(People, people, people)

It's getting so lonely inside this bed
Don't know if I should lick my wounds or say woe is me instead
And there's an aching inside my head
It's telling me you're better off alone
But after midnight morning will come
And the day will see if you will get some

They say that girl ya know she act too tough tough tough
Well it's 'til I turn off the light, turn off the light
They say that girl you know she act so rough rough rough
Well it's 'til I turn off the light, turn off the light
And I say follow me follow me follow me down down down down
'Til you see all my dreams
Not everything in this magical world is quite what it seems

I looked above the other day
'Cause I think I'm good and ready for a change
I live my life by the moon (by the moon)
If it's high play it low, if it's harvest go slow and if it's full, then go
But after midnight morning will come
And the day will see if you're gonna get some

They say that girl ya know she act too tough tough tough
Well it's 'til I turn off the light, turn off the light
They say that girl you know she act so rough rough rough
Well it's 'til I turn off the light, turn off the light
And I say follow me follow me follow me down down down down
'Til you see all my dreams
Not everything in this magical world is quite what it seems

And I'm searching for things that I just cannot see
Why don't you don't you don't you come and be with me
I pretend to be cool with me, want to believe
That I can do it on my own without my heart on my sleeve
I'm running, I'm running, catch up with me life
Or is it love that I'm looking to find
It's all in me, can't you see, why can't you, why can't you see it's all in me, yeah
All in me, yeah

Where is your logic
Turn of the light, turn off the light
Who do you need
Turn off the light, turn off the light
And I say follow me follow me follow me down down down down
Where can you turn
'Til you see all my dreams
Where is your logic
Not everything in this magical world is quite what it seems
Who do you need
Follow me follow me follow me down down
Turn off the light, turn off the light
Follow me follow me follow me down down
Turn off the light, turn off the light

Where is your light, yeah
Turn off the light, turn off the light
Who do you need
Where can you turn
Turn off the light, turn off the light



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"Turn Off the Light" as written by Nelly Furtado

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  • +3
    General Comment:Generally I think this song is about putting on a tough, independent, strong, 'I don't need or depend on anybody or anything' persona in front of everyone.
    But when you're alone with yourself and your thoughts, your insecurities, fears, and desires that you keep hidden rise to the surface.
    xFaithon March 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:This song really speaks to me in the position I find myself in lately. Just broke up with a long-term BF and kinda interested in someone else. I feel like I am caught between wanting to be by myself and be independent and single for a while.

    I think Nelly really hits on what its like to be feminist and independent female. You try so hard to project that superwoman image, like you dont need a man to complete you or make you happy. But when your all alone, with no one to "act" for, everyone gets lonely and the insecurities that you pretend arent there surface. "Where is your logic?" is her trying to tell herself not to be so insecure and give into her feelings. Think with your head, not your heart. But she cant help it at nite...

    The part about "i live my life by the moon" reminds me of how i check my horoscope to give me a little guideance as to what to do with my life...
    bumlinton February 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    Memory:When I was a kid, I thought this song was about her being a werewolf.
    LostMonsteron August 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this is about being independent, and acting like you don't need a guy. But once the lights go off you really want someone there, even if it's a random hook up.
    silverstars5252on October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I know these girls... finger on the pulse, again, Nelly.
    Orpheuson February 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:tough one!!!
    Sunnyon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's about a girl who's too strong and confidant when she's surrounded but at night when she's all alone she's scared of being alone...
    TheNellyGirlon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think it means: man-hater by day, nymph by night
    ZinbobDanon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song. Nelly Furtado is really talented and a nice departure from the more bubblegum side of pop music.
    LittleBriddieon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:no this song is about being confident and everyone knows it! its also about following your true self and by letting the earth and intuision guide you I live my life by the moon
    If it's high play it low, if it's harvest go slow and if it's full, then go
    But after midnight morning will come
    And the day will see if you're gonna get some
    loveturnstohatefaston December 20, 2004   Link

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