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Turning Japanese

Lyrics

I've got your picture
Of me and you
You wrote "I love you"
I love you too
full lyrics
I've got your picture
Of me and you
You wrote "I love you"
I love you too
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
electronica influences
punk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
intricate melodic phrasing
major key tonality

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Comments

The video was a lil creepy...mmm . so is this song!
Hmm, the lady doth protest too much, methinks.
Played at a lot of parties I went to in school, it's just a fun tune.
Pandora ruined this song for me. :( (except you crunch)
rase. It has nothing to do with the Japanese. The first time the idea of masturbation came up was when we were touring America. It was written about that 'turning Japanese' was an English phrase for masturbation , which it wasn't.
Guitarist Rob Kemp went on to say, It's a love song about somebody who had lost their girlfriend and was going slowly crazy, turning Japanese is just all the cliches of our angst... turning into something you never expected to.
eks at no. 1 during June 1980.<5>
Turning Japanese was believed to euphemistica l l y refer to masturbation i . e . the act causing the man to squint and therefore resemble a Japanese's person's eyes<1> or possibly, referencing the British slang word Jap's eye (the urinary meatus) and the act of turning referring to the process of masturbation b u t the song's author Fenton denied that claim in an interview on VH1. It could have been (turning) Portuguese, Lebanese, anything that fitted with that ph
Songwriter David Fenton explains: Turning Japanese is all the clichés about angst and youth and turning into something you didn't expect to.<3>
The band knew they had a success with Turning Japanese, so much so that they waited until their second single before releasing it, fearing that if they released it as their first they would become one-hit wonders, but they never matched its success.<4>
The song enjoyed some sales in Japan after its great success in Australia, where it spent two wee
dsatoris
This song is definitely about masturbation , that's what made it so funny playing at parties and on the radio, oh and so was Devo's "You've got me jerking back and forth!" Get a clue!
Hee hee... I like this song.
:P
It's not about masturbation .
Love this song!
masturbation . . . . . . . . I think U right....... . . . . . X
It Rocks JUST turn It UPPPPPPPPPPP P P P - X
where id the vapors go?......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T h e y evaporated.. . . . . . . . . . . H a Ha-x
before MTV......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
BEST SONG EVER!
The band said it's not about masturbation .
Funny song sounds weird
Masturbation
Nickki Sixx''s two strips on face Halloween outfit done...unles s I can find a Mork outfit...lol
sync: Breakfast Club dance scene at high speed....Hig h Fidelity is the best of flix.
demiarr
love the bass on this song !
This is a great song. It would not have been as good unless it was Japan. I really think so. I will ask a cyclone ranger. This will always be on the dance mix played at home.
Yeah the song makes no sense, it's stoopid
This was played in JACKASS THE MOVIE
lexiv8
Ha ha this song is funny but good
offbeat is wrong. The Vapors claimed that it could just as well have been Turning Portuguese. They had no sexual intentions with the song. Also, this is a good song, jim.
who cares what the song is about, its probably the worst song the Vapors ever did, I know they made $'s with it but the rest of thier music was really much better....ch e c k them out
Love it.
The band has admitted publicly that the song title is a slang reference to the facial expressions seen on those, uh... pleasuring themselves. How 80s of them!
yeah,this songs bout self-gratifi c a t i o n . . d.j.on the radio told me..hah!
right. because this is a song about transmogrify i n g into a japanese person.
rainshadow18
I live in Honolulu - 5 years now. I think it might be true.
ameliawild
Good song. Funny.
Awesome Classic Rock + Punk Rock + Japanese Rock + New Wave + silly tune.
ME TOO!!!

You can imagine my shock when looking in the mirror and seeing this Japanese guy staring back at me.
And of all things... I had sushi stains all over my shirt!

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