Take Care
Big Star Lyrics


Take care not to hurt yourself
Beware of the need for help
You might need too much
And people are such
Take care, please, take care
Some people read idea books
And some people have pretty looks
But if your eyes are wide
And all words aside
Take care, please, take care
This sounds a bit like goodbye
In a way it is I guess
As I leave your side
I've taken the air
Take care, please, take care
Take care, please, take care

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Written by: William Chilton

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Mellow Dreamer

this sounds a bit like goodbye
in a way it is I guess
as I leave your side
I've taken the air.

what does the poet mean?
is "she" gonna die without him?
is she gonna "die" in his mind?
is he talking about the space left "unoccupied" when someone you 're meant to be with leaves?
or is he just flying free?
whatever he means, this song always brings me tears.



William K

Take care not to hurt yourself
Beware of the need for help
You might need too much
And people are such ...
Take care, please, take care
Some people read idea books
And some people have pretty looks
But if your eyes are wide
And all words are sighed
Take care, please, take care
This sounds a bit like goodbye
In a way it is I guess
As I leave your side
I've taken the air
Take care, please, take care
Take care, please, take care



All comments from YouTube:

Sphi Noyd

i wanna hug him but i feel like itd just make it worse.

Drunk Roku

Yes, yes it would.

J K

this album is like a beautiful and sad journey through life. feelings of depression, loneliness, memories, old friendships, happiness, sadness, loss, hope and love. it’s a masterpiece. totally unique. everything – the spaced out production sound– the purity of Chilton’s voice – the minimalist guitar/drum style – the use of stringed section. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the album is nothing like i’ve heard before. magnificent.

Eduardo Castillo

it's the sound of deep angst and deep genius simultaneously

dankot87

I've been so hooked on the first two Big Star albums that I needed Yo La Tengo to lead me to this beautiful song! I can't believe their music is from the 70's... it sounds so fresh!

Jackjude

Yeah, it actually from early than the description states. 1975 I think. You would think a 3 year delay i release would effect it freshness, but its actually never been the case in 42 years.

Matt Jarvie

"Some people read idea books
And some people have pretty looks"

Easily one of the most beautifully depressing and raw songs ever written. Big Star's 'Third' is the musical equivalent to manic depression, with this being one of the sadder tracks on the album.

Jackjude

It strange, because on The Letter video for the box tops, people are fawning over the young Alex Chilton (who actually didn't look his tender years all). Poor fellow was later clearly riddled with depression, I suppose he was among the pioneers of putting it down in pop music.

owsleythebear

I love how his voice sounds when he says 'take care'

theleadshoes

"And people are such..."

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