Take You Out
Luther Vandross Lyrics


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Yeah, yeah
Here it is

She caught me by surprised I must say
Cause I never had seen such a pretty face
With such a warm and beautiful smile
It wasn't hard for me to notice her style
I was fascinated surely
She took my heart and held it for me
I wouldn't let her get away
Not until she heard me say

Excuse me miss
But what's your name?
Where are you from and can I come?
And possibly can I take you out tonight?
To a movie, to the park
I'll have you home before it's dark
So let me know, can I take you out tonight?

Don't care if I get rejected
At least then I won't regret it
Regret the fact I missed the chance for romance
At least I'll walk away knowing
I tried my best and I'm going
Cause at least she heard me say
I'm going on with my day
Cause at least she heard me say

Excuse me miss
But what's your name?
Where are you from and can I come?
And possibly can I take you out tonight?
To a movie, to the park
I'll have you home before it's dark
So let me know, can I take you out tonight?

Huh, that's why I had to come over
And introduce myself to you
Cause you never know where you're gonna find love
And hopefully I found it in you, yeah

Excuse me miss
But what's your name?
Where are you from and can I come?
And possibly can I take you out tonight?
To a movie, to the park




I'll have you home before it's dark
So let me know, can I take you out tonight?

Overall Meaning

In "Take You Out," Luther Vandross sings about the moment he meets a mysterious woman who catches his eye. He is captivated by her beauty and warm smile, which prompts him to approach her and ask for her name and where she is from. He expresses his desire to take her out on a date, to a movie or to the park, assuring her that he will have her home before dark. Despite acknowledging the possibility of being rejected, he decides to take the risk because he doesn't want to regret not giving love a chance.


The lyrics are relatable to many as it depicts the universal pursuit of love and human connection. The song is a testament to taking chances and following one's heart, especially when it comes to matters of love.


Line by Line Meaning

She caught me by surprised I must say
I was taken aback when I saw her


Cause I never had seen such a pretty face
I have never seen someone as beautiful as her


With such a warm and beautiful smile
Her smile was both kind and attractive


It wasn't hard for me to notice her style
Her sense of fashion was not hard to see


I was fascinated surely
She intrigued me and captured my attention


She took my heart and held it for me
I was captivated by her and held in a state of attraction


I wouldn't let her get away
I was determined to get to know her better


Not until she heard me say
I wanted her to hear my request


Don't care if I get rejected
I am willing to risk rejection in pursuing her


At least then I won't regret it
I would rather try and fail than regret not trying at all


Regret the fact I missed the chance for romance
I would be filled with regret if I did not at least try to pursue her romantically


At least I'll walk away knowing
Even if she says no, I will have no regrets because I tried


Cause at least she heard me say
It's important to me that she knows my intentions


Cause at least she heard me say
I want her to know how I feel


Huh, that's why I had to come over
I felt compelled to introduce myself to her


And introduce myself to you
I wanted to make a connection with her


Cause you never know where you're gonna find love
Love can be found unexpectedly


And hopefully I found it in you, yeah
I hope that you will be the one I fall in love with


So let me know, can I take you out tonight?
I would like to take her out on a date to get to know her better




Lyrics © RINCON AVE MUSIC, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ANDRE YOUNG, HAROLD LILLY, CALVIN BROADUS, WARRYN CAMPBELL, JOHN SMITH, MICHAEL ELIZONDO, NATHANIEL HALE, PERCY (MASTER P) MILLER, DANNY MEANS, KEIWAN DASHAWN SPILLMAN, TRACEY LA MARR DAVIS

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My oldest brother was a Luther fan.

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