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    Meaning of "Owning up for prosperity"

    In Rod Steward's song "I was only joking" he wrote: "Owning up for properity. For the whole damn world to see". What is the meaning of properity here? I don't catch the meaning of "owning up for properity" in the lyrics .


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    Re: Meaning of "Owning up for prosperity"

    Sorry, it should be "owning up for prosperity". I don't understand the meaning of this sentence.

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    Re: Meaning of "Owning up for prosperity"

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    ...what I'm doing must be wrong
    Pouring my heart out in a song
    Owning up for prosperity
    For the whole damn world to see
    Own up = admit one's faults/mistakes
    For prosperity = for financial success as a musician (i.e. for the purpose of this music album)
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    Re: Meaning of "Owning up for prosperity"

    Thank you Mister Micawber, but I still don't quite catch your explanation. Do you mean that the singer admitted his faults for making the album financially successful?

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    Re: Meaning of "Owning up for prosperity"

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    No, he is admitting his personal weaknesses publically, just because he wants to make money by selling the song.
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    Re: Meaning of "Owning up for prosperity"

    See. Thank you very much.

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