Take Me Back

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Randy Newman

Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter,arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for film scores. more »

Everyone tells me
I was dealt a losing hand
The way that I look
The way that I act
It's not hard to understand Sure I got troubles Maybe you got'em too
I'd like to explain what has happened to me
So it doesn't happen to you

I was born in Los Angeles Many, many, many years ago
We lived out in North Hollywood then
In a steamy little bungalow My mother, my father My baby brother and me
Playin' cowboys all day out there in the valley What a perfect family

Hey, hey
Get 'em up, get 'em up
Come a ti-yi
Hey

Went off to high school When I was thirteen I was kind of advanced If you know what I mean
Ran into some trouble Drinkin' heavy with my friends in the hills My daddy had to come down to the station to get me, he say
"Where is my angry young man?"

Take me back
Baby, please take me back
I don't wanna live here by this dirty old airport, in this greasy little shack Take me back
Baby, please take me back
Just give me a chance and we'll start all over again 
Now that young girl
Was just a summertime thing
She went back to school When the school bell rang
Now I do my laundry by myself Every night I eat alone Baby please, please, please Won't you let me come back home?

Goin' off to college Passed every test
They said, "Let's send this boy to Palo Alto
He could be one of the best"
Four years at Stanford Worked very hard
A lot of good it did me, little tramp
Your're ruining my life

Take me back
Baby, please take me back
I don't wanna live here by this dirty old airport in this greasy little shack Take me back, baby, baby
Baby, please take me back
Just give me a chance and we'll start all over again Just give me a chance and we'll start all over

Written by: RANDY NEWMAN

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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