Slipping Through My Fingers

Album: The Visitors (1981)


  • Bjorn Ulvaeus wrote the lyrics after watching his 7 year old daughter Linda go off to school, realizing she was beginning to "Slip through his fingers" and grow up. It's one of his favorites; Ulvaeus said of the song, "Every parent knows that feeling, even if you were with them every waking hour you'd still feel that you were missing something."
  • The lead vocal is performed by Linda's mother (and Bjorn's ex-wife) Angetha. They also had a son named Christian together before their divorce. >>
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Comments: 4

  • Isa from BrazilSlipping Through My Fingers it's definately one of the greatest and more beautiful songs ever written, and Agnetha's voice made it sound even better (with her powerful and BEAUTIFUL voice, this song has taken my heart). ABBA is and will always be the best musical group of all times. Their songs are timeless.
  • Margaret from Worcester, MaThis was the only ABBA song that got me to my soft side.
  • Larry from Coral Springs, FlIt touches me inside to hear this. Wonderful piece
  • Kenny from Clydebank, ScotlandAbba, great swedish group. Charming Swedish accents, beautiful melodies and memorable lyrics.
    Agnetha and Freda, soulful singers. Bjorn and Benny, talented musicians and wordsmiths. What's not to like?
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