Turn on Me
The Shins Lyrics


You can fake it for a while
Bite your tongue and smile
Like every mother does her ugly child

But it starts the leaking out
Like spittle from a cloud
Amassed resentment pelting ounce and pound

You entertaining any doubt
'Cause you had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of Y-O-U
Though I knew you masked your disdain

I can see the change was just too hard for us
Hard for us
You always had to hold the reigns
But where I'm headed, you just don't know the way

So affections fade away
Or do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous, repulsive games?

All our favorite ruddy sons
And their double-barreled guns
You'd better hurry rabbit, run, run, run

'Cause mincing you is fun
And there's a lot of hungry hatters in this world
Set on taking it over

But brittle, thorny stems
They break before they bend
And neither one of us is one of them

And the tears will never mend
'Cause you had it in for me so long ago
Boy, I still don't know
I don't know why and I don't care

Well, hardly anymore
If you'd only seen yourself hating me
Hating me
When I've been so much more than fair
But then you'd have to lay those feelings bare

One thing I know has still got you scared
Yeah, all that cold ire
And never once aired on a dare

You had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of Y-O-U
So I took your licks at the time

And a change like that is just so hard to do
Hard to do
Don't let it whip-crack your life

And I'll bow out from the fight
Those old pious sisters were right
The worst part is over
Now get back on that horse and ride

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Jamal Emyr

You can fake it for a while
Bite your tongue and smile
Like every mother does her ugly child
But it starts to leaking out
Like spittle from a cloud
Amassed resentment pelting ounce and pound
You entertaining any doubts
'Cause you had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of why-O-you
Though I knew you masked your disdain
I can see the change was just too hard for us
Hard for us
You always had to hold the reins
But where I'm headed you just don't know the way
So affections fade away
And do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous repulsive games
All our favorite ruddy sons
And their double-barreled guns
You better hurry
Rabbit run run run
'Cause mincing you is fun
And there's a lot of hungry hatters in this world
Set on taking it over
But brittle thorny stems
They break before they bend
And neither one of us is one of them
And the tears will never mend
?Cause you had it in for me so long ago
Boy I still don't know
I don't know why and I don't care
Well hardly anymore
If you'd only seen yourself hating me
Hating me
When I'd been so much more than fair
But then you'd have to lay those feelings bare
The one thing I know still got you scared
Yeah all that cold ire
And never once aired on a dare
You had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of why-O-you
So I took your licks at the time
A change like that is just so hard to do
Hard to do
Don't let it whip-crack your life
And I'll bow out from the fight
Those old pious sisters were right
The worst part is over
Now get back on that horse and ride.



the_katman

You can fake it for a while
Bite your tongue and smile
Like every mother does her ugly child
But it starts the leaking out
Like spittle from a cloud
Amassed resentment pelting ounce and pound
You entertaining any doubt
'Cause you had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of Y-O-U
Though I knew you masked your disdain
I can see the change was just too hard for us
Hard for us
You always had to hold the reigns
But where I'm headed, you just don't know the way
So affections fade away
Or do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous, repulsive games?
All our favorite ruddy sons
And their double-barreled guns
You'd better hurry rabbit, run, run, run
'Cause mincing you is fun
And there's a lot of hungry hatters in this world
Set on taking it over
But brittle, thorny stems
They break before they bend
And neither one of us is one of them
And the tears will never mend
'Cause you had it in for me so long ago
Boy, I still don't know
I don't know why and I don't care
Well, hardly anymore
If you'd only seen yourself hating me
Hating me
When I've been so much more than fair
But then you'd have to lay those feelings bare
One thing I know has still got you scared
Yeah, all that cold ire
And never once aired on a dare
You had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of Y-O-U
So I took your licks at the time
And a change like that is just so hard to do
Hard to do
Don't let it whip-crack your life
And I'll bow out from the fight
Those old pious sisters were right
The worst part is over
Now get back on that horse and ride



Amaizeing

[Verse 1]
You can fake it for a while
Bite your tongue and smile
Like every mother does her ugly child

But it starts to leaking out
Like spittle from a cloud
Amassed resentment pelting ounce and pound

[Chorus 1]
You entertaining any doubt
Cause you had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of Y-O-U
Though I knew you masked your disdain

I can see the change was just too hard for us
Hard for us
You always had to hold the reigns
But where I'm headed, you just don't know the way

[Verse 2]
So affections fade away
Or do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous, repulsive games

All our favorite ruddy sons
And their double-barreled guns
You'd better hurry rabbit, run, run, run

Cause mincing you is fun
And there's a lot of hungry hatters in this world set on taking it over

But brittle, thorny stems
They break before they bend
And neither one of us is one of them

[Chorus 2]
And the tears will never mend
Cause you had it in for me so long ago
Boy, I still don't know
I don't know why and I don't care

Well, hardly anymore
If you'd only seen yourself hating me
Hating me
When I'd been so much more than fair
But then you'd have to lay those feelings bare

One thing I know has still got you scared
Yeah, all that cold ire
And never once aired on a dare

[Chorus 3]
You had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of Y-O-U
So I took your licks at the time

And a change like that is just so hard to do
Hard to do
Don't let it whip-crack your life

And I'll bow out from the fight
Those old pious sisters were right
The worst part is over
Now get back on that horse and ride



bbSeal

You can fake it for a while,
Bite your tongue and smile,
Like every mother does her ugly child.
But the stars are leaking out,
Like spittle from a cloud,
Amassed resentment pelting ounce and pound.

You're entertaining any doubts
'Cause you had to know that I was fond of you,
Fond of Y-O-U,
Though I knew you masked your disdain.
I can see that change was just too hard for us,
Hard for us.
You always had to hold the reins,
But where I'm headed, you just don't know the way.

So affections fade away,
And do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous, repulsive games?
All our favorite ruddy sons,
And their double-barreled guns,
You'd better hurry,
Rabbit, run, run, run.
'Cause mincing you is fun,
And there's a lot of hungry hatters in this one cell.
We're taking it over,
Their brittle, thorny stems,
They break before they bend,
And neither one of us is one of them.

And the tears will never mend,
'Cause you had it in for me so long ago.
Boy, I still don't know,
I don't know why and I don't care,
Well, hardly anymore,
If you'd only seen yourself hating me.
Hating me,
When I've been so much more than fair.
But then you had to lay those feelings bare,
One thing I know still got you scared,
You're all that cold ire,
And never once erred on a dare.

You had to know that I was fond of you,
Fond of Y-O-U.
So I took your licks at the time,
And to change like that is just so hard to do,
Hard to do.
Don't let it whip-crack your life,
And I'll bow out from the fight,
Those old pious sisters were right
The worst part is over,
Now, get back on that horse and ride



All comments from YouTube:

Jamal Emyr

You can fake it for a while
Bite your tongue and smile
Like every mother does her ugly child
But it starts to leaking out
Like spittle from a cloud
Amassed resentment pelting ounce and pound
You entertaining any doubts
'Cause you had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of why-O-you
Though I knew you masked your disdain
I can see the change was just too hard for us
Hard for us
You always had to hold the reins
But where I'm headed you just don't know the way
So affections fade away
And do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous repulsive games
All our favorite ruddy sons
And their double-barreled guns
You better hurry
Rabbit run run run
'Cause mincing you is fun
And there's a lot of hungry hatters in this world
Set on taking it over
But brittle thorny stems
They break before they bend
And neither one of us is one of them
And the tears will never mend
?Cause you had it in for me so long ago
Boy I still don't know
I don't know why and I don't care
Well hardly anymore
If you'd only seen yourself hating me
Hating me
When I'd been so much more than fair
But then you'd have to lay those feelings bare
The one thing I know still got you scared
Yeah all that cold ire
And never once aired on a dare
You had to know that I was fond of you
Fond of why-O-you
So I took your licks at the time
A change like that is just so hard to do
Hard to do
Don't let it whip-crack your life
And I'll bow out from the fight
Those old pious sisters were right
The worst part is over
Now get back on that horse and ride.

Kermit

@FosterKid You're probably right I'm guessing the first guy might have done it that way for phonetics

FosterKid

Why would it be why-O-you? Is it not just Y-O-U? I might be wrong, I’m just assuming.

Fart Zerelli

The Pet Sounds of the late 2000's. Haven't heard anything this good since then.

Matthew Majerek

I agree

Marcus Noll

Greatest (oddly also most positive) break up song

keith main jr

Nobody writes lyrics like "The Shins" James Mercer and i mean Nobody!

Alex DeLarge

Damn right about that

Brendon Sublette

"So affections fade away, until adults just learn to play the most ridiculous, repulsive games."

Bunmi

“All our favorite ruddy sons, and their double barreled guns”

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