play this one over and over in our small studio apartment. As a man of travel, particularly in the years since, this song has stayed with me throughout. 

I hope you enjoy this latest from my review of Tunes I Love.

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“Turn The Page”

On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin’ out it’s 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 riding sixteen hours and there’s nothing there 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, on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Well you walk into a restaurant all strung out from 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 ’em talk, other times you can
All the same old cliche’s, is it woman is it man?
You always seem outnumbered, so you don’t dare make a stand

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage
Here I go, playing 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 days last cigarette, remembering what she said

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage yeah
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, there I go

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10 thoughts on “Mister Seger – Turn the Page

  1. Oh I love his work so much too! For me he’s my university years where many of my friends tried to play his songs on their first-bought guitars. Lots of great memories and now that I read English, the lyrics are top!

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  2. Love this…his best to me !

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  3. joannesisco says:

    I’m a HUGE Seger fan and have been since my university days living across the river from Detroit. Of course the Detroit rock radio stations treated him as a revered god.
    I saw Seger in concert just a few weeks ago – his voice has held up pretty well and he still belts out a soulful tune ❤

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