Kingston told Blues and Soul magazine about this song, which reflects on the four pre-teen years he spent living in Jamaica: "Both my mom and dad were born in Jamaica. So growing up I stayed in Kingston for a little bit, as well as later going to Ocho Rios High. And, while Ocho Rios has a lotta resorts, a lotta beaches and a lotta hotels, Kingston is more about the streets, the ghetto and the poverty - where you don't really wanna go outdoors after a certain time. So in 'Take You There' I'm basically telling a girl, 'Let me take you to where I'm from - to Jamaica, to the paradise AND to the slums!.' Because, while many people just think of the tropical beaches, there is definitely another, rugged side to the island too!"