The Taker
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


He's a giver, he'll give her the kind
Of attention that she's never known
He's a helper, he'll help her to open
The doors that she can't on her own.

He's a lover and he'll love her in ways
That she's never been loved before
He's a getter, he'll get her by gettin' her
Into the world she's been hungerin' for.
He's a charmer, he'll charm her with money
And manners that I never learned
He's a leader, he'll lead her across
Pretty bridges he's plannin' to burn.

He's a talker, he'll talk her right off of her feet
But he won't talk for long
'Cause he's a doer, and he'll do her the way
That I'd never, damned if he won't do her wrong.

He's a taker, he'll take her to places
And make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow.

And after he's taken the body and soul
She gives him he'll take her for granted
Take off and leave her taken all of her
Pride when he goes.

He's a taker, he'll take her to places
And make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow

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Written by: K. KRISTOFFERSON, S. SILVERSTEIN

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FutureLaugh

He's a giver, he'll give her

The kind of attention that she's never known

He's a helper, he'll help her

To open the doors that she can't on her own

He's a lover, he'll love her

In ways that she never has been loved before

And he's a getter, he'll get her

By gettin her into the world she's been hungerin' for



'cause he's a taker, he'll take her

To places and make her fly higher than she's ever dared to

He'll take his time before takin' advantage

Takin' her easy and slow

And after he's taken the body and soul

That she gives him, he'll take her for granted

Then he'll take off and leave her

Takin' all of her pride as he goes



Yes, he's a taker, he'll take her ...



He's a charmer, and he'll charm her

With money and manners that I never learned

He's a leader, and he'll lead her

Across pretty bridges he's planning to burn

He's a talker, he'll talk her

Right off of her feet, but he won't talk for long

Cause he's a doer, and he'll do her

The way that I never

And damned if he won't do her wrong

'cause he's a taker, he'll take her

To places and make her fly higher than she's ever dared to

He'll take his time before takin' advantage

Takin' her easy and slow

And after he's taken the body and soul

That she gives him, he'll take her for granted

Then he'll take off and leave her

Takin' all of her pride as he goes



Yes, he's a taker, he'll take her ...



FutureLaugh

He's a giver, he'll give her
The kind of attention that she's never known
He's a teacher, he'll teacher her
To open the doors that she can't on her own
He's a lover, he'll love her
In ways that she never has been loved before
And he's a getter, he'll get her
By gettin' her into the world she's been hungryin' for

He's a charmer, and he'll charm her
With money and manners that I never learned
He's a leader, and he'll lead her
Across pretty bridges he's planning to burn
He's a talker, he'll talk her
Right off of her feet, but he won't talk for long
Cause he's a doer, and he'll do her
The way that I've never
And damned if he won't do her wrong

Cause he's a taker, he'll take her
To places and make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow
And after he's taken the body and soul
That she gives him, he'll take her for granted
Then he'll take off and leave her
Takin' all of her pride as he goes

Cause he's a taker, he'll take her
To places and make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow
And after he's taken the body and soul
That she gives him, he'll take her for granted
Then he'll take off and leave her
Takin' all of her pride as he goes



Catherine S. Todd

He's a giver, he'll give her
The kind of attention that she's never known
He's a helper, he'll help her
To open the doors that she can't on her own
He's a lover, he'll love her
In ways that she never has been loved before
And he's a getter, he'll get her
By gettin her into the world she's been hungerin' for


'cause he's a taker, he'll take her
To places and make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow
And after he's taken the body and soul
That she gives him, he'll take her for granted
Then he'll take off and leave her
Takin' all of her pride as he goes


Yes, he's a taker, he'll take her ...


He's a charmer, and he'll charm her
With money and manners that I never learned
He's a leader, and he'll lead her
Across pretty bridges he's planning to burn
He's a talker, he'll talk her
Right off of her feet, but he won't talk for long
Cause he's a doer, and he'll do her
The way that I never
And damned if he won't do her wrong
'cause he's a taker, he'll take her
To places and make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow
And after he's taken the body and soul
That she gives him, he'll take her for granted
Then he'll take off and leave her
Takin' all of her pride as he goes


Yes, he's a taker, he'll take her ...



All comments from YouTube:

BarbellRoy

I'm only 33, 34 in a few days and I've listened to Kris since I was 13. Very glad my dad got me into Kristofferson's music! Has to be considered the BEST Songwriter of all time. Songs are PURE Poetry! Nobody will ever tell me otherwise.

Born Intothis

Shel Silverstein known for his children's stories was also a song writer. You may have heard A Boy Named Sue which Johnny Cash sung at San Quintin which is in Marin County where Shel lived on a houseboat in Sausalito. Shel also wrote The Winner sung by Kris and wrote.songs for Bobby Bare Jr and Dr. Hook.

Brandon Drews

BarbellRoy Shel Silverstein co wrote this with Kris. There both so awesome.

taddyd1

JOAN BAEZ ON HARMONY VOCALS

Laura Sorce

Good to hear that. I always thought it was JB also,

taddyd1

+Heather Yovanoff Joan Baez was billed as"The Lady" on this and several other projects (w/ Kris on Steve Goodman's debut) He was with JB before Rita. He was supposed to produce her "Blessed Are" lp w/ "The Night They Drove Dixie Down" but he was drinkin too much. He wrote "Help Me Make It Thru the Night" for Baez but she was too busy with political activity to record it before Sammi. Any Rita or Joan fan KNOWS this is JB. Youtube Mable Joy or Stranger in My Place by JB and u will hear this harmony voice.

Heather Yovanoff

+taddyd1 Rita Coolidge

Garrick Sissons

Kris wrote this song with Shel Silvertein, who wrote tons and tons of songs for others including A Boy Named Sue and all the great early stuff from Dr.Hook.  Look him up if you don't know about Shel, you'll be surprised what an amazing songwriter, poet and artist he was. 

Charlene Maxwell

I'm a fan of Kris, but my kids were a big fan of Shel

Charlene Maxwell

Yes, I know. I'm a big fan of his

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