Take This Town

(Partridge)

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Take This Town single sleeve obverse

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Recorded at the Townhouse Studios, London, England, Summer 1980, during sessions for Black Sea.
    Written and recorded for the soundtrack to the film Times Square.
    Produced by Steve Lillywhite and XTC. Engineered by Hugh Padgham.
    Released in October 1980 on the Times Square soundtrack LP in the U.K.
    Released in November 1980 as a single in the U.K.
    Also available on Rag & Bone Buffet.

    Andy: “The only new song especially written for Times Square, this really bad movie. Again [see ‘Happy Families’], it's heard on a transistor radio! We're not going to do any more songs from movies because they're always on transistor radios.”

Art

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Take This Town single sleeve obverse

   

Lyrics

Living in a rabbit tunnel
Keep the doggie in her kennel
Mustn't let her see the world

Oh, no!
Don't treat her like that
Oh, no!
Don't treat her like that

Living under Mum and Daddy
Carry hope just like a caddie
Mustn't let them see you're killed

Shout it clear for all to hear
You won't shoot this bird down
Shout it clear for all to hear
We're going to take this town

Turn a deaf ear to the orders
Keep them as your perfect daughters
Mustn't let them know their minds

Turning on to only music
Breaking from their childhood attic
Mustn't let them open the blinds

It's time she stopped being your ornament
It's time she put that in the past for permanent
You can't hold her if she wants to roam around
You can't hold her dream and keep it gagged and bound.

We're going
We're going to
We're going to take
We're going to take this
We're going to take this

Chords and Tablature

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