Song Lyric Sunday — take/taking

Can you believe it? I almost forgot it’s Song Lyric Sunday! This week’s theme is the flip side of last weeks’s give/giving theme: take/taking.  I’ve got a perfect song for it, too.  The Cars’ “Take What You Want” video from their 1979 Musikladen performance has my favorite rock ‘n’ roll visual: Benjamin Orr’s “rock god” kick. ❤  This performance also has one of Elliot Easton’s best lead guitar solos. And, Ric Ocasek’s always cryptic lyrics include another one of my favorites:  “I live on emotion / And comic relief.”  I could wax rhapsodic about this song but could never match my friend sweetpurplejune (also a fan of the kick).  All I can say is, I hope you enjoy it at least half as much as I do!

 

“Take What You Want”
Take what you want
And leave what you don’t
Take what you want
And leave what you don’t
I’m painting a face
The color is dripping
Magnesium moments
In black fairy tales
I live on emotion
And comic relief
I put this one on you
Run, run, run like a thief
Am I all alone?
Am I all alone?
Salamander sunrise
Comes at 4:44
Lingerie madness
Don’t you kick down the door
Sweet Sarah’s so wild
Don’t you know why I’m losing your head
Down the dark alley
Where rumours are spread
The room is so dark
I’m catching on fire
I’m in love with your face
It’s so confused by desire
Am I all alone? Am I all alone?
I’m winding it up
It’s running back down
I’m winding it up
t’s running back down
So take what you want
And leave what you don’t
Take it
Take it
Take it
Songwriters: Ric Ocasek
Take What You Want lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

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