- Bob Seger
First Performed Live
October 18, 1998
Most Recent Performance
April 12, 2023
On a long and lonesome highway east of Omaha You can listen to the engines moanin’ out his one note song You’d 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 there’s nothin’ much 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 There 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, most times you can’t hear ’em talk, other times you can All the same old cliché’s, “Is it woman? Is it man?” And you always seem outnumbered, you don’t dare make your stand Make your stand Now 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 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 And here I am On the road again There I am Up on that stage And here I go Playin’ star again And there I go Turn the page And I’m gone
Originally released by Bob Seger in 1973 on the Back in '72 album.
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