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Close enough to start a war,
All that I have is on the floor,
God only knows what we're fighting for,
All that I say, you always say more,

I can't keep up with your turning tables,
Under your thumb, I can't breathe,

So I won't let you close enough to hurt me,
No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me,
I can't give you what you think you gave me,
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables,
To turning tables,

Under haunted skies I see, ooh,
Where love is lost, your ghost is found,
I braved a hundred storms to leave you,
As hard as you try, no, I will never be knocked down,

I can't keep up with your turning tables,
Under your thumb, I can't breathe,

So I won't let you close enough to hurt me, No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me,
I can't give you what you think you gave me,
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables,
Turning tables,

Next time I'll be braver,
I'll be my own savior,
When the thunder calls for me,
Next time I'll be braver,
I'll be my own savior,
Standing on my own two feet,

I won't let you close enough to hurt me,
No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me,
I can't give you what you think you gave me,
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables,
To turning tables,
Turning tables, yeah,
Turning, oh.



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    Jake AbubakarJan 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    I'm so in love with her. Pure talent. She doesn't need to dress up or take off her clothes to sell records...all she needs is that voice. :]she's so beautiful*w*.
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm
    I can so relate to this song... To me it means she has been in a controlling or abusive relationship the turning tables is his mood swings he thinks he is great and she is not and she believed him for so long but now she is seeing that she doesnt have to depend on him that the next storm she is ready she wont let him hurt her anymore and she knows that she has to be the one to save herself
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    UnregisteredJan 20, 2012 at 1:01 am
    Turning tables is adele's way of saying she won't let someone else into her life. To turn tables is to flip flop from happy and sad, for this it would be the emotional roller coaster caused in many relationships. She's telling the person that it's time to let go, she cares but can't endure the pain from the relationship. It doesn't necessarily have to be a love relationship but any one. She is just saying her goodbyes and why she's saying them.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    If you have ever waited tables then it is clear.

    Turning tables is serving customers and then they leave, the table is cleared, and another is seated. Each time a new set of customers are seated at a table it is called turning a table.

    She is saying, the guy is turning tables but instead of customers it is women. And "all that i have is on the floor" is him clearing the table (her) for a new customer (woman).

    The guy is cheating on her and using his words and controlling her to keep her. The song is about her saying no more to his “turning tables” meaning she is leaving him. In the process of leaving him she talks about how hard he made it with games and trying to control her by his mind tricks.

    The chorus is about how she put him above her and how weak she was but next time, the next time she loves she will not do that.
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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 1:28 am
    That im done having u and i fight so i am leaving and i want you to know that i want you to know i won't let u close enought to hurt my feelings

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