"I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" as written by Terry Lewis and James Samuel Harris Iii....
When I took you out
I knew what you were all about
But when I did
I didn't mean to turn you on

Now I bring you home
You told me goodnight's not enough for you
I'm sorry baby
I didn't mean to turn you on
No, I didn't mean to turn you on

You read me wrong
I wasn't trying to lead you on
Not like you think
I didn't mean to turn you on

I know you
Were expecting a one night stand
When I refused
I knew you wouldn't understand

I told you twice
I was only trying to be nice
Only trying to be nice
Ooh, I didn't mean to turn you on

Babe now why should I
Feel guilty 'cause I won't give
Guilty 'cause I won't give in
I didn't mean to turn you on
Ooh, I didn't mean to turn you on

When I took you out
Iknew what you were all about
But when I did
I didn't mean to turn you on
No, I didn't mean to turn you on

I didn't mean to turn you on....
I didn't mean to turn you on....



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"I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" as written by James Samuel Iii Harris James Harris Iii

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    General Commentthe song is pretty much self-explanatory. my favorite song by Robert Palmer...RIP.
    NineInchNegativeon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentuh, i'm pretty sure he DID mean to turn me on.
    melissamusicon February 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a cover of a song made 2 years earlier by R&B singer Cherelle. I remember hearing this song and thinking that it's coming from a female point of view despite being sung by a man....And I was right. Anyway, Palmers cover is way better than the original version.
    Sozlukon March 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSounds like the last four guys,I've dated. Ugh. One was like an octopus.:(
    emuInAmuumuuon May 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentPalmer stated in interviews when the song came out as a single that he heard the original, by a young female R&B singer Cherrelle, and initially liked it until he realized she was under age at the time of the recording, 16 or 17 I believe, a fact that combined with the lyrics was distasteful for him. He decided to record the song himself in part as a joke, thinking it would be very tongue in cheek, almost sarcastic, for near 40 year old man to sing it (he was 38 at the time). He never expected Island records to issue it as a single and was more surpised when it became a Top 10 Hit in both the US & UK.
    FlairFan01on January 07, 2015   Link

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