"Turning Japanese" as written by and David Fenton....
I've got your picture
Of me and you
You wrote "I love you"
I love you too
I sit there staring and there's nothing else to do

Oh it's in color
Your hair is brown
Your eyes are hazel
And soft as clouds
I often kiss you when there's no one else around

I've got your picture, I've got your picture
I'd like a million of you over myself
I asked the doctor to take your picture
So I can look at you from inside as well
You've got me turning up and turning down and turning in and turning 'round

I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so

I've got your picture, I've got your picture
I'd like a million of them over myself
I want the doctor to take your picture
So I can look at you from inside as well
You've got me turning up and turning down and turning in and turning 'round

I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so

No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark
Everyone around me is a total stranger
Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger
Everyone

That's why I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
(Think so think so think so)
Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so


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"Turning Japanese" as written by David Fenton

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  • +2
    General CommentLook, you shouldn't believe everything you see on the tele, you know? This song has double meanings. It really depends on the way you look at it. One way, would be the obvious-Masturbation. Okay, we've got that. But think about it. "Oh it's in color Your hair is brown
    Your eyes are hazel And soft as clouds
    I often kiss you when there's no one else around"...He might be talking about falling in love with a Japanese girl, and the whole world around him shuns him, because he isn't Asian. He might feel that he is so in love that he, too, is starting to feel a bit Japanese.

    Or...He could be talking about masturbation. ^_~
    Master_Bateson June 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdude, i dunno about you guys.......but my face doesnt turn all japanese like
    YellowRufioTXon June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really have no clue what the meaning of this song is, but I like it just the same.
    sugarbizkiton January 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell the song is about masturbation.
    Think about how guys eyes go all slitted just as they are about to come
    PunKinDrubliCon February 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy does the guy have to be in jail if he has a pic? You can jack off with a pic anywhere, not just in jail. And I do think that's what this song is about.
    walking-catastropheon July 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's not in jail - he's in a psych ward obsessing over a picture of this girl which he would like a million of. It's not 'cyclone ranger', its "everyone avoids me like a psyched lone ranger"
    jomegaon July 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey wow..i never even thought of that. it's...interesting.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is soooo funny. I don't understand it but once when I was young my dad had heard it and started singing it out of nowhere and it cracked me and just reading the lyrics makes me crack a smile.
    Maliejandraon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its obviously about masturbation in prison or jail. Someone looking at a girls picture.
    ÆnimaManon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that this song was about the guy going gay. I don't believe that at all, & agree with the masturbation thing, but what is this part about..."No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women, No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark"?
    Browneyedchick10on May 17, 2002   Link

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