One Of Us
by ABBA

Album: The Visitors (1981)
Charted: 3
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  • They passed me by, all of those great romances
    You were, I felt, robbing me of my rightful chances
    My picture clear, everything seemed so easy
    And so I dealt you the blow
    One of us had to go
    Now it's different, I want you to know

    One of us is crying
    One of us is lying
    In her lonely bed
    Staring at the ceiling
    Wishing she was somewhere else instead
    One of us is lonely
    One of us is only
    Waiting for a call
    Sorry for herself, feeling stupid feeling small
    Wishing she had never left at all

    I saw myself as a concealed attraction
    I felt you kept me away from the heat and the action
    Just like a child, stubborn and misconceiving
    That's how I started the show
    One of us had to go
    Now I've changed and I want you to know

    One of us is crying
    One of us is lying
    In her lonely bed
    Staring at the ceiling
    Wishing she was somewhere else instead
    One of us is lonely
    One of us is only
    Waiting for a call
    Sorry for herself, feeling stupid feeling small
    Wishing she had never left at all
    Never left at all

    Staring at the ceiling
    Wishing she was somewhere else instead
    One of us is lonely
    One of us is only
    Waiting for a call Writer/s: Benny Goran Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Paul Osman from Liverpoo,l EnglandThis would have been enhanced by giving it a slowr reggae rhythm It's almost but not quite there. Still a classic however
  • Alan Akb from Huddersfield England"One of us" was my all time favorite from Abba , although I liked them all and they never made a bad record , every track so different in their own particular way. The lyrics and melody on this track are so powerful even 39 years later. Great music like this is timeless and will live on and on .
  • Abba Forever from Jordan Incredible people singing their own tragedies
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThis was Abba's last major hit, and effectively their swansong... Although it only got to #107 in on the US Billboard chart, that may have been due to the fact that "One Of Us" was released in the US well over a year after it's European and UK release, and Abba had already disbanded by that time. Whatever else, this was one of the best songs they ever did.
  • Deb from Melbourne, AustraliaA lot of the late Abba songs were depressing, but also their best. I think it proves that trauma in people's lives (divorce, death, etc) breeds amazing creativity.
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