"You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
Driving into town
With a dark cloud above you
Dial in the number
Who's bound to love you
Oh honey you turn me on

I'm a radio
I'm a country station
I'm a little bit corny
I'm a wild wood flower

Waving for you
Broadcasting tower
Waving for you
And I'm sending you out
This signal here
I hope you can pick it up
Loud and clear
I know you don't like weak women

You get bored so quick
And you don't like strong women
'Cause they're hip to your tricks
It's been dirty for dirty
Down the line
But you know

I come when you whistle
When you're loving and kind
If you've got too many doubts
If there's no good reception for me
Then tune me out, 'cause honey

Who needs the static
It hurts the head
And you wind up cracking
And the day goes dismal
From "Breakfast Barney"
To the sign-off prayer

What a sorry face you get to wear
I'm gonna tell you again now
If you're still listening there
If you're driving into town
With a dark cloud above you

Dial in the number
Who's bound to love you
If you're lying on the beach
With the transistor going
Kick off the sand flies honey
The love's still flowing
If your head says forget it
But your heart's still smoking
Call me at the station
The lines are open


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"You Turn Me On I'm a Radio" as written by Joni Mitchell

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    General CommentIs this Joni at her most cynnical? It seems to lambaste radio in a really delicious way.
    Zubbyon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentapparently this song was written because a manager or producer told her to write a song that would be popular on the radio. by making 'radio' a part of the song it almost guaranteed success
    Gypsy_Roseon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I know you don't like weak women
    You get bored so quick
    And you don't like strong women
    'Cause they're hip to your tricks"

    Ha I love those lines, so good and so true too!
    missmeon February 06, 2009   Link

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