I got your picture of me and you
You wrote I love you, I wrote me too
I sit here 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 have to kiss you when there's no one else around

I got your picture, I got your picture
I'd like a million of you over myself
I want a doctor to take a 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
[Repeat three times]

I got your picture, I got your picture
I'd like a million of you over myself
I want a doctor to take a 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
[Repeat three times]

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 Psyclone Ranger
Everyone...

That's why I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
[Repeat three times]


Lyrics submitted by devilslittlesister

Turning Japanese (The Vapors cover) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a cover of a song by The Vapors. I love this song, but I have no idea why. I like the oriental guitar riff at the beginning and throughout the song and I like how it's just so random and sort of senseless. It's about a guy who is in love with a girl but has to be away from her for a while so everything feels messed up without her and when he is with her they have to keep their romance a secret. A sweet song, but I don't understand the "Turning Japanese" part. Anybody else got any thoughts?
    devilslittlesisteron May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about masterbation but thats beside the point...this cover is not by incubus but by the band no use for a name...i mean...its possible that incubus did a cover live maybe, but incubusview denies it...so id doubt it.....devilslittlesister...btw...if you want to find the meaning of the song id look at the vapors lyrics page
    dirk_lanceon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Turning Japanese part is him crying, you little pervert.

    Just kidding, I used to think it was about masturbation, too. And yeah, Incubus never did a cover of this song. Besides, it just wouldn't be Incubus-y if they did.
    Color_Greenon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen Incubus came to Wichita during the morning view tour they did a cover of Led Zeppelin's immigrant
    GabeMon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen Incubus came to Wichita during the morning view tour they did a cover of Led Zeppelin's immigrant
    GabeMon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis wasn't covered by Incubus, it was covered by No Use For A Name

    not Incubus
    Dagmar10on February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis was a misnamed song floating around the internet, the one i got at very least, *was* The Vapors song with the wrong name, not a cover by incubus or anyone else.

    But the song is about masturbation, the writer has a pcture of the girl he lusts for, he wishes he had a porno one, that a doctor could take. turning japanese is a euphemism for orgasm, where your eyes screw up and you look japanese.

    so there.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI found this one on limewire, but I don't think it's incubus at all. It sounds nothing like brandon. It's a cool cover, but not incubus. at all.
    dig.me.upon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is not covered by incubus
    jessssss2on January 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentya incubus didn't sing/cover this
    somnambulist-awakenon June 24, 2008   Link

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