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.

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