I'm writing a song and I'm having trouble with the verb take away. I understand that to take something away means to remove it. But I have also seen that to take away memories can mean to take them with you.
When it's time to spread my wings
Take away the memories
I want to express "spread my wings (as in "leave and start a new chapter in my life") and take the memories with me".
Does it work, or does it mean the exact opposite?