Metallica – “Turn The Page” (LIVE)

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Metallica Tackles An American Classic

For rockstars, the loneliness that often accompanies the fame and fortune is a given; Bob Seger knew this intimately when he penned the lyrics to ‘Turn The Page’ in 1973. From the lonely saxophone wail to the steady cadence of Seger’s voice not unlike the steady hum of a tour bus, ‘Turn The Page’ embodied the rigors of the life of a touring musician – which is why when Metallica’s Lars Ulrich first heard this classic, he knew the band had to cover it!

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Lars was impressed with how well Seger described the things that fans never see when it comes to their favorite bands.

This performance of ‘Turn The Page’ sums up everything we love about both the song and Metallica; the song’s intensity isn’t lost on a band that’s survived everything from lawsuits to the death of a bandmate, and as they’re performing you can see each one of the guys mentally looking back on the most difficult moments of their career together.

While we love Seger’s original, there’s something extra special about this rendition by Metallica – it just might even be one of our favorite covers!

+ Turn The Page lyrics +

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’ there 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
Playin’ star again
There I go
Turn the page

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
Turn the page
There I go
There I go

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