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Take It All (song)

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Adele21
Adele
Writer(s) Adele, Eg White
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss
Length 3:48
21 track listing
"I'll Be Waiting"

"Take It All" is the seventh track off of Adele's 21. "Take It All", which incorporates a more soulful gospel sound, is accompanied by a choir and piano. Written with Francis "Eg" White, who worked with Adele on "Chasing Pavements", the song's lyrics focus on the protagonist's devotion to an unappreciative lover. [1] Adele said that the music for the song just kind of came to her one day. [2] Adele performed the song with "Rolling in the Deep", "Don't You Remember", and "Set Fire to the Rain" at Jools Holland on May 3, 2011. She appeared on The Today Show in 2011 to perform "Take It All" and "Rolling in the Deep" as part of their Toyota Summer Concert Series. It was also included in the setlist of the Adele Live tour.

BackgroundEdit

"Take It All" was written with Eg White, who also co-wrote "Chasing Pavements". It was the first song written for 21 and upon entering into the studio together, Adele and Eg White had intended to write a song similar to "Chasing Pavements", and although Adele wasn't sure she wanted to write another "Chasing Pavements", the two managed to come up with "Take It All", a ballad that consisted only of piano and vocals and was quite different from "Chasing Pavements". [3]

Adele stated about the song that she wrote it about the man who inspired 21 and a few days after writing it, she performed it for him, and he broke up with her two weeks later, sparking the inspiration for the record. [4]

Adele debuted the song at one of her shows on the An Evening with Adele Tour; during her performance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 28, 2009, Adele performed the song live for the first time. The only other song she had written for 21 at this point was "I Found a Boy", which was a bonus track. [5]

Cover versionsEdit

Television star Jennette McCurdy (from the popular TV show iCarly) performed a cover of the song. [6]

LyricsEdit

Didn't I give it all?
Tried my best
Gave you everything I had
Everything and no less
Didn't I do it right?
Did I let you down?

Maybe you got too used to
Having me around
Still, how can you walk away
From all my tears?
It's gonna be an empty road
Without me right here

But go on and take it
Take it all with you
Don't look back
At this crumbling fool
Just take it all
With my love
Take it all
With my love

Maybe I should leave
To help you see
Nothing is better than this
And this is everything we need
So is it over?
Is this really it?
You're giving up so easily
I thought you loved me more than this

But go on, go on and take it
Take it all with you
Don't look back
At this crumbling fool
Just take it all
With my love
Take it all
With my love

I will change if I must
Slow it down and bring it home
I will adjust
Oh if only
If only you knew
Everything I do is for you

But go on, go on and take it
Take it all with you
Don't look back
At this crumbling fool
Just take it
Take it all with you
Don't look back
At this crumbling fool
Just take it all
With my love
Take it all
With my love
Take it all
With my love

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