Still... You Turn Me On

Album: Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
  • Do you want to be an angel
    Do you want to be a star
    Do you want to play some magic on my guitar?
    Do you want to be a poet
    Do you want to be my string?
    You could be anything
    Do you want to be the lover of another undercover?
    You could even be the man on the moon

    Do you want to be the player
    Do you want to be the string?
    Let me just tell you something
    It just don`t mean a thing
    You see it really doesn't matter
    When you`re buried in disguise
    By the dark glass on your eyes
    Though your flesh has crystallized
    Still you turn me on

    Do you want to be the pillow where I lay my head
    Do you want to be the feathers lying in my bed?
    Do you want to be a color cover magazine
    Create a scene
    Every day a little sadder
    A little madder?
    Someone get me a ladder

    Do you want to be the singer
    Do you want to be the song?
    Let me tell you something
    You just couldn't be more wrong
    You see, I really have to tell you
    That it all gets so intense
    From my experience
    It just doesn't seem to make sense
    Still you turn me on

Comments: 4

  • Raymo from NyAs I have sung this many times. The lyrics are basically what it's like to be a rockstar. That's why he said in the interview he loves playing live. Every lyrics has an opposite meaning. Example do you want to be the player or do you want to be my string. So you can go either way Rockstar or fan.
  • Slcsf from UsaThe live version recorded at Royal Albert Hall in 1992 is brilliant. RIP Greg and Keith.
  • Luis from Madrid, SpainNeil Peart once told a story about how he was riding a limo with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, on their way to playing a Rush show, and this song came up on the radio. At that moment, he felt that they had finally made it as a rock band. (Source: Rush Visions: The Official Biography, by Bill Banasiewicz)
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandBeautiful track from the Brain Salad Surgery album.
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