Take Me (As You Found Me)

Album: Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place (2010)
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  • The lyric, "Whose gonna drain my blood, now that your gone," was inspired by Tim, a neighbor friend of frontman Stephen Christian, who lived down the street from him in east Nashville. The vocalist explained to AntiMusic: "Tim is an older guy; some years from age but mostly from the abuse his body took from the drug years being a Harley biker guy in California in the 70's. He was absolutely friendly and even loaned me his truck to dump some stuff when I first moved in. We talked the entire day where he gladly laid out his life story including the fact that he had to go to dialysis every other day and felt bad because his wife had to take off work and drive him back and forth and then wait there with him for hours.

    The older we will get in life the more dependent we will become on those we love. The line 'whose gonna drain my blood, now that your gone' is about Tim's dialysis and how I put myself in his shoes... If his wife left him what would he do? He would be almost incapable of living without her literally. That is how love feels sometimes, we slowly grow into one being to the point that eventually we would to be literally unable to live without them."

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