Take

Take

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Take is garage-rock-synth-dance music with intense image-driven lyrics taking on politics, philosophy, religion, money, war, fear, and the way people treat each other.

Biography

Erich and Jesse both lived in Ann Arbor for six years, yet never met. Jesse went to the bar where Erich worked, and Erich carded him at the door. They nodded at each other but did not exchange words. Jesse saw Erich's band play once by accident and liked them, but did not know them by name. Erich and Jesse were at the same Luna show at the Blind Pig in 2003, but they did not see each other there. In 2006, they both moved to Denver. A year passed, and they both answered an ad posted on Craigslist looking for band members. The resulting project, The Laughing Academy, was not long for this world, but now that they had finally met, there was no going back.

Choosing the name "Take," they holed up in Erich's apartment for three days, during which they did nothing but eat, sleep, and write music. The resulting album, Take, took about three weeks to record and master. Pleased with the result, they began rehearsing a live show, practicing at Leopold Bros. distillery in northeast Denver, thanks to the kind support of Todd and Scott Leopold (www.leopoldbros.com). Over the next few months, they began playing shows at Denver landmarks such as Herman's Hideaway, the Larimer Lounge, and the Meadowlark. Tours of the southwest, the midwest, and the east coast followed soon after.

Currently, Take is working on their second full-length album, tentatively titled Animal Economy.

Lyrics

Gargoyle

Written By: Take

here i am with the sun behind me
an outline to fill in i am inside the light
count ten paces and turn to find me
i'm the prince of the air i'm only there at night
my eyes are made of glass that is red like rotting leaves
and my song is like talking backwards

my feet don't make footsteps
but you are in a draw with me
i've taken everything but your name
so give it to me

i am hanging here to watch you build your fight
with smiling smiling
i say nothing but take it all in
'til i know the world better than it knows itself
cast your vote for one side or the other
either way i'll be there to accept

my feet don't make footsteps
but you are in a draw with me
you'll never know who's holding the reins
there are a thousand like me

follow me to the woods and i'll tell you my secrets
come dance with the kings from under the hills
follow me to the woods and i'll tell you my secrets
come dance with the kings from under the hills

Be Still

Written By: Take

be still
don't make a sound
there's footsteps in the hall
there's someone at the door

i hear them marching in the street at night
i hear them marching in the street at night
i hear them marchings in the street at night
i hear them marching in the street at night

be still
my little one
i know what they say
"there's nothing to be scared of"

but i hear them marching in the street at night
i hear them marching in the street at night
i hear them marching in the street at night
i hear them marching in the street at night

don't cry my love
they'll hear you

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

Written By: Take

how many lives i got to lose to
finally break you finally break you
love yourself you got to choose to
i can't make you i can't make you

hey
you might as well drown those ugly hopes
that run your life
they
always need attention always nose
your face at night

how long can you go without sleeping
before they find you before they find you
paper tigers blindness creeping
up behind you up behind us all

we could live a thousand happy years
and not be free
death is the final comfort we all learn
eventually
hey
you gotta stick up for yourself more
you trogolodyte
cave won't always be your home if you were born
to see the light

The Light

Written By: Take

in the light we lay down
in the light we lay down
you are made of
you are made of

there's so much we don't understand
at all
but i believe we'll live to see another world
oh yeah
the light is full of promises
the weather moves around us
and

in the light we lay down
in the light we lay down
you are made of
you are made of

we all want another chance
but summer spring comes winter
falling through our hands
you know that
i will see you here again
all right
a million lifetimes drive the light in everybody's eyes

in the light we lay down
in the light we lay down
you are made of
you are made of

in the light we lay down
in the light we lay down
you are made up
you are made up

Murmur

Written By: Take

i got hunger like i got hunger and i
wish these days were oh i wish these days were over i am
making less and less sense to myself the
light on the horizon this power over people

what is in your heart
take me down hard
what is in your mind
i have to know why
what is in your heart
take me out back and show me
what's in your design
i got worry i got

hunger i got hunger like i got hunger and i
wish these days were over oh i wish these days were over
trilobites are gliding down the highway
the dinosaurs still run the earth we're trapped in slow time

what is in your heart
take me down hard
what is in your mind
i have to know why
what is in your heart
take me out back and show me
what's in your design
i got worry i got
worry i got worry i got worry i got worry i got worry i got worry i got

you win again
you win again
you win again
you win again
you win again
you win again
you win again
you win again
you win again

i got worry i got worry
i got
i got worry i got
i got i got
i got worry i got worry
i got
i got worry i got
i got i got
i got worry i got worry
i got
i got worry i got
i got i got
i got worry i got worry
i got
i got worry i got
i got i got

Discography

Albums:
"Take" (2009)

Streaming tracks can be found at http://www.last.fm/music/Take/Take

Album is available for purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Take11

Set List

Take is currently equipped to play up to two forty-five minute sets of original material, plus a couple of covers thrown in.

Typical set lists:

No Security
Down
Two Shepherds
I'm Afraid of Americans
Never Watching
The Light
Ripped Off
Be Still

Gargoyle
Murmur
Awful Bright
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
American Religion
Love Will Tear Us Apart
O Nephilim
John Wayne