"Can You Take Me Back" as written by and Jesse Albert Stone....
If you leave me, baby
I don't know what I'd do
I guess I would die, sweetheart
If I don't get a kiss from you

Take out some insurance on me, baby
Take out some insurance on me, baby
Well, if you ever, ever say goodbye
I'm gonna go right home and die

Oh, if you want me, baby
You've gotta come to me
Mm, I'm just like a stump in a field
You just can't move me

Take out some insurance on me, baby
Ooh, some insurance on me, baby
Well, if you ever, ever say goodbye
I'm gonna go right home and die

Well, if you want me, baby
Mm, you've gotta come to me
I'm just like a stump in a field
You just can't move me

Take out some insurance on me, baby
Mm, some insurance on me, baby
Well, if you ever, ever say goodbye
I'm gonna go right home and die

Well, if you leave me, baby
I don't know what I'd do
I guess I would die, sweetheart
If I don't get a kiss from you

Take out some insurance on me, baby
Woo, some God-damned insurance on me, baby
If you ever, ever say goodbye
I'm gonna go right home and die


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"If You Love Me, Baby (Take out Some Insurance on Me, Baby)" as written by Jesse Albert Stone

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  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was another "Paul is dead" Beatles joke.....Don't know for sure, but think about it.
    PrichardDJamson February 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcould be a tie-in to the mentioning of the twelve o' clock seance in Cry Baby Cry, and Paul is the voice.......think about it......
    PrichardDJamson February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was a "Paul is dead" reference. I really don't like or believe in the Paul is dead thing, but that's what I always thought.
    And now, to face my fear of the gross creepy theory, I turn up "Can You Take Me Back" really loudly every time I hear it on my iPod.
    TrueSongson March 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationSince it's at the end of cry baby cry, I'd assume it was something to do with that song. In the song, they're having a seance, and I know that the children were putting on the voices, but doesn't it make sense, too, to have this as a ghost singing. Can you take me back? He wants to live again. For a while I believed in the paul is dead thingy, and all other interpretations do kinda make sense. But I think it's something to do with the seance.
    janeasheron February 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't it's own song. It's at the end of Cry Baby Cry.
    Philadelphia Eagleson October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, not its own

    but: i heard some people think its robert can you take me back.... what's that all about?
    GlitterGlueon January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was obviously Paul recording a song that just got stuck on the end of "Cry Baby Cry." Whether they did it on purpose or not, I'm not too sure.
    Little Rachaelon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this was a song in the works, but they just decided to put it on thew end of cry baby cry. Maybe because cry baby cry was very short.
    cronoyuhaon February 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDr. Robert = John Lennon. The song Dr. Robert off Revelver is about how Lennon used to distribute the drugs to the rest of the band. Hence call on Dr. Robert. So with that statement this song explains itself. Listen for the part after this where if you turn the volume up you can hear george martin complaining about someone not bringing him wine.
    enigma3on November 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Robert can you take me back?"
    might, I repeat "might" be a reference to the "Doctor Robert" who famously introduced the Beatles to LSD in 1965.
    Paul might be lamenting the additional knowledge that often comes with the use of LSD and the accompanying additional sense of responsibility experienced by conscientious users.
    The Lennon/McCartney song "Doctor Robert" penned a few years earlier was certainly more celebratory.

    Dr. Robert was a real doctor, and definitely not a pseudonym for John Lennon.
    jaZZjaZZ54on February 08, 2008   Link

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