Student or Learner
What's the difference between: "take me on" and "take on me"?
You can hear that in Aha's song : " Take me on".
In the chorus, he says : "take on me, ...take me on".
Does that help?
Songs and poetry can juxtapose words in a way that we would not use otherwise. That appears to be what you have found.
Were talking away
I donít know what
Iím to say Ill say it anyway
Todayís another day to find you
Ill be coming for your love, OK? Take on me, take me on! (Give me a chance, take my challenge!)
Ill be gone
In a day or two so needless to say
Iím odds and ends