"Take It Back" as written by and Samson Gilmour....
He love rains down on me easy as the breeze
I listen to her breathing it sounds like the waves on the sea
I was thinking all about her, burning with rage and desire
We were spinning into darkness; the earth was on fire

She could take it back, she might take it back some day

So I spy on her, I lie to her, I make promises I cannot keep
Then I hear her laughter rising, rising from the deep
And I make her prove her love for me, I take all that I can take
And I push her to the limit to see if she will break

She might take it back, she could take it back some day

Now I heave seen the warnings, screaming from all sides
It's easy to ignore them and G-d knows I've tried
All of this temptation, it turned my faith to lies
Until I couldn't see the danger or hear the rising tide

She can take it back, she will take it back some day

She can take it back, she will take it back some day

She can take it back, she will take it back some day


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Take It Back" as written by Dave Gilmour Bob Ezrin

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  • +5
    General Commenteverthing is a love song with you people
    luvwingson November 26, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDId anyone else notice that like half way through the song "Ring a ring of rosies" is sung (really quietly, listen out for it).
    Crujebsulon November 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you listen to the words it is obvious that it is about mother nature and the eventual demise of the human race by our own ignorance. We think that we are somehow more powerful than the earth and that we ultimately determine it's destiny. When in reality she can take it back at any time and we will be the only cost.
    SubOneon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike mother nature and how we fuck her up but she still keeps us alive. "i push her to the limit to see if she will break" which is exactly what we do.
    pinkubus_floydon July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome nonsense lyrics, not the best of the pink floyd as well, but still the song of my life... the rythm is perfec and i guess anyone can see the road along the way, the feel of the breeze close to the sea, the incredible feeling of freedom. along with u2´s "when the streets have no name", this is the best song i´ve ever heard!
    anafashionon October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the things we do to hurt another one. concient or inconciently. and, of course, about regrets!wonderfull song!
    BrazilianFanon April 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is to me a love song, your partner beside you, you notincing all these things then, you do all these things you shouldnt just to see if they really do love you, and the warnings to stay away but you just cant do it
    PinkFloydian1987on February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis like so many Floyd songs has more than one meaning. The most obvious two that I can think of are
    1) Two people fall in love and soon one starts being jealous. He knows it can ruin their relationship but can't seem to help it.

    2) An environment song - 'she' is the Earth, that we're ruining and draining up to the point where it just breaks 'push her to the limit to see if she would break'.

    Anyway I'm sure there are more possible meanings, these are just apparent to me.
    adam_son August 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit definitly fits as a love song but also as a song about the environment and the punishment we put on it. As soon as I heard this song I couldn't stop listening to it, it completely grabbed my attention and still to this day has not let me go. Pure genius!!!
    cmh2943on March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you seen the video, its pretty obvious that its about our abuse of mother earth. Great song! This is a topic that deserves all the attention it can get.
    Better late than never??
    cabankon January 17, 2007   Link

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