• When released as a single, the song became Prince's second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100,
and also topped the two component charts, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts,
as well as becoming a UK Top 10 hit.
From the Album
The lyrics are about getting through life and the battle against evil,
Satan being the de-elevator. We are encouraged to not allow the devil to break
us down and instead to turn to God to help us get by.
The song's percussion was programmed with a Linn LM-1 drum machine, an instrument frequently
used in many of Prince's songs.
Take Me With U
July 18, 1984
The Warehouse, St. Louis Park, Summer 1983
Hard rock, new wave, dance-rock
Prince and the Revolution
Gold (RIAA) - November 7, 1984
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