"Take Me Out" as written by Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Robert Hardy and Paul Robert Thompson....
So if you're lonely
You know I'm here waiting for you
I'm just a cross hair
I'm just a shot away from you
And if you leave here
You leave me broken, shattered, I lie
I'm just a cross hair
I'm just a shot, then we can die

I know I won't be leaving here with you

I say don't you know
You say you don't know
I say, take me out!

I say you don't show
Don't move, tide is low
I say, take me out!

I say you don't know
You say you don't know
I say, take me out!

If I move this could die
Eyes move this can die
I want you to take me out

I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here
I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here with you

I say don't you know
You say you don't know
I say, take me out!

If I wane this could die
I wait this could die
I want you to take me out

If I move this could die
Eyes move this can die
Come on, take me out

I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here
I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here with you


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"Take Me Out" as written by Nicholas John Mccarthy Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI see three potential interpretations running in this song.

    #1: Voice is of Ferdinand, talking towards his wife, in the moments between her death and his.

    #2: Voice is of Ferdinand, talking towards his assassin, right before being shot.

    #3: Voice is of a person, somewhere, who wants to be with someone, but knows they won't be, and is "broken shattered I lie" by their rejection.

    As I see it, #1 or 2 is definitely intentional, and #3 is most likely partially intended. The reason I believe he's speaking to his assassin is because the words "take me out" seem to be most specifically directed towards the assassin. In this interpretation, the song takes place in the split second where Ferdinand makes eye contact with the shooter, right before being killed. Accordingly, the song is about the emotional connection between them, and Ferdinand begging to die out of sadness over the loss of his wife, by that interpretation.
    WesJansonon January 26, 2006   Link

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