They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Mike’s Musical Monday

I wrote this song in 2010 while I was with Late Model Humans but I never recorded it with the band. I swiped a little of Ira Gershwin‘s lyrics (in red below) from the song of the same title that he wrote with his brother George.

The world is filled with burning towers
Broken hearts and dying powers
And sometimes monotonous hours and hours and hours and hours

But even if the worst is true
They can’t take what I’ve had with you

The world is filled with second chances
Last goodbyes and awkward glances
That can lead to little things, little things

But even if the worst is true
They can’t take what I’ve had with you

They can’t take that
They can’t take that
They can’t take that away from me

The world is big, it’s easy to get lost
Or to get your signals crossed
But the only thing I was trying to say

Is even if the worst is true
They can’t take what I’ve had with you

They can’t take that
They can’t take that
They can’t take that away from me

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No, no, they can’t take that away from me

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No, no, they can’t take that away from me

They can’t take that
They can’t take that
They can’t take that away from me

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