Take You There
Sean Kingston Lyrics


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We can go to the tropics
Sip pina coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killers get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there

Baby girl I know it's rough but come with me
We can take a trip to the hood
It's no problem girl it's my city
I could take you there

Little kid with guns only fifteen
Roam in the streets up to no good
When gun shots just watch us, run quickly
I could show you where

As long you're with me
Baby you'll be alright
I'm known in the ghetto
Girl just stay by my side
Or we can leave the slums go to paradise
Baby it's up to you
It's whatever you like

We can go to the tropics
Sip pina coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killers get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there

Shorty come with me it's no worry

I know the bad men them where they ah stay
Police fly pursuit in a hurry
This is no gun play
Don't be scared in the West Indies
It's Jamaica, that's where I'm from
Might see something you're not used to
Welcome to the slums

As long you're with me
Baby you'll be alright
I'm known in the ghetto
Girl just stay by my side
Or we can leave the slums go to paradise
Baby it's up to you
It's whatever you like

We can go to the tropics
Sip pina coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killers get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there

Or we (or we)
Can go (can go)
To a place (to a place)
I know you gonna like (oh oh oh)
The beach (the beach)
The breeze (the breeze)
West Indies, I call it paradise

We can go to the tropics
Sip pina coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killers get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya)




I could take ya (I could take ya)
Shorty I could take you there

Overall Meaning

The song "Take You There" by Sean Kingston describes the singer's ability to take his love interest to either a tropical paradise or the rough neighborhoods where he grew up. He reassures her that as long as she's with him, she'll be okay. The song details how the artist can show his lover a different way of life, the one he grew up with, and describes the West Indies, Kingston’s native land. The song serves to inspire love and confidence in the listener by implying that love can transcend social and economic barriers.


The first verse shows the contrast between the two places, with one being a paradise where they can relax and sip on pina coladas, while the other is a rough neighborhood full of danger and violence. However, the singer reassures his love that he could take her to either place, as long as they’re together. The second verse gives a glimpse of Kingston’s background, touching on the realities of the kind of life he lived, with guns, violence, and crime being a common part of his surroundings. However, it also highlights how the singer can show his lover around, take her to his old neighborhood, and show her the beauty in these slums. The chorus repeats how he could take her to these places and emphasizes that he will always be there to keep her safe.


Overall, "Take You There" is a song that highlights how love can conquer anything and everything. It shows that even if someone comes from a disadvantaged background, they still have something to offer and that everyone has a unique story to tell.


Line by Line Meaning

We can go to the tropics
Let's go to a tropical destination


Sip pina coladas
We can enjoy drinks with tropical flavors


Shorty I could take you there
I can take you to that destination


Or we can go to the slums
Alternatively, we can go to a rough, impoverished area


Where killers get hung
Where criminals face punishment


You know I could take ya (I could take ya)
I am capable of guiding and protecting you


Shorty come with me it's no worry
Don't worry, I'll take care of things


I know the bad men them where they ah stay
I am familiar with dangerous individuals and where they reside


Police fly pursuit in a hurry
Police are quick to pursue crime in this area


Don't be scared in the West Indies
Don't fear the West Indies, where I am from


It's Jamaica, that's where I'm from
I am from Jamaica


Might see something you're not used to
You may witness things unfamiliar to you


Welcome to the slums
Let me show you around this rough area


As long you're with me / Baby you'll be alright / I'm known in the ghetto / Girl just stay by my side
As long as you stay with me, I'll keep you safe in dangerous areas since I am known and respected there


Or we can leave the slums go to paradise / Baby it's up to you / It's whatever you like
We have the choice to leave the rough area for a more luxurious destination, or stay here if that's what you want


Or we (or we) / Can go (can go) / To a place (to a place) / I know you gonna like (oh oh oh) / The beach (the beach) / The breeze (the breeze) / West Indies, I call it paradise
Another possible destination is a beautiful beach in the West Indies, which I call paradise




Lyrics © Roba Music Verlag GMBH, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Royalty Network, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jonathan Rotem, Kisean Anderson, Evan Kidd Bogart, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas

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@johnnysar8615

Who bumpin in 2024

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@brianmungai8243

this new generation will never understand how powerful this sean kingston was

@farahmukhtar9394

Bang on true

@Extreme396

I barely knew Sean Kingston as a kid , but his song me love heard it a lot and never knew it’s name lol, I was more of a ice cube and west coast rap guy

@razkable

sean kingston lowkey is one of those artists history will never remember but he had bangers man...underrated...he was the younger generation's akon for a few years there

@ON-od3if

@@razkable only 90s kids will know sean kingston

@juhtay8122

@@ON-od3if Born in ‘00 & remember Sean Kingston vividly in 07-09ish

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@madelineepstein3560

who's watching this on march 11th 2024?? still bangs <3

@Danielle-bj4se

Me!!!

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