SLS ~ Air/Earth/Fire/Water

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks once again to our fab host Jim Adams who gives us some great prompts this week. “Waterloo” by ABBA is the song I chose, and for good reason. It was ABBA’s winning song for Eurovision 1974 and propelled the group to superstardom. See the Wiki link to read more about it. The song was written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson. Benny and Bjorn performed the song with fellow ABBA members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. It was later voted as the best Eurovision song of all time. ABBA is one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music.” (Wikipedia)

“Waterloo” is the first track on their second album (Waterloo) and became a #1 hit in several countries, peaking in the top 10 in the US. It is not about war per se, but about a woman surrendering to a man. As you may know, the musical Mamma Mia used ABBA tunes throughout, and “Waterloo” makes an appearance at the end. It also features in the sequel ~ Here We Go Again. In this version, a man begins singing to a woman in a restaurant and the “surrender” is mutual. Naturally, I am using the movie clip for my video cuz it is hilarious. Hugh Skinner and Lily James perform in this cover.

My my
At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah
And I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself
Waterloo I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo finally facing my Waterloo
My my
I tried to hold you back, but you were stronger
Oh yeah
And now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight
And how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose
Waterloo I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo knowing my fate is to be with you
Oh, oh Waterloo finally facing my Waterloo
So how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose
Waterloo couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo finally facing my Waterloo
Waterloo knowing my fate is to be with you
Oh, oh Waterloo finally facing my Waterloo
Waterloo knowing my fate is to be with you

https://youtu.be/pHXL7yantDY

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Image courtesy of Jim Adams.

16 responses to “SLS ~ Air/Earth/Fire/Water

  1. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness!! ❤ An ABBA song! Takes me back, oh yeah! Thanks Paula! 😀

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  3. Great choice Paula. One of the best Eurovision songs ever.

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  4. It is actually a good thing that, “The history book on the shelf Is always repeating itself”, otherwise how would we know what happened. Napoleon said, “History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

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  5. Love it! This is wonderful choice for this week! Great musical song and dance number! 🙂

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  6. ABBA! Yup! You chose a winner! 😀

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  7. The song feels magical to me with the melody the harmonies and the energy of it. I could myself stirring a cauldron to it 😉

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  8. I remember when ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest. I was living in Norway at the time, and their crazy costumes were unusual even for ESC. And then the song itself performed with such joy and energy! That was the start of a whole new era for both ABBA and pop music. (ABBA participated the year before with “Ring, Ring” but nobody noticed them at all then.) I’ve been a fan ever since.

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