They passed me by, all of those great romances You were, I felt, robbing me of my rightful chances My picture clear, everything seemed so easy
Taken from the song One of Us by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was the first single from their final studio album The Arrival (1981). I’ve posted Fernando and The Winner Takes it All. Feel free to share your favourite ABBA song.
I can’t believe the things that happen to me I guess that I should have seen a long, long time ago Letters you write don’t help me get through the night So I’ll just turn out the light And sleep here all alone
The opening lines of All the Love in the World by English by English rockers The Outfield, from their debut studio album Play Deep (1985). Curiously, the trio was far more successful in the US, especially for their other well-known song, Your Love.