‘Take Me With You’ from By Small Ruin is a classic summer song. By Small Ruin is truly a master storyteller, and this song is an incredible example of his talent. This tune is all about finding one’s way in the present while letting go of the past. It is a song about freedom and a song about loss.
‘Take Me With You’ is also a tune that needs to be analyzed for its lyrics. One of the most frustrating trends in the modern music scene is the stereotype that pop music is soulless and without any fire. This is a song that proves that wrong. The lyrics are truly a poem on their own. Perhaps the most beautiful moment in the song occurs in the final verse –
“Don’t Know How I Ever Let You Slip Away”
“We lost touch just out of school / And I forgot about the golden rule / Wanted you to call, but never called myself / So point a finger and I’ll take the blame / Glad to hear you’re done with what’s his name / Don’t know how I ever let you slip away.”
This moment expertly captures the feeling of losing love you should have held on to. Growing up and moving on from one’s youth can be wildly exciting. It can open you up to a myriad of new adventures, and By Small Ruin examines this in his music. However, it can also mean mourning all of the doors that you closed when that time ended.
‘The song somehow manages to effortlessly combine nostalgia, the desire for freedom, and a sense of grief. Small Ruins prides himself on living his life to the fullest. The adventures that this artist takes on are a major inspiration to his music, and there is no better example of this than ‘Take Me With You.’
For many of us, summer is a time of adventure and finding ourselves. I do not think I have to tell anyone why this summer is so different. If we cannot actually go on adventures, we can find them through music. By Small Ruin is the kind of artist many of us wanted to be growing up – free and wild. If alternative pop interests you, By Small Ruins’ ‘Take Me With You’ will not disappoint.
Full Lyrics for ‘Take Me With You’
I got your DM tonight Gotta say it took me by surprise Cause my lips haven’t said your name in years That old pic took me back as well Thoughts of loving you and raising hell Don’t know why you want to stroll down memory lane But hey
Take me with you Damn sure, take me with you Cause right now you’re messing with my head Take me with you Now you gotta take me with you Don’t leave me dreaming by myself
Up late here we go again I see you typing and I start to grin I’ve been wondering what was on your mind all day These little sessions are a crazy drug You got me glowing like a lightning bug The trip put me on is such a world away I have to say
Take me with you Damn sure, take me with you Right now you’re messing with my head Take me with you Now you gotta take me with you Don’t leave me dreaming by myself
You keep on hinting Might be pretending I’ll play along even if it’s just fun Don’t keep me waiting Stop hesitating I hope this convo’s not a hit-and-run
We lost touch just out of school And I forgot about the golden rule Wanted you to call, but never called myself So point a finger and I’ll take the blame Glad to hear you’re done with what’s his name Don’t know how I ever let you slip away