Arrival Album

Artist(s): ABBA

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ABBA Arrival Cover Art

Tracklist

When I Kissed the Teacher

length: 3:04
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
solo: Agnetha Fältskog
keyboard: Benny Andersson
percussion: Malando Gassama
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

Everybody screamed when I kissed the teacher
And they must have thought they dreamed when I kissed the teacher
All my friends at school
They had never seen the teacher blush, he looked like a fool
Nearly petrified 'cause he was taken by surprise
When I kissed the teacher
Couldn't quite believe his eyes, when I kissed the teacher
My whole class went wild
As I held my breath, the world stood still, but then he just smiled
I was in the seventh heaven when I kissed the teacher

One of these days
Gonna tell him I dream of him every night
One of these days
Gonna show him I care, gonna teach him a lesson alright

I was in a trance when I kissed the teacher
Suddenly I took the chance when I kissed the teacher
Leaning over me, he was trying to explain the laws of geometry
And I couldn't help it, I just had to kiss the teacher

One of these days
Gonna tell him I dream of him every night
One of these days
Gonna show him I care, gonna teach him a lesson alright

What a crazy day, when I kissed the teacher
All my sense had flown away when I kissed the teacher
My whole class went wild
As I held my breath, the world stood still, but then he just smiled
I was in the seventh heaven when I kissed the teacher
(I want to hug, hug, hug him)
When I kissed the teacher
(I want to hug, hug him)
When I kissed the teacher
(I want to hug, hug, hug him)
When I kissed the teacher
(I want to hug, hug him)
When I kissed the teacher
(I want to hug, hug, hug him)

Dancing Queen

length: 3:51
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
strings arranger: Sven-Olof Walldoff
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad
violin: Harry Teike, Sixten Strömvall, Claes Nilsson, Lars Stegenberg, Bertil Orsin, Krzysztof Zdrzalka, Gunnar Michols, Anders Dahl and Martin Bylund
viola: Åke Arvinder, Lars Brolin and Håkan Roos
cello: Åke Olofsson and Hans‐Göran Eketorp
drums (drum set): Roger Palm and Roger Palm
bass: Rutger Gunnarsson
keyboard: Benny Andersson
clavinet: Benny Andersson
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
See that girl
Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for a place to go
Where they play the right music
Getting in the swing
You come to look for a king
Anybody could be that guy
Night is young and the music's high
With a bit of rock music
Everything is fine
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance

You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
See that girl
Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen

You're a teaser, you turn 'em on
Leave 'em burning and then you're gone
Looking out for another
Anyone will do
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance

You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
See that girl
Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen

My Love, My Life

length: 3:54
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
strings arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
solo: Agnetha Fältskog
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
additional electric guitar: Janne Schaffer
violin: Anders Dahl, Martin Bylund, Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson, Bernt Nylund, Per‐Erik Olsson, Leandr Pfeiler, Lars Stegenberg, Bo Söderström, Harry Teike, Snorri Throvaldsson and Krzysztof Zdrzalka
viola: Lars Arvinder, Alm Nils Ersson, Nils Heie and Håkan Roos
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
lyricist: Stig Anderson
I've seen it on your face
Tells me more than any worn out old phrase
So now we'll go separate ways
Never again we two
Never again, nothing I can do

Like an image passing by, my love, my life
In the mirror of your eyes, my love, my life
I can see it all so clearly
Answer me sincerely
Was it a dream, a lie
Like reflections of your mind, my love, my life
Are the words you try to find, my love, my life
But I know I don't posses you
So go away, God bless you
You are still my love and my life
Still my one and only

I've watched you look away
Tell me is it really so hard to say
Oh, this has been my longest day
Sitting here close to you
Knowing that maybe tonight we're trough

Like an image passing by, my love, my life
In the mirror of your eyes, my love, my life
I can see it all so clearly
Answer me sincerely
Was it a dream, a lie
Like reflections of your mind, my love, my life
Are the words you try to find, my love, my life
But I know I don't posses you
So go away, God bless you
You are still my love and my life

Yes, I know I don't posses you
So go away, God bless you
You are still my love and my life
Still my one and only

Dum Dum Diddle

length: 2:55
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
acoustic guitar: Lasse Wellander and Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
lyricist: Björn Ulvaeus
I can hear how you work, practising hard
Playing night and day, wo-oh
And it sounds better now, yes you improve
Everytime you play, wo-oh
But it's bad
You're so sad
And you're only smiling
When you play your violin

Dumb dumb diddle, to be your fiddle
To be so near you and not just hear you
Dumb dumb diddle, to be your fiddle
I think then maybe you'd see me, baby
You'd be mine
And we'd be together all the time
Wish I was dumb dumb diddle, your darling fiddle

But I think, you don't know that I exist
I'm the quiet kind, wo-oh
From the day when I first listened to you
You've been on my mind, wo-oh
You don't care
It's not fair
And you're only smiling
When you play your violin

Dumb dumb diddle, to be your fiddle
To be so near you and not just hear you
Dumb dumb diddle, to be your fiddle
I think then maybe you'd see me, baby
You'd be mine
And we'd be together all the time

Dumb dumb diddle, to be your fiddle
To be so near you and not just hear you
Dumb dumb diddle, to be your fiddle
I think then maybe you'd see me, baby
You'd be mine
And we'd be together all the time
Wish I was dumb dumb diddle, your darling find

Knowing Me, Knowing You

length: 4:03
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
solo: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
guitar: Janne Schaffer and Björn Ulvaeus
keyboard: Benny Andersson
percussion: Malando Gassama
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
No more carefully laughter
silence ever after
Walking through an empty house
tears in my eyes
This is where the story ends,
this is goodbye.

Knowing me, Knowing you
there is nothing we can do
Knowing me, Knowing you
We just have to face it,
this time we're through
Breakin' up is never easy, I know
but I have to go
Knowing me, Knowing you
It's the best I can do.

Mem'ries, good days, bad days
they'll be with me always
In these old familiar rooms
children would play,
now there's only emptiness
nothing to say.

Knowing me, Knowing you
there is nothing we can do
Knowing me, Knowing you
We just have to face it,
this time we're through
Breakin' up is never easy, I know
but I have to go
Knowing me, Knowing you
It's the best I can do.

Knowing me, Knowing you
there is nothing we can do
Knowing me, Knowing you
We just have to face it,
this time we're through
Breakin' up is never easy, I know
but I have to go
Knowing me, Knowing you
it's the best I can do.

Money, Money, Money

length: 3:07
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
solo: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
electric guitar: Anders Glenmark
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball...

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

A man like that is hard to find but I can't get him off my mind
Ain't it sad
And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me
That's too bad
So I must leave, I'll have to go
To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same...

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

It's a rich man's world

That’s Me

length: 3:17
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
electric guitar: Janne Schaffer and Björn Ulvaeus
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
percussion: Malando Gassama
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
Are you sure you want to hear more
What if I ain't worth the while
Not the style you'd be looking for
If I'm sweet tonight
Things look different in the morning light
I'm jealous and I'm proud
If you hurt my feelings I'll cry out loud
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

Are you sure you want to hear more
Would I be the one you seek
Mild and meek like the girl next door
Don't you realize
I may be an angel in disguise
It's lonely to be free
But I'm not a man's toy, I'll never be
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

I don't believe in fairy-tales
Sweet nothings in my ear
But I do believe in sympathy
That's me, you see

Are you sure you want to hear more
Won't you have a drink with me
Just to see you're not really sore
I can't help my ways
I'm just not the girl to hide my face
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

There's a special love
Like an eagle flying with a dove
I'll find it in the end
If I keep on searching, but until then
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

Why Did It Have to Be Me

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.

Tiger

length: 2:57
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
keyboard: Benny Andersson
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
The city is a jungle, you better take care
Never walk alone after midnight
If you don't believe it you better beware
Of me

I am behind you, I'll always find you, I am the tiger
People who fear me never go near me, I am the tiger

The city is a nightmare, a horrible dream
Some of us will dream it forever
Look around the corner and try not to scream
It's me

I am behind you, I'll always find you, I am the tiger
People who fear me never go near me, I am the tiger

Yellow eyes are glowing like the neon lights
Yellow eyes, the spotlight of the city nights

I am behind you, I'll always find you, I am the tiger
People who fear me never go near me, I am the tiger

The city is a prison, you never escape
You're forever trapped in the alleys
Look into the shadows and you'll see the shape
Of me

I am behind you, I'll always find you, I am the tiger
People who fear me never go near me, I am the tiger
Yellow eyes are glowing like the neon lights
Yellow eyes, the spotlight of the city nights
I am behind you, I'll always find you, I am the tiger
People who fear me never go near me, I am the tiger
And if I meet you, what if I eat you, I am the tiger
I am behind you, I'll always find you, I am the tiger
Tiger
Tiger
Tiger

Arrival

length: 3:02
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
violin: Anders Dahl, Martin Bylund, Gunnar Michols, Bernt Nylund, Bo Söderström and Harry Teike
viola: Lars Arvinder and Alm Nils Ersson
composer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Instrumental