I'm having trouble making sense of the sentence below. (It's taken from 『いつかこの恋を思い出してきっと泣いてしまう』.) I would appreciate anyone's help.



The subjects are left out...


"If you could have taken a day off (today), I would have taken a paid holiday, too... (so that we could stay together one more day...)"

有給 is short for 有給休暇 "paid leave from work".


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    これコンテクスト知らないと無理やんな・・ – Chocolate Oct 13 '18 at 3:57

The author is complaining that even though he was able to take a paid leave, he is going to spend it in a crowded, packed subway train.

The rest of the conditional is left implicit:
If you are able to take a vacation (you should spend it in a nice place)

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