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    sweetnothings is offline Newbie
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    Default You took me out of the blue

    The passage below comes from the lyrics of the song "Out of the Blue" by Michael Learns to Rock:

    YOU TOOK ME RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE
    SIMPLY BY SHOWING THAT YOU LOVE ME TOO
    ONLY BY GIVING ME YOUR EVERYTHING
    WITH A LOVE SO TRUE YOU TOOK ME OUT OF THE BLUE


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    Many people (non-native speakers) around me think that "you took me out of the blue" means "you took me out of sadness" = "you stopped me from being sad". But I think that the word "took" means "accepted" or "chose" and "out of the blue" means "unexpectedly". So, "you took me out of the blue" means "you accepted or chose me unexpectedly".

    I would be grateful if you would kindly tell me which interpretation is correct?

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: You took me out of the blue

    Hello Sweet000,

    I would agree with your interpretation; but there may well be a secondary meaning ("you ended my period of sadness").

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    Default Re: You took me out of the blue

    Clearly it means unexpectedly. "A bolt from the blue" refers to being hit by lightning on a cloudless day (the sky being blue), unexpected. "Blue sky research" is research done for its own sake without knowing what applications may arise.

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    Default Re: You took me out of the blue

    Thanks a lot for the replies.

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