Here I am again
I feel time is dragging on
Aren't you getting tired of me?
Whinging overdrawn

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again

In a bodiless embrace
Thriving, I have grown
Fickle, changing, grip replaced
Choking, take it all


Dedicated, true to form
Still the only one
Only guarantee
Continue after I am done


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"Take Her Out" as written by Jerry Cantrell

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  • +4
    General CommentThe song is about Alice in Chains. Take "her" out again, as in take Alice out again. The band is true to form, as in is still has it's signiture sound. Without the band he is lost. He wasn't sure if he should take the band out again, if people thought he should let it die. In the end, the only way for him to feel successful is for Alice to continue on.
    gawdion October 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think "her" is referring to Alice in Chains. See line-by-line below. =)

    Here I am again - Jerry's back with Alice
    I feel time is dragging on - Misses the "glory days" and felt lost without Alice
    Aren't you getting tired of me? - Could be referring to his solo work - wasn't as commercially successful.
    Whinging overdrawn - Could be apologizing for self-pity in previous lines? Not sure..

    Faceless, blind - Layne was the "face" people associated with Alice. Not sure what direction to go without him, hence "blind"
    Want to take her out again - Self-explanatory - want to take Alice "out again"
    She's not just mine - Belongs to fans and bandmates as well - perhaps questioning whether they'll accept changes?
    Want to take her out again

    In a bodiless embrace - Not sure on this one - perhaps he's held onto memories of Alice over time?
    Thriving, I have grown - Literally, he's grown as an artist and a person since Alice fell apart and beat addictions
    Fickle, changing, grip replaced - Initially said Alice wouldn't get back together, obviously changed mind
    Choking, take it all - Emotionally difficult to carry on without Layne = choking, backlash over going on without Layne could be "take it all"

    Faceless, blind
    Want to take her out again
    She's not just mine
    Want to take her out again

    Dedicated, true to form - He believes they've stayed true to what they are/were
    Still the only one - Self-explanatory
    Only guarantee - " "
    Continue after I am done - Hmm..either referring to how the music will outlive him, or he'd have wanted the band to continue if he'd died instead of Layne? Not sure if that makes sense..

    Faceless, blind
    Want to take her out again
    She's not just mine
    Want to take her out again
    tmooon December 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, it almost seems like the song is not about a person. Perhaps Cantrell is referring to music or something abstract, while using a girl or "her" as a metaphor (maybe explaining "faceless, blind", and "she's not just mine"). Cantrell loves music and wants it to be a part of him and with him ("want to take her out again").

    The end of the first verse goes, "aren't you getting tired of me? Whinging overdrawn", maybe explaining how music, or "her/she" is an outlet for his pain, grief, sorrow, etc.

    The second verse refers to music as a double edged sword. "In a bodiless embrace, thriving I have grown," perhaps explains how his passion and love for music builds him up, helps him, and makes him stronger. Then, he says, "fickle, changing, grip replaced, choking taking on," possibly meaning how music consumes him.

    Lastly, the third verse more or less supports this view on the song. "Dedicated, true to form, still the only one, only guarantee, continue after I am done," Music will always be there, it is the only passion in his life, it will be there when he is gone.

    I don't know but that's my take on it. Basically describes one's passion and desire for music. Awesome song!
    undeceived15on October 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about the band itself...Jerry wants to bring back Alice again
    Arashincon January 21, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to me like he is reffering to a female who he knows is not faithful ("She isn't just mine"), yet he still wants to take her out, or be a part of her.
    EvelJustin24on October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably about Cantrell's ex, that he writes a lot of songs about
    BobbyjointRitualon October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about masturbation and I'm not kidding! Think about it....
    thatsbennett2uon December 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI like the stripper/hooker approach... "Only guarantee, Continue after I am done" When he's done with her and gone, she'll continue with someone else...
    apcfan22on June 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this talks about the meaninglessness of sex with a hooker or a "booty call"...just about busting a nut to get your thrill, but it doesn't make you feel any better in your life, and she doesn't embody anything else but your booty call.
    jerrylovesrock666on August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about Jerry changing his opinion of music from something of passion to a simple money maker. Music is ever changing and definitely a fickle money maker.
    jmchybionon August 26, 2013   Link

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