My Sunday Song – “Take Me With You” by Whitesnake

For My Sunday Song #205, we are going after the opening track to the 1978 debut album, ‘Trouble’, with the song “Take Me With You”.  The song was written by David Coverdale and then guitarist, Micky Moody.  It opens the album with a bang and gives you a taste of what the new Coverdale project has to offer.  The album had moderate success reaching #50 in the UK, but at this point in time had no US presence.  That would change in the next decade.

Lyrically the song has a lot to be desired.  Back in the early days of Whitesnake, they had a notorious reputation of having overly sexualized lyrics that became known as “cock rock” and this is pretty good example of that. With lyrics like “Gonna spread her pretty legs so I can see, Sweet lip honey be the death of me” and “Sorry little girl, If you can’t stay, Your red light mama gonna show the way” and you get the gist of what I’m saying.  And you throw in a lot of sexual moaning at the end of the song by David and it is “cock rock” no doubt!!  David is unapologetic about it and rightfully so, this is who they are and no one is going to make them change.

This high energy rocker comes at you at breakneck speed and a tempo that immediately gets you moving.  As the wind blows in you get a really cool and interesting sounding guitar riff then David comes in and sounds energized and struts those lyrics around with utter confidence.  There is so much going on musically and always something new each time you listen.  The solo on this one is actually a drum solo by Dave “Duck” Dowle, but there are still a lot of guitars including some slide guitar on it so don’t you fret.  It is a classic early-era Whitesnake song at its best!!

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy it for what it is, a rock song and forget the rest.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!

“Take Me With You”

Every time I see my baby home,
I wanna kiss a little better so I get stoned
Gonna spread her pretty legs so I can see,
Sweet lip honey be the death of me
And I will discover you’ll be my midnight lover,
Oh babe, bring it on home to me.

Sometimes when I’m feeling low,
I go looking for a lover where the bad girls go
Sorry little girl, If you can’t stay,
Your red light mama gonna show the way

And then a certain madness,
Will ‘crease my heart with sadness
Oh babe, bring it on home to me
Take me with you I will give you anything a woman needs,
Take me with you I will give you anything a woman needs

I know love and what it means,
It’s a skinny little girl in tight ass jeans
I love to hear’em moan and cry,
‘Cos God made men to satisfy
And with the fire returning,
I feel the fever burning
Oh babe, bring it on home to me

Take me with you I will give you anything a woman needs,
Take me with you I will give you anything a woman needs
Oh, take me with you.

Every time I see my baby home,
I wanna kiss a little better so I get stoned
Gonna spread her pretty legs so I can see,
Sweet lip honey be the death of me
And I will discover you’ll be my midnight lover,
Oh babe, bring it on home to me

Take me with you I will give you anything a woman needs,
Take me with you I will give you anything a woman needs
Take me with you.

Written by David Coverdale and Micky Moody

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