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BtL: Sean Kingston - Take You There

Posted by: Lilo Lale on: December 15, 2007

It’s time for Behind the Lyrics.

 I like “Take You There” musically. The music is catchy and the techno thing going on is kind of nice.

Now I understand that in a sense he is telling the girl he can take her where he is from and show her around. She will be OK cause he’s from the hood and can take care of her. It’s a hard life, but it’s his life. So, it all can’t be bad, right?

But has anyone really listened to the lyrics? Specifically I’m talking about the part where he says “we can go to the spot where killas get hung”. Romantic that does not sound. Nor does “Little kid wit guns only 15. Roamin’ the streets up to no good. When gun shots just watch us run quickly”. Again, I know it’s reality in some parts. But if some kid said that to me when I was just a teenager, I would have thought he had lost his mind.

Either way, it’s still somehow a fun song. :)

 

YO!!!!
WAT A GWAAN!!!
HO!!!!
SEAN KINGSTON!!!
J.R.!

[Chorus]
We can go to the tropics
Sip piña coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killas get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there

Baby girl I know it’s rough but come wit me
We can take a trip to the hood
It’s no problem girl it’s my city
I could take you there
Little kid wit guns only 15
Roamin’ the streets up to no good
When gun shots just watch us, run quickly
I could show you where

As long you’re wit me
Baby you’ll be alright
I’m known in the ghetto
Girl just stay by my side
Or we can leave the slums go to paradise
Babe it’s up to you,
It’s whatever you like

[Chorus]
We can go to the tropics
Sip piña coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killas get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there

Shorty come wit me it’s no worry

I know the bad men them where I stay
Police fly pursuit in a hurry
This is no gun play
Don’t be scared in the West Indies
It’s Jamaica, that’s where I’m from
Might see something you’re not used to
Welcome to the slums

As long you’re wit me
Baby you’ll be alright
I’m known in the ghetto
Girl just stay by my side
Or we can leave the slums go to paradise
Babe it’s up to you,
It’s whatever you like

[Chorus]
We can go to the tropics
Sip piña coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killas get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there

Oh we (oh we)
Can go (can go)
To a place (to a place)
I know you gon’ like (oh oh oh)
The beach (the beach)
The breeze (the breeze)
West Indies, I call it paradise

[Chorus]
We can go to the tropics
Sip piña coladas
Shorty I could take you there
Or we can go to the slums
Where killas get hung
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya (I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there
You know I could take ya (I could take ya…)
I could take ya(I could take ya…)
Shorty I could take you there

2 Responses to "BtL: Sean Kingston - Take You There"

1 | Marie

April 29th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Does anyone know why the part that says Sip Piña Coladas has been muted in the video???

2 | MusicalLadders

April 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Marie, I’ve wondered the same thing myself.. Who knew sipping Pina Coladas could be so scandalous.

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