Why Did It Have to Be Me Lyrics - ABBA

ABBA Arrival cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
release date: 1976-10-11
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Europop/Pop Rock/Ballad/Disco
length: 3:23
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
electric guitar: Janne Schaffer
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
saxophone: Lars O. Carlsson
solo: Björn Ulvaeus
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus and Janne Schaffer
keyboard: Benny Andersson
tenor saxophone: Lars O. Carlsson
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson
When you were lonely, you needed a man
Someone to lean on, well I understand
It's only natural
But why did it have to be me?
Nights can be empty, nights can be cold
So you were looking for someone to hold
That's only natural
But why did it have to be me?

I was so lonesome, I was blue
I couldn't help it, it had to be you and I
Always thought you knew the reason why
I only wanted a little love affair
Now I can see you are beginning to care
But baby, believe me
It's better to forget me

Men are toys in the game that you play
When you get tired, you throw them away
That's only natural
But why did it have to be me?
Falling in love with a woman like you
Happens so quickly, there's nothing to do
It's only natural
But why did it have to be me?

I was so lonesome, I was blue
I couldn't help it, it had to be you and I
Always thought you knew the reason why
I only wanted a little love affair
Now I can see you are beginning to care
But baby, believe me
It's better to forget me.

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 When I Kissed the Teacher
  • 2 Dancing Queen
  • 3 My Love, My Life
  • 4 Dum Dum Diddle
  • 5 Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • 6 Money, Money, Money
  • 7 That’s Me
  • 8 Why Did It Have to Be Me
  • 9 Tiger
  • 10 Arrival