Voulez‐Vous Album

Artist(s): ABBA

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ABBA Voulez‐Vous Cover Art

Tracklist

As Good as New

length: 3:25
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
guitar: Janne Schaffer
keyboard: Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog
cello arranger & double bass arranger & violin arranger & viola arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
violin: Anders Dahl, Lennart Fredriksson, Inge Lindstedt, Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson, Lars Stegenberg, Sixten Strömvall, Bo Söderström, Harry Teike and Krzysztof Zdrzalka
viola: Håkan Roos, Lars Arvinder and Nils Heie
cello: Hans‐Göran Eketorp and Olle Gustafsson
double bass: Bertil Andersson and Bo Hellman
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson

I'll never know why I had to go
Why I had to put up such a lousy rotten show
Boy, I was tough, packing all my stuff
Saying I don't need you anymore, I've had enough
And now, look at me standing here again 'cause I found out that
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma my life is here
Gotta have you near

As good as new, my love for you
And keeping it that way is my intention
As good as new and growing too
Yes, I think it's taking on a new dimension
It's as good as new, my love for you
Just like it used to be and even better
As good as new, thank God it's true
Darling, we were always meant to stay together

Feel like a creep, never felt so cheap
Never had a notion that my love could be so deep
How could I make such a dumb mistake
Now I know I'm not entitled to another break
But please, baby, I beg you to forgive 'cause I found out that
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma my life is here
Gotta get you near

I thought that our love was at an end but here I am again

As good as new, my love for you
And keeping it that way is my intention
As good as new and growing too
Yes, I think it's taking on a new dimension
It's as good as new, my love for you
Just like it used to be and even better
As good as new, thank God it's true
Darling, we were always meant to stay together

Yes the love I have for you feels as good as new
Darling, we were always meant to stay together

Voulez‐Vous

length: 5:09
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
guitar: Janne Schaffer, Björn Ulvaeus, Ish Ledesma and George Terry
bass guitar: Arnold Paseiro
drums (drum set): Joe Galdo
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
piano: Paul Harris
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
tenor saxophone: Halldor Pálsson
tenor saxophone & soprano saxophone: Johan Stengård
trombone: Nils Landgren
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
People everywhere
A sense of expectation hanging in the air
Giving out a spark
Across the room your eyes are glowing in the dark
And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
Masters of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)
Now it's all we get (ah-ha)
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Ain't no big decision (ah-ha)
You know what to do (ah-ha)
La question c'est voulez-vous
Voulez-vous

I know what you think
"The girl means business so I'll offer her a drink"
Looking mighty proud
I see you leave your table, pushing through the crowd
I'm really glad you came, you know the rules, you know the game
Master of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)
Now it's all we get (ah-ha)
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Ain't no big decision (ah-ha)
You know what to do (ah-ha)
La question c'est voulez-vous

And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
Masters of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)
Now it's all we get (ah-ha)
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Ain't no big decision (ah-ha)
You know what to do (ah-ha)
La question c'est voulez-vous
Voulez-vous

Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)
Now it's all we get (ah-ha)
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Ain't no big decision (ah-ha)
You know what to do (ah-ha)
I can still say voulez-vous

Voulez-vous (ah-ha, ah-ha, ah-ha) [Repeat: x4]

Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)
Now it's all we get (ah-ha)
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Ain't no big decision (ah-ha)
You know what to do (ah-ha)
I can still say voulez-vous

I Have a Dream

length: 4:44
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
cello arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
violin arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
viola arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
double bass arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
lead vocals: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
choir vocals: International School of Stockholm Choir
chorus master: Kernstin Feist
violin: Sixten Strömvall, Lars Stegenberg, Claes Nilsson, Gunnar Michols, Inge Lindstedt, Lennart Fredriksson, Anders Dahl, Krzysztof Zdrzalka, Harry Teike and Bo Söderström
viola: Nils Heie, Lars Arvinder and Håkan Roos
cello: Olle Gustafsson and Hans‐Göran Eketorp
double bass: Bo Hellman and Bertil Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus and Janne Schaffer
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
I have a dream
a song to sing
To help me cope
with anything
If you see the wonder
of a fairy tale
you can take the untrue
even if you fail
I believe in angels
something good in
everything I see
I believe in angels
when I know the time
is right for me
I'll cross the stream
I have a dream

I have a dream
a fantasy
To help me through
reality

And my destination
makes it worth the while
pushing through the darkness
still another mile
I believe in angels,
something good in
everything I see
I believe in angels
when I know the time
is right for me
I'll cross the stream
I have a dream.

Angeleyes

length: 4:21
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
strings arranger: Anders Eljas
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
bass guitar: Mike Watson
guitar: Janne Schaffer and Björn Ulvaeus
keyboard: Benny Andersson
violin: Anders Dahl, Harry Teike, Bo Söderström, Sixten Strömvall, Lars Stegenberg, Bernt Nylund, Claes Nilsson, Gunnar Michols and Martin Bylund
viola: Lars Arvinder, Nils Heie, Håkan Roos and Thomas Sundkvist
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
Keep thinking 'bout his angeleyes
I keep thinking,

Last night I was taking a walk along the river
And I saw him together with a young girl
And the look that he gave her made me shiver
'Cause he always used to look at me that way
Then I thought maybe I should walk right up to her and say
Ah-ha-ha, it's a game he likes to play

Look into his angeleyes
One look and you're hypnotized
He'll take your heart and you must pay the price
Look into his angeleyes
You'll think you're in paradise
And one day you'll find out he wears a disguise
Don't look too deep into those angeleyes
Oh no no no no

Ah-ha-ha, keep thinking 'bout his angeleyes
I keep thinking

Sometimes when I'm lonely I sit and think about him
And it hurts to remember all the good times
When I thought I could never live without him
And I wonder does it have to be the same
Every time when I see him, will it bring back all the pain?
Ah-ha-ha, how can I forget that name?

Look into his angeleyes
One look and you're hypnotized
He'll take your heart and you must pay the price
Look into his angeleyes
You'll think you're in paradise
And one day you'll find out he wears a disguise
Don't look too deep into those angeleyes
Crazy 'bout his angeleyes
Angeleyes
He took my heart and now I pay the price
Look into his angeleyes
You'll think you're in paradise
Then one day you'll find out he wears a disguise
Don't look too deep into those angeleyes
Oh no no no no

Keep thinking,
Keep thinking 'bout his angeleyes
Keep thinking,
Keep thinking, I had to pay the price

The King Has Lost His Crown

length: 3:34
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
lead vocals: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus and Lasse Wellander
keyboard: Benny Andersson
oboe: Jan Risberg
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
strings arranger: Anders Eljas
drums (drum set): Rolf Alex
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
I believe your new girl turned you down
And they say she's pushin' you around
How does it feel, I guess it hurts your pride
Tell me my friend how many nights you've cried

Disaster and disgrace
The king has lost his crown
Suddenly
He's clumsy like a clown
The world is upside down
The king has lost his crown

Was it hard to step down from your throne
And to know tonight you're all alone
Oh what a shame, you really want that girl
She doesn't care, still you just dream of her

Disaster and disgrace
The king has lost his crown
Suddenly
He's clumsy like a clown
The world is upside down
The king has lost his crown

Disaster and disgrace
The word is all around
Suddenly
He's clumsy like a clown
The world is upside down
The king has lost his crown

Does Your Mother Know

length: 3:15
producer: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
tenor saxophone: Kajtek Wojciechowski and Lars O. Carlsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert and Ola Brunkert
guitar: Lasse Wellander, Björn Ulvaeus and Lasse Wellander
keyboard: Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Björn Ulvaeus
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Mike Watson
bass synthesizer: Benny Andersson
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
composer: Edward Shearmur
You're so hot
teasing me
so you're blue
but I can't take a chance
on a chick like you
It's something I couldn't do
There's that look
in your eyes
I can read in your face
that your feelings
are driving you wild
but girl you're only a child

Well I could dance with you honey
if you think it's funny
but does your mother know
that you're out
and I could chat with you baby
flirt little maybe
but does your mother know
that you're out
Take it easy
better slow down girl
that's no way to go
Does your mother know
Take it easy
try to cool it girl
play it nice and slow
Does your mother know

I can see what you want
but you seem pretty young
to be searching
for that kind of fun
so maybe I'm not the one
You're so cute
I like your style
and I know what you mean
when you give me
a flash of that smile
but girl you're only a child

If It Wasn’t for the Nights

length: 5:11
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus and Janne Schaffer
keyboard: Benny Andersson
percussion: Malando Gassama
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
strings arranger: Anders Eljas
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
bass guitar: Mike Watson
brass arranger: Anders Eljas
violin: Anders Dahl, Martin Bylund, Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson, Bernt Nylund, Lars Stegenberg, Sixten Strömvall, Bo Söderström and Harry Teike
viola: Lars Arvinder, Nils Heie, Håkan Roos and Thomas Sundkvist
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
I got appointments, work I have to do
Keepin' me so busy all the day through
They're the things that keep me from thinkin' of you
Oh baby, I miss you so, I know I'm never gonna make it
Oh, I'm so restless, I don't care what I say
And I lose my temper ten times a day
Still it's even worse when the night's on its way
It's bad, oh, so bad

Somehow I'd be doin' alright if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could make it)
I'd have courage left to fight if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could take it)
How I fear the time when shadows start to fall
Sittin' here alone and starin' at the wall
Even I could see a light if it wasn't for the nights
(Even I could see a light I think that I could make it)
Somehow I'd be doin' alright if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could take it)

No-one to turn to, you know how it is
I was not prepared for something like this
Now I see them clearly, the things that I miss
Oh baby, I feel so bad, I know I'm never gonna make it
I got my business to help me through the day
People I must write to, bills I must pay
But everything's so different when night's on its way
It's bad, oh, so bad

Somehow I'd be doing alright if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could make it)
I'd have courage left to fight if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could take it)
How I fear the time when shadows start to fall
Sittin' here alone and starin' at the wall
Even I could see a light if it wasn't for the nights
(Even I could see a light I think that I could make it)
Guess my future would look bright if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could make it)

If it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could take it)
if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could make it)

Even I could see a light if it wasn't for the nights
(Even I could see a light I think that I could make it)
Guess my future would look bright if it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could take it)

If it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could make it)
If it wasn't for the nights
(If it wasn't for the nights I think that I could take it)

Even I could see a light if it wasn't for the nights
(Even I could see a light I think that I could make it)
Guess my future would look bright if it wasn't for the nights

Chiquitita

length: 5:26
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
arranger: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
guitar: Lasse Wellander, Lasse Wellander and Björn Ulvaeus
banjo: Björn Ulvaeus
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
keyboard: Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong
You're enchained by
your own sorrow
In your eyes
There is no hope
for tomorrow
How I hate to
see you like this
There is no way
you can deny it
I can see
that you're
oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder
you can cry on
Your best friend
I'm the one
you must rely on
You were always
sure of yourself
Now I see you've
broken a feather
I hope
we can patch it up
together

Chiquitita
you and I know
how the heartaches
come and they go
And the scars
they're leavin'
You'll be dancin'
once again
And the pain will end
You will have
no time for grievin'

Chiquitita
You and I cry
but the sun
is still in the sky
and shining above you
Let me hear you
sing once more
Like you did before
Sing a new song
Chiquitita
Try once more
Like you did before
Sing a new song
Chiquitita

So the walls
came tumblin' down
And your love's
a blown-out candle
All is gone
and it seems
too hard to handle
Chiquitita
tell me the truth
There is no way
you can deny it
I see
that you're
oh so sad, so quiet

Lovers (Live a Little Longer)

length: 3:31
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Anni-Frid Lyngstad
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
guitar: Lasse Wellander and Björn Ulvaeus
keyboard: Benny Andersson
percussion: Malando Gassama
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
strings arranger: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
writer: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
Sit down and listen 'cause I've got good news for you
It was in the papers today
Some physician had made a discovery
This is what she had to say
(Oh you know that)

She said that every result she had backed her
Claiming that love's a longevity factor

So lovers live a little longer, baby
You and me, we got a chance to live twice
Lovers live a little longer, ain't that nice
Lovers live a little longer, baby
What a feeling when I hold you tight
Lovers live a little longer, yeah

I can imagine, I see in my fantasy
I'll enjoy every day
Makin' love is a dynamite drug, baby
So why don't we start right away
(Ah, please don't wait)

I don't care if they're watching 'cause listen
We've got a reason for each time we're kissing

'Cause lovers live a little longer, baby
You and me, we got a chance to live twice
Lovers live a little longer, ain't that nice
Lovers live a little longer, baby
What a feeling when I hold you tight
Lovers live a little longer, yeah

I just don't care if they're watching 'cause listen
We've got a reason for each time we're kissing

'Cause lovers live a little longer, baby
You and me, we got a chance to live twice
Lovers live a little longer, ain't that nice
Lovers live a little longer, baby
What a feeling when I hold you tight
Lovers live a little longer, yeah

Lovers live a little longer, baby
You and me, we got a chance to live twice
Lovers live a little longer, yeah

Kisses of Fire

length: 3:18
producer: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
lead vocals: Agnetha Fältskog
engineer: Michael B. Tretow
synthesizer: Benny Andersson
bass guitar: Rutger Gunnarsson
drums (drum set): Ola Brunkert
guitar: Björn Ulvaeus and Lasse Wellander
keyboard: Benny Andersson
writer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Lay your head on my chest so you hear every beat of my heart
Now there's nothing at all that can keep us apart
Touch my lips, close your eyes and see with your fingertips
Things that you do, and you know I'm crazy 'bout you

Kisses of fire, burning, burning
I'm at the point of no returning
Kisses of fire, sweet devotions
Caught in a landslide of emotions
I've had my share of love affairs and they were nothing compared to this
Oh, I'm riding higher than the sky and there is fire in every kiss
Kisses of fire
Kisses of fire

When you sleep by my side I feel safe and I know I belong
Still it's making me scared that my love is so strong
Losing you It's a nightmare, babe, and to me it's new
Never before did you see me begging for more

Kisses of fire, burning, burning
I'm at the point of no returning
Kisses of fire, sweet devotions
Caught in a landslide of emotions
I've had my share of love affairs but they were nothing compared to this
Oh, I'm riding higher than the sky and there is fire in every kiss
Kisses of fire
Kisses of fire

Kisses of fire, burning, burning
I'm at the point of no returning
Kisses of fire, sweet devotions
Caught in a land-slide of emotions
Kisses of fire, burning, burning
(I'm at the point of no returning)
Kisses of fire, sweet devotions
I'm riding higher than the sky and there is fire in every kiss
(Caught in a land-slide of emotions)
Kisses of fire, burning, burning
I'm at the point of no returning
Kisses of fire, sweet devotions
Caught in a land-slide of emotions