Here I Go Again

Album: Saints & Sinners (1982)
Charted: 9 1
  • No, I don't know where I'm goin'
    But I sure know where I've been
    Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday
    And I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time

    Though I keep searchin' for an answer
    I never seem to find what I'm lookin' for
    Oh Lord, I pray you give me strength to carry on
    'Cause I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    And here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known
    Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
    And I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time

    Just another heart in need of rescue
    Waiting on love's sweet charity
    I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days
    'Cause I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    And here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known
    Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
    And I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time
    But here I go again
    Here I go again
    Here I go again
    Ooh baby, ooh yeah

    And I've made up my mind
    Ooh baby, ain't wasting no more time

    And here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known
    Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
    'Cause I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams
    Here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known Writer/s: David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 28

  • Juan Quintanilla from Carver, MnI was just wondering, but did MTV aired both the 1982 music video or the 1987 music video?
  • Candy from Augusta, KsTo Jeff....if you watch the YouTube video attached to this page, you can see said breast at 2:19. Sorry you're not the only one who "has" the video.
  • Laurent from Manama, BahrainThere are actually 3 versions of this song: 1) On the "Saints & Sinners" album in 1982, 2) the album version released in 1987 and 3) the radio version that actually went to no. 1 in the US. The radio version doesn't feature any of the musicians playing on the 1987 album and was recorded with Dann Huff on guitars, Denny Carmassi on drums and Bill Cuomo on keyboards. I think Mark Andes played some bass on it too.
    The solo on the 1987 album version was played by Adrian Vandenberg, the only member who appeared on the album (he only played that solo) and eventually joined the touring band. Most people in the US think that the touring line-up of Vandenberg, Campbell, Sarzo, Aldridge and Coverdale recorded the album. That is wrong as the album was played by Coverdale, John Sykes, Neil Murray and Aynsley Dunbar with the help of a few keyboards players of which Don Airey.
  • Charity from London, United KingdomI love this video, Mr. Coverdale is clearly loving every minute of it and they look great together....
  • Diann from Evansville, InI have a great appreciation for this song. Figure this, your leaving something thats not working.. Your heading out on your own. You may not be a drifter however, but just a person of selfworth and perseverance. It's always tough going out on your own. Then there's a song that can make it all make sense for a moment or two. We all associate life with a song. Just turn it up and feel strong for that moment, or maybe for a day. Just a little thought.
  • Edo from Willemstad, Netherlands AntillesDavid Coverdale already approached Dutch guitar player Ad(rian) Vandenberg in 1980 to join Whitesnake. David was impressed with Adrian's playing, but even more about his songwriting skills. It took six years to convince Vandenberg to finally join Whitesnake. He was the one playing that übercool guitar solo in 'Here I Go again'. After the album was released, Adrian also did the tour, for almost all other bandmembers were fired by Coverdale when the recordings were completed.
  • Chase from Miami, Flthis song is literally my theme song i am a very lonely person. My other theme song is behind blue eyes by the who partly because i have blue eyes both awesome songs
  • Dale from Santa Fe, NmAnd NOT ONE PERSON has mentioned Bowling for Soup's 1985 ??: She was gonna shake her ass
    on the hood of Whitesnake's car
  • Laura K. from Toccoa, GaThis song is referenced in "Talladega Nights" when Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is sitting at a table and the girl he falls in love with starts dancing on the table, just like the girls in the video on the car do. And he says "This is just like in the Whitesnake video!"
  • Maggie from Optional?, OhI meant he is pretty cool in the video the other comment just sounds stupid
  • Maggie from Optional?, OhThis song is amazing, the chorus sounds so good. The guy is pretty singing is pretty cool when he is in the music video
  • Brandon from Peoria, IlOkay, here is a very obscure reference. If anyone is familiar with the website they will understand. In a Strong Bad E-mail where The Cheat fills in for him, the e-mail asks Strong Bad if he can do a cartwheel. While cartwheeling, the Cheat's computer says "here i go again on my own." I nearly fell on the floor laughing becuase Strong Bad is a rock fan. I'm sure that this was the reason that it was put in there. Now...back to your regularly scheduled program already in progress...
  • Myles from Seal Beach, CaI don't think "Still of the Night" sounds like Black Dog, but it definitely has a Zeppelin-esque sound to it (almost like Plant was telling Coverdale how to sing it). Here I Go Again is pretty much a perfect song.
  • Kory from Atlanta, GaThis song's about a guy who is having a hard time with love and he knows he can't dwell on it so he's gotta go on his own like's he's done all along.........
  • Mia from Wellston, MiTotally agree Phil. Has anyone heard the whitesnake song Still of the night. it sounds JUST like led zeppelins "black dog"
  • Victor from Vienna, Vai love this song, but what exactly is it about? To me it seems as if it were about someone trying to find themself. Am I right?
  • Jonothan from Adelaide, AustraliaThis song was in the recent movie "Old School"
  • Megan from Ozark, AlI though David Lee Roth was in this band too.
  • Aj from Cleveland, GaWasn't this pretty much Whitesnake's only hit in the US at least??
  • Phil from San Jose, CaI saw Whitesnake open for Jethro Tull (Oakland), back then it was mainly members from Deep Purple, and of course Coverdale, such a Robert Plant rip off! Later remember Coverdale / Page?
  • Guisseppe from Bradford Uk, EnglandPossibly my favourite band... Seen em about 12 times, and have all my guitars signed by coverdale marsden and moody!! They bloody rock dude!!
  • Toby from Wolverhampton, Englandplays quite a large part in the film "old school" starring vince vaughn and will farell
  • Anoop from Bangalore, IndiaTawny Kitaen, David's ex-wife was also the subject of the Whitesnake song "Kitten's Got Claws"
  • Charlie from Thomaston, Cti love the guiatar solo, its a really underrated solo
  • Kurt from Downers Grove, IlMy favorite song of all-time. This song is a perfect example of why the 80's rocked!
  • Jordan from Kissimmee, FlFor my generation, I think the first thing that comes to mind is Will Ferrell in "Old School". Awesome movie, with awesome songs to back it up.
  • Krie from Ft. Drum, NyI once had a dream I was going to marry Dave was really any rate, this song is one my all-time favorites. And my old college roommate said that this was the class song for her sister's graduating class, which was in 2000...
  • Jeff from Oscoda, MiThe original video showed Kitaen leaning out the window of the car and the wind blew her dress open a little to much revealing her left nipple. Although only shown for a split second, it was edited out but I've still got the original on video...
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