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 Sorry for herself, feeling stupid feeling small
Writer/s: Benny Goran Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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David Harvey from AustraliaThe video is very interesting, as it shows Agnetha portraying a woman moving into what is presumably a new flat. If you watch closely during the segment where she puts her record-player and cabinet in place, you will see a vinyl copy of The Band's debut album "Music from Big Pink", but I'm not sure if it's an American pressing or not.
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.
It was never a big hit, but "She's A Rainbow" became one of the most popular Rolling Stones songs in the digital age when it started showing up in commercials (iMac, Photoshop), and TV shows (American Horror Story: Coven, Ted Lasso).
The line in John Mellencamp's "Cherry Bomb" that sounds like "that's when a smoke was a smoke" is actually "that's when a sport was a sport," according to the published lyric. In that sense, "sport" is an endearment for someone of good nature.