"Take Me Away" as written by Aldo Nova and Eric Bloom....
Strange shapes light up the night
I've never seen 'em though I hope I might
Don't ask if they are real
The men in black, their lips are sealed

Fantasy fills my mind
To leave this place before my time
Release myself from earthly care
My dream may be your nightmare

[Chorus]
I turn my hopes up to the sky
I'd like to know before I die
Memories will slowly fade
I lift my eyes and say
Come on take me away
Come on take me away

Come here girl close to me
A thousand stars your eyes can see
First one we see tonight
I wish I may I wish I might

[Chorus]

Jam

[Chorus]

I lift my eyes and say
Come on take me away


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  • +2
    General Commentblue oyster cult had an almost obsession with the thought of the extraterrestrial, they even made a concept album telling a story of an alien/human on earth.
    this song is neither about suicide nor acid, it's about an alien abduction, believe it or not.
    strange shapes light up the night-referring to UFOs
    the men in black-referring to the FBI
    release myself from earthly care-leave the care of people, and be taken into the care of aliens.
    BOCult1904on March 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah, the guy above me summed it up pretty dang well. This song and ETI are both awesome songs that have references to the "men in black."
    excalibur2on May 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdefinatly without a doubt about aliens.

    Strange shapes light up the night
    I've never seen 'em though I hope I might
    Don't ask if they are real
    The men in black, their lips are sealed

    the first half means that the singer would like to see aliens.
    The second half means that the goverment wont talk about aliens.

    Fantasy fills my mind
    To leave this place before my time
    Release myself from earthly care
    My dream may be your nightmare

    the singer fantasizes about meeting an ET, and leaving earth before he dies. Thogh he dreams of this, it may be your night mare.

    turn my hopes up to the sky
    I'd like to know before I die
    Memories will slowly fade
    I lift my eyes and say
    Come on take me away
    Come on take me away

    he would like to know before he dieswether there are aliens or not. HE also thinks that the aliens would probobly erase his memory any way. He wants them to take him away.

    then, he and his girlfriend wish on the starts to meet ETs.


    good song, obvious meaning.
    cowbellplzon July 13, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree it's definetely about aliens, in fact I think it fits with their whole Imaginos concept. They originally wanted Imaginos to be a double album and had other songs besides Astronomy that were written on past albums that went along with the concept and it involved an alien race.
    aleisterfiendon October 10, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about wanting to be taken away by aliens. Awesome song.
    internalnoiseon October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsee BOC's song "The Vigil". IMHO, their best song ever. Also has same meanings.

    I love this site. I love what people see in the lyrics. I think every band intends for
    each individual to interpret, but sometimes, especially with more thinking man's bands
    like BOC with more ethereal lyrics, they have their obvious stories then there's more
    mysterious. This is obvious. Take me away is about aliens rescuing someone who feels
    the earth is no longer a nice place to live. BOC write a lot of songs about aliens.
    Probably more than any other band.

    But I don't think it's cool to put other people down on the net. Let them have their say.
    It may mean something to them, maybe nothing in common with what was written about
    originally, but it's their life, their perspective, and they're entitled to that.
    heykyleinsfon August 31, 2010   Link
  • -3
    General CommentTo me the song is about death. Its a more subtle meaning, but the lines that i get most of that meaning from are strange shapes in the sky, and the memories fading. When a person dies their brain produces the chemical that creates dreams in much higher amounts, its a psychotropic chemical similar to LSD and anyone who has done LSD can vouch for strange shapes, and the chemical in question, in your brain is known to produce visual effects similar to that, describes as complex geometric patterns. The memories fading actually ties in with leaving early care, and being taken away, because whereas acid "enhances" your world, the chemical in your brain will completely dissociate your brain from this world. As far as men in black, if they do predate our current conception of them, they can easily be identified as reapers. Perhaps its coincidence but they way i like to interpret it does match up to the lyrics, and im trying to be unbiased when i say this, but i think it matches up just about as well as aliens.
    thisissteveon January 08, 2011   Link
  • -4
    General CommentSuch an awesome song about suicide
    nirvanafan700on February 26, 2006   Link
  • -4
    General Commentthis isn't about suicide you dumb twat. it's about doin acid.
    offdutyninja17on February 26, 2006   Link

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