Aretha Franklin - It's My Turn Lyrics




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 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
With no more room for lies
FOR YEARS I'VE 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 of
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 goodbye
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





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  1. Roosevelt McCarter

    Was it taken from "Love All The Hurt Away" Album by Aretha Franklin in 1981?

  2. Marilyn Diggs

    I love the way the , "Queen of soul Aretha redone this song so good back up singers and the way the music arranged. Rest on Aretha! You we're one of a kind! And also you can hear that gospel sound in this song as well as many other songs she did.

  3. Andrea Dankó

    IMÁDOM !!

  4. Iapc

    Just fantastic

  5. saturnus3

    I miss you, beautiful woman!!!

  6. Simone Menezes

    Loved!!

  7. Derek Overton

    ❤💔💔💔💔💔💔

  8. Jon-Jon Guevarra

    A cover version of Diana Ross 1980's hit!

  9. victoria cook

    I miss her so much 😭

  10. Chase Jackson

    i Like n can respect both diana's & aretha's interpretations of this soing....

  11. DjDannyel San

    QUE PENA QUE ESTAMOS SÓ DE PASSAGEM ELA FEZ HISTORIA COM ESTA MUSICA SAUDADES

  12. Ricardo Martinez

    🎼🎶🎵🎼🎵🎶🎤 💥 💯

  13. TOM FOCAR

    Not as good as Diana Ross.

  14. Kevin Southgate

    Calms my soul and take my troubles away. It's my turn ....rest in eternal peace Aretha we lost a priceless diamond.

  15. Qeannie Nassor

    So soulful... I been through so much pain and hurt lost my grandma my mother my aunt my sisters and my cousin.... it’s my turn to live and through it all I love you all and live on through the powers of the most high ✊🏾

  16. kirk

    Only one singer should sing this song......Diana Ross. Ms Ross to you!

  17. ayanda shongwe

    Thank you very much Queen best ever!

  18. ayanda shongwe

    Been listening 2 ds other artists same song guess what m taken m sooo immotional 4 that I love u 4 ever

  19. The Real South Africa

    I use to hear this song when I was a child and my mother use to dance to it as a 49 year old I see why...It’s my turn

  20. Dàshir Anastasia

    That growl technique when she says “cause the rain ain’t gunna hurt me” LAWD 😩🙌🏾

    Melanin Enriched

    I know right. 🔥🔥

  21. marcela Ghno

    Maravilhosaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa amei essa música com sua bela voz amei 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍divaaaaaaaaaaa

  22. Trish Dundas

    Yes, this is a message for right now!

  23. A CHOSEN VESSEL

    Well give it life Ms. Franklim.....this woman stirs my soul up. She be having me all up in my feelings.

  24. Trish Dundas

    All by myself.....at any time!😁

  25. Trish Dundas

    I am finally free to be myself!

  26. Katrina Williams

    I just realize that in the show Scandal Mellie wore a red dress while playing this song. just a thought, cause she was supposed to be killed. but Aretha wore a red dress for her funeral. conqencedence

  27. ProphetessLinaT Peebles

    Rest in Paradise Ms. Franklin 😢

  28. Miss Ross

    @ C Beck Diana in fact has the pipes to sing this song because it was a hit for her and it was in fact written for her voice by Michael Masser who really tried to test Diana's voice in this particular song.Aretha is a totally different type of singer than Diana so the two should not be compared.Yes,Aretha did her thing on this but Diana's version is still the classic. RIP Queen

  29. frankie hunter

    I am a Diana Ross fanatic but I must confess Aretha sings the song better than Miss Ross.

    Vic G

    frankie hunter I don’t think so at all. Diana Ross’ version is so beautiful! Imo

  30. Keonti Toney

    So much conviction love you Aretha!

  31. Chas E

    🙏🏿

  32. billyboylb

    God, she's great.

  33. Robin Obee

    Tears!!! The Queen will touch your soul & take you through something spiritual on anything she sings... Thank you .. Love you always ❤️❤️

  34. Stephanie Jeannot

    this is so beautiful!

  35. Matheus Souza

    Diana ross sing this song?

  36. LunaKittyRose

    R.I.P Queen

  37. ΕΛΕΝΑ ΤΣΟΥΤΣΟΥ

    now...goodbye.....Queen..

  38. Shanice Turner

    gone but not fogotten.rip queen.

  39. Lala Shelala

    I love Arethas take on this song much better than Ross's. Wow, just wow. Aretha sings with such passion and conviction that is missing from Ross' version.

    Spirit Angelfish

    Both Renditions are great. Diana Ross truly owns this song. Aretha took it to church. But if you want a more Soulful rendition by Diana, check out the live version she did from the Diana 1981 TV special. It's slow down and she adds more Blues notes. 💖

    Melanin Enriched

    @Spirit Angelfish Nothing about Diana is soulful not for black people anyway. She's cute and marketable due to her looks.

  40. grandma gg

    Your truly be remembered and definitely missed😥..Thank you!! Always a Aretha Franklin fan

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  43. Bobby Watson

    #Rip Queen Of Soul Arita Franklin

  44. Kim Smith

    Only the Queen 👑 can sing a song this way...You will forever live in our memories ❤️

  45. L mc

    rest in eternal peace, you amazing beautiful gorgeous soulful woman a little more light has gone an it seems the world's a little darker without you in it but your soulful voice will comfort us in this deep sadness 🌈👼🌈

    Hmm Interesting

    Lauren Mchugh beautifully stated...I’m tearing up.
    Song I keep playing all day, over and over again is ‘A rose is still a rose’ so sad!

  46. Cathy Shorts

    This song was first done by Diana Ross in 1980 for the movie Its My Turn. I love both versions and with each version you get a different emotion. To me Aretha never had a bad hit she knew how to take a song and make it her very on. And to me thats what makes a legendary singer one who can sing a song by another artist and turn it into a whole different masterpiece. WOW! Queen you did yo thang on this earth now your in the heavenly choir doing yo thang. Fly butterfly fly.

    mziwenduku ntsele

    When did Aretha release her rendition of this song?

    Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston

    @mziwenduku ntsele in 1981 on the album Love All The Hurt Away

    mziwenduku ntsele

    @Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston Thank you

    Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston

    @mziwenduku ntsele you're welcome

  47. hans neidel

    Rip my Darling

  48. Sean Christopher Shaw

    She could sing the telephone book and bring folks to tears!

    Shanice Turner

    Sean Christopher Shaw yup

  49. Michael Troutman

    You will be greatly missed Aretha Franklin ❤️😢

  50. haha haha

    r.i.p.😥😥😥😥😥💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  51. Carole Hzen

    A voz do universo se foi...obrigada Aretha por vc ter existido!!!!!!

  52. Annette Boyd

    yes it's my turn . and there is y'all.

  53. Annette Boyd

    yes it's my turn . and there is y'all.

  54. IIMaster Mew

    You are the band for me about working with all of you

  55. Curtis Stanley McClain

    R.I.H. to the Queen Aretha Franklin....I love you!

  56. Kristi Bradford

    I didn't know she sang this song. I knew diana Ross sung it.

  57. Shell Hix

    True Queen Of Soul!!

  58. Gaynell Powell

    its my turn ...Nothing stay the same!!

  59. Lyte42

    Love you Diva! Rest in eternal peace

  60. Mz. T. McKitt

    Rest in peace Queen! 😇🙏

  61. deloresbyron02

    R.I.P. Lady Queen of Soul! You shall be missed. Thank you for the wonderful music and the touching and heart felt songs.

  62. Lee Lu

    It was your turn today. I bet that there's an awesome jam going on in heaven!

  63. Allan Smith

    What a beautiful song with such a powerful meaning!

  64. Mars Luz

    RIP Queen!

  65. MARILYN LINDSAY

    Sadly today is that day, you will be in my heart forever!

  66. Gilberto Pereira

    Hoje 16/08/2018 ela partiu, levou sua voz unica intermitente e poderosa. Não me canso de ouvir ...

  67. Guilherme Moreira

    Rip Aretha Franklin!!! Queen of Soul!!!!

  68. Daniela Lazova

    We will all be missing you, always, queen of gospel and soul, I think - also of pop... Unique singer and life fighter... <3 I pray for you...

  69. The Notorious Truth

    Rest In Power

  70. Temeka Bowman

    Rip boo! I salute.it is my turn Queen..Thanks

  71. Mississippi Vibes

    🌷❤

  72. Mr T

    Thanks Queen...R.I.P.

  73. ironcarvel

    The most beautiful version of this song.

    Devin Summer

    ironcarvel Not at all Aretha was good make no mistake about it but this does not compare to the original Diana Ross version was perfect in every way no one and I mean no one has ever came close to matching it

    Charles Gray

    Devin Summer dummy

    ironcarvel

    Good, a matter of taste, only. Diana Ross is another goddess of music. Lover her with all my heart too.

    Spirit Angelfish

    @Devin Summer As much as I love Aretha, I completely agree. Diana Ross's rendition is absolute perfection. 💖

  74. Vim LA

    ROCK IN PARADISE , BEAUTIFUL QUEEN

  75. lokahi27

    RIL to the Queen of Soul, your voice lives on...

  76. Eunice Mumbit Trill

    Aretha Franklin, sadly passed today, thank you for all your beautiful years you gave us from your heart to ours, you will be missed dearly we love you.

    Looking around

    Damn are we just ignore that pic and name 😂

  77. BLACK_SHEEP music

    Rest In Peace Queen

    Leondre Murree

    My...queen of soul!!!!!!!

  78. Michele Slater

    Rest in Peace Queen Aretha!!

  79. cleener100

    Rest in peace Queen of soul

  80. Sherman Thomas II

    R.I.P to the Queen🙏👑

  81. Rony Ríos

    A legend for eternity, thanks Aretha

  82. Eva BitterSuite

    Heartbroken right now....rest well QUEEN!!!

  83. Life&love

    I love you Aretha Franklin in my heart forever💋💋💋💟🎼🎼

  84. Tessa VN

    As always, Aretha turns every cover into a masterpiece. Brava!

  85. MJF

    OMG and I thought Diana rocked it....

  86. Royce Rowland

    I think of Olivia on scandal and Hillary Clinton when I hear this song.

  87. dlo050

    July, 2018 this is my first time hearing this. Ms Aretha did a great great job. I love it more than any of you will ever, ever know.

    ayanda shongwe

    Beautiful my dear indeed

  88. Mboni BF

    diana sang it better in my opinion !! her voice is so crystal clear

    PALSHOU

    Of course i like Diana's voice and a lot of songs, but you never convince me that on "my turn"she 's better tthan Aretha….. D 's version is "la la la " while A changes the phrasing , press a word , a phrase with force and amplitude never equaled .Sorry

    seretse moeketsi

    you are absolutely right

    PALSHOU

    thank you !

    s3enu

    They are different versions of the same song. I don't think any is better. What is true is that Aretha has a much better vocal range than Diana , but for this Tune it does not make for a better tune.

    Spirit Angelfish

    @jjk109 Thank you. And It's My Turn along with Missing You are two of the greatest examples of that! Diana Ross is one of the greatest emotive singers of all time. Her lyric interpretation is always spot on.

  89. Junior Chong

    Incomparable, the real epitome of a soul goddess!

  90. Harold Holmes

    ARETHA, I HAVE ALWAYS SAID YOU ARE THE GREATEST FEMALE SINGER OF ALL TIMES>>>>>THEY ONLY COME THIS WAY ONCE....ONCE....ONCE IN A LIFETIME>>> IN A WHILE....THANK YOU FOR COMING THIS WAY WHILE I AM PART OF THIS EARTHLY WORLD>>>>>>>.DEAR GOD, WATCH OVER HER, SHE HAS SUNG YOUR PRAISES SO MANY TIMES AND YOU KNOW SHE IS YOUR CHILD>>>>> AND LET HER LEAD YOUR CHOIRS>>>>>>THIS DEARLY BELOVED LADY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FAVORITE OF THOSE WHO KNOW SONG>>>>>THE REAL QUEEN OF SOUL.........HOW WE LOVE YOU....HAROLD & SHAWN

    Shirley Singleton

    AMEN AMEN AMEN 🙏🙏💕 💕 TOO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR ANOINTING OUR SISTER QUEEN OF SOUL ARETHA FRANKLIN AMAZING GRACE VOICE 😇 😇 AMEN AMEN AMEN 🙏🙏💕 💕

  91. Nita Wallace

    This song is so me...lord have mercy. This song let me know it's ok to finally take care of me.

  92. C Beck

    Aretha proved that Diana Ross doesn't have the pipes to perform this song to its greatest potential.

    Brian Woods

    C Beck Diana Ross sang the song first as Aretha Franklin has always admited and gas said she admired Diana Ross's version and that's why she sang it because she liked Diana's version which was meant originally as it was sung by Diana as a pop song and not to be compared with Aretha's version which is a different genra which soul both are very good Diana Ross killed it in it's original interpretation which is pop ,and Aretha killed it in soul one is no better done than the other in what they both where meant to do.they both are respectfully good in their respective genre's.

    Miss Ross

    You sound so stupid in your commentEach artist can sing a song in their own way..

    Vic G

    I prefer the original Diana Ross version! So beautiful.

  93. Chase Jackson

    This is through n through a diana song but i respect n like aretha's version because when an artist covers an existing song one must always consider its frm that artist's perspective and this is aretha start to finish..n at 2:04 ..the twist on cause the rain aint gonna hurt me....typical aretha......Diana is pop n aretha is true soul n that what each represents on this song...

    Spirit Angelfish

    Absolutely! This is truly Diana's anthem and she owns it, but Aretha gave such a unique and beautiful spin to it. Kind of like how Stephanie Mills owns Home, but Diana still does a nice job on it, you know? Long live the Divas of soul!

  94. juantasy

    Wow, the powerful, commanding, acrobatic voice of Aretha!!! Impressive!!!!!

  95. Gerald Jackson

    this is the bomb love it

  96. magellanmax

    Yup, Scandal Season Six finale brought me here......wow, what a powerful song. It hits the sweet spot just right.

  97. Bill Piechocki

    I remember when Aretha's album "Love All the Hurt Away", came out, oh so many years ago... I fell in love with the entire LP. Ms. Aretha's high notes, are nothin' to be trifled with y'all... If you haven't checked out the LATHA album, please do so, I promise you won't be disappointed.

    smooth persuader

    Bill Piechocki I feel in love it with much later after I bought the album on vinyl by mistake. When I heard her sing this song, I thought to myself, Aretha you are queen for real.”

    Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston

    You are right about the album I love all of Aretha's music