Benbo: Take Me To Bed (cassette version)

Bitter post-breakup male acoustic entreaty.

RIYL: Daniel Johnston / Beck

Creepy, brooding, fragile: ‘I’ll make a deal with you/I’ll do anything you like/Just don’t take yourself away.’

Alternate versions: Reprise – cassette version, Clean Master

Energy: low Pace: uptempo BPM: 116 Explicit: no
Production style: indie film, montage
Mood: bitter, brooding, creepy, dark, fragile, impassioned, intense, lonely, melancholic, ominous, poignant, questioning, ruminative, scary, serious, sinister, tense, threatening, twisted, unsettling, worrying
Lyrics:

when you went away
did u think that it would be ok?
when u went away
did u think that I would be ok without u?

oh
your assumption was mistaken
oh
your assumption was mistaken

take me to bed and soothe me
take me to bed and make me happy

when you went away
did you think that we would be ok?
when u went away
did u think that we could be ok

I’ll make a deal with u
I’ll make a deal with u
I’ll make a deal 2 keep u

I’ll do anything u like
I’ll do anything u like
just don’t take yourself away
just don’t take yourself away

take me 2 bed & soothe me
take me 2 bed & make me happy
take me 2 bed & soothe me

Instrumentation: acoustic guitar, male vocal
Subject matter: defensiveness, needing, pessimism, pleading, self-pity, unwillingness, wishing/wanting, outpouring, anger, anxiety/worry, despair, fear, feeling overwhelmed, grief, happiness, loneliness, negativity, sadness/sorrow, absence – physical, bed, coping, depression, issues, mental health, weakness, relationships, betrayal, breakup, broken heart, disconnection/disengagement, divorce/relationship breakdown, grudges, missing someone/being apart, rejection/unrequited love, sexual intercourse, bargain, separation, me, you, ending, leaving, loss, going away, running away, aftermath
Meter: 4/4 BPM range: 114-128
Genre: Singer/Songwriter / Alternative / Indie Rock / Lo-Fi / Bedroom Style: acoustic, indie, lo-fi
Publishing rightsholder: Pink Lizard Music Limited Publishing clears through: Pink Lizard Music
Master rightsholder: Pink Lizard Music Limited Master clears through: Pink Lizard Music
Composed by: Tris W Taylor (PRS) ISRC: UK9UL1500251