Take Me Home

Story Behind The Song

"Take Me Home" is Avenue K's first single, and one that had been written in its entirety years prior to the band's creation. The lyricist, Joe, wrote this song at a time of significant distress, including financial hardship, the ending of a 3+ year long relationship, the death of his grandmother, and the death of his father. Returning to "home" is a metaphor for wanting to return to a time when the waters were calmer.

Song Description

"Take Me Home" is written from the perspective of one who is experiencing significant hardship, and is longing to return to a point in life where things were easier - the metaphorical "home".

Song Length 3:19 Genre Rock - Alternative, Rock - Hard Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Stressed, Cheerless Subject Frustration, Crying
Similar Artists Shinedown, Anberlin Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

VERSE 1
Day break
is this real
the way I feel
heartache
this is more in this case
more than I can take

change can hurt
more than it
hurts to change
I'll never know if
you feel the same

CHORUS
Take me Home
I don't wanna
feel this way

faces change
these wounds
ache the same

I never knew
just what it meant to be lonely
and I never wanted
those days to end

take me back
back to where
I call home

VERSE 2
Mistakes
what could I've done
to feel I've won

earthquakes
how could I live
without what you'd give

sinking from this weight
on my shoulders

headaches
when will I feel sober


CHORUS
Take me Home
I don't wanna
feel this way

faces change
these wounds
ache the same

I never knew
just what it meant to be lonely
and I never wanted
those days to end

take me back
back to where
I call home


BRIDGE
all our lives that were changing
and the stories were ending
(take me home now)

and the hearts that were breaking
and the mem'ries were making
(take me back now)

all this time spent preparin'
this whole time we're pretend in'
(take me home now)


CHORUS
Take me home
I hope that you never, ever
feel this way

faces change
these wounds
ache the same

I never knew
just what it meant to be lonely
and I never wanted
those days to end

take me back
back to where
I call home

Lyrics Joe Turner, Josh Johnson Music Joe Turner
Producer Josh Johnson Publisher Joe Turner
Performance Joe Turner
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