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Metallica - Turn The Page - (Bob Seger Cover, ''Sons Of Anarchy'')




Of the many cover versions that have been recorded, the most popular cover version is by Metallica who released it as the first single from their 1998 Garage Inc. album, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 11 consecutive weeks, the highest number of weeks Metallica has ever spent at the top; the song also reached #102 on the Billboard Pop charts.


Drummer Lars Ulrich had heard the original song while driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and later commented that he thought it "had James Hetfield all over it". Metallica's rendition is taken at much the same tempo as Seger's, but with a heavier feel; the saxophone part is replaced by a high slide guitar line from Kirk Hammett.




Lyrics


On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha

You can listen to the engines moanin' out his one old song

Think about the woman or the girl you knew the night before

But your thoughts will soon be wanderin', 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 wish the trip was through

Here I am, on the road again, here I am, up on the stage

Here I go, playin' star again, there I go, turn the page


So you walk into this restaurant, all 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 (yeah, oh)


Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can

All the same old cliché's, "is it woman, or is it man"

And you always seem outnumbered, you don't dare make your stand

Make your stand


Ah, here I am, on the road again, here I am, up on the stage

Here I go, playin' star again, there I go, turn the page

Whoa, hey


Out there in the spotlight, you're a million miles away

Every ounce of energy, you try and give away

As the sweat pours out your body, like the music that you play


Later in the evenin', as you lie awake in bed

With the echoes of the amplifiers, ringin' in your head

You smoke the day's last cigarette, rememberin' what she said

What she said


Oh, here I am, on the road again, here I am, up on that stage

Here I go, playin' star again, there I go, turn the page

Here I go, turn that page

Here I go, there I go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah yeah, I'm a rock and roll god

Here I go

Here I go

Here I go, oh whoa

Here I go



Songwriters: Bob Seger


Turn the Page lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group







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