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

Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@1upvrz

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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