The Winner Takes It All Lyrics

ABBA


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
album: Track 2 in album Super Trouper
release date: 1980-11-3
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Vocal/Ballad/Disco
length: 4:56
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
drums: Ola Brunkert
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
guitars: Lasse Wellander
background vocals: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
percussion: Åke Sundqvist
mastering: Jon Astley
strings arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
bass guitar: Mike Watson
synthesizer & keyboard: Benny Andersson
composer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
lyricist: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson

Cover Art

ABBA Super Trouper cover art
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I don't want to talk
About the 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

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't want to talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

So the winner takes it all
And the the loser has to fall
Throw a dice, cold as ice
Way down here, someone dear
Takes it all, has to fall
It seems plain to me


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Super Trouper
  • 2 The Winner Takes It All
  • 3 On and On and On
  • 4 Andante, andante
  • 5 Me and I
  • 6 Happy New Year
  • 7 Our Last Summer
  • 8 The Piper
  • 9 Lay All Your Love on Me
  • 10 The Way Old Friends Do