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    Book on you/about you

    Hello,

    Could you please explain me the following. I've been listening to a radio, and have heard a song by Young Rebel Set - "If I was". And they sing there: I would write a book on you.
    What is the difference between "book on you" and "book about you"?
    I would say "about you", would it be correct?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Book on you/about you

    '...about you' would also be correct.

    The difference is an extra syllable which doesn't fit the metre of the lyrics.

    Rover

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