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The Pretty Reckless - Take Me Down


The Pretty Reckless - Take Me Down - About the song


The lead single from Who Are You Selling For, this track finds frontwoman Taylor Momsen in the same position as legendary bluesman Robert Johnson: at the crossroads. She explained the song's meaning:


"It's a classic rock 'n' roll tune, which was inspired by the Robert Johnson story of going to the crossroads and selling his soul for rock 'n' roll – which I kind of did in one way (laughs).


I gave my music to the music. I gave everything else up for it. And it's a simple story about giving your life to something you love so much and you need it so bad that you're willing to sell your soul for it."


Lyrics


Been waitin' at these crossroads


Forever and a day


On a guy to buy my soul



I spend all night and day


How much harder can I play


You know I gave my life to Rock n' Roll



Here we go



Momma begged me please


Yes she got down on her knees


Said 'You'll burn in that Mississippi sun'


But I'm the only one that's standing here


So Mama don't you have no fear


I’m either last or I've already won..



Here I go



Take me down


Take me down


Take me down


Won't you take me down



Standing at the crossroads


A dried up pen in hand


The conversation went like this


'Tell me your desire why you pulled me from the fire


and we'll seal the deal with a kiss'


said 'I wanna raise the dead


Find a note that I can shred


On my walls I scrawl my gods


Don't care what happens when I die


As long as I'm alive


All I wanna do is rock, rock, rock!'



Take me down


Take me down


Take me down


Won't you take me down



Sign with the devil...



Take me down


Take me down


Take me down


Won't you take me down...


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