Take Me Home

Album: No Jacket Required (1985)
Charted: 19 7
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  • Take that look of worry
    I'm an ordinary man
    They don't tell me nothing
    So I find out all I can
    There's a fire that's been burning
    Right outside my door
    I can't see but I feel it
    And it helps to keep me warm
    So I
    I don't mind
    No, I
    I don't mind

    Seems so long I've been waiting
    Still don't know what for
    There's no point in escaping
    I don't worry anymore
    I can't come out to find you
    I don't like to go outside
    They can turn off my feelings
    Like they're turning off the light
    But I
    I don't mind
    No, I
    I don't mind
    Oh, I
    I don't mind
    No, I
    I don't mind

    So take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home, oh Lord
    'Cause I've been a prisoner all my life
    And I can say to you

    Take that look of worry
    Mine's an ordinary life
    Working when it's daylight
    And sleeping when it's night
    I've got no far horizons
    I don't wish upon a star
    They don't think that I listen
    Oh, but I know who they are
    And I
    I don't mind
    No, I
    I don't mind
    Oh, I
    I don't mind
    No, I
    I don't mind

    So take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home, oh Lord
    Well, I've been a prisoner all my life
    And I can say to you

    But I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember
    Take, take me home
    'Cause I don't remember Writer/s: Phil Collins
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
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Comments: 9

  • Mitchell from Liverpool, UkIn a 2019 Australian interview, Phil Collins named this song as one of two he enjoys performing live the most. The other was 1993's "Can't Turn Back The Years".
  • One Mind from EarthPosibly musically a response to Gabriel's Biko. Written from the marter's perspective. "I don't remember" his refusal to give up information. And "Take me home" his plea for death's release from torture.
  • Ywdod from ViewI think it’s about a guy who doesn’t mind this person.
  • Vie from Anywhere But Here I feel it's about a person who is being tormented electronic harassment mind control and has been beaten down from it he knows who they are and there's nothing you can do about it who has has to learn to not let it mine
  • Svobodan from Germany"Take me home" is one the finest songs from Phil Collins! Last year, I took the liberty of making a funny tribute! Hope you'll like it: https://youtu.be/PT0lu1YnX1s
  • Demetrios "meter" Pappas from Atlanta , GaThere's no point escaping, I don't KNOW ME anymore.
  • Patricia from Monroe, GaTHIS SONG REMINDS ME OF ME I DONT HAVE MY OWN HOME ANYMORE.
  • Aaron from Wichita, KsThis song is about mental illness and those who suffer from it. The lyrics to the song made a lot of sense once I learned this. "I've been a prisoner all my life" is the confinement which the illness imposes on those who are ill. Moreover, the song is about them releasing the mentally ill from state hospitals and institutions who wanted to go home.
  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaA beautiful, moving song that is quite possibly Phil Collins's best track. The video is an excellent accompaniment.
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