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Take Me With You
Hits+
Song by Kylie Minogue
From the album Hits+
Released January 1998 (1998-01)
Genre
  • Rock
  • pop
Length 9:11 (Album version)
6:34 (Edit)
Label DeConstruction
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Brothers in Rhythm

"Take Me With You" is a song by Kylie Minogue, recorded sometime during the 1990s during the sessions for her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). Though the song was not included on the final album track listing, it appeared on several releases in the late 90s. Kylie included the song on her Intimate and Live tour.

Background and composition

"Take Me With You" was written by Kylie and Steve Anderson some time in the 1990s during the early sessions for Impossible Princess (1997). The song was not included on the album, but did appear on several compilation albums in the late 90s. Production for the song was handled by Brothers in Rhythm, who were responsible for a lot of Kylie's tracks in the 90s.

At a running time of nine minutes and eleven seconds, "Take Me With You" is Kylie's longest track; the edit was shortened down to six minutes and thirty four seconds. The song is set at a tempo of 87 beats per minute in the key of Db minor.

Release

"Take Me With You" was written during the sessions for Impossible Princess (1997), during the time that the project was recorded as a Brothers in Rhythm exclusive; however, this experimental material scared DeConstruction, so recording sessions were extended to find more commercial material; "Take Me With You" was on the original albums track listing, but when things changed, the song was not on the final track listing.

Accompanying the release of Impossible Princess in Australia in 1998, a three-track EP, entitled Other Sides was released; this contained the two existing B-sides from the Impossible Princess singles and "Take Me With You". The song also later appeared on the 2000 compilation album Hits+, which included the seven singles released under DeConstruction, apart from "Cowboy Style", plus outtakes from the era, including "Take Me With You".

Live performances

"Take Me With You" was included on the Intimate and Live tour, launched in promotion of Impossible Princess in 1998; this performance was included on the live releases of the tour.

Lyrics

I try not to panic and hold on to the pieces
It's hard to stop my heart from racing
If I could sprint into tomorrow
If I could reach to where I've never been
Get to where I'm facing

I don't want to be here
Take me with you

Take me there, take me there
Until I die, until I die
Take me with you
Take me there, take me there
Until I die, until I die
Take me with you

I try to be careful and hold on to the reason
It's hard to stop my head from spinning
If I could speed up to tomorrow
If I could see the things I've never seen
Get to where I'm going

I don't want to be here
Take me with you

Take me there, take me there
Until I die, until I die
Take me with you
Take me there, take me there
Until I die, until I die
Take me with you

I don't want to hurt inside
I feel like I'm losing time
Take me with you
I don't want to hurt inside
I feel like I'm losing time
Take me with you
I don't want to hurt inside
I feel like I'm losing time
Take me with you
I don't want to hurt inside
I feel like I'm losing time
Take me with you

Take me there, take me there
Until I die, until I die
Take me with you
Take me there, take me there
Until I die, until I die
Take me with you, with you

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