When will this all start?
When did I fall apart?
When is it my turn?
My turn?

Working on your heart,
Trying but I'm falling right apart,
When will this all start?
Tell me, when will this all start?

Girl, I'll try and to forget it,
Broken down forever now, we are losing what we found
My heart is left, alone in pieces, pieces
Well will this all start?
Tell me, when will this all start?

What is left, of us?
I am kept in my shell
I will never run away, you could never get away
All of this love that we've lost, has left me in pieces, in pieces
Girl, it's true, we have lost us

I could never get away, you could never runaway
Like a butterfly


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My Turn Lyrics as written by Felix Major Buxton Dev Hynes

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    brilliant. dev hynes never disappoints.

    helicopteron November 04, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning

    A powerful song that like love will make you wanna dance and smile, and can make you wallow and cry....

    It's a beautiful song about the sad reality of a love lost. A love that is lost and can't be put back together. It notes love's fragility.... and the scars that linger long after that love is gone forever.

    On another note.... Basement Jaxx put their albums together so well... the songs mesh and you can get the feeling and the meaning behind the awesome and infectious grooves.

    MikeyDizzleon January 13, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    I think lyrics are:

    Girl, I'm trying to finish

    ...

    Girl, it's true, we have lost our hearts

    kukeon January 14, 2010   Link
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    we can hear some female voice sometimes, i don't know what she's saying but it looks like french.

    mistakenforvaljesteron June 06, 2011   Link
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    we can hear some female voice sometimes, i don't know what she's saying but it looks like french.

    mistakenforvaljesteron June 06, 2011   Link
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    The female vocals say "left in pieces" at one point - they're more audible here: youtube.com/watch Incidentally after watching that performance the song seems a lot more romantic - perhaps they didn't lose each other after all?

    Champinesson November 08, 2011   Link

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