Take Me Out

Franz Ferdinand

About Take Me Out

"Take Me Out" is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was released as the second single from their eponymous debut studio album in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2004 and in the United States on 9 February, both through Domino Records. It was released as 7" vinyl, a CD single, and a DVD single with the music video and a short interview with the band. The single reached number three in the UK Singles Chart. In the U. S., it reached number three on Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a number-seven hit on the Canadian Singles Chart, and also reached number one on the UK Indie Chart. In November 2004, the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song was voted the best single of 2004 by The Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll, and number one on Australian youth radio network Triple J's Hottest 100 of the same year. In July 2009, it was voted number 100 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of all time. 


Year:
2004
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So if you're lonely
You know I'm here waiting for you
I'm just a cross hair
I'm just a shot away from you
And if you leave here
You leave me broken, shattered, I lie
I'm just a cross hair
I'm just a shot, then we can die

I know I won't be leaving here with you

I say don't you know
You say you don't know
I say, take me out!

I say you don't show
Don't move, tide is low
I say, take me out!

I say you don't know
You say you don't know
I say, take me out!

If I move this could die
Eyes move this can die
I want you to take me out

I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here
I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here with you

I say don't you know
You say you don't know
I say, take me out!

If I wane this could die
I wait this could die
I want you to take me out

If I move this could die
Eyes move this can die
Come on, take me out

I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here
I know I won't be leaving here (with you)
I know I won't be leaving here with you

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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). more »

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Written by: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Paul Robert Thompson, Robert Hardy

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Take Me Out" is a song by Scottish rock band "Franz Ferdinand" from their eponymous debut studio album.
Release Date
The song was released as the album's second single in the UK on 12 January 2004 and in the US on 9 February 2004.
The Chart Performance
It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and number 66 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song also made it to number 3 in Australia and number 5 in Ireland.
The Genre
"Take Me Out" is classified as a post-punk revival, dance-punk, and indie rock song.
Unique Song Structure
The tune notably changes rhythm and tone after the first verse and chorus, turning from an angular indie rock tune to a funkier dance-orientated tune.
The Lyrics
The song has often been interpreted as the perceivee in a relationship wanting to be more than friends, with lines like "I know I won't be leaving here with you." However, band members maintain it is open to personal interpretation.
Critical Acclaim
The song received widely positive reviews from music critics, praising its catchy rhythms and memorable guitar riffs.
Nominations and Awards
"Take Me Out" received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It was also ranked as the second best single of the year by NME magazine.
Music Video
The accompanying music video, directed by Jonas Odell, is inspired by Russian Constructivism, using a constructivist style of design.
Recognition
In 2011, NME placed "Take Me Out" at number 29 on its list of the 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years. Rolling Stone magazine also placed the song at number 100 on its list of the 100 Best Songs of the 2000s.

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