ALL SONGS

Take What You Want - Post Malone ft. Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott

The Experience: Take what you want and go... I'm too good to get revenge and too strong to put up with your abuse anymore...
The Vibe: Frustration. Rebellion.
The Topic: Toxic relationships.
The Value: Respect. Freedom.
The Tension: I never needed anything from you (I was selfless) VS. You bled me dry (You were a leech).

Music video: Still waiting.

The Meaning of Take What You Want: I feel you crumble in my arms down to your heart of stone: the relationship you thought you had is dead and gone. But facing the truth - go - is better than letting them bleed you dry. So you face the pain of betrayal, face the hurt of letting go. The song is an ode to the pain of being used and abused - there's a desperation to the line why don't you take what you want and go. And the song is a tribute to resolve necessary to hold on to your life: you'll never own my soul. In passing, Travis Scott's lines highlight the fact - in rapper fashion - that you don't and didn't ever need them to be happy.

Ask yourself: How to you muster the resolve to let a bad relationship die? Especially if you have to kill it  yourself...

Album: Hollywood's Bleeding - 2019

LYRICS:


[Ozzy Osbourne]

I feel you crumble in my arms down to your heart of stone
You bled me dry just like the tears you never show
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go

[Post Malone]

I never needed anything from you
And all I ever asked was for the truth
You showed your tongue and it was forked in two
Your venom was lethal, I almost believed you
Yeah, you preyed on my every mistake
Waited on me to break
Held me under hoping I would drown
Like a plague, I was wasting away trying to find my way out
Find my way out

And if finally came the day
I start giving my heart away
For heaven's sakes, my bones will break
But you'll never own my soul, no

I feel you crumble in my arms down to your heart of stone
You bled me dry just like the tears you never show
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go

[Travis Scott]

I took them stones you threw, made chains for the crew (Ice)
I brought up ten h-es, this coupe only made for two
They all ran through it, it ain't nothing left to do
I need some more reasons to live out this evening (Straight up)
I been sipping forever and just taking whatever
Hoping, thinking whenever you'll be back around
Let's go our ways, whichever
You say how is however long
'Cause you know I'll never be alone

Love
Shorty gone back
Need it on sight
Crack it all back
Give her that pipe
All of my cash
Shorty went back

[All]

I feel you crumble in my arms down to your heart of stone
You bled me dry just like the tears you never show
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go

(Take it all and go)

Why don't you
(Take what you want, take what you need)
Take what you need from me
(Take what you want, take what you need)
Why don't you
Whatever you need

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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