"Take What You Take" as written by Lily Rose Beatrice Allen, Iyiola Babatunde Babalola and Darren Emilio Lewis....
A picture paints a thousand words,
As one door closes, another one opens,
And two wrongs don't make a right
Now good things come to those who wait,
Take the highs with the lows dear,
You'll get what your given and everything's gonna be alright

What the fuck do you know?
Just cos you're old you think your wise,
But who the hell are you though,
I didn't even ask for your advice
You wanna keep your mouth shut,
You wanna take your thoughts elsewhere,
Cos you're doing in my nut,
And do you think I care?

Say what you say,
Do what you do
Feel what you feel,
As long as it's real
I said take what you take
And give what you give
Just be what you want,
Just as long as it's real

Now by a horse, I once was told
That all that glitters is not gold
And all that is to fear is fear itself
This horsey also told me,
I should keep my friends close but my enemies closer,
So as to protect myself

What the fuck do you know?
Just cos you're old you think your wise,
But who the hell are you though,
I didn't even ask for your advice
You wanna keep your mouth shut,
You wanna take your thoughts elsewhere,
Cos you're doing in my nut,
And do u think care?

Say what you say,
Do what you do
Feel what you feel,
As long as it's real
I said take what you take
And give what you give
Just be what you want,
Just as long as it's real

Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah

Say what you say,
Do what you do
Feel what you feel,
As long as it's real
I said take what you take
And give what you give
Just be what you want,
Just as long as it's real

Say what you say,
Do what you do
Feel what you feel,
As long as it's real
I said take what you take
And give what you give
Just be what you want,
Just as long as it's real

Say what you say,
Do what you do
Feel what you feel,
As long as it's real
I said take what you take
And give what you give
Just be what you want,
Just as long as it's real


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"Take What You Take" as written by Iyiola Babatunde Babalola Darren Emilio Lewis

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the lyrics are pretty self-evident. It talks about cliches, and how wisdoms should be born.
    tamninon February 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis songs got a happy ring to it but what's with the lyrics?
    jade_amon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this, it was my least favorite song on the album, the intro reminded me of a crappy new local band who are trying to do a solo. & then one day it just clicked.
    I think the chorus is about just doing what you want & being what you want to be, and making sure that every decision is what you want to do, and making sure it's real.

    & the "what the fuck do you know" makes she's thinking to somebody like her parents who are trying to give her advice because they're older than her, but she's doing what she wants, because it's what she wants to do & she's being herself.
    x___emmaon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGOD, I LOVE this song.
    feel me loudon January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(On the previous posts) I agree, this song is kinda straight to the point. The chorus simply screams, "do whatever you want, just be true to yourself!"

    But the part "what the fuck do you know" has an angry feel to it - it's like the parents are trying to give her advice, they think they're wiser than her and that she doesn't know a lot of stuff in life coz she's still young. It's an angry way of saying "what? you don't need to tell me what I should do! I already know what you're talking about!"
    superstarwannabeon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it's about all the advice that people give you when they don't really necesarily know what's best and you didn't even ask for advice. In the end, you just have to live your life (take what you take, etc) as long as it's real.
    copperboomon May 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel a Kasabian influence here!
    Artichokeon June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor some reason i feel like this is a cover, or like i have heard it somewhere else from a difff band or something.. didnt like it at first now i do
    its me againon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentparents? i thought it was just about those annoying old people that pop up everywhere giving you cliched advice. haha maybe its just where i live.
    chriscatchespokemonon July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i know exactly what its me again is saying
    i seems like i've heard this somewhere before....
    kenderuhon August 09, 2007   Link

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