"Take It All Away" as written by Nate Campany, Adam R. Young, Allan Peter Grigg and Emily Meredith Wright....
There was a shot in the dark
I was caught by surprise
There was a hole in my heart
There were tears in your eyes
And there was nothing to say
'Cause you made up your mind
And so I guess what you meant
When you left was goodbye

So if you're gonna go
And leave me in a lonely gray
I won't let it show
Until you finally float away

You gotta know that you tear me up
When you say you wanna take it all away, take it all away
You tear it up when you say
You wanna take it all away, take it all away!
You were the one, and it was enough
To be the one you were dreaming of!
You were the one and we called it love
And now you take it away, take away!

I felt a pain in my chest with your kiss on my cheek
And as I tried to digest the words I couldn't believe
I'm left with nothing to say with my heart on my sleeve
Making it easy to hurt, and even harder to breathe

So if you gonna go
And leave me in the lonely gray
I won't let it show
Until you finally float away

You gotta know that you tear me up
When you say you wanna take it away, take it away
You tear me up when you say
You wanna take it away, take it all away!
You were the one, and it was enough
To be the one you were dreaming of
You were the one and we called it love
And now you take it all away, take it all away!
You take it all away, you take it all away

You gotta know that you tear me up
When you say you wanna take it all away, take it all away
You tear me up when you say
You wanna take it away, take it all away!
You were the one, and it was enough (it was enough)
To be the one you were dreaming of (dreaming of)
You were the one and we called it love
And now you take it away, take away!
You take it all away, you take it all away


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"Take It All Away" as written by Allan Peter Grigg Adam R. Young

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is my favorite song on Shooting Star. Honestly, at first I didn't like Adam's new style, but it's grown on me. I can only hope the other fans embrace it, too.
    oceanheart13on May 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDear Adam,
    You’ve changed over this year. There have been both good and bad reviews of it, at least from your fans. I’m sure that the critics will love this. Me? I love the new music…but I will miss you, my friend. I will miss how we waltzed through the forest. I will miss the day we spent submerged. I will miss our high hot air balloon rides without a care in the world. I will miss staring up at the stars at three in the morning waiting for a vanilla twilight to herald dawn. I will miss falling gracefully through the sky. I will miss our dances through the velvet sky. I will miss the breeze through the satin air. I will miss walking down by the bay on the shore. I will miss wading through a Miami night. I will miss that ruby glow as I listen to your music and imagine a world in which the whimsical is the reality and life is crystalline and lovely.
    I used to never see the ground. I was lost among the clouds, filled with bliss. Oh, how blue the sky could be if you really looked. How perfect was a simple blossom. How perfectly the world fit together, just you, me, and the music we all felt. Life was never as it seemed. So soothing, so perfect…I could drift off in a sailboat made of clouds, stitched together by piano chords and sweet words. When nothing else was right, you held me in your arms and sang me to sleep. Life became a waking dream of the sweetest, purest quality. It was the Technicolor phase of my life. I was never afraid of the darkness. I could be anything…everything…I was everything…and you were a part of it all. You were the key to my heart, the stone that held up the arch, the jewel in the crown. All was perfect, all was beautiful. Yet we’ve never known each other.
    You were my hero, and still are. You love…respect…dream. Let me paint a scene. You have found the most perfect place in the world. The ocean is a deep blue green and gently lapping at the shore. It stretches on for miles until the heat mixes with the air and the horizon blurs. High above, the sun blazes while the sea gives off a cool breeze. Sailboats lazily drift along the horizon, a bright dot against the majestic blue sky. You can wander along the shore feeling completely safe. If you walk far enough, it blends into a city. The skyscrapers look like they are made of crystals. People walk contented through the streets, birds soar high up above. This is not the picture I have painted all on my own. You painted it for me, guiding my hand until a wonder was revealed before my eyes.
    Now…2012, bright lights, modern issues, gleaming skyscrapers…and us, the dreamers, caught in its middle. We’re shipwrecked in a sea of faces. We have no choice but to change. I suppose that’s the way it goes. I’ll hang the clouds above my town and try not to shed a tear when you disappear. I am afraid I might lose some part of myself. Hello, world…do you like me? I am who I am. And I’m a dreamer. I will always hold the past years close to myself. You can always find me on the beach, eyes closed, with my ears filled with music and nostalgia. May I never forget you. May I never refocus my eyes in the darkness. May I read this one day and be filled with memories. May I once again hear the sweet chords and think, “This is me. This is you. This is all of us.” I will embrace this…but I will miss you, my friend.
    oceanheart13on June 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis is the most un-owl city song to date. The lyrics has a hint of Adam Young's whimsical touch, but everything seems to be taken over, having the rough Dr. Luke synthesizers and ridding away of any twinkly synth beats that made Owl City lovable. This sounds like a generic pop song. It even sounds like a One Direction song. It also doesnt make you think because the lyrics are blatantly spread out for you. This song is about someone complaining about a girl he loved made him promises that she took away after they broke up. I would have forgiven this because Young usually finds a way to creatively express simple emotions but here its just flat out. I still love Owl City and cannot wait for The Midsummer Station, but i hope this is not the main example of what the album is.
    RaffiHouron May 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i hope he focuses on the other sounds than this song. I know this isnt ALL Adam.
    RaffiHouron May 31, 2012   Link

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