I posted the following on the daily thread and thought I'd move it here. Loving this song!
I hope Take Back isn't getting overlooked cause I am really starting to love it. He is really letting us in on this one. Listen to the words.
It's really Adam: "all I ever do is over think" And his dating history : "you never give back" and "as long as you get it out of me" Glimpses of first falling in love: "remember the first time we collided"and "used to be we owned the night" The process of holding on: "we know how to talk it into the ground", "how do we take back" The heartbreak: "we lost it" , "I would give anything just to chase the dark away" Then listen to how he sings the last tender lines: "oh my(?)" and "how do we take back"
It's pure Adam. He poured it all out on this one and I am glad to hear him be not only sad but a bit angsty about it. And of course the multi-layered vocals are gorgeous!
Post by aleksandrakv on Jun 4, 2012 17:43:36 GMT -5
The great additional tracks keep on rolling out as “Take Back” comes through the speakers. Usually bonus songs are leftover scrapes unfitting for release, but Adam was never one to follow the norm. The track is amazing, just like every other song on the album. Again, the chorus is the highlight, as Adam’s vocals soar to an impressive high. I do not know why this song did not make the cut.
Post by aleksandrakv on Jun 4, 2012 17:49:03 GMT -5
The two songs I couldn't get out of my head the whole day, that I kept humming into my chin, comforting myself a little bit ( I don't feel well when I'm deprived of my Adam time ) were BTR, of course, and surprisingly, Take Back. I'm belatedly loving that song.
How do we take back what’s been done, what’s been said? Oh my How do we take back cause no one wins when love breaks down, we both die And I would give anything just to chase the dark away and start all over again How do we take back what’s been done, what’s been said? Oh my
The way he sings the underlined lines? Sounds corny, but it really sends shivers down my spine. Also, the part when he sings:
Remember, remember the first time we collided? We lost it, we lost it..
Perfection. Take a listen, if you haven't for a while
It's a sad song. I don't think there are many people who haven't experienced unrequited love. I can identify with it, oh so easily. Failed relationships, wrong, hurtful words thrown in each other's faces in rage, regretted instantly or a little bit later. Bitter taste lingering in the mouth and the feeling of emptiness in the heart. Love's Labour Lost. And again, Adam is so bone-deep honest here. I'm eternally thankful.
I like it that he doesn't make a happy ending for the song. Something along the line of bitter-sweet memories when enough time passes or learning from mistakes and applying that knowledge onto your next relationship. He doesn't do that, he's not trying to tell the story, because that would diminish the impact, mar the essence. He simply conveys the emotion as truthfully and powerfully as he can. Mission accomplished, dear Adam.
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2012 7:02:45 GMT -5 by aleksandrakv
Post by aleksandrakv on Jul 15, 2012 13:46:06 GMT -5
The Sound Bath: Adam Lambert’s Trespassing: the vocal review
Posted on July 12, 2012 by soundbath
Take Back is an excellent pop song with a great beat, rock sensibility, a wonderful melody line in the chorus and again, meaningful lyrics.
The repeated same-note lyrics drive home the message of the song and it’s interesting to notice how again, making these lyrics sound very staccato by the in which he’s jumping off the consonants, Adam is actually singing a legato line. But this also serves to emphasise the delicious legato singing in the chorus, where the melody line resolves to great satisfaction along with the music. Here again, Adam treats us to great harmonies and a full range of emotional intensity, going from poignant, delicate and vulnerable to fantastic dramatic rock vocals.
This is what Adam tweeted about Take back: “How can we reset how we fell apart? How do we get back to where we started? This was the first song written for Trespassing.”