“I Left Something Turned On at Home” is a song written by Billy Lawson and John Schweers and recorded by American country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released in April 1997 as the fourth and final single from his debut album Dreamin’ Out Loud. The song became his third Top 10 hit on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart by reaching number 2 for two weeks, only behind “Carrying Your Love with Me” by George Strait. It also became his first number 1 single on the Canadian RPM country chart.
The song is up-tempo accompanied largely by electric guitar. It is based on a double entendre. The male narrator is at a bar, telling his companions that he has to leave because he “left something turned on at home”. He then explains in the chorus that what he left “turned on” was not an appliance, but rather his sexually aroused female partner.
From the album Dreamin’ Out Loud
B-side “I Can Only Love You Like a Man”
Released April 21, 1997
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Billy Lawson. John Schweers
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks