Take Me Home

Ok. It’s come to my attention that those who read this on Facebook aren’t able to listen to the song. For those people, follow this link to the native blog.

Take Me Home.  It’s very nearly one of my best songs, and clearly the best on my original demo.  It’s not uncommon (maybe even typical?) for a teen to write about lost love and I was no different.  This song outlines a real relationship that took place my senior year of High School.  She was from the “rival” school, but we worked together and we found connection.  As you might guess from the “lost love” theme, the way it ended was not – at least in my view at the time – what I wanted.

Here are the lyrics:

It’s all gone now and I don’t know how
A million years won’t dry my tears
Independence, I thought it would make sense
But that hole in my heart is tearin’ me apart

Baby, baby would you put your hands in mine
Take me home where there’s no such thing as time
Try to love me, let me love you too
Tell me what I can do
Tell me what I can do

Rumors, lies, or love in disguise
It’s our secret and I’ve tried to keep it
Kisses in the shadows and a love that only we know
But now time goes on, the start of a new dawn

Baby, baby would you put your hands in mine
Take me home where there’s no such thing as time
Try to love me, let me love you too
Tell me what I can do
Tell me what I can do

Baby, baby would you put your hands in mine
Take me home where there’s no such thing as time
Kiss me softly under full moon’s light
Take me home to a place with endless night
Love me tender, love me true
Tell me what I can do
Tell me what I can do

What can I do?
I’m listening to you
‘Cause I’m in love with you
I’ll do it all for you

Kiss me softly under full moon’s light
Take me home to a place with endless night
Try to love me, let me love you too
Tell me what I can do
I’m listening to you

So I wrote this in either 1989 or 1990 and recorded it in the early ’90s.  The amazing acoustic guitar is a guy by the name of Eric DiBerardo who also engineered the recording.  He just rocks.  You’ll also hear the Bryan Adams style end-the-song-and-then-drum-fill-it-back-in goodness!!  I still really like the lyrics to this song, with the possible exception of the “baby, baby” at the top of each chorus.  But even that has its charm…  I hope you like this one.  It’s one of my favorites…

One thought on “Take Me Home

  1. Pastor Bob…

    It is a good thing I like to check out different websites or I may never have found these three songs. I believe I like “Take Me Home” the best of the three. You really are a talented man. I never thought of the songs you may have outside of church songs but you really can be versatile. You and your family continue to have a good life and it was great to have known you and you will be greatly missed. In Christian Love Pat

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