Originally posted 2009-01-26 19:50:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
“Turn the Page”
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 wanderin’ the way they always do,
When you’re riding sixteen hours and there’s nothing much to do.
You don’t feel much like ridin’ – you just wish the trip was through.
Say, here I am, on the road again.
Here I am, up on the stage.
Here I go, playing the star again.
C D Em
There I go, turn the page…
You walk into a restaurant 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 hear ’em talk, other times you can’t.
All the same old cliches – is that a woman or a man?
And you always seem outnumbered; you don’t dare make a stand…
Out there in the spotlight, you’re a million miles away.
Every ounce of energy you try to give away,
As the sweat pours from 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…
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