The heartfelt song “Take You With Me,” which is part of Luke Combs’ new 18-song album Gettin’ Old, is about parenting and pays tribute to his son.
The song, which Combs co-wrote with James McNair and Rob Williford, is a moving ballad in which the singer considers his son Tex Lawrence and the lessons he taught him while traveling.
Combs recollects in the first verse, “Daddy, what’s that mean, that little turtle and a rabbit? / He sat me in that seat, showed me the wheel and how to grab it / He said, “I’ll work the pedals if you climb up on my knee / I’ll take you with me.”.
The vocalist muses on other wonderful father-son memories he has throughout the song, all of which are motivated by a deep desire to relive those priceless moments.
The chorus features Combs singing, “If it were up to me, we’d do everything together / And when you’re young like that, you think those days last forever / Didn’t know back then how much those words would mean / “I’ll take you with me.”.
Combs and his wife Nicole made their second child’s impending arrival public on March 20. In that unexpected announcement post, he also gave fans a sneak preview of “Take You With Me”.
Combs explains that Growing Older is “about the stage of life I’m at right now.”. “I’m sure many of us are going through it, have already gone through it, or will do so”.
“It’s about growing up, appreciating where life is now while missing how it used to be, continuing to fall in love with the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the now but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being appreciative, and leaving a legacy,” he continues.
Combs’ eagerly anticipated World Tour will get underway on Saturday (March 25). The 35-city tour will kick off in Arlington, Texas and visit cities across the United States as well as those in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, and France. On October 19, Combs will perform his final performance of this tour in London.