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    Hi there.

    "Come on and come to me now"
    1. What does 'come on' mean?

    "When the night falls on you"
    2. 'The night falls on sb' Is this a common usage?

    "Take me in, into your darkest hour"
    3. Is this a common usage? (to take sb into one's darkest hour)

    Thanks in advance.


    desert v.t. (source: Cambridge)
    to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation and not come back:
    He deserted his wife and family for another woman.

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    The Song Pretenders | I’ll Stand By You lyrics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.

    "Come on and come to me now"
    1. What does 'come on' mean?

    "When the night falls on you"
    2. 'The night falls on sb' Is this a common usage?

    "Take me in, into your darkest hour"
    3. Is this a common usage? (to take sb into one's darkest hour)

    Thanks in advance.


    desert v.t. (source: Cambridge)
    to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation and not come back:
    He deserted his wife and family for another woman.

    ______________
    The Song Pretenders | I’ll Stand By You lyrics
    In this context, "Come on" is a gentle suggestion that the person crying should come over to the singer, to be comforted I think.

    "When the night falls on you" is not commonly heard, more the language of poets, as is the next phrase, "Take me into your darkest hour". Very descriptive, and leaves one with the feeling that the two persons concerne are very close.
    Moggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.

    "Come on and come to me now"
    1. What does 'come on' mean?

    "When the night falls on you"
    2. 'The night falls on sb' Is this a common usage?

    "Take me in, into your darkest hour"
    3. Is this a common usage? (to take sb into one's darkest hour)

    Thanks in advance.


    desert v.t. (source: Cambridge)
    to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation and not come back:
    He deserted his wife and family for another woman.

    ______________
    The Song Pretenders | Iíll Stand By You lyrics
    Nefertiti,

    I love your eclectic choice in music! How many hours a day are you spending listening to different songs?

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Hi, amigos4.

    Well, it's a hard question to answer. Most of the songs I've been questioning are in my mind. I retrieve them from my brain and try to understand them a little bit better. I hope learning English can be great fun through listening to music, especially the ones that I truly love. I might not be on the right track, but still enjoy the challenges very much. I shall move on, thanks to you, folks.

    "You raise me up to more than I can see."

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