‘Take Me Home’ – Tom Waits’ song from soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola film ‘One From The Heart’

Tom Waits. Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns

Tom Waits. Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns


Watch a collection of photos of Tom Waits while listening to ‘Take Me Home’. a song from the album ‘One From The Heart‘, a soundtrack album of Tom Waits compositions for the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name. It was recorded from October 1980 to September 1981, and released in February 1982. It was during this period that Waits met his wife Kathleen Brennan, an employee at the studio where it was recorded.

Crystal Gayle features prominently on the record, performing either solo or in duets with Waits. The soundtrack was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score.

The movie was re-released on DVD on January 27, 2004, and the DVD contains remixed and remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound of the soundtrack from Waits’ original studio sessions, a documentary on the making of the soundtrack, as well as previously unreleased demo recordings and alternate takes.

All tracks written by Tom Waits.

Side One
No. Title Length
1. “Opening Montage (Tom’s Piano Intro/Once Upon a Town/The Wages of Love)” 5:16
2. “Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?” 2:13
3. “Picking up After You” 3:54
4. “Old Boyfriends” 5:53
5. “Broken Bicycles” 2:53

Side Two
No. Title Length
1. “I Beg Your Pardon” 4:26
2. “Little Boy Blue” 3:43
3. “Instrumental Montage (The Tango/Circus Girl)” 3:00
4. “You Can’t Unring a Bell” 2:20
5. “This One’s from the Heart” 5:45
6. “Take Me Home” 1:37
7. “Presents” (Instrumental) 1:00

Take me home – Lyrics:

You’ve got to take me home, you silly girl
and put your arms around me
you’ve got to take me home, you silly girl
oh, the world’s not round without you

I’m so sorry that I broke your heart
please don’t leave my side
oh, take me home, you silly girl
cause I’m still in love with you…

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