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Take on Me
a-ha Lyrics


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We're talking away
I don't know what I'm to say
I'll say it anyway
Today is another day to find you
Shyin' away
Oh, I'll be comin' for your love, okay

Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two

So needless to say
I'm odds and ends
But I'll be stumblin' away
Slowly learnin' that life is okay
Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry

Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two

All the things that you say, yeah
Is it life or just to play my worries away?
You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shyin' away
I'll be comin' for you anyway

Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day
(Take on me)
(Take on me)
(Take me on)
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
(Take on me)
In a day
(Take me on)
(Take on me)
(Take on me)
(Take on me)
(Take me on)
(Take on me)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of a-ha's "Take on Me" are about a man who is trying to convince a woman to take a chance on love with him. He is shy and awkward at first, but he is determined to win her over. The song's chorus, "Take on me, take me on, I'll be gone in a day or two," suggests that the singer is willing to put everything on the line for a chance at love, but also acknowledges that nothing in life is certain.


The verses of the song speak to the singer's insecurity and fear of rejection. He stumbles through life, learning as he goes, but is ultimately unsure of himself. The woman he is pursuing is all he can think about, and he is desperate for her to take a chance on him, despite his flaws.


The bridge of the song features a sort of philosophical musing on the nature of life and risk-taking. The singer suggests that it is better to take risks in life, even if it means getting hurt, than to always play it safe.


Overall, the lyrics of "Take on Me" are a poignant and relatable expression of the ups and downs of love and relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

We're talking away
We are having a conversation.


I don't know what I'm to say
I am uncertain about what I should say.


I'll say it anyway
I will speak despite my uncertainty.


Today is another day to find you
Today is an opportunity to locate you.


Shyin' away
You are avoiding me.


Oh, I'll be comin' for your love, okay
I will pursue your affection.


Take on me
Assume the task of being with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


Take me on
Begin a relationship with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


I'll be gone
I will leave for some time.


In a day or two
I will return soon.


So needless to say
It goes without saying.


I'm odds and ends
I am fragmented and incomplete.


But I'll be stumblin' away
But I will persist despite my shortcomings.


Slowly learnin' that life is okay
Gradually realizing that life is acceptable.


Say after me
Repeat what I have said.


It's no better to be safe than sorry
Being careful is not always the best option.


All the things that you say, yeah
Everything you say.


Is it life or just to play my worries away?
Are you living life or avoiding your own concerns?


You're all the things I've got to remember
You are everything I must recollect.


You're shyin' away
You are avoiding me.


I'll be comin' for you anyway
I will pursue you despite your avoidance.


Take on me
Assume the task of being with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


Take me on
Begin a relationship with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


I'll be gone
I will leave for some time.


In a day
I will return soon.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


(Take me on)
Begin a relationship with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.


(Take me on)
Begin a relationship with me.


(Take on me)
Assume the task of being with me.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pal Waaktaar

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steve

ahhh the old days

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@harry.music.1k

Lyrics ❤
We're talking away
I don't know what I'm to say
I'll say it anyway
Today is another day to find you
Shyin' away
Oh, I'll be comin' for your love, okay
Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two
So needless to say
I'm odds and ends
But I'll be stumblin' away
Slowly learnin' that life is okay
Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry
Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two
All the things that you say, yeah
Is it life or just to play my worries away?
You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shyin' away
I'll be comin' for you anyway
Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day
(Take on me)
(Take on me)
(Take me on)
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
(Take on me)
In a day
(Take me on)
(Take on me)
(Take on me)
(Take on me)
(Take me on)
(Take on me)
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@sdwone

Ah... The 80s!!! When boys were boys... Girls were girls... And alternatives were... Well... Alternatives!

Sure bigotry, racism, misogyny and all that toxic stuff was still around back then BUT... We simply just got on with it!!! And as an (almost!) 52 year old Black Man myself, I made some rock solid friendships with a bunch of White, nerdy, Dungeons and Dragons geeks, who took me in and never ONCE brought up just how wonderful my beautiful brown skin looked 😁

Indeed... I'm booked up for our second Friendship Reunion this summer (2024)... In some swanky holiday resort in Somerset!

This era was quite simply... Magical! I mean I love me some Rap, R an' B, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop... Yada yada yada... But yet I also LOVE this, Prefab Sprout, OMD and just about anything 80s... It was a time when the ONLY identity that matter... Was Being a Good Human!

I miss these times sorely... And often wonder... Where did it ALL go wrong...???

Anyway... One good thing about the Internet... Is preserving childhood memories like these 🥰

So Enjoy People... Stay Safe! And Keep that 80s Hope Alive!!!

Peace!!!



@1killabro

Talking away
I don't know what
I'm to say
I'll say it anyway
Today is another day to find you
Shying away
I'll be coming for your love, okay?

Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two

So needless to say
I'm odds and ends
But I'll be
Stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is okay
Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry

Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two

Oh, things that you say
Yeah, is it a life or
Just to play
My worries away
You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway

Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day

Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
I'll be gone (Take on me)
In a day (Take me on)
(Take on me)

Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
Take on me



@Hobo_Dood

@@AJM3811 that doesn't even make sence. How would i get rickrolled from that.





Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and, desert you.
Never gonna.... (i remembered the lyrics up to this point)



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@aha

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@bandito7253

Yeah!!!

@smartygraz

OMG

@praveenas4675

YESSSS WE DID IT!!!! Thank you for this masterpiece, a-ha❤️❤️❤️

@mariaandreza6628

1 Bilhão . Meus parabéns merecidamente !

@progestinimpossible5938

Good luck))

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@NostalgiaMan

80's music with 1 Billion views

Respect the Nostalgia

@christopher7216

Wutaii1 Nostalgia it's not the only one

@christopher7216

Bohemian Rhapsody is another one

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