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original album
Sweden
1980
LP
Polar - POLS 322

    
A1.Super trouper 

Super trouper beams are gonna blind you
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow
All I do is eat and sleep and sing
Wishing every show was the last show
So imagine, I was glad to hear you're coming
Suddenly I feel alright
And it's gonna be so different when I'm on the stage tonight

Tonight the super trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
Smiling, having fun
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

Facing twenty thousand of your friends
How can anyone be so lonely
Part of a success that never ends
Still I'm thinking about you only
There are moments when I think I'm going crazy
But it's gonna be alright
Everything will be so different when I'm on the stage tonight

Tonight the super trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
Smiling, having fun
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

So I'll be there when you arrive
The sight of you will prove to me I'm still alive
And when you take me in your arms and hold me tight
I know it's gonna mean so much tonight

Tonight the super trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
Smiling, having fun
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

Super trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
Smiling, having fun
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always ...

2.The winner takes it all 

I don't wanna talk about things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me, now it's history
I've played all my cards and that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say, no more ace to play

The winner takes it all, the loser standing small
Beside the victory, that's her destiny

I was in your arms, thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense, building me a fence
Building me a home, thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool, playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice, their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here, loses someone dear
The winner takes it all, the loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain, why should I complain

But tell me does she kiss, like I used to kiss you
Does it feel the same, when she calls your name
Somewhere deep inside you must know I miss you
But what can I say, rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide, the likes of me abide
Spectators of the show, always staying low
The game is on again, a lover or a friend
A big thing or a small, the winner takes it all

I don't wanna talk if it makes you feel sad
And I understand, you've come to shake my hand
I apologize if it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense, no self-confidence
But you see

The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

So the winner takes it all
And the loser has to fall
Throw a dice, cold as ice
Way down here, someone dear
Takes it all, has to fall
Yes it's plain, ......

3.On and on and on 

I was at a party and this feller said to me:
"Something bad is happening, I'm sure you do agree
People care for nothing, no respect for human rights
Evil times are coming, we are in for darker nights"
I said: "Who are you to talk about impending doom"
He got kinda wary as he looked around the room
He said: "I'm a minister, a big shot in the state"
I said: "I just can't believe, boy, I think it's great
Brother can you tell me what is right and what is wrong"
He said: "Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone"

On and on and on
Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone
On and on and on
'Till the night is gone
On and on and on
Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone
On and on and on
'Till the night is gone

Over in the corner I could see this other guy
He was kinda flirty, he was giving me the eye
So I took advantage of the fact that I'm a star
Shook my hair and took a casual stroll up to the bar
And as sure as hell this guy was coming up to me
He said: "Who am I and who are you and who are we
What's our situation, do we have some time for us"
I said; "I was not exactly waiting for the bus"
He said: "If you're going somewhere, can I come along"
I said: "Keep on rocking baby, 'till the night is gone"

On and on and on
Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone
On and on and on
'Till the night is gone
On and on and on
Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone
On and on and on
'Till the night is gone

On and on and on
Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone
On and on and on
'Till the night is gone
On and on and on
Keep on rocking baby 'till the night is gone
On and on and on
'Till the night is gone

4.Andante, andante 

Take it easy with me please
Touch me gently like a summer evening breeze
Take your time, make it slow
Andante, andante, just let the feeling grow

Make your fingers soft and light
Let your body be the velvet of the night
Touch my soul, make it slow
Andante, andante, go slowly with me now

I'm your music, I'm your song
Play me time and time again and make me strong
Make me sing, make me sound
Andante, andante, tread lightly on my ground
Andante, andante, oh please, don't let me down

There's a shimmer in your eyes
Like the feeling of a thousand butterflies
Please don't talk, go on play
Andante, andante and let me float away

I'm your music, I'm your song
Play me time and time again and make me strong
Make me sing, make me sound
Andante, andante, tread lightly on my ground
Andante, andante, oh please, don't let me down

Make me sing, make me sound
Andante, andante, tread lightly on my ground
Andante, andante, oh please, don't let me down
Andante, andante, oh please, don't let me down

5.Me and I 

Sometimes when I'm mad
There's a part of me that seems to be a little sad
Sometimes when I scream
There's a voice in me that says: "You shouldn't be so mean"
Oh no, oh no
Part of me is acting while the other stands beside
'Cause I am to myself what Jekyll must have been to Hyde

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit togheter
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I
I don't think I'm different
Or in any way unique
Think about yourself for a minute
And you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak

Sometimes I have toyed
With ideas that I got from good old Dr. Freud
Nothing new of course
It may seem to you I try to break through open doors
Oh no, oh no
I just wanna say, a lot of that applies to me
'Cause it's an explanation to my split identity

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit togheter
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I
I don't think I'm different
Or in any way unique
Think about yourself for a minute
And you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak

Me and I

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit togheter
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I
I don't think I'm different
Or in any way unique
Think about yourself for a minute
And you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit togheter
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I

B1.Happy new year 

No more champagne and the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you, feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party and the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday, now's the time for us to say

Happy new year, happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year, happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't, we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see how the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives in the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool and he thinks he'll be o.k.
Dragging on, feet of clay, never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway

Happy new year, happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year, happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't, we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Seems to me now that the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more than confetti on the floor
It's the end of a decade in another ten year's time
Who can say what we'll find, what lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty nine

Happy new year, happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year, happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't, we might as well lay down and die
You and I

2.Our last summer 

The summer air was soft and warm, the feeling right, the Paris night
Did it's best to please us
And strolling down the Elysee
We had a drink in each cafe, and you
You talked of politics, philosophy and I smiled like Mona Lisa
We had our chance
It was a fine and true romance

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
Our last summer, memories that remain

We made our way along the river and we sat down in the grass
By the Eiffel Tower
I was so happy we had met
It was the age of no regret, oh yes
Those crazy years that was the time of the flower power
But underneath we had a fear of flying
Of getting old, a fear of slowly dying
We took the chance
Like we were dancing our last dance

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Our last summer, walking hand in hand
Paris restaurants, our last summer
Morning croissants
Living for the day, worries far away
Our last summer, we could laugh and play

And now you're working in a bank, a family man, a football fan
And your name is Harry
How dull it seems, yet you're the hero of my dreams

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
Our last summer, memories that remain
I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Our last summer, walking hand in hand
Paris restaurants, our last summer
Morning croissants
We were living for the day, worries far away
Our last ......

3.The piper 

They came from the hills
And they came from the valleys and the plains
They struggled in the cold
In the heat and the snow and in the rain
Came to hear him play
Play their minds away

We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon for him
And we dance beneath the moon

Sub luna saltamus

They came from the south
From the west and the north and from the east
They waited for the man
Like a parish is waiting for the priest
Longed to hear him play
Play their minds away

We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon for him
And we dance beneath the moon

Sub luna saltamus

He gave them a dream
He seduced everybody in the land
The fire in his eyes
And the fear was a weapon in his hand
So they let him play
Play their minds away

We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon for him
And we dance beneath the moon

And we dance beneath the moon

4.Lay all your love on me 

I wasn't jealous before we met
Now every woman I see, is a potential threat
And I'm possessive, it isn't nice
You've heard me saying that smoking was my only vice
But now it isn't true
Now everything is new
And all I've learned
Has overturned
I beg of you

Don't go wasting your motion
Lay all your love on me

It was like shooting a sitting duck
A little smalltalk, a smile and baby I was stuck
I still don't know what you've done with me
A grown up woman should never fall so easily
I feel a kind of fear
When I don't have you near
Unsatisfied
I skip my pride
I beg you dear

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me
Don't go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me

I've had a few little love affairs
They didn't last very long and they've been pretty scarce
I used to think that was sensible
It makes the truth even more incomprehensible
'Cause everything is new
And everything is you
And all I've learned
Has overturned
What can I do

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me
Don't go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me
Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me
Don't go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me
Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay ...

5.The way old friends do 

You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do

And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do

Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do
And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do
Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

We can face it together
The way old friends do

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