song by Janelle Monae
Turntables lyrics

"Monae wrote and recorded "Turntables' exclusively for All In: The Fight for Democracy, the upcoming documentary about Stacey Abrams and the fight against voter suppression."


The table 'bout to turn
The table 'bout to turn
The table 'bout to tun, yeah

I've been flipping through my timeline
Trying to keep my mind right
My city cry-y
I got to cool down
But I'm under pressure
Cookin' with my Crisco
Look at where my fist go
I renegade when I'm in a rage
I got to cool down
But I'm under pressure

I keep my hands dirty
My mind clean
Got a new agenda
With a new dream
I'm kicking out the old regime
Liberation, elevation, education
America, you a lie
But the whole world 'bout to testify
I said, the whole world 'bout to testify
And the tables 'bout to
T-t-tables 'bout to

[Chorus]
Turn turn turn (Turn)
And no stop until it
Turn, turn, turn (Turn)
No stoppin' 'till
Turn, turn, turn (Turn)
Wе can't wait for it
Turn, turn, turn
Yeah, the tables 'bout to turn
Turn, turn, turn

It's a boomerang booming back, yeah
You laid the egg now it's 'bout to hatch, yeah
You gaslight, 'bout to meet your match
You fuck up the kitchen, then you should do the dishes
Burning down plantations
Ain't no parking, I don't need no validation
I like sage when I'm in a rage
I don't need permission, I got my intuition

Hands dirty, mind clean
A different vision
With a new dream
We kicking out the old regime
Liberation, elevation, education
I said "America, you's a lie"
But the whole world 'bout to testify
I said the whole world 'bout to testify
We gonna watch the table
Now we gonna watch the table

[Chorus]
Turn, turn, turn (The tables got to)
That's right
Turn, turn, turn (It's got to)
You waited too long, you gotta
Turn, just turn, turn (The tables got to)
We see it all now
Turn, turn, turn
I said the tables got to turn

The tables turn
The tables turn
The tables turn (The tables got to)
The tables turn
The tables turn (The tables got to)
The tables turn
The tables turn (Turn)
The tables turn (The tables got to turn)