Bob Seger’s Best Acclaimed “Turn The Page” Performance Takes Capital Centre By Storm

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Here I Go..

Written about life on the road and its challenges, Bob Seger channeled his fascination of coping with aloneness and exhaustion into the iconic hit “Turn The Page” on the Capital Centre stage in Largo, Maryland in 1980.

“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…”

As this story paints a beautiful, yet lonely picture of a man taking a look into his own life, we get a better look at the true reality behind touring and what trials and obstacles it can bring.

Interesting Fact: Seger suffers from tinnitus, which is a ringing in the ears caused by exposure to loud volumes, which explains the line “later in the evening when you lie awake in bed with the echo from the amplifiers ringing in your head” in the song. 

Bob had such a beautiful way of illustrating vivid images with his lyrics and with this timeless hit, we can picture the actual emotions he was feeling as he wrote it.

Feeling lost, lonely and done on a dirt road with only the memories of everything he left behind

+ Turn The Page Lyrics +

On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin’ out its 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 a 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 clichés, is it woman, is it man?
And you always seem outnumbered, so you don’t dare make a stand

Here I am, on a 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 day’s last cigarette, remembering what she said

Here I am, on a 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 a 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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