Jennings, Waylon - The Taker Lyrics




He's a giver, he'll give her the kind
Of attention that she's never known
He's a helper, he'll help her to open
The doors that she can't on her own.

He's a lover and he'll love her in ways
That she's never been loved before
He's a getter, he'll get her by gettin' her
Into the world she's been hungerin' for.

He's a charmer, he'll charm her with money
And manners that I never learned
He's a leader, he'll lead her across
Pretty bridges he's plannin' to burn.

He's a talker, he'll talk her right off of her feet
But he won't talk for long
'Cause he's a doer, and he'll do her the way
That I'd never, damned if he won't do her wrong.

He's a taker, he'll take her to places
And make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow.

And after he's taken the body and soul
She gives him he'll take her for granted
Take off and leave her taken all of her
Pride when he goes.

He's a taker, he'll take her to places
And make her fly higher than she's ever dared to
He'll take his time before takin' advantage
Takin' her easy and slow...





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Jennings, Waylon The Taker Comments
  1. Sheila Parker

    My 3rd husband to a T. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Good luck to the next silly girl.

  2. linda from ga

    CW theme song

  3. Patricia Canady

    I let a guy do this to 2 times not a 3rd time

  4. Andre pungskalle

    Miss you. RIP.

  5. sally mae espi

    So menny people are takers and you'll never even know you've been taken 😶😖

  6. Denise Hedden

    🥀Powerful but True Song🥀Been there and Burned that t~shirt🔥🥀I love this song amazing lyrics and music🥀

  7. Mark Walch

    17 people put a thumbs down? Hmmmm.

  8. Stephanie Layton

    Waylon was the best. RIP. 🕇

  9. Patricia Rookstool

    Love all of Waylon's songs

  10. Flora Cuevas

    Love this so much❤️

  11. Shannon Thompson

    A Leader: Leader across the pretty bridges he's planning to Burn.

  12. crystal turner

    I love this song

  13. Theresa G

    Waylon, was my favorite singer, this was a favorite song of mine.

    Anita Manuelito

    when we were growing up, we listened to all his songs in the 70s and 80s. Those were the good ole days.

  14. John Galt

    this is a true song. men who pursue married women are nothing but Takers

  15. CUPCAKESUGARPIE

    ♥️XXXOOOXXX♥️

  16. Tango Bango

    Big fan of Waylon...miss him & his music!!

  17. Arlene Montoya

    Love this song very much..

  18. Lillie keefer

    I wish there would be another waylon come along . If miss him so much . Nobody can do it like he did.

    Jason Skelton

    Check out Sturgill Simpson. He is being called the savior of country music. Lots, and lots of Waylon influence. please check him out, you won't be sorry.

    Anthony West

    They'll never be a Waylon or another outlaw worthy of any of there status. But check out some Billy strings. He won't let you down

  19. Guinizelli777

    A brilliant performance by Waylon! A Classic.

  20. Patricia Herr-Conde

    Thank you I've been trying to find this version since 1970

  21. Joseph Casey

    Love Kris, but I think Waylon's version of this song is better.

    Theresa G

    I have never heard Kris sing this, I don't think he could sing it any better than Waylon.

    Christine Caren

    Kris' version is more emotional

  22. Glynis Armbrister

    One of my all time favourite Waylon's song.

  23. sküll düggery

    he covered 4 kristo tunes on 'the taker/tulsa' album.

    Norman Taylor

    This is late but it is not Kris song, it was written by Shel Silverstein.

  24. billy shelton

    i agree with this completely something about when kris sings u can tell its his even though i agree he cant sing but i listen to it

  25. graywolflmr

    I love Waylon. But whether you like Kris' voice or not, when you listen to Kris sing them you realize that only Kris can sing his songs and bring out the soul that they were meant to have.

  26. rosemarie443

    well Kris is no singer, but he is one hell of a song writter

  27. sküll düggery

    yeh, i know what ya mean. it's easier to sing along with kris if you can get your vocals pretty low. a couple of beers helps. lol. kris himself has admitted that he used to drink quite a bit before a show for confidence. at the first show he ever played without drinks first, he told the audience: "this is the first show i've ever done sober since.....well, this is the first show i've ever done sober". lol.

  28. sküll düggery

    another great kristofferson tale. only hank & johnny even come close.

  29. sküll düggery

    he would've died with buddy holly, but he took the bus, instead.

  30. TheCarolyn813

    One of my favorites from Waylon!! Thanks for posting!!

  31. Bebop

    Damn, what a song!!

  32. Araanim

    Shel wrote Boy Named Sue too

  33. Sam Ware

    Is Shel Silverstein the one that wrote the books "The light in the attic" and "Where the sidewalk ends" ???

    YES

    are you sh***ing me? i did not know shel silverstien helped write this... where can i find a list of other songs he helped with?

    Most of the songs by Dr. Hook in the early years. And several Bobby Bare songs.

  34. Sam Ware

    Is Shel Silverstein the one that wrote the books "The light in the attic" and "Where the sidewalk ends" ???


    YES

  35. imdmpimdmp

    Is Shel Silverstein the one that wrote the books "The light in the attic" and "Where the sidewalk ends" ???

  36. stratfordladz

    Check out Marty Robbins version! It's a really great cover!

  37. Steve Perreira

    This is one of my favorite Waylon songs, but I like the "live" version better, found on the expanded "Waylon Live" album on Buhda Recordings. I bought the CD on Amazon. There are 2 expanded Live Albums, one with about 20 songs, the other with about 40, from 2 live concerts in the mid- 1970's. It's Waylon at his best, which mean, simply, THE BEST!

  38. Maj-Brith H

    Waoov!
    One of my greatest favorites!

  39. teeger66

    You got that right!! No one will ever sound as good as Waylon! Ever.

  40. damshley

    excellent ventriloquist....

  41. Kimmie McCallum

    no way, kristopherson can write but cant sing very well in my opinion. no one sings better than waylon!!

  42. GIZZMO102

    Thanks i've searching for this exact version of the song for quite awhile!!
    this is great!!

  43. Kat Romero

    this is a great song. even better when Kristopherson sings it.