The Night Before Tour 4.19.2009
Bags are packed. Band has already flown. It's just me and a microphone knowing that Can You Take Me is undone. See, for me, there has to be some philosophical/emotional heart. Even in songs that have a dada/anarchy vibe there has to be something underneath and it took me so long to find of all the things swirling around in my head what was at the core of Can You Take Me. And then at the very last minute, and I mean the LAST minute I kind of found the core of Can You Take Me which is what is really at the source of the whole Ursa Major album.
We have these lives, they're bogged down in wanting this and that and if only's...and what we need to do is wake up and revel in all of it..., life that is. There's something very rebellious about that concept. Rock, to me, is about the joy of rebellion.
It seems it's when you have near death experiences, close calls, near misses is when we actually appreciate the simple phenomenon of being alive. Songs to me are never actually "about" anything, but that's what's underneath it to me. With that said, I'd like to share with you the lyrics for Can You Take Me.
Can You Take Me
In these days I wonder, why we’re holding back on bliss We blasphemy everything we see in a prelude to a kiss
I want the infidels’ head on a pike Riding on my motorbike
You and me are alike
Chorus: So can you take me Into days I never knew I want to riot Lets start a riot me and you Cause a riots overdue
All I want right now, Is the time when we slept on the floor You said right here right now Is all I am living for
I got the velocity and all I need now is the mass I just want you to ask
Make it bigger and wider I’m your mega collider
Bust you out, I have come to bust you out
Live in doubt no longer live in doubt
Humbly now, I ask for no resistance
And maybe now, oh just maybe now
We can bridge the distance
Don’t back down, don’t compromise Don’t close your eyes Here it is do or die And you still believe the lie And the world is for the meek Well this mouse is going to squeak Yes I am dying to be freaked