Slipping Through My Fingers

(sound of car approaching and stopping)

Does Your Mother Know

You're so hot
teasing me
so you're blue
but I can't take a chance
on a chick like you...

Man: Yes, you're checkin' out the greatest sound in the contemporary music scene. The biggest thing after the Beatles. The sounds of ABBA.

(that's something I couldn't do
there's that look)

On And On And On

On and on and on
keep on rockin' baby
'till the night is gone
on and on and on
'til the night is gone

Hasta Mañana

Man: ABBA - most heard and requested in radio stations. The best selling in the world right now. Wherever you go, whatever language you speak, they're simply known as ABBA.

Where is the spring and the summer
that once was yours and mine…

Man: The biggest musical export. The pride of Sweden. Enjoy the magic of ABBA.

(where did it go
I just don't know)

Dancing Queen

You can dance you can jive
having the time of your life…

Man: The inimitable combination of musical talent and singin' beauty. Björn, Benny, Anna and Frida - ABBA.

(see that girl, watch that scene
dig in the dancing queen)

(sound of car door closing and car driving away)

Slipping Through My Fingers

Schoolbag in hand
she leaves home
in the early morning
waving goodbye
with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go
with a surge of
that well-known sadness
and I have to sit down
for a while
the feeling that I'm
losing her forever
and without really
entering her world
I'm glad whenever I
can share her laughter
that funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers
all the time
I try to capture
every minute
the feeling in it
slipping through my fingers
all the time
do I really see what's
in her mind
each time I think
I'm close to knowing
she keeps on growing
slipping through my fingers
all the time

Sleep in our eyes
her and me
at the breakfast table
barely awake I
let precious time go by
then when she's gone
there's that odd
melancholy feeling
and a sense of
guilt I can't deny
what happened to the
wonderful adventures
the places I had
planned for us to go
well some of that we did,
but most we didn't
and why I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers
all the time
I try to capture
every minute
the feeling in it
slipping through my fingers
all the time
do I really see what's
in her mind
each time I think
I'm close to knowing
she keeps on growing
slipping through my fingers
all the time

Sometimes I wish
that I could freeze
the picture
and save it from
the funny tricks of time
slipping through my fingers

Slipping through my fingers
all the time

Schoolbag in hand
she leaves home
in the early morning
waving goodbye
with an absent-minded smile

Man: Wow, that's beautiful. ABBA with their latest effort, 'Slippin' Through My Fingers'.

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© Universal/Union Songs AB


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