Take It Back


Take It Back

Infobox Single
Name = Take It Back


Artist = Pink Floyd
from Album = The Division Bell
B-side = Astronomy Domine (live version)/Take It Back (edit)
Released = 1994
Format = 7", CD, Cassette
Recorded = 1993
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 6:19
Label = EMI (UK) Columbia Records (US)
Writer = David Gilmour, Bob Ezrin, Polly Samson, Nick Laird-Clowes
Producer = Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
Chart position = * #4 (US Mainstream Rock)
* #23 (UK)
* #73 (US)
Last single = "One Slip" (1988)
This single = "Take It Back" (1994)
Next single = "High Hopes" (1994)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = The Division Bell
Type = studio
prev_track = "Wearing the Inside Out"
prev_no = 6
this_track = "Take It Back"
track_no = 7
next_track = "Coming Back to Life"
next_no = 8
"Take It Back" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1994 album, "The Division Bell". While most apparently a love song, it can also be interpreted to be about Mother Nature, and how man abuses the Earth. This latter interpretation gains some credibility from the video, which seems to have been made with the issue very much in mind. Additionally, the album was named The Division Bell by Douglas Adams in exchange for the band contributing a sizeable donation to Save The Rhino International. The opening riff bears some similarities to Marillion's "The Release" (a b-side from the "Seasons End" sessions). The band's lead singer Steve Hogarth hints on the band's [http://www.marillion.com/music/lyrics/seasons.htm#release official website] : "I always thought this song bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain Pink Floyd single... See you in court!..."
Around the middle of the song, starting at around 03:04, between the main lyrics, can be heard children chanting lines from a nursery rhyme "Ring-O'-Roses": "...A pocket full of posies, atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down". (A strong allusion to the same nursery rhyme can be heard in Marillion's song "Forgotten Sons", from the first album, "Script for a Jester's Tear" (1983): "Ring-a-ring-o-roses, they all fall down...".)

Quotes

"It's got really nothing to do with my personal life, believe it or not. But I'm not going to tell you what it is about. You're gonna have to work that out for yourself. I had an idea for a song about a specific subject that came from a book I was reading, but I'm not going to tell you what the subject is or what the book is." -David Gilmour [http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/band/interviews/djg/djgmisc.html]

"I’ve always wondered why in the lyrics to my favourite Division Bell song, ‘Take It Back’, there is a dash between the g and d in G-d. Some people simply take offence at taking the Lord’s name in vain. It was publishing’s very subtle way of keeping people from complaining about the abuse of God’s good name - and perhaps also to keep people focused on trying to figure out who Publius was instead!" -The DavidGilmour.com FAQ [http://davidgilmour.com/faq.php]

Personnel

*David Gilmour - guitar (with E-bow), lead vocals
*Richard Wright - keyboards
*Nick Mason - drums and percussion
*Tim Renwick - additional guitar
*Jon Carin - programming
*Guy Pratt - bass
*Sam Brown, Durga McBroom and Carol Kenyon - backing vocals

External links

* [http://www.goldlyrics.com/song_lyrics/pink_floyd/the_division_bell/take_it_back/ Take It Back Lyrics]


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