Don't Shut Me Down
by ABBA

Album: Voyage (2021)
Charted: 9
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  • A while ago, I heard the sound of children's laughter
    Now it's quiet, so I guess they left the park
    This wooden bench is getting harder by the hour
    The sun is going down, it's getting dark

    I realize I'm cold
    The rain begins to pour
    As I watch the windows on the second floor
    The lights are on, it's time to go
    It's time at last to let him know

    I believe it would be fair to say
    You look bewildered
    And you wonder why I'm here today
    And so you should, I would
    When I left, I felt I'd had enough
    But in the shape and form I appear now
    I have learned to cope
    And love and hope is why I am here now

    And now you see another me, I've been reloaded, yeah
    I'm fired up, don't shut me down
    I'm like a dream within a dream that's been decoded
    I'm fired up, I'm hot, don't shut me down

    I'm not the one you knew
    I'm now and then combined
    And I'm asking you to have an open mind
    I'm not the same this time around
    I'm fired up, don't shut me down

    Will you leave me standing in the hall
    Or let me enter?
    The apartment hasn't changed at all
    I got to say I'm glad
    Once these rooms were witness to our love
    My tantrums and increasing frustration
    But I go from mad
    To not so bad in my transformation

    And now you see another me, I've been reloaded, yeah
    I'm fired up, don't shut me down
    I'm like a dream within a dream that's been decoded
    I'm fired up, I'm hot, don't shut me down

    I'm not the one you knew
    I'm now and then combined
    And I'm asking you to have an open mind now
    I'm not the same this time around
    I'm fired up, don't shut me down

    You asked me not to leave
    Well, here I am again
    And I love you still and so I won't pretend
    I have learned to cope
    And love and hope is why I am here now Writer/s: Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • David Moreton from England This song is so fantastic I have fallen in love with it. Agnetha Falskog is such a beautiful singer and it is wonderful to hear her melodies again with Frida. This will go down as another like 'The winner takes it all'. They are such a talented group they are just amazing. There again is more songs for a Mama Mia 3.
    I have preordered the vinyl record and can't wait to get it. It is just like they never stopped. Dear ABBA thank you for the music.
  • Mobychima from Nigeria I quite respect and agree with some of your analysis on Don't shut me down. However, it confuses me when she said I'm glad your apartment hasn't changed at all. So there goes my query on how long she and her lover been separated. Can you help me there please...
  • Renato from VancouverThat songs mentions an apartment, I interpret as the same of Happy New Year and One of us, so Don't shut ke down could be the final tome of Agnetha and Bjorn's trilogy. And Frida's backing vocals remind me of I am the city
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