ABBA - Slipping Through My Fingers Lyrics

ABBA The Visitors cover art
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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
Ans 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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Visitors
  • 2 Head Over Heels
  • 3 When All Is Said and Done
  • 4 Soldiers
  • 5 I Let the Music Speak
  • 6 One of Us
  • 7 Two for the Price of One
  • 8 Slipping Through My Fingers
  • 9 Like an Angel Passing Through My Room


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Benny Andersson, Bjoern K Ulvaeus, Bjorn Ulvaeus
    album: Track 8 in album The Visitors
    release date: 1981-11-30
    popularity : 93 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul
    styles: Pop Rock/Disco/Europop/Downtempo/Synth-pop/Ballad
    length: 3:54
    producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
    drums: Ola Brunkert
    engineer: Michael B. Tretow
    arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
    bass: Rutger Gunnarsson
    acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
    percussion: Åke Sundqvist
    acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
    synthesizer & keyboard: Benny Andersson
    writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
    Album Information
    label: Polar
    country(area): Sweden
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin