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TAKE ME HOME
In an empty bed
Just open your eyes
When there's no way out
I got the original idea for "Take Me Home" from something on Prince’s Purple Rain album, but it didn’t sound like that in the end. No point doing something the same anyway. I finished the backing track and played it for Chris, and he came up with the melody (which was originally a little Bowie-ish I recall), and we wrote the lyrics together. We mixed the demo the same day we mixed the You’re The Voice demo, and funnily enough those are the two songs from the AQ/CT catalogue that have been covered most by other artists. Take Me Home has been done by, among others, John Waite (Missing You), Don Airey (Rainbow/Deep Purple) with Cozy Powell and Chris, and Jim Capaldi (drummer/vocalist for Traffic with Steve Winwood, songwriter for Santana, Eagles etc). Jim added a bridge for his version, which I really liked and would have used, but my version was finished before I heard his.