ABBA - The Name of the Game Lyrics

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I've seen you twice, in a short time
Only a week since we started
It seems to me, for every time
I'm getting more open-hearted

I was an impossible case
No-one ever could reach me
But I think I can see in your face
There's a lot you can teach me
So I wanna know

What's the name of the game?
Does it mean anything to you?
What's the name of the game?
Can you feel it the way I do?
Tell me please, 'cause I have to know
I'm a bashful child, beginning to grow

And you make me talk
And you make me feel
And you make me show
What I'm trying to conceal
If I trust in you, would you let me down?
Would you laugh at me, if I said I care for you?
Could you feel the same way too?
I wanna know

The name of the game

I have no friends, no-one to see
And I am never invited
Now I am here, talking to you
No wonder I get excited

Your smile, and the sound of your voice
And the way you see through me
Got a feeling, you give me no choice
But it means a lot to me
So I wanna know

What's the name of the game? (Your smile and the sound of your voice)
Does it mean anything to you? (Got a feeling you give me no choice)
(But it means a lot)
What's the name of the game? (Your smile and the sound of your voice)
Can you feel it the way I do?
Tell me please, 'cause I have to know
I'm a bashful child, beginning to grow

And you make me talk
And you make me feel
And you make me show
What I'm trying to conceal
If I trust in you, would you let me down?
Would you laugh at me, if I said I care for you?
Could you feel the same way too?
I wanna know
Oh yes I wanna know

The name of the game (I was an impossible case)
Does it mean anything to you? (But I think I can see in your face)
(That it means a lot)
What's the name of the game? (Your smile and the sound of your voice)
Can you feel it the way I do? (Got a feeling you give me no choice)
(But it means a lot)
What's the name of the game? (I was an impossible case)
Does it mean anything to you? (But I think I can see in your face)
(That it means a lot)

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Eagle
  • 2 Take a Chance on Me
  • 3 One Man, One Woman
  • 4 The Name of the Game
  • 5 Move On
  • 6 Hole in Your Soul
  • 7 Thank You for the Music
  • 8 I Wonder (Departure)
  • 9 I’m a Marionette


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus, Stig Erik Leopold Anderson
    album: Track 4 in album The Album
    release date: 1977-12-12
    popularity : 171 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Non-Music Pop
    styles: Classic Rock/Europop/Ballad/Disco
    length: 4:54
    producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
    drums: Ola Brunkert
    engineer: Michael B. Tretow
    arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
    mastering: Tim Young and Jon Astley
    guitar: Lasse Wellander
    Album Information
    label: Polar
    country(area): Sweden
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin