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    Hi, there. Please help me understand the following quotes.


    "I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you"

    1. Does 'out of love' mean I'm having no love?
    e.g. out of gas --- no gas. out of work --- do not work .

    2. What does 'all' mean?



    "I want you to come back and carry me home
    away from this long lonely nights"


    3. Do 'carry me home', 'drive me home' and 'take me home' mean the same thing?



    "And what would you say if I called on you now"

    4. Does 'call on someone' mean to make a call to someone? (i.e. I called on you ?= I called/phoned you)



    "What are you thinking of?"

    5. What's the difference between 'what are you thinking of ' and 'what are you thinking'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi, there. Please help me understand the following quotes.


    "I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you"

    1. Does 'out of love' mean I'm having no love?
    e.g. out of gas --- no gas. out of work --- do not work .

    2. What does 'all' mean?

    He/she has no love left because his/her lover is not there



    "I want you to come back and carry me home
    away from this long lonely nights"


    3. Do 'carry me home', 'drive me home' and 'take me home' mean the same thing?

    In the context of a song, "carry me home" could mean "take me home" but would not scan or have the alliterative sounds.



    "And what would you say if I called on you now"

    4. Does 'call on someone' mean to make a call to someone? (i.e. I called on you ?= I called/phoned you)

    Could either mean I am coming to visit you or that I need your help


    "What are you thinking of?"

    5. What's the difference between 'what are you thinking of ' and 'what are you thinking'?

    "think of" = thinking about something; "What are you thinking?" = what is in your mind?
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    Default Re: All out of Love

    Incidentally, you have either misheard this, or made a typo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
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    "I want you to come back and carry me home
    away from these long lonely nights"
    ....

    It could also be 'this long lonely night', but I think the context rules that out.

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    Hi, Anglika & BobK.

    Anglika, thanks for the detailed explanations.

    BobK, I copied it from a website. It sure was a typo. Thanks,

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