Took (#37 of 262)

by Brendan Milburn

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This is the thirty-seventh of my proposed 262 song-a-weeks. If you wanna see the video, it's here: -- and if you want to help me keep doing this, throw me a buck a song at my Patreon:


that took the wind right outa my sails
that took the knots right outa my rope
that took the buttermilk outa my pails
that took the happy hip hop outa my hope
that took the crease right outa my pants
that took the starch right outa my shirt
that took the guildenstern right outa my rosenkrantz
that took the daffodils and the daisies right on outa my plot o' dirt, row

that took the biscuit
that took the cake
that took the rug right from under me,
and that rug took a long, long time to make
that took a lot of making bacon
and every last trick in the book
but unless I'm gravely mistaken,
I didn't just get taken,
I got took.

that took the rabbit outa my hat
that took the gladiolas outa my vase
that took eight or nine lives outa my cat
that took my three-piece suit right outa my three-piece suitcase
that took some guts and savoir-faire
that took panache and je ne sais quoi
to take my takeables from thin air
that took me by surprise when I opened my front door and saw:

that took the biscuit
and my biscuit pan
that took the rug right from under me,
and that rug held the whole room together, man
my apartment had a break-in
and some no-good rotten crook
took my Steely Dan, and my Donald Fagen
and my little black book
and unless I'm gravely mistaken,
and I'm dreaming and soon will awaken,
I didn't just get taken,
I got took.


released June 11, 2017
all singing and instrumenting and producering by Brendan Milburn.
the song is copyright (c) 2017 by Brendan Milburn, my hat music (ASCAP)
administered by WB Music Corp



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Brendan Milburn Seattle, Washington

Brendan Milburn writes songs and is a stay-at-home dad. Sometimes he writes musicals, songs for animated movies, shows for Disney parks and cruise lines. He used to play in a band called GrooveLily. He is trying to loosen the heck up after being tightly wound for a long time. ... more

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