Take It Away (Pulse Version)

by rabbitfish

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“Take It Away” is a song about cleaning out the attic, and stumbling across the memories hiding in the bottoms of drawers. I had originally created this as a guitar driven song (see "Take It Away – Guitar Version" in my discography), but when the photographer Bill Pusztai delivered his wonderful video for the song, I realized the music didn't fit the rhythms of the images and recorded this new version.

Hard to say which I like better now!


Broken dolls, jars of screws
Wedding suits, yellow news
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 — vocals and programming