I Can Take It From There

Album: Neon (2011)
Charted: 63
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  • This is the opening track from American Country music artist Chris Young's third studio album, Neon. In an interview with Reuters, he described it as a transitional song from the previous album. He said: "It is a sexy love song, and I just thought it was a cool way to start this record to let people know that even though there is some stuff that is different, we're not going off in a completely new direction."
  • Chris Young wrote the tune with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip. Speaking of the writing session that spawned the song at a media event, the singer said his co-writers deserve much of the credit for the song's success. "I had no idea that day walking in; I had nothing," Young admitted. "It was actually Ben's idea. He was like, 'What do you think of something like this?' I said, 'I don't really have something like that for the record.' I think we wrote it in about an hour and went to lunch. It was a really simple day. I found that the majority of the stuff I'm putting on a record doesn't take all day. We all like the idea and we've got the right melody for the idea. [When] it's all marrying correctly, it falls out pretty quick. It might get stumped on a line here or there, really trying to hammer out what the best way is to say it, but most of the time that's how it happens. If we've got the idea and everybody's on the same track, it falls out pretty quick."

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  • AnonymousIt’s the story of the male narrator telling his lover that there’s a party going on tonight. But he just wants him and his lover to dine in and have a few drinks and he tells her while she’s at it that she can let down her hair and he can take it from there.
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