Take Me Back

from Balladry & Soliloquy by Brian Woodbury

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written by Brian Woodbury; arranged by Brian Woodbury & Jonathan Feinberg

lyrics

P R E L U D E 1
We are standing
Our fingers interlocked
Holding as we climb
Up escalator years
We hardly notice
Our hands so long entwined
Almost oblivious to ourselves
To grasp the one that steers us
We’re staring outward
Like Parisian cafe couples
In a sea of strangers
But we are long past strangers, we’re

P R E L U D E 2
Standing
Our fingers interlocked
Pointing hands of time
Through flotsam that adheres
While we are drifting
Upon a moment past
So faintly echoing to itself [add harmony]
That neither barely hears it
We’re staring inward
Like a pair of broken glasses
In a thrift store basket
I come to beg your favor

V E R S E 1
Take me back into your confidence
Take me back into your heart
Take me back into your body
Let us never stay apart
And let me take you back as well
Without you I've got jack
Take me back
Take me back

V E R S E 2
Take me back when I've done wrong
Take me back when I've done well
Take me back when I amaze in ways
Nobody else can tell
For understanding, overlooking everything I lack
Take me back, etc.








B R I D G E 1
Take me back through fits of anger
When our spirits disagree
Through our doubts and our defeats
The eye to eye that we can’t see
Every squalid, squandered moment
When it all seems out of whack
Take me back

V E R S E 3
Take me back to where it started
To the night that sparked it all
And the embers of that passion
That keep us in its thrall
What we recognized at twenty one
That put us on this track
Take me back
Take me back
What we recognized at twenty one
That put us on this track
Take me back
Take me back

B R I D G E 2
Back into your deepest kiss
Under your familiar skin
Back into your endless stare
Where we breathed each other in
And the mystery that draws me
To the code I'll never crack
Take me back___

V E R S E 4
Take me back to our decision
To relinquish these controls
When we threw away our caution
All in forging two new souls
No blueprint, onward to the part of life
no one can - hack
Take me back, etc.

V E R S E 5
Take me forward to the future
When we shed our leaves and die
Where my big old tree will shade you
Till it heaves a final sigh
And just keep holding on
Till this bright light fades into black
Then take me back
Take me back, etc.

credits

from Balladry & Soliloquy, released July 1, 2020
vocals, nylon & acoustic guitars, ukulele, amateur violins, keyboards, string & flute samples, bass: Brian Woodbury; drum & percussion programming: Jonathan Feinberg

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Brian Woodbury Los Angeles, California

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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