From the album Better Days
As told by Gerry Schultz: This was the last song added to the Granicus III Better Days record. I wanted very much to have a ballad or softer song on the record to stretch the overall writing. We discussed writing such a song for months but just couldn't get started. So Joe and Gregg went thru old recordings and found this light instrumental piece. Could I work with this? I would try. We replaced the light lead guitar on it with a vocal part, an interesting way to write a song. Solo the part you want sung, then replace it with the vocal. When it was given to me, it had the title ' Memories ', which I knew had to improved on. Both Joe and Gregg were very nostalgic about their Dads, and I was asked to write along that line. The vocal is very different than anything else I do for Granicus. The lyrics are written from the viewpoint of a child, which was really putting myself out there a bit, also. Better Days of a different kind, but still fitting the overall theme of the record. Initally, I had no idea what to call it, even after all the lyrics were done. Then, a few days later, Joe said, ' this is called Take Me Back, right' ? Uh, yeah, I stammered. Those words were in the chorus, so that became the title.
Like some other songs on the record, this one has clearly progressed with hPr and Bobby now in the lineup. It was rushed onto the record, I think, but will go better now live as Granicus starts playing shows in 2017.
Take Me Back
V1: Every day was sunny, as I now recall
Not a spec of worry or fear, days 100 hours long
And later nighttime quiet, shadows moving on the wall
But not a spec of worry or fear, never any doubt at all
C: Photos and memories I have
Take Me Back there again
I want to hold your hand again
Just like it was back then
V2: Every day adventure, packed up in the car
All going somewhere together, in the so big, so far
In the food and laughter, feeling I belonged
Not a spec of worry or fear, never any doubt at all