Her love rains down on me easy as the breeze
I listen to her breathing it sounds like the waves on the sea
I was thinking all about her, burning with rage and desire
We were spinning into darkness the earth was on fire

She could take it back, she might take it back some day

So I spy on her, I lie to her, I make promises I cannot keep
Then I hear her laughter rising, rising from the deep
And I make her prove her love for me, I take all that I can take
I push her to the limit to see if she will break

She might take it back, she could take it back some day

Now I have seen the warnings, screaming from all sides
It's easy to ignore them, God knows I've tried
All of this temptation, you know it turned my faith to lies
Until I couldn't see the danger or hear the rising tide

She can take it back, she will take it back some day
She can take it back, she will take it back some day
She will take it back, she will take it back some day

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by topkekm8

Take It Back Lyrics as written by Dave Gilmour Bob Ezrin


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  • +5
    General CommentIf you listen to the words it is obvious that it is about mother nature and the eventual demise of the human race by our own ignorance. We think that we are somehow more powerful than the earth and that we ultimately determine it's destiny. When in reality she can take it back at any time and we will be the only cost.
    SubOneon June 25, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General Commenteverthing is a love song with you people
    luvwingson November 26, 2007   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationLike a selfish lover abusing the faith and trust of a partner, we (humans) abuse the planet and its ecosystem, squeezing it for all we can. This abuse is not totally blind: a large portion of us know there will be a breaking point - that our partner will turn on us and "take back" what we have removed for our own temporary gain.
    DaveBruteBrownon January 24, 2016   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDId anyone else notice that like half way through the song "Ring a ring of rosies" is sung (really quietly, listen out for it).
    Crujebsulon November 05, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt is about our dysfunctional and abusive relationship with Mother Nature as many said before.
    anacristmatoson June 18, 2017   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLike mother nature and how we fuck her up but she still keeps us alive. "i push her to the limit to see if she will break" which is exactly what we do.
    pinkubus_floydon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsome nonsense lyrics, not the best of the pink floyd as well, but still the song of my life... the rythm is perfec and i guess anyone can see the road along the way, the feel of the breeze close to the sea, the incredible feeling of freedom. along with u2´s "when the streets have no name", this is the best song i´ve ever heard!
    anafashionon October 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about the things we do to hurt another one. concient or inconciently. and, of course, about regrets!wonderfull song!
    BrazilianFanon April 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song proves how good Pink Floyd is with their music. I love it when Gilmour sings

    "Her love rains on me easy as the breeze"
    "I listen to her breathing it sounds like the waves on the sea"
    "I was thinkin' all about her, burning with rage and desire"

    The way he sings it is just so beautiful.
    Ummagumma69on March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is to me a love song, your partner beside you, you notincing all these things then, you do all these things you shouldnt just to see if they really do love you, and the warnings to stay away but you just cant do it
    PinkFloydian1987on February 16, 2005   Link

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