"I'll Take Care Of You" as written by and John David Souther....
Times are hard and rents are high
What can a working girl do
But struggle through another day
Then I'll take care of you

Nights are long and dreams are cold
If they're all you wake up to
But should you rise with crying eyes
Then I'll take care of you

So let them talk about us
Let them call us funny things
People sometimes do
I don't care as long
As you know I love you
Oh, and you know I do

I'll be there, but you might not see me
It's never easy to get through
But when the laughter dies away
Then I'll take care of you

So let them talk about us
Let them call us funny things
People sometimes do
I don't care as long
As you know I love you
Oh, and you know I do

I'll be there, but you might not see me
It's never easy to get through
But when the laughter dies away
I'll take care of you

Darling, I'll take care of you


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"I'll Take Care of You" as written by John David Souther John Souther

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    General CommentThe experience of losing a mother and what I imagine her singing to you after she's already gone and her spirit watching over you from above, especially when you miss her so most, are so sad and feel the most all alone at the end of the day, even as an adult.

    Which everybody else would laugh at or say is crazy or silly or dumb.

    dcherryblossomon August 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentugh ppl! post stuff for this song!!
    okay, so i don't know why it took me this long to get this, but it did. i always tried to relate this song to romance or something, but it was always a little awkward. but then just now i thought, maybe it could be about a teen mother singing to her baby? just a thought.
    queenvictoria_14on March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was about two friends living together while trying to make in the world.
    Simplethings18on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was about a gay couple, but Victoria's view is a good one too.
    kirkcrabbon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kinda always thought this was about a persons relationship with God...

    I'll Be There, But You Might Not See Me
    It's Never Easy To Get Through
    But When The Laughter Dies Away
    Then I'll Take Care Of You
    MysticMusicon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and God could be saying this part....cause you know how people are these days...

    So Let Them Talk About Us
    Let Them Call Us Funny Things
    People Sometimes Do
    I Don't Care As Long
    As You Know I Love You
    Oh, And You Know I Do
    MysticMusicon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Victoria.. at first I thought it was about a single young mother-child relationship.. also, I thought God.. but.. I know this girl whos best friend and cousin is mentally retarded.. and this song fits the two of them so perfectly.. She is taking care of him, as well as putting herself through college.. and it just fits for some reason.
    aranae07on March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, when I first heard it it sounded like a gay couple too, but the mother/baby thing also works- beautiful song regardless
    paper_hearts13on May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually I thought of what else it could be talking about - Perhaps prostitues? "Working girl" ect. And people would laugh at them like oh glad I'm not doing that, or look at those terrible women ect.
    Simplethings18on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn high school I dated a girl I loved deeply. We both cared for each other a lot. Neither of us were very popular socially. Not unpopular, just kind of faces in the crowd. But whenever we would stop to share a hug or kiss as we parted, people would yell things out.

    She also had a twin sister who was gay, so we would get catcalls from people mistaking her for her sister, and thinking she was two-timing me with a girl, which she wasn't. But we were mocked and had abuse yelled at us constantly.

    We related to this song greatly, because it felt like us against the world, to be honest. Her and I alone had to deal with it. So we "took care" of each other.

    And that is what this song will always be about for me, even if she and I are no longer together.
    willowxxxon July 01, 2009   Link

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