TURN ME ON

By John D. Loudermilk
1961 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

Lyrics on the original recording of Mark Dinning (1961):

Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a light bulb in a dark room
I've been waiting for you to come back home
And turn me on

Like a puppy waiting to bay
Like a jukebox waiting to play
Like I'm waiting, so come on home
And turn me on

My poor heart, it's been so dark
Since you, since you up and said goodbye
Lord, I don't eat, I can't sleep
I just sit here, I just sit here, and I cry

Like the moonlight turns on the tides
Like the sunset turns on the stars
I'm here a-waiting, oh, come on home
And turn me on

Alt. lyrics as recorded by Nina Simone (1966) and Norah Jones (2000):

Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a light bulb in a dark room
I'm here waiting for you to come on home
And turn me on

Like the desert waiting for rain
Like a school kid waiting for spring
I'm sitting here waiting for you to come on back home
And turn me on

My poor heart, it's been so dark
Since you've been gone
After all, you're the one who turned me off
Now you're the only one who can turn me back on.

My hi-fi's waiting for a new tune
And my glass is waiting for some fresh ice-cubes.
I'm just sitting here waiting for you to come home
And turn me on

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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