I don’t wanna talk
About things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history.
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play
Taken from the incredibly powerful ballad The Winner Takes it All by Swedish group Abba, from their seventh studio album Super Trouper. Although denied by its songwriter Björn Ulvaeus, the emotive lyrics are widely believed to reflect the break up of his marriage to fellow band member Agnetha Fältskog.
Love this song and Meryl Streep’s rendition too
I’m glad she sang it and not Pierce!
That would be an SOS 😉
I see what did you there 😉
I’ve only listened to one of ABBA’s songs but really happen to love it. It’s called Chiquitita, have you listened to it?
Yes, it’s a lovely song. My dad played them a lot when I was growing up. If you like Chiquitita, you’ll probably like this song of theirs https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/lines-of-the-day-fernando/
Will definitely give it a listen
Those are some deep lines!! I think I am gonna steal them 🙂
The song is so brilliant, so emotive and heartbreaking. It feels like you’re staring into someone’s romantic soul. Feel free to use it 🙂
And that design cover doesn’t fit the song at all!
What a song…so emotional and romantic! Love ABBA anyway…
They’ve sold something incredible like 350 million records. Timeless songs.
Those lines are great, but those shirts? Amazing.
They always did their own sense of style. Do you remember that look when they won Eurovision? http://www.musictrespass.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Abba%20(1).jpg?itok=X9i_El6R
Haha! They were a special group with special tastes 🙂
That’s for sure!
One of their best songs, as far as I’m concerned. Have you heard “The Day Before You Came”? — Ken B.
A brilliant song. I’m surprised it isn’t better known. A very different tone, but I have no idea why Ring, Ring isn’t among their more famous songs.
What a beautiful but heartbreaking song. As Film Reviews 12 mentions, The Day Before You Came is a great song that is sadly underrated from them.
It really is. I guess it was too long, different and somber for people at the time. Pity.
It has that sense of melancholy that is almost ghostly, do you know what I mean?
Yes. That reoccurring electronic riff is quite haunting. It isn’t your conventional ABBA track by any stretch.
I’ve always thought that the lyrics are from the point of view of a woman who has died and is recounting the last day of her life. I think the you she is referring to is death. What do you think?
That’s a very interesting take. I saw it as someone who swapped one emptiness for another.
That’s what I like about the song, everyone has a different reading of it.
I just did a post analysing the lyrics of The Day Before You Came.
Checking it out now.
Thank you Alex.
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