"Turn It On" as written by Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Wayne Coyne and Ronald Lee Jones....
Put your face up to the window
Tell me all about your "gay folks"
It feels better when you're in it
If you're nervous use the pay phone

Put your face where we can see it
Put it on a show on cable
You can really show it all there
Turn it on when you are able

Turn it on
Turn it on and all the way up
Turn it on
In your houses when you wake up
Turn it on
When you ain't got no relation
To all those other stations
Turn it on

Put your life into a bubble
We can pick you up on radar
"Hit " a satellite with feeling
Give the people what they paid for

Turn it on
Turn it on and all the way up
Turn it on
In your houses when you wake up
Turn it on
When you ain't got no relation
To all those other stations
Turn it on

Turn it on
Turn it on and all the way up
Turn it on
In your houses when you wake up
Turn it on
When you ain't got no relation
To all those other stations
Turn it on

Turn it on
Turn it on and all the way up
Turn it on
In your houses when you wake up
Turn it on
When you ain't got no relation
To all those other stations
Turn it on

Turn it on
Turn it on and all the way up
Turn it on
In your houses when you wake up
Turn it on
When you ain't got no relation
To all those other stations
Turn it on


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"Turn It On" as written by Ronald Jones Michael Ivins

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    General Commenton the recent "itunes originals" with Flaming Lips, Wayne talks about the meaning of this song. Basically, it's about being exactly who you are, whoever, however, whichever type of person you are, BE IT 100% Turn it on and turn it all the way up! I had never thought about this song that way before, I kind of agreed with previous posts, but re-reading the lyrics after hearing Wayne's explanation, it definitely makes sense. It's also cool, because the song can really mean whatever you want, so for me, it's like 2 diff songs now!
    Synergisticon February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow has nobody commented on this freaking awesome song yet?????????
    amazing song
    amazing
    treefingers505on November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone heard the bluegrass version its cool
    nathantatomon March 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the first comment however I think it's more specifically meant for in the closet homosexuals to come out to their parents and the rest of the world and stop hiding so they can be freed from their anxiety. "tell me about your "gay folks" if your nervous use the pay phone." That's what it sounds like to me. I know that when he says "gay folks" it sounds like tell me about your happy folks. However I believe it was meant to be a clever double meaning (universal and specific to gay people in the closet.)
    insertyournameon July 28, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song has to be about how when people can't think of anything better to do in life, they sit in front of the tv and turn it on so they can tune out of their life and tune in to fake tv land
    sterling5587on March 06, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFrom the beginning lyrics, I always thought it was about seedy talkshows and people wanting to be on TV at any cost. Perhaps it's also about the voyeurism people experience when they also like peering into the lives of those they feel superior to.
    12122121on April 05, 2008   Link

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