Take It Away (Guitar Version)

by rabbitfish

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“Take It Away” is a song about clearing out the basement. It's about all the objects of your life you find there and, more importantly, the memories and emotions you stumble across at the bottom of a dusty box.

This version with its loud guitars was inspired by reading Bob Mould's memoir, See a Little Light. You might also enjoy the other version of the song, subtitled the "pulse version."


Broken dolls, jars of screws
Wedding suits, billiard cues
Pellet guns, baby shoes
Take it away…

To a birth
Sheets soaked in sweat
Someone you met
At a junction

Life and its worth
A cramp of regret
Engaged in a wet human function

Boxes of art
All those first-place honours
A promising start
The disease
Memories made of
Christmas lights, 45s
Take it away…

To a trial
Breaches of trust
Lies told in lust
And you bought them

Papers you file
The wrath of the just
They seemed so non-plussed
When you caught them

Suicide note
On a groc'ry flyer
Rope in your tote
Climbing trees
Memories made of
Ticket stubs, comic books
Take it away…

To the dead
Stones on a grave
A promise you gave
Without thinking

Ports that you fled
Tossed on a wave
How to behave
When you're sinking

Pills for the pain
Empty scripts in Latin
Praying in vain
On your knees
Memories made
Hockey cards, charcoal nudes
Travel books, comfort foods
Guilty smiles, family feuds
Hidden tears, shifting moods
Hold your tongue when he broods
Take it away, Take it away…


released December 11, 2012
rabbitfish – guitars, bass, vocals, programming, engineering