John Hiatt - Slow Turning

First performance: 11/02/2014


Bruce performed this song only once:
2014-02-11 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia 
During the soundcheck before the show in Adelaide. 


'Slow turning' is a song taken from the album 'Slow Turning' of singer-songwriter John Hiatt's ninth album, released in 1988. It provided Hiatt's only significant radio hit with the title track, which features the memorable line "I'm yelling at the kids in the back, 'cause they're banging like Charlie Watts". The single "Slow Turning" was also featured in the 2002 motion picture drama The Rookie which starred Dennis Quaid.

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist


When I was a boy
I thought it just came to ya'
But I never could tell what's mine
So it didn't matter anyway

My only pride and joy
Was this'a racket down here
Bangin' on an old guitar
And singin' what I had to say

I always thought our house was haunted
'Cause nobody said boo to me
I never did get what I wanted
Now I get what I need

It's been a slow turnin'
From the inside out
A slow turnin', baby
But you come about
A slow learnin'
But you learn to sway
A slow turnin', baby
Not fade away, not fade away, not fade away

Now I'm in my car
I got the radio down
An' I'm a'yellin' at the kids in the back
'Cause they're bangin' like'a Charlie Watts

You think you come so far
In this one horse town
Then she's laughin' that crazy laugh
'Cause you haven't left the parkin' lot

Time is short and here's the damn thing about it
You're gonna die, gonna die for sure
And you can learn to live with love or without it
But there ain't no cure

There's just a slow turnin'
From the inside out
A slow turnin'
But you come about
A slow turnin', baby
But you learn to sweat
A slow turnin'
Not fade away (x5)

A slow turnin' (x4