It's My Turn
Diana Ross Lyrics


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I can't cover up my feelings
In the name of love
Or play it safe
For a while that was easy
And if living for myself
Is what I'm guilty of
Go on and sentence me
I'll still be free

It's my turn
To see what I can see
I hope you'll understand
This time's just for me

Because it's my turn
With no apologies
I've given up the truth
To those I've tried to please

But now it's my turn
If I don't have all the answers
At least I know I'll take my share of chances
Ain't no use of holding on
When nothing stays the same

So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
'Though I know it won't be easy

It's my turn
With no more room for lies
For years I'd seen my life
Through someone else's eyes

And now it's my turn
To try and find my way
And if I should get lost
At least I'll own today

It's my turn
Yes, it's my turn
And there ain't no use in holding on
When nothing stays the same

So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
'Though I know it won't be easy

It's my turn
To see what I can see
I hope you'll understand
This time's just for me

Because it's my turn
To turn and say good-bye
I sure would like to know
That you're still on my side

Because it's my turn
It's my turn

It's my turn
To start from number one
Trying to undo
Some damage that's been done

But now it's my turn
To reach and touch the sky
No one's gonna say
At least I didn't try

It's my turn
Yes, it's my turn
It's my turn




It's my turn
It's my turn

Overall Meaning

In Diana Ross's song "It's My Turn," the singer declares that it's her turn to live her life for herself, without any apologies. She confesses that she can't keep hiding her true feelings, and won't play it safe in the name of love anymore. The singer acknowledges that she's been guilty of living her life for others, and now she's ready to own her own truth. She's prepared to take her share of chances and isn't scared to make mistakes while trying to find her way. The singer is willing to let go of the past, even if it is painful, and is ready to face the future.


The message of the song is that everyone has the right to live their own lives, to make their own decisions, and to be true to themselves. The singer realizes that living someone else's truth has only led her to a path of confusion and unhappiness. She's now determined to start afresh and find her own way, even if it means starting from scratch.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't cover up my feelings
I am unable to hide my true emotions


In the name of love
Just to please someone else


Or play it safe
To not take risks


For a while that was easy
It was comfortable to live that way before


And if living for myself
Even if I choose to live just for myself


Is what I'm guilty of
If that is what I am accused of


Go on and sentence me
Feel free to judge me


I'll still be free
But I will remain liberated


It's my turn
Now it is my time


To see what I can see
To take a chance and look at things differently


I hope you'll understand
I hope you can empathize


This time's just for me
This time is solely for myself


With no apologies
Without feeling the need to say sorry


I've given up the truth
I stopped being truthful to make others happy


To those I've tried to please
Those who I aimed to impress


If I don't have all the answers
I may not have all the solutions


At least I know I'll take my share of chances
But I will take the opportunities that come my way


Ain't no use of holding on
There is no point in staying put


When nothing stays the same
When everything continuously changes


So I'll let it rain
I will let life happen


'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
Because I know I can handle it


And I'll let you go
And I will let you leave my life


'Though I know it won't be easy
Even though it will be difficult


With no more room for lies
No more space for deception


For years I'd seen my life
For a long time, I saw my existence


Through someone else's eyes
The way someone else saw it


To try and find my way
To search for my own path


And if I should get lost
If I get lost in the process


At least I'll own today
I will still take charge of my present


To turn and say goodbye
To face and bid farewell


I sure would like to know
I would love to find out


That you're still on my side
If you still remain supportive of me


To start from number one
To begin again from the beginning


Trying to undo
Attempting to reverse


Some damage that's been done
Some harm that has occurred before


To reach and touch the sky
To aspire and achieve big dreams


No one's gonna say
Nobody will claim


At least I didn't try
That I did not give it my best shot


Yes, it's my turn
Indeed, it is my turn




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MICHAEL MASSER, CAROLE BAYER SAGER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@ivanzai7123

I can't cover up my feelings
In the name of love
Or play it safe
For a while that was easy
And if living for myself
Is what I'm guilty of
Go on and sentence me
I'll still be free

It's my turn
To see what I can see
I hope you'll understand
This time's just for me

Because it's my turn
With no apologies
I've given up the truth
To those I've tried to please

But now it's my turn
If I don't have all the answers
At least I know I'll take my share of chances
Ain't no use of holding on
When nothing stays the same

So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
'Though I know it won't be easy

It's my turn
With no more room for lies
For years I'd seen my life
Through someone else's eyes

And now it's my turn
To try and find my way
And if I should get lost
At least I'll own today

It's my turn
Yes, it's my turn
And there ain't no use in holding on
When nothing stays the same

So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
'Though I know it won't be easy

It's my turn
To see what I can see
I hope you'll understand
This time's just for me

Because it's my turn
To turn and say good-bye
I sure would like to know
That you're still on my side

Because it's my turn
It's my turn

It's my turn
To start from number one
Trying to undo
Some damage that's been done

But now it's my turn
To reach and touch the sky
No one's gonna say
At least I didn't try

It's my turn
Yes, it's my turn
It's my turn
It's my turn
It's my turn



All comments from YouTube:

@np100

This is a song all those abused by narcissists should listen to each day after they escape the horror.

@shareenaroyster6969

I have never commented on any song. This song is my life. After taking care of my husband n losing him to lung cancer. Then after a few years taking care of my daughter n losing her as well to lung cancer. This song means the world to me. I listen almost everyday to it. I would love to meet Ms Ross one day b4 I leave this earth. I jus love her. The most amazing n real singer EVAH!!!!!!!! She seems like such a beautiful soul❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ .. I’m posting n praying 🙏🏽 that someone sees this n grants me my one n only wish. I don’t want to feel guilty for taking care of myself. ITS MY TURN 😥... right?

@merlenefelucci5622

😢😢😢😢god bless you

@neolithic.cosmonaut

I hope you are taking care of yourself, and yes, it is your turn.

@hakonfinsland6866

Sorry for your losses. Have you ever heard about Lucy Thomas? Please listen to Starlight, Suddenly, Somewhere, Moon River and We can change the world. For me she is nr. 1 and the songs she sings are TOP OF THE LINE... Chris Broom has made a lot of them and the musical Rosie....

@Diana-qi2mh

This song hits different when you’re almost 50 and realizing (but also scared) that you want to give this thing called life your own spin on it…not the expectations/influence placed by everybody else.

@AlkalineInsides

You got this!❤

@JustMe-zn7dy

At 48 and separated. Yes it's my turn.

@mamabear5707

I dreamt I was singing this song and have decided it will be my theme song for 2024.
All The Best Everyone ❤

@sugarbaby685

56 and STILL loving this song.

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