I Will Take You There
Harry Nilsson Lyrics


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If only I could find a place
Where smiling strangers knew our faces
I would take you there

A place with constant melody
Where you and I could wander free
I would take you there
Seems like such a waste of time
Just trying to unwind the facts of life
If I could find a place, I'd take you
Where the pain don't cut you like a knife

If only there were time enough
Or word enough or rhyme enough
I would take you there

Seems like such a waste of time
Just trying to unwind the facts of life
If I could find a place, I'd take you
Where the pain don't cut you like a knife

If only I could find a place
Where smiling strangers knew our faces
I would take you there

A place with constant melody
Where you and I could wander free
I would take you there





Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Harry Nilsson's song "I Will Take You There" depict the hope for a place that is not restricted by the troubles of everyday life. A place where the people are friendly and familiar with our faces. The singer longs for a place where they could escape from their struggles and be happy. The place the singer envisions is one where music is abundant - a place where they could feel liberated enough to roam around unrestrained. The singer yearns to take their special someone to this place and show them how wonderful life can be.


The song suggests that there is a certain kind of peace that can only be found in a magical place. The singer appears to be stressed with life's uncertainties and worries, trying to find a way to forget about them and just enjoy their existence. The song is expressing that humans tend to look for a perfect home or a sanctuary where they can forget their problems and live happily. The lyrics suggest that this is something that cannot be found in the world as it stands, but is solely attainable in the imagination.


"I Will Take You There" is an inspiring song about finding comfort in a place or state of mind. It is a reminder that even in the most turbulent periods of life, there is hope for solace and peace. The song's optimistic and up-lifting melody creates a sense of inspiration and aspiration to strive to access that ultimate zone where one can be truly happy.


Line by Line Meaning

If only I could find a place
I wish there was a place


Where smiling strangers knew our faces
Where we could go and people already know who we are and are friendly


I would take you there
I want to take you to that place


A place with constant melody
A place with music that never stops


Where you and I could wander free
Where we can walk around without any worries or obligations


Seems like such a waste of time
It feels like trying to figure out life is pointless


Just trying to unwind the facts of life
Trying to make sense of life's truths


If I could find a place, I'd take you
If there was a place like that, I would take you there


Where the pain don't cut you like a knife
Where we can escape from the hurts and pains of life


If only there were time enough
If only we had enough time


Or word enough or rhyme enough
Or enough ways to express our thoughts and feelings


Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
No specific meaning, just a vocalization




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: HARRY NILSSON, HARRY EDWARD NILSSON

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