Thursday, April 10, 2014

ATF: Road-Trippin'

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions that you might dare to make.  I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Turn The Page
Bob Seger
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 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 just wish the trip was through

Say
Here I am
On a road again
There I am
Up on a stage
Here I go
Playin' the 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 clichés
Is that a woman or a man
And you always seem outnumbered
You don't dare make a stand

Ah
Here I am
On a road again
There I am
Up on a stage
Here I go
Playin' the 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 evenin’
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

Ah
Here I am
On a road again
There I am
Up on a stage
Here I go
Playin' the star again
There I go
Turn the page
Ah
Here I am
On a road again
There I am
Up on a stage
Here I go
Playin the star again
There I go
There I go



Highway Song
Blackfoot
Yeah
Another day
Another dollar
After I’ve sang and hollered
Oh it’s my way of livin’
And I can’t change a thing
Another town is drawin’ near
Oh baby I wish you were here
But the only way I can see you darlin’
Is in my dreams

It’s a highway song
You sing it on and on
On and on

Well
The hurt you leave behind
It’s the hurt that’s on your mind
Oh and last night’s show
Took its toll on me
Well the city lights fly by me
As I lay my body in my bed
Oh and dreams of you
Dance through my head

It’s a highway song
You sing it on and on
On and on
Highway song
Is as lonely
As the road I’m on

Guess those big wheels are ready to roll
We’ve been flyin’ high and so low
Lord and all this madness
Ain’t as crazy as it seems
Everywhere they stop and stare
I’m just a stranger on this road
Oh I stand alone
Only in my dreams

Highway song
You sing it on and on
On and on
Highway song
Is as lonely
As the road I’m on
Well
Highway song
Highway song
You sing it on and on
On and on
Highway song
Is as lonely
As the road I’m on

Lyrics From: [elyrics.net]

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8 comments:

  1. The Blackfoot song is OK but I like the cars in the video better.
    Now Bob Seger, that is a good choice

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! The first official girlfriend I had after my first wife ran me off was a huge Blackfoot fan, but that was during my hardcore country/western stage. So, I resisted all of her efforts to give them a fair listen, and in the hope of making up for that stupidity, I crank up Highway Song to the max every time I think about it.

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  3. Thanks for coming by, my dear Lee!!! Be assured that I could put these songs on a continuous loop and never become tired of hearing them.

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  4. Blackfoot are no bad, very American.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Methinks the band settled on its name because of the members liking to run barefoot through gumbo mud way down south, but that is still very American.

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  6. Turn the page was the background music to my youth. Bob Seger was HUGE back then--wildly popular. Wonder what ever happened to him?

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. :)

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lin!!! It looks like Seger's website has not been updated since last Spring. Since he is due to turn 69 this coming May 6th, I am hoping that he is just on a long break from the action.

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