"Turn" as written by and Bernard (gb 2)/hook Sumner....
It's a hard way to come home
You've got me on my knees
The walls are tumbling down
They're falling like the leaves

The days turned into months and years
I can't forget that you were here
I feel your presence everywhere
In the corner over there

Turn your eyes from me
It's time for me to go
Across the hills and over the sea
I want you more than you know

It's a wild world out there
And nobody gives a damn
In cold blood we don't care
And we don't want to understand

I'm sitting here alone at night
My sleepless eyes are open wide
What do you want me to say
What we had has gone away

The sky is high the road is long
Show me what I should have done
What do you want me to do
Take it all away from you

Turn your eyes from me
It's time for me to go
Across the hills and over the sea
I want you more than you know

Turn your eyes from me
It's time for me to go
Across the hills and over the sea
I want you more than you know


Lyrics submitted by matt675

"Turn" as written by Peter Hook Bernard (gb 2) Sumner

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody had even submitted the lyrics of this, let alone commented. I love this song so much, definately my favourite on "Waiting For The Sirens Call". To me, it just carrys all the feeling of trying to get over a relationship with a person that you still hold feelings for. Where everywhere you look there's reminders of the person, and he's pleaing for the person to leave them be so they can get over the break-up.
    It's a really amazing song, the music works so well, and I love how Bernard sings the chorus.
    matt675on January 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's written in a way that makes you think that the character is singing to his (former) loved one pretending she's present, but she's not. A painful way to say to yourself what you should have said before.
    Alienoon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Alieno. It's almost like a dialogue. He says, 'Things are tough, can't get you out of my head' She says, 'You've just got to get over it'. He says, 'It's hard to be alone, you're gonna need me.' She says, 'You hanging on is really freaking me out.' He says, 'I'll do better this time.' She says, 'Do you really want me to be blunt with you? Just get over it.'

    Or something like that. Could almost have been a duet.
    tastyfishon August 16, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationhmm, lines like "What we had has gone away" or "What do you want me to do / Take is all away from you" make me think that it is written in the view of the one who is breaking up not the one who is broken up with. His struggle in the rest of the lyrics is because he really can't help the fact that what they had has gone away and that he feels really really sorry for it.
    JJ_Ramoneon April 27, 2010   Link

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