Browse by Title
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z #  




Take Me To The King

by

Tamela Mann



Songfacts®:  You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.

Tamela Mann often sings with the Christian music star Kirk Franklin in his group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Franklin wrote this song for her, and is thrilled with the result, telling us the song is "divinely inspired by Heaven." According to Franklin, Mann asked him to write a song for her that would get her more exposure, and while Franklin isn't comfortable writing songs for radio play, "Take Me To The King" became very popular and was also a very meaningful song. Said Franklin, "I was working on a lot of other projects and did have time to really take with the song. I just remembered going, God, I really want a song for her. Can you really speak something? I had some old ideas on a tape, and I did some working on the song till 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning, which is not a very good thing to do. But I had to do it because I promised her that she and I could get together the very next day. And I didn't want to break the promise. Because I knew if I broke the promise, it was going to hurt her feelings. I've got to be a man of my word, and I just have to trust I'll be giving you something.

I know that it was a God moment, but those moments are also a bit scary for me, because I'm like, Okay, Lord, don't let me get caught up in this moment and think that I can do this on my own next time. It's just a really weird dichotomy."
Tamela Mann
More Tamela Mann songs

You have to to post comments.
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always the encore.
What Made Big Star ShineWhat Made Big Star Shine
The last living original member of Big Star - drummer Jody Stephens, looks back on the band and their legacy, including the theme for That '70s Show.
Joe JacksonJoe Jackson
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
Stephen Christian of AnberlinStephen Christian of Anberlin
The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.