I will always vividly remember how this song came about. I had decided I would create a song called “I Want You to Take Me” but I knew absolutely nothing about what it would sound like. One day when I was living in Seattle (it must have been July ’08) I came home from work and was messing around on a 909 drum machine before dinner. I started playing a beat and thought to myself “hmm, that’s cool” and hit record. I looped it and picked a random synthesizer. I had no clue what the synth was, but I hit record and I swear to God the riff just came out of nowhere in one try. I had caught a little lightning in a bottle and was very pleased. Soon afterwards I came up with the lines “its getting late, I cant resist, I think I could kill a man for just one kiss”.
Time passed, and nothing came about. It sat on my computer and I always wondered what would become of it. A few months later it was the week of Thanksgiving, and I had a ‘visitor’ that Monday night. I don’t think I will ever reveal the details of what happened that night to anyone, but the next night I was jumping out of my skin, and just knew that deep within my soul I had all the inspiration I needed to write the song. I put my pen to the paper and finished the lyrics in ten minutes.
The guitar solo on this song is one of my favorite moments I’ve ever recorded.