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A-ha: Take On Me Meaning

Tagged: Leaving [suggest]

Song Released: 1985


Covered By: Weezer (2019)


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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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    anonymous
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    Dec 25th, 12:34pm report


    Take On Me by A-ha, nice voice and nice video with comics. Real interpretation seen at songfacts and wikipedia. Latest comment, explained their thoughts about this song. True, time is priceless.

    - Same person who made comments recently



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    anonymous
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    Dec 25th, 12:59am report


    Not knowing what to do but wanting it enough to try anyway.We don't have forever to work things out.in the end we discover its the things that we didn't do that haunt us and those things we did do that give our lives meaning.Everything you desire is just in the other side of fear.
    ( Don't waste time,it's priceless.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 12:06am report


    I believe that this song, in general, is about someone in a relationship in which they do not know whether a person or group accepts him or her.
    ‘Talking away, oh I don’t what, I’m to say – I say it anyway, today’s another day to find you’
    The person feels that it is awkward when they conversate with the person or group, because he or she feels like he or she needs to say something about their relationship but can’t get it out. ‘Today’s another day to find you’ means that it’s another day to find out what the person or group thinks of them – and that this process has become usual.
    ‘Shying away – I’ll be coming for your love, okay’
    ‘Shying away’ means that the person is starting to feel repelled off by the unsureness of this relationship, but ‘I’ll be coming for your love, okay’ means that the person is still trying, and still believes that the person or group may accept them.
    ‘Take on me – take me on’
    ‘Take on me’ means, essentially ‘accept me’, as well as ‘take me on’.
    ‘I’ll be gone – in a day or two’
    This shows that the time is running out for them. The person feels that his or her last chance with the person or group is coming very soon.
    ‘Needless to say, I’m odds and ends’
    Even though the person feels that their relationship’s time is running out, and feels like it should end soon, he or she still feels unsure. Their relationship is at ‘odds and ends’ – ups and downs. Sometimes, he or she feels that the person or group accepts him or her, sometimes, he or she feels like they are growing or have grown apart.
    ‘But I’ll be stumbling away, slowly learning that life is okay’
    This essentially means that whatever change happens between them, however hard it is, he or she will move on and start something new.
    ‘Say after me – it’s no matter be to safe and sorry’
    ‘It’s no matter to be safe and sorry’ means that there is no reason to keep on staying in this awkward, unsure phase, that the person or group needs to make his, her or their decision – and that he or she needs to as well. The chorus is then repeated, telling the other person or group that time is running out between them.
    ‘Things that you say – oh is it life or, just to play my worries away’
    The person wonders whether the relationship with the other person or group is worth trying for. He or she is unsure whether anything that the person or group says is just because of politeness, or if it is genuine. The person doubts that it is genuine through using the word ‘play’ to demonstrate that he or she feels that the other person or group is pulling strings on him or her.
    ‘You’re all the things I’ve got to remember’
    The person feels that he or she can’t remember a time when it wasn’t awkward between them – the unsureness of the relationship has been normal since he or she can remember.
    ‘Shying away – I’ll be coming for you anyway’
    Though the person feels very unsure about the future of a good relationship between them, he or she will still try if there is any sign of the relationship becoming any better.
    The chorus is then repeated a few times, showing that the time is running out, and that he or she will go if there are no more signs. He or she wants their relationship to be definite, and if there is no use in waiting, if their relationship is still unsure, he or she will go and start a new relationship – one that feels real.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 16th, 2018 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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    anonymous
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    Jul 13th, 2018 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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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