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Artist(s): ABBA

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Eagle

length: 5:50
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
mastering: Tim Young and Jon Astley
solo guitar: Lasse Wellander
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
electric guitar: Janne Schaffer
keyboard: Benny Andersson
acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
percussion: Malando Gassama
solo electric guitar: Janne Schaffer
recorder: Lars O. Carlsson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

They came flyin' from faraway
Now I'm under their spell
I love hearing the stories
that they tell
they've seen places
beyond my land
and they've found
new horizons
they speak strangely
but I understand
and I dream I'm an eagle
and I dream I can spread
my wings

Flyin' high, high
I'm a bird in the sky
I'm an eagle that
rides on the breeze
High, high
what a feeling to fly
over mountains and forests
and seas
and to go anywhere
that I please

As all good friends
we talk all night
and we fly wing to wing
I have questions
and they know everything
there's no limit to
what I feel
we climb higher and higher
am I dreamin' or
is it all real
is it true I'm an eagle

is it true I can spread
my wings

Flyin' high, high...

Take a Chance on Me

length: 4:04
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson, Rutger Gunnarsson and Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
tambourine: Roger Palm
tambourine & drums (drum set): Roger Palm
electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
keyboard: Benny Andersson
acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
If you need me
let me know
gonna be around
If you got no place to go
when you're feeling down
If you're all alone
when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
gonna do my very best
and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test
if you let me try
take a chance on me
take a chance on me

We can go dancing
we can go walking
as long as we're together
listen to some music
maybe just talking
you'd get to know me better
'cause you know I got
so much that I wanna do
When I dream I'm alone with you
it's magic
You want me to leave it there
afraid of a love affair
but I think you know
that I can't let go

If you change your mind
I'm the first in line...

You can take your time baby
I'm in no hurry
I know I'm gonna get you
you don't wanna hurt me
baby don't worry
I ain't gonna let you
Let me tell you now
my love is strong enough
to last when things are rough
it's magic
You say that I waste my time
but I can't get you off my mind
No I can't let go
'cause I love you so

If you change your mind
I'm the first in line...

One Man, One Woman

length: 4:35
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
mastering: Tim Young and Jon Astley
cello arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
violin arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
viola arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
violin: Gunnar Michols, Martin Bylund, Tullo Galli, Inge Lindstedt, Claes Nilsson, Bertil Orsin, Lars Stegenberg, Sixten Strömvall, Harry Teike and Krzysztof Zdrzalka
viola: Bo Söderström, Lars Arvinder, Nils Heie and Håkan Roos
cello: Olle Gustafsson and Hans‐Göran Eketorp
electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
drums (drum set): Roger Palm
keyboard: Benny Andersson
acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
No smiles, not a single word at the breakfast table
Though I would have liked to begin
So much that I want to say, but I feel unable
You leave and you slam the door
Like you've done many times before
And I cry and I feel so helpless

One man, one woman
Two friends and two true lovers
Somehow we'll help each other through the hard times
One man, one woman
One life to live together
One chance to take that never comes back again
You and me 'till the end

Outside I can see the sun trough the open window
Inside everything feel so cold
What's wrong, what is happening, where did all our love go
Somethimes when I just can't cope
I cling to a desperate hope
And I cry and I feel like dying

One man, one woman
Two friends and two true lovers
Somehow we'll help each other through the hard times
One man, one woman
One life to live together
One chance to take that never comes back again
You and me 'till the end

Daydreams of a better life, but I have to wake up
The sound of a key in the door
You smile and I realize that we need a shake up
Our love is a precious thing
Worth the pain and the suffering
And it's never too late for changin'

One man, one woman
Two friends and two true lovers
Somehow we'll help each other through the hard times
One man, one woman
One life to live together
One chance to take that never comes back again
You and me 'till the end

You and me till' the end

The Name of the Game

length: 4:54
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
keyboard: Benny Andersson
acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
percussion: Malando Gassama
congas: Malando Gassama
flute: Lars O. Carlsson
saxophone: Lars O. Carlsson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
lyricist: Stig Anderson
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 openhearted

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 fell the same way too
I wanna know
what's 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 gimme no choice
but it means a lot to me
so I wanna know

Move On

length: 4:44
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
mastering: Tim Young and Jon Astley
recorder: Lars O. Carlsson
electric guitar: Lasse Wellander
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
guitar: Lasse Wellander
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
percussion: Malando Gassama
acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
keyboard: Benny Andersson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
They say a restless body can hide a peaceful soul.
A voyager, ad a settler, they both have a distant goal.
If I explore the heavens, or if I search inside.
Well, it really doesn't matter as long as I can tell myself
I've always tried.

Like a roller in the ocean, life is motion
Move on
Like a wind that's always blowing, life is flowing
Move on
Like the sunrise in the morning, life is dawning
Move on
How I treasure every minute
Being part of it, being in it
With the urge to move on

I've travelled every country, I've travelled in my mind
It seems we're on a journey, a trip through space and time
And somewhere lies the answer
To all the questions why
What really makes the difference
Between all dead and living things, the will to stay alive

Like a roller in the ocean (la la la la la la-la)
Life is motion (la la la la la la-la)
Move on (la la la la-la)
Like a wind that's always blowing (la la la la la la-la)
Life is flowing (la la la la la la-la)
Move on (la la la la-la)
Like the sunrise in the morning (la la la la la la-la)
Life is dawning (la la la la la la-la)
Move on (la la la la-la)
How I treasure every minute (la la la la)
Being part of it (la la la la)
Being in it (la la la la)
With the urge to move on

The morning breeze that ripples the surface of the sea
The crying of the seagulls that hover over me
I see it and I hear it
But how can I explain
The wonder of the moment
To be alive, to feel the sun that follows every rain

Like a roller in the ocean (la la la la la la-la)
Life is motion (la la la la la la-la)
Move on (la la la la-la)
Like a wind that's always blowing (la la la la la la-la)
Life is flowing (la la la la la la-la)
Move on (la la la la-la)
Like the sunrise in the morning (la la la la la la-la)
Life is dawning (la la la la la la-la)
Move on (la la la la-la)
How I treasure every minute (la la la la)
Being part of it (la la la la-ah)
Being in it
With the urge to move on

La la la la la la-la, la la la la la la-la, la la la la-la
Like a wind that's always blowing
La la la la la la-la
La la la la la la-la (life is flowing)
La la la la-la (move on)
Like the sunrise in the morning
La la la la la la-la
La la la la la la-la (life is dawning)
La la la la-la (move on)
How I treasure every minute (la la la la)
Being part of it (la la la la-ah)
Being in it
With the urge to move on
La la la la la la-la, la la la la la la-la, la la la la-la
Like a wind that's always blowing...

Hole in Your Soul

length: 3:44
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
mastering: Tim Young and Jon Astley
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
guitar: Lasse Wellander
percussion: Malando Gassama
congas: Malando Gassama
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
keyboard: Benny Andersson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
You feel bad, let me tell you, we all get the blues
Sometimes life is a burden, weighed down in your shoes
When it's bad, worse, worst
(And when you're feeling so bad)
And you think you're cursed
(And you've got it sad)
Well, if there's one thing for the better that can turn you loose

It's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul
There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul

My friend Sam is a chauffeur, Annie goes to school
Jerry works at the office, Sue lies by the pool
But on all weekends
(Together again)
When I meet my friends
(I'm gonna see them now)
And we're lookin' round for the action we sure play it cool

It's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul
There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul

You paint your world and use all colors
And then you find it all comes out too bright
You know it's only a lie
The songs you sing are too romantic
And when you want the truth
They only spit in your eye
Oh yeah, they're only telling you lies
Oh yeah, there's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul

You feel bad, let me tell you, we all get the blues
Sometimes life is a burden, weighed down in your shoes
When it's bad, worse, worst
(You know you're feeling so bad)
And you think you're cursed
(And you've got it sad)
Well, if there's one thing for the better that can turn you loose

It's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul
There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul

There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul
There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul
There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul

There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul
There's gotta be rock'n roll
To fill the hole in your soul

Thank You for the Music

length: 3:50
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog
mandolin & acoustic guitar: Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
tambourine & drums (drum set): Roger Palm
acoustic guitar & mandolin: Lasse Wellander
keyboard: Benny Andersson
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
I'm nothing special
In face
I'm a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke
You've probably
heard it before
But I have a talent
A wonderful thing
'Cause everyone listens
When I start to sing
I'm so greatful
and proud
All I want is
to sing it out loud
So I say
Thank you
for the music
The songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy
They're bringing
Who can live without it
I ask in all honestry
What would life be
Without a song or
a dance what are we
So I say thank you
for the music
For giving it to me
Mother says I was
A dancer before
I could walk
She says I began
To sing long
before I could talk
And I've often wondered
How did it all start
Who found out
that nothing
Can capture a heart
Like a melody can
Well, who ever it was,
I'm a fan So I say
Thank you
for the music
The songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy
They're bringing
Who can live without it
I ask in all honestry
What would life be
Without a song or
a dance what are we
So I say thank you
for the music
For giving it to me
I've been so lucky
I am the girl
with golden hair
I wanna sing it out
to everybody
What a joy, what a life,
what a chance
Thank you
for the music
The songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy
They're bringing
Who can live without it
I ask in all honestry
What would life be
Without a song or
a dance what are we
So I say thank you
for the music
For giving it to me
So I say thank you
for the music
For giving it to me

I Wonder (Departure)

length: 4:34
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
lead vocals: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
saxophone: Lars O. Carlsson
guitar: Lasse Wellander
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
keyboard: Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
percussion: Malando Gassama
congas: Malando Gassama
instrument: Bengt Sundberg
oboe: Bo Eriksson
violin: Martin Bylund, Lars Stegenberg, Bo Söderström, Harry Teike, Snorri Throvaldsson, Krzysztof Zdrzalka, Anders Dahl, Inge Lindstedt, Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson and Bernt Nylund
cello: Hans‐Göran Eketorp
viola: Örjan Högberg, Håkan Roos, Lars Arvinder and Nils Heie
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
This park and these houses, old streets I have walked
Everything dear, will it be here
One day when I am returning?
My friends will get married, have children and homes
It sounds so nice, well-planned and wise
Never expecting surprises

I wonder, it's frightening
Leaving now, is that the right thing?
I wonder, it scares me
But who the the hell am I if I don't leave it
I'm not a coward
Oh no, I'll be strong
One chance in a lifetime
Yes I will take it, it can't go wrong

My friends and my family, this dull little town
Buses I've missed, boys that I've kissed
Everything old and familiar

I wonder, it's frightening
Leaving now, is that the right thing?
I wonder, it scares me
But who the the hell am I if I don't leave it
I'm not a coward
Oh no, I'll be strong
One chance in a lifetime
Yes I will take it...
Yes I will take it, it can't go wrong

I’m a Marionette

length: 4:05
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
cello arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
violin arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
viola arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
guitar: Lasse Wellander and Lasse Wellander
violin: Bertil Orsin, Martin Bylund, Tullo Galli, Inge Lindstedt, Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson, Lars Stegenberg, Sixten Strömvall, Harry Teike and Krzysztof Zdrzalka
viola: Lars Arvinder, Nils Heie, Håkan Roos and Bo Söderström
cello: Olle Gustafsson and Hans‐Göran Eketorp
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
keyboard: Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
percussion: Malando Gassama
congas: Malando Gassama
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
You're so free
That's what everybody's tellin' me
Yet I feel like I'm an outward bound
Pushed around refuge

Something's wrong
Got a feeling that I don't belong
As if I have come from out of space
Out of place, like King Kong

I'm a marionette, just a marionette
Pull the string
I'm a marionette, everybody's pet
Just as long as I sing

I'm a marionette, see my pirouette
'Round and 'round
I'm a marionette, I'm a marionette
Just a silly old clown

Like a doll
Like a puppet with no will at all
And somebody taught me how to talk
How to walk, how to fall

Can't complain
I got no one but myself to blame
Something's happening, I can't control
Lost my hold, it's insane

I'm a marionette, just a marionette
Pull the string
I'm a marionette, everybody's pet
Just as long as I sing

I'm a marionette, see my pirouette
'Round and 'round
I'm a marionette, I'm a marionette
Just a silly old clown

Look this way
Just a little smile is what they say
You'll look better on the photograph
If you laugh, that's o.k.!!

I'm a marionette, just a marionette
Pull the string
I'm a marionette, everybody's pet
Just as long as I sing

I'm a marionette, see my pirouette
'Round and 'round
I'm a marionette, I'm a marionette
Just a silly old clown

You're so free
That's what everybody's tellin' me
Yet I feel like I'm an outward bound
Pushed around refugee