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Squeeze — Take Me I'm Yours
Album: Singles - 45's And Under
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1502









Released: 1980
Length: 2:42
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I've come across the desert
To greet you with a smile
My camel looks so tired
It's hardly worth my while
To tell you of my travels
Across the golden East
I see your preparations
Invite me first to feast

Take me I'm yours
Because dreams are made of this
Forever there'll be a heaven in your kiss

Amusing belly dancers
Distract me from my wine
Across Tibetan mountains
Are memories of mine
I've stood some ghostly moments
With natives in the hills
Recorded here on paper
My chills and thrills and spills

Take me I'm yours
Because dreams are made of this
Forever there'll be a heaven in your kiss

It's really been some welcome
You never seem to change
A grape to tempt your leisure
Romantic gestures strange
My eagle flies tomorrow
It's a game I treasure dear
To seek the helpless future
My love at last I'm here

Take me I'm yours
Because dreams are made of this
Forever there'll be a heaven in your kiss
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If you're a real Squeeze fan, spring for "Spot the Difference" wherein they take their greatest hits and rerecord them almost note for note.

The difference? They own these performances and so the purchase benefits the band instead of A&M records.

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 vandal wrote:

This song is outstanding! 
 

Agreed, love the catchy 80's synth/electronica!

This song is outstanding! 
 FourFortyEight wrote:
This song is truly horrible.
 
No, it's really not. But I guess you had to be there ...
outstanding songwriting! and arranging! all around great!
This song is truly horrible.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Always something so unique, so clever, and so FUN about this band! I concur that while it's not "true" harmony in many places in their exquisitely well-written songs, it flat-out works, and tickles the neural networks in ways most Divine. Right up there with Finn and CH!
 
I'm with you
Funny how just a bar of an intro, sometimes even the first note, rapidly identifies a song, in this case getting me to reach for PSD in a second. You couldn't get away from Squeeze in their UK heyday, and indeed their songs pop up regularly on radio and shop soundtracks, but sadly they always got on my tits firall that the music critics raved over them.
 laozilover wrote:
I had never heard of this band before hearing this song on RP - now they are definitely on my radar!
 
Another victim of corporate radio throughout the 70s and 80s. Enjoy your new discovery.
Saw them Tuesday night - what a fabulous show!
 treatment_bound wrote:
Trouser Press Issue 76

Squeeze - Jools + Paul Carrack.

 

Ah, the late, great, Trouser Press. I'm FB friends with Ira Robbins but he rarely talks about those days. But it's great to have someone in my friends list who's more bitter about the state of things than I am...
I've not seen a Trouser Press since the late 1970s. Thanks for the memories.
Trouser Press Issue 76

Squeeze - Jools + Paul Carrack.

 

Loved this at the time - so original and such great vocals, and such a well-written and produced song. And exactly the right length!

Still love it now...
One of the great singles bands of all time.
Trouser Press Issue 76

Squeeze - Jools + Paul Carrack.

NOW these were great songwriters
Love this acoustic version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W04Y5kfxNd8
Who else in the Whole Wide World plays this cool as heck tune? Preceded by so many other cool tunes I might add? 
Always something so unique, so clever, and so FUN about this band! I concur that while it's not "true" harmony in many places in their exquisitely well-written songs, it flat-out works, and tickles the neural networks in ways most Divine. Right up there with Finn and CH!
The beat made me think of this.  And the distant train sound in the back

 
 garrettb wrote:
More Squeeze pleeze :)
 
Upvoted.
More Squeeze pleeze :)
 WonderLizard wrote:
Vocals are tricky. Most of the time I'm looking for a strong lead and, if we're lucky, a one- or two-part harmony. With the better bluegrass and vocally oriented pop bands (Mamas and Papas, Spanky and Our Gang, Beachboys, Beatles, etc.) three- and four-part harmonies abound. Tilbrook and Difford are different because they sing the same melody line, but with entirely separate tones (Tilbrook's the tenor; Difford the baritone), creating a harmony which is not a harmony at all, but still works.
 
You're right; it's not a harmony, it is more like unison - in different octaves.
One of my least favorite tunes from one of my favorite bands.
TUUUNE!

How do you write a song like this?  each component is so very wrong, but put it all together and its fantastic.  9
Saw Squeeze this summer on a double bill with the B-52's of all people.  The B-52's songs and act have not aged well at all.  They are still fun to see and watching the crowd is worth the price of admission in itself.  Squeeze on the other hand still has their fastball.  The band is tight, Glen and Chris can still hit all their notes and the songs still sound fresh and modern all these years.  My wife is now a big fan.
I saw Chris Difford unplugged in a tiny venue at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, with the wonderful Dorie Jackson sharing vocals and taking the higher line that Tilbrook does with Squeeze. They opened with Take Me I'm Yours - it sounded brilliant in that stripped down arrangement of one guitar and two voices.
 Lizard62 wrote:
{#Sorry}{#Crashcomp} no thanks....

 
I take it back. Not all lizards rule.
Vocals are tricky. Most of the time I'm looking for a strong lead and, if we're lucky, a one- or two-part harmony. With the better bluegrass and vocally oriented pop bands (Mamas and Papas, Spanky and Our Gang, Beachboys, Beatles, etc.) three- and four-part harmonies abound. Tilbrook and Difford are different because they sing the same melody line, but with entirely separate tones (Tilbrook's the tenor; Difford the baritone), creating a harmony which is not a harmony at all, but still works.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I agree, they're a great live act.  I saw them decades ago with Jools Holland still in the band and as Difford & Tilbrook in support of that non-Squeeze album, and I saw a little of Chris Difford solo at a festival umpteen years ago too. Always cool.
 

I'll be seeing them in Milw. on Sunday night for the first time (live) in 31 years.  I've seen both the with Jules and post Jules Holland eras of the early eighties, and each was delightful. 

I also somehow remember hitting the bathroom during "I Think I'm Go Go" (not one of their better ditties) at First Avenue in Mpls. with Paul Carrack in the fold.  Have they aged at all from this?

 sine-quinn-non wrote:
This was a high school song for me.

I just saw them live and was expecting a decent and enjoyably nostalgic show.  It was AMAZING!  My friend has since purchased about 4 Squeeze albums. 
They put on a fantastic show (at a middling venue in Baltimore).  They rocked hard and Tilbrook's voice sounded as strong as ever.

I just bumped up my rating from 9 to 10.
 
I agree, they're a great live act. I saw them decades ago with Jools Holland still in the band and as Difford & Tilbrook in support of that non-Squeeze album, and I saw a little of Chris Difford solo at a festival umpteen years ago too. Always cool.
This was a high school song for me.

I just saw them live and was expecting a decent and enjoyably nostalgic show.  It was AMAZING!  My friend has since purchased about 4 Squeeze albums. 
They put on a fantastic show (at a middling venue in Baltimore).  They rocked hard and Tilbrook's voice sounded as strong as ever.

I just bumped up my rating from 9 to 10.
A classic from college days...  GOD, I'm getting old!
{#Sorry}{#Crashcomp} no thanks....

i LOVE this.
have seen them so many times live. each time it was sooo much fun.
i'll never get tired of difford and tilbrook. 
Playing at the Mountain Winery with Debbie Harry. I'm not sure I want Debbie to sing with them, actually, because I saw them two years ago and they all sounded great!
Agreed; indeed!  I saw him live at The Soiled Dove in Denver in the fall of 2001 and again five years or so ago at an intimate little place in Kichijoji, and not only is he jaw-droppingly good at guitar but at the keys as well!  He is still able to belt out impassioned vocals both silky and wild, and yet with all his brilliant talent, he's also always a very approachable, down-to-Earth guy who genuinely appreciates his fans.  He even remembers your voice if you make the same request (my fave's the pop-novel mini-masterpiece Up the Junction) again years later!  Want to get blown away for real?  Check out his guitar work on Wild Sewerage Tickles Brazil (on the "UK Squeeze" record)...truly staggering!

 
WonderLizard wrote:
Glenn Tillbrook, along with Neil Finn, is a seriously underrated guitarist.



 ktnsb wrote:
Not really a Squeeze fan, but I'm curious, do they always sing in octaves like that? It certainly worked as a "signature sound" marketing strategy, which is not to say that I liked it.
 
They sang like that on a few tunes.  "'Signature sound' marketing strategy"?  I think their success had much more to do with the great melodies and lyrics they wrote.  I think people should be able to sing as they want.


play it LOUDER !!
Wow, insane that I never heared this song before. Guess they didn't make it a to Belgium in the eighties.


Bill, please play some more from these guys, especially "Slap and Tickle".
 peacockangel wrote:
9 ~ I saw The Smithereens open for them in 89(?)88(?)
 

I just saw Squeeze open for Cheap Trick (summer of 2010).  Good
Glenn Tillbrook, along with Neil Finn, is a seriously underrated guitarist.
I'd nearly forgotten about these guys.  What a great memory jar.  Give the album samples a listen on Amazon.
Terrific stuff...{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}{#Bananasplit}
Annie Get Your Gun.  Whoa.... — that in itself is a 20.  Come on Bill,play us some more Squeeze, please.

i can't believe this is 28 years old.  it sounds like half of what's coming out of LA right now.
 jmpnbob wrote:
interesting
 

LOL, it seems you have mixed feelings about this.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Not enough Squeeze in the RP library!
 
Yeah—Up The Juction is marvelous pop ditty I seem to enjoy every time I hear it (unfortunately not here).

9 ~ I saw The Smithereens open for them in 89(?)88(?)
Not enough Squeeze in the RP library!
Haven't head this in far too long.. Still great after all these years.
 Valley_Boy wrote:
Classic Squeeze! I always thought of Squeeze as the ultimate Alt Pop band.
  I agree! Difford and Tilbrook have the party groove down! {#Dancingbanana}
 ktnsb wrote:
Not really a Squeeze fan, but I'm curious, do they always sing in octaves like that? It certainly worked as a "signature sound" marketing strategy, which is not to say that I liked it.
 

Pretty commonly. Exceptions include when someone else sang "their" songs, like when Paul Carrack sang "Tempted." Their biggest hit and Difford and Tillbrook didn't even sing it. {#Rolleyes}
This song + Yoko = Basement JaxxI mean that in a good way.
It's fun.
 tdola2 wrote:
yuk.
 
Well said.  It reminds me of the village people.

This is ok but Tim Curry does a better version. Gives it a more dramatic sound.
yuk.
Memories of 'Green tape' and 'Loisada' circa 1980
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I'm glad RP could squeeze {#Crowded} this in today.

 
{#Iamwithstupid} And today!

Love these guys!  I lucked out that they were playing in London when I was there on holiday in '91.  Fantastic.

Classic Squeeze! I always thought of Squeeze as the ultimate Alt Pop band.
LOve this one!  had no idea it was squeeze...  cool!
I'm glad RP could squeeze {#Crowded} this in today.

Oh cool, Uk-Band Hotchip sounds like them. How do you call this style of music? Indipop?
spichanator wrote:
I'll second that! More Squeeze!

Saw them at the Senator Theater in Baltimore years ago. Fantastic show in a classic old movie house.

{#Clap}

That must have been great; The Senator is a pretty venue. I saw them in D.C. back in the late 80's at the Smith Center on GWU's campus (I think?). Not the same atmosphere, but what a great show!

I'll second that! More Squeeze!

Saw them at the Senator Theater in Baltimore years ago. Fantastic show in a classic old movie house.

{#Clap}
More squeeze plz.
 Zep wrote:


Then you'd better get your gun, Annie.

 

I'm pulling mussels from the shell.
 Govi wrote:
That fuzzy squeeky sound is awful! *makes it stop*
 
"SQUEEky" + "fuZzy"...I do believe you're getting it. {#Propeller}

Intro is Mission Impossible
Good Lord, I haven't heard this in 20 years. Literally!!

More Squeeze!!!


CLASSIC SQUEEZE! AWESOME!

AliGator wrote:
We need more Squeeze on RP.


here, here!

A fantastic collection of songs on 45s.
Not really a Squeeze fan, but I'm curious, do they always sing in octaves like that? It certainly worked as a "signature sound" marketing strategy, which is not to say that I liked it.
interesting :dancingbanana_2: :chillpill: :beat: :drummer: :frustrated: :sleep: :sunny: :fire: :beat: :doh:
:cheers: Still resides near the top of my stack. Still fresh after all these years.
This song seems a lot fresher than 30 years old. Maybe it's the retro sound that continues to be popular; but this holds up incredibly well to me.
I half expect some guy to come on and go, "Goooosebumps..."
Thats worldclass...Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours God is an Astronaut - A Deafening Distance Geoffrey Oryema - Land of Anaka Jackson Browne - The Barricades of Heaven ...great sport Jim !
Squeeze :crowded: ! Love 'em!
aaehr wrote:
ok, the lead singer's got a good driving voice, the fuzziness is interesting, but the lyrics SUCK!
:lol: what?
Love Squeeze! Take yourself back to 1985. Its the Smith Center in DC and Oingo Boingo and Squeeze are to play a double bill. The local WHFS DJ takes the stage and says the following: "Well, I have some good news, and some bad news. First the bad news: Oingo Boingo's flight from Chicago has been canceled due to the snow storm, and they will not be able to play for us tonight." (Loud boos, girls crying, etc.) "Now the good news: Squeeze will play the whole 4 hour show!" And they did just that, with three encores. What a fantastic group of performers! Loved them for that ever since.

AliGator wrote:
We need more Squeeze on RP.
I'd love to see more too, but it seems to be a hard sell. There are only 3 songs in the library, but 15 uploaded songs rejected (including 2 of mine).
velvetglove wrote:
Yes, please.
Mas Mas Maaaas! :dance:
AliGator wrote:
We need more Squeeze on RP.
Yes, please.
ok, the lead singer's got a good driving voice, the fuzziness is interesting, but the lyrics SUCK!
We need more Squeeze on RP.
ick wrote:
They're touring again right now. Went and saw them at a local concert venue... it was definetly a blast from the past and great fun.
I was at San Diego show too Ick and it was awesome! They sounded great - - Tilbrook can play a mean guitar when he wants to and I just dig Difford's voice!
Big Squeeze fan here. Love this song. Even if you don't like this song, doesn't it still somehow sound fresh, even after all these years?
This song is so awful. Why even bother having the other guy sing? He's not singing harmony at all and his voice sucks.
Excellent! Squeeze had a good run. This is a must have CD.
They\'re touring again right now. Went and saw them at a local concert venue... it was definetly a blast from the past and great fun.
Sigh, I miss the late seventies.
siandbeth wrote:
Giddyup!
couldn't have said it better myself! :dance:
jackvh wrote:
Please....no Squeeze, especially Black Coffee and Pulling Mussels. This particular song bites, but not as bad as their popular ones!
When the Hangover Strikes off Sweets from a Stranger is a great tune.
Giddyup!
redeyespy wrote:
I'd much rather be cool for cats.....
Then you'd better get your gun, Annie.
redeyespy wrote:
I'd much rather be cool for cats.....
...which we all know is better than up the junction.
When I bought this 25 years ago I had not yet morphed into the callous synth hating SOB I am today.
I'd much rather be cool for cats.....
Squeeze is one of my faves, this was one of the more eccentric tracks I recall hearing when I picked up their greatest hits in the 90s. Tempted has been played to death. Ironically "takeittothebridgethrowitoverboard..." is not. I will have to listen to the early albums because I am sure there's good stuff to be heard on there.
:dancingbanana_2: I love this song!
coloradojohn wrote:
Pop music at its highest level. And it rocks! Jam on! :drummer: :guitarist: :dancingbanana: :clap: And don't forget: Wild sewerage rickles Brazil!
Ditto, Timeless. Jam on.
Pop music at its highest level. And it rocks! Jam on!
And don't forget: Wild sewerage tickles Brazil!

Such simplicity. I like its drive.
Dreams ARE made of this! :hug:
This song gets an 8, but this album gets a 10. Not a bad track on it -- highly recommended
That fuzzy squeeky sound is awful! *makes it stop*
ndfan75 wrote:
I'm reloading... :cowboy:
me too...wait...what?...I don't own a gun!
I'm reloading... :cowboy:
:dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: Fabulous memories seeing them in '84 at the Greek Theatre...
Yeah SQUEEZE!!!
hcaudill wrote:
The crunchy synth motif makes me think of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams are Made of This" - I wonder if that's deliberate.
This one came out in 1978 - SDAMOT in 1983. If it's intentional, the intent is on Eurythmics' end...
The crunchy synth motif makes me think of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams are Made of This" - I wonder if that's deliberate.
I can't deny that these guys together had an edge no one else had for a while...this track makes some great imagery and pulls together some fine, unique, tasty musical stretches. GT is still able to flash his genius, too --See him if you can!
Dobber wrote:
Wow! I'm really surprised by some of the negative comments about this song. I think its got a really nice vibe.
Im shocked by the negativity! I guess "de gustibus non est disputandum" applies everywhere except to 80s music! Great groove, interesting lyrics, insistent rhythm... it works for me!
I want to hear the song that comes AFTER this on the album. And no, I can't upload it.
:devil_pimp: :devil_pimp: :drunk: :drunk: :dance: :dance: