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Tagged: Leaving [suggest]

Song Released: 1985

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We're talking away
I don't know what
I'm to say I'll say it anyway
Today's another day to find you
Shying away
I'll be coming for your love, OK?
Take on me, take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or two

So needless to say
I'm odds and ends
But that's...


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    Aug 16th, 8:42am report

    I believe it’s a guy trying to break up with his girlfriend who is giving him a hard time. “Talking away, I don’t know what I’m to say I’ll say it anyway, todays another day to find you shying away, I’ll be coming for you’re love ok?” This all means he is trying to explain what to say to his girlfriend and he feels but he just can’t, but in the end he will be coming for her love because he doesn’t want to let go of her at the same time.


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    Jul 13th, 7:26pm report

    This song has deep meanings for me as it relates to a girl who I met in the Orkneys back in the 80s on my last night at the stromness hotel there was a disco where all of us divers went for our last night before leaving, that night I met Erica, we talked and talked (talking away) I didn't know what to say but all I know is that I never wanted to let her go, I fell in love with her that night , I kept in contact by letter an returned two years later ,(I'll be coming for your love ok) anyway the rest is history, I still love the memory and her but distance was too much. Love you Erica Lochrie X


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    Oct 16th, 2017 10:20am report

    Its a invitation/lament from one lover to another, at the end of their time, for a final moment of intimacy. The upbeat energy of the original recording belies the bitter-sweetness of the lyrics, which is more closely aligned in a-ha's 2017 version. https://youtu.be/-xKM3mGt2pE


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    May 9th, 2015 5:18pm report

    I believe that the song Take On Me is written about a guy who likes a girl and does not know how to express his love.

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