"Take Me Back" as written by and Chin/smith Injeti....
Do you still remember back when
The days were longer? Dreams were bigger then
The weight of the world had not yet
Landed on the shoulders of a man

(I thought) I thought that time stood still
Sheltered, protected
They never told me this would end or that
The leaves would fall again

So take me back, back to better days
'Cause this time between is wasting me away
Take me back when we were not afraid
'Cause this time between is wasting me away

There was a day when this world
Went to war and didn't bat an eye
Real life and the movies felt the same to me and
I never questioned why

(I know) I know the difference now
Between fact and fiction
But I've come to find that I've grown
Bitter in just twenty four short years

So take me back, back to better days
'Cause this time between is wasting me away
Take me back when we were not afraid
'Cause this time between is wasting me away

Wasting me away
Waste away!

So now we're running
We're running blind into the light
And we fall behind
We're running and wasting away with time

So take me back, back to better days
'Cause this time between is wasting me away
Take me back when we were not afraid
'Cause this time between is wasting me away

Take me back, yeah, back to better days
'Cause this time between is wasting me away
Take me back when we were not afraid
'Cause this time between is wasting me away

(Take me back...)
Yeah, take me back, just take me back, yeah, take me back!
(Take me back...)
Yeah, take me back, just take me back, yeah, take me back!

When we were not afraid


Lyrics submitted by MySensesHavFailed35

"Take Me Back" as written by Carvin Haggins Ivan Barias

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenti think this song talks about how fun life used to be when you're a kid, but being an adult brings lots of work and hard times and now they just wanna go back to the fun times. "they never told me this would end, that the leaves would fall again." i like that line the most
    Lightning.Jon March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with you all, it's about growing up and missing the childhood you left behind.
    ded_inside1585on June 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts not about the war in Iraq. Its about childhood and the good times before all the responsibilities of growing up come and fall on you.
    fwsmon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about what's happening in the world now. 'Do you still remember back when days....' -
    Do you still remeber when you were back at school? Your world was sheltered, you had nothing to worry about because the next day you would do the same as the last. 'There was the day when this world went to war and...' The world has waded unthinkingly into war, for example the 'War on Terror' and the fellow singing the song has gone along. What's the diference betwee wasting Nazis in 'Saving Private Ryan' and fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, no real difference between real life and the movies. Now after having experienced it the protagonist reaises the difference between fact and fiction, he is over it and has had a gut-full, and whished to be taken back to when he was not afraid, safe in his sheltered world. 'Running blind into the light...' Running blindly into the light of a better world through the war mentioned earlier, maybe we should have thought about it, but too late, he's fighting and it's wasting him away.
    clarkey89on March 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst comment on this soon to be mtv hit... O_O

    anyways ill write what its about later when i feel like it
    Turtleboyon September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust let me say that I'm LOVING the new shit... I can't wait until the album comes out, aye?!
    Great song.

    xxx
    "In The Wake Of Determination", In stores October 11th
    bleedthecoloursopenon October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome of the lyrics are wrong.....these are correct.

    Do you still remember back when the days were longer, dreams were bigger then.
    the weight of the world had not yet landed on the shoulders of a man.
    I thought that time stood still, sheltered, protected.
    they never told me this would end, or that the leaves would fall again.

    So take me back, back to better days
    cause this time between is wasting me away,
    take me back when we were not afraid,
    cause this time between is wasting me away.

    there was a day when this world went to war and didn't bat an eye.
    real life and the movies felt the same to me and i never questioned why.
    i know the difference now, between fact and fiction
    but i've come to find that i've grown bitter in just 24 short years

    so take me back, back to better days
    cause this time between is wasting me away.
    take me back when we were not afraid,
    cause this time between is wasting me away.
    wasting me away
    waste away!

    so now we're running,
    we're running blind into the light
    we fall behind
    we're running, and wasting away with time

    so take me back, back to better days
    cause this time between is wasting me away.
    take me back when we were not afraid,
    cause this time between is wasting me away.

    take me back, yea, back to better days
    cause this time between is wasting me away
    take me back when we were not afraid,
    cause the time between is wasting me away.

    yea take me back, just take me back
    yea take me back
    yea take me back, just take me back
    yea take me back when we were not afraid.
    pewterblazeon October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is trying to say how: remember the way times were, how it was better then, how we felt it wouldn't end and we were so caught up in that one moment that it seemed everlasting.
    The most beautiful part is when he says 'they never told me this would end, or that the leaves would fall again'. Kind of saying how there was no warning from anyone that things would change or ultimately 'end'. There was no pattern or cause and effect. I think the leaves falling again symbolises the loss of summer, evidence showing that that time has gone.
    *Anna*on October 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit kinda seems to me that he is talking about growing up and leaving the bliss and wonderfullness of childhood and becomeing a man/woman. and when your older you want to go back and have more fun and have a better childhood thats my views anyway
    Snowboarder547on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone more thing, if you look in the book for the cd, it says "cause this time between has was wasted me away", just thought id let everyone know
    ded_inside1585on June 04, 2006   Link

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