Slipping Through My Fingers
by ABBA

Album: The Visitors (1981)
  • Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
    Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
    I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
    And I have to sit down for a while

    The feeling that I'm losing her forever
    And without really entering her world
    I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
    That funny little girl

    Slipping through my fingers all the time
    I try to capture every minute
    The feeling in it
    Slipping through my fingers all the time
    Do I really see what's in her mind
    Each time I think I'm close to knowing
    She keeps on growing
    Slipping through my fingers all the time

    Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
    Barely awake, I let precious time go by
    Then when she's gone, there's that odd melancholy feeling
    And a sense of guilt I can't deny

    What happened to the wonderful adventures
    The places I had planned for us to go
    (Slipping through my fingers all the time)
    Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
    And why, I just don't know

    Slipping through my fingers all the time
    I try to capture every minute
    The feeling in it
    Slipping through my fingers all the time
    Do I really see what's in her mind
    Each time I think I'm close to knowing
    She keeps on growing
    Slipping through my fingers all the time

    Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
    And save it from the funny tricks of time
    Slipping through my fingers

    Slipping through my fingers all the time

    Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
    Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile Writer/s: Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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