"Turn It On" as written by Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Paul Robert Thompson and Robert Hardy....
It ain't easy being this kind of lover when you never call me
It ain't easy being this kind of lover won't you ever call me

I'm dedicated, yes I'm a forgiver
Yeah, I'm dedicated, yes I'm a forgiver
Oh, I'm dedicated, yes I'm a forgiver
I'll forgive you always

It ain't easy being this kind of lover when you never call me
It ain't easy being this kind of lover why don't you ever call me

But I'm dedicated, yes I'm a forgiver
Yeah, I'm dedicated, yes I'm a forgiver
Oh, I'm dedicated, yes I'm a forgiver
I'll forgive you always

I know you'll turn it on yeah (turn it on) [Repeat: x4]

You don't wanna know how I manage alone
Oh no you don't wanna know what goes on when I'm on my own
You don't wanna know how I plan on my own, oh no
You don't wanna know how I know when you're on your own

I'll never be alone, yeah (turn it on)
I followed you to Rome, yeah (turn it on)
I know the places you call home, yeah (turn it on)
You know I'll get you on your own, yeah (turn it on)

You know I know where you are
You know I know where you are
You know
I'm a lover
Can't stop thinking of you
If I can't have you then nobody can

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,
You Turn it On,

You turn it on
You turn it on
You turn it on


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    General CommentYep this was near enough what I got too!
    (I'm mean_old_scene of LJ lol)

    I think I remember something being said about one of the guys getting a letter from a fan saying they thought Franz were sending them messages through their songs...
    or I could have just made that up :/
    But I do get a vibe of a very stalkerish/obsessed fan.
    Awesome song.
    circuitboardcityon June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwait no I'm not! I'm notwonderwoman from LJ
    XD
    circuitboardcityon June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like the narrator is some kind of possessive ('if I can't have you then nobody can') stalker/ex-lover.

    I really like this song - can't wait for the third album :D
    Gaaraon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song sounds great
    prue4everon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its a little crush gone wrong horribly wrong
    esp at the part "if i cant have you then nobody can"
    I left a comment on myspace talking about it and I think I got something right because they put it on the page
    =D
    Shayakylieon November 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so addictive!! my favorite off the new album.
    tenderonion January 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey forgivers, this is for you :D
    fabio66on January 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does the noise over the chorus sound like the lens of a camera whirring? So "turn it on" and take a picture? that was my first thought.
    jenifuhron July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAccording to Song Facts, "Kapranos described this to the New Musical Express January 17,2009 as a 'psycho-stalker anthem.'"
    crimeofpassionon August 08, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThey've changed the lyrics a bit for the album version. He only sings the first verse once now.

    1st verse:
    "I'm dedicated, yes, I'm a forgiver
    I'm dedicated, yeah, some kind of giver"

    Chorus:
    "I want to know you turn it on, yeah (turn it on)
    I want to know you turn it on, yeah, turn it on!"

    Otherwise this is fairly spot on.
    AllyS2on December 14, 2008   Link

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