My life was leisure,
learning French words,
and staying in white rooms without any style,
mailing letters, and taking pictures.
We'll put each others in a drawer for awhile.

But when will it all fall through?
And what else can I tell you?

You just can't turn me on and off.
You just can't turn me on and off.

We're always drinking and we're always playing.
And someone's always trying to hard
to book the tickets
and please her parents.
She's lovely, and he is really smart.

And when will it all fall through?
What else can I tell you?
You just can't turn me on and off.
You turn me on and off.

At first you believed it,
and now you don't believe.
At first you could see it.
Why don't you see?

The future's going out of focus.
Our talk is cheap, but the phone bill is not.
And how can one word mean another?
And why am I staying up alone in the dark?

And when will it all fall through?
What else can I tell you?
You just can't turn me on and off.
You turn me on and off.

When will it all fall through?
('cause I know it will)
And what else can I tell you?
You just can't turn me on and off,
on and off.
You turn me on and off.


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    General Commenti adore this song. the new cd is amazing.
    paintsyourmirroron April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou just can't turn me on and off.

    this song is lovely.
    redandbluejeanson May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me it's about dealing somebody who is hot and cold. always flipping your switch depending on mood. things used to be so carefree and nice, then this person came along and knocked shit over and now all there is: stress and frustration.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 07:01AM

    delialon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song can easily be read as a version of the life of Marie Antionette
    quickeyon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it might be an allusion to laodicea too
    nicrojamahon July 10, 2007   Link

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