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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

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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mysteriousst r a n g e r s 8 6
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Awww, another sweet stalker song❣ I love catchy stalker songs!
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This brings me back
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sometimes it is just words to a song, improvised and then preserved for posterity, comments and discussion, I really think so
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Huummm, few people know what this term Turning Japanese means. Hint, it's in your head and you fly solo....!!! But it is a cool song.
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This song is me in my teen years ...lol
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Long-duk-don g . takedoro fumishi takahashi.
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michele.atki n s 2
Im doing my 80s dance move now!!
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SUMAKI YOTUFA SEEMORA IMISHU
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Don't read this!!!

If you don't post this in 2 days you'll die
SRY!!!!!
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HIIIIIGH YA IMOJUDEMO FONKUDO YESMNIMA.
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YEAH 1980 (?) 6TH GRADE !!!
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The confusion over psyched lone ranger vs. cyclone ranger arises because the D in psyched is not pronounced.
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Too many good memories about this track !!!!!!
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... and the lyric is psyched lone ranger not cyclone ranger. Makes a bit more sense, right? I have the original LP with the lyrics.
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This came out when I was in college. Along with Devo's Whip It, they were my two favorite songs, both of which I believed to be about masturbation . I want a doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well. And that's not something whacked about whacking? It seems to make total sense that this guy is lonely for his girl, and is masturbating to her picture. Now, that's what I call true love!
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The video was a lil creepy...mmm . so is this song!
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Hmm, the lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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Played at a lot of parties I went to in school, it's just a fun tune.
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Pandora ruined this song for me. :( (except you crunch)
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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.
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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
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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
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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!
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Hee hee... I like this song.
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:P
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It's not about masturbation .
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Love this song!
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masturbation . . . . . . . . I think U right....... . . . . . X
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It Rocks JUST turn It UPPPPPPPPPPP P P P - X
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where id the vapors go?......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T h e y evaporated.. . . . . . . . . . . H a Ha-x
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before MTV......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
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:D
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BEST SONG EVER!
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The band said it's not about masturbation .
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Funny song sounds weird
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Nickki Sixx''s two strips on face Halloween outfit done...unles s I can find a Mork outfit...lol
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sync: Breakfast Club dance scene at high speed....Hig h Fidelity is the best of flix.
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demiarr
love the bass on this song !
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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.
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Yeah the song makes no sense, it's stoopid
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This was played in JACKASS THE MOVIE
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Ha ha this song is funny but good
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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.
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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
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Love it.
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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!
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yeah,this songs bout self-gratifi c a t i o n . . d.j.on the radio told me..hah!
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right. because this is a song about transmogrify i n g into a japanese person.
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rainshadow18
I live in Honolulu - 5 years now. I think it might be true.

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