"Take Care" as written by and Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally....
Stand beside it, we can't hide the way it makes us glow
It's no good unless it grows, feel this burning, love of mine
Deep inside the ever-spinning, tell me does it feel
It's no good unless it's real, hill sides burning
Wild-eyed turning til we're running from it

I'd take care of you if you'd ask me to
In a year or two

You say swimming in the lake we'll come across a snake
It is real and then it's fake, feel its heartbeat
Feel what you heat, far so fast it feels too late

I'd take care of you if you'd ask me to
In a year or two


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"Take Care" as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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  • +7
    General CommentI think this song is about someone who has decided they love a person, but the other person is scared/running. And they are letting them know that they will wait for them.
    jiggadywigon May 31, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentAn incredible end to an incredible album.

    I think the second verse, though it could be sexual, is intended to represent a tangible feeling that the person addressed as "you" gives the storyteller. The feeling is there (and perhaps this is where it could manifest itself physically?), but each time they reach this love, it feels oddly distant, "far so fast it feels too late." Perhaps they feel that at this point the love isn't real like it once was. The final message is one of warmth, though it leaves a feeling of melancholy, thinking of someone who can't fully be in passionate love with another, but would take care of them just the same if things came to that.

    Either way, this is a gorgeous song, and I love the album. So beautiful.
    IndieJoe91on July 19, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt's amazing how Beach House takes these huge, sweeping, universal emotions and expresses them in sonic and lyrical form that just penetrates the heart of the listener. They've perfected this strength on this album.

    One thing I noticed about the chorus is how the phrase "I'll take care of you/ if you ask me to" just becomes "I'll take care of you, it's true" as the song fades out. She doesn't need to be asked, she'll just take care of the person she loves. The fade out at the end is the spot on way to end the song; "I'll take care of you" is just repeated into infinity, like it's a promise that carries on forever. Lovely.
    Tiger_milkon January 01, 2011   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationSuch a beautiful, hauntingly sad song. I think this song is about completely loving someone with issues, who is afraid of getting too deep into a relationship. It sounds like it starts with a person whose significant other broke up with her because the relationship was getting serious and it scared him. The author is convicted in her love for the other person, and is pleading with that person to look at their relationship objectively and see that it makes them both feel happy. But the author wants the relationship to progress, and wants the other person to stop running away and for both of them fully surrender to the love they have for each other.

    In the chorus, "I'll take care of you, if you ask me to//in a year or two", the author is saying the other person can trust her, but ultimately it's up to the other person whether they want to. And she's not trying to pressure him, it's ok to take their time and enjoy the relationship.

    She sees that in the relationship, there are feelings that he fears, and it's hard for him to tell if those fears are legitimate and real, or if they're his mind playing tricks on him. And he thinks he has to end things because they're moving too fast, but she reaffirms that he can trust her, and she loves him and is committed.

    I love that she repeats that she'll take care of him, over and over again, at the end without the caveat that they can take their time. Because she'll always be there for him.
    erinzeeon August 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'll take care of you
    If you ask me to
    In a year or two oh
    dillonkon December 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhat an amazing song.
    this album is so good.
    empireofstereonon December 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me,
    the ends sounds like
    "I'll Take Care of You
    Take Care of you
    that's true"

    So beautiful. Wow. Power , emotion, devotion, and some sadness
    portkillon January 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBesides the poor capitalization, I agree with portkill about the ending of the song. Although it's probably "I'd take care of you," and not "I'll take care of you." These repeated lines aren't given in the insert though, so who knows.

    This is my favorite from the album right now, the vocals at the end are so well done. Love.
    assman1229on February 02, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt is young love, scared and a part of something bigger than the world.
    You must wait a few years until your love can be expressed as marriage
    forever, "I'll take care of you"
    itsmeghann22on January 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe last verse about the snake...feeling its hearbeat and such. Anyone else getting any sexual connotations from that?
    MaxpowerSupremeon February 12, 2010   Link

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