You’ll be in my heart
Take Me Home
“Take Me Home” is the 10th track on Phil Collins’ third solo album, No Jacket Required. The song was released as a single in the UK in July 1985 and in the US in March 1986. It did reasonably well in the UK, peaking there at #19. It wasn’t as successful as other singles from the album, such as “Sussudio” or “One More Night” in the United States, but managed to peak at #7 there. The “Extended Mix” of “Take Me Home”, released on the 12″ single was one of the six songs to be included on Collins’ 12″ers album.
“Take Me Home” is considered one of Collins’ more well known songs, and has been in all of his tours since the No Jacket Required Tour. The song has remained popular among fans. The song has been an encore to the majority of Collins’ solo tour concerts around the globe since it was released.
Common misconceptions regarding the song’s topic are that it is about a man returning home, or that it is about the psychological manipulations of the totalitarian government from George Orwell’s novel 1984.
In reality, however, Collins has stated that the song lyrics refer to a patient in a mental institution, and that it is very much based on the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.