Super Trouper
by ABBA

Album: Super Trouper (1980)
Charted: 1 45
  • Super trouper beams are gonna blind me
    But I won't feel blue
    Like I always do
    'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

    I was sick and tired of everything
    When I called you last night from Glasgow
    All I do is eat and sleep and sing
    Wishing every show was the last show (wishing every show was the last show)
    So imagine I was glad to hear you're coming (glad to hear you're coming)
    Suddenly I feel all right
    (And suddenly it's gonna be)
    And it's gonna be so different
    When I'm on the stage tonight

    Tonight the super trouper lights are gonna find me
    Shining like the sun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Smiling, having fun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Feeling like a number one
    Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
    But I won't feel blue (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Like I always do (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

    Facing twenty thousand of your friends
    How can anyone be so lonely
    Part of a success that never ends
    Still I'm thinking about you only (still I'm thinking about you only)
    There are moments when I think I'm going crazy (think I'm going crazy)
    But it's gonna be alright
    (You'll soon be changing everything)
    Everything will be so different
    When I'm on the stage tonight

    Tonight the super trouper lights are gonna find me
    Shining like the sun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Smiling, having fun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Feeling like a number one
    Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
    But I won't feel blue (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Like I always do (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

    So I'll be there when you arrive
    The sight of you will prove to me I'm still alive
    And when you take me in your arms
    And hold me tight
    I know it's gonna mean so much tonight

    Tonight the super trouper lights are gonna find me
    Shining like the sun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Smiling, having fun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Feeling like a number one
    Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me
    But I won't feel blue (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Like I always do (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you

    (Sup-p-per troup-p-per) lights are gonna find me
    Shining like the sun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Smiling, having fun (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Feeling like a number one

    (Sup-p-per troup-p-per) beams are gonna blind me
    But I won't feel blue (sup-p-per troup-p-per)
    Like I always do (sup-p-per troup-p-per) Writer/s: Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K Ulvaeus
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Daniel Miller from Houston, TxI swear I hear Frida singing, "ABBA the success that never ends" rather than "part of a success that never ends." Listen to it in headphones.
    This is another example of ABBA's deeply personal, bittersweet lyrics that many people missed---back in the day, as it were. The counter-lyric in the second verse, where Agnetha sings "You'll soon be changing everything" is probably a reference to the group's breakup, which, while never officially announced, was virtually in place by the time this album was released in November of 1980.
  • Sioraf from Macroon, IrelandI thought they meant super trooper as in some elite soldier. I wasn't alive during that era you see.
  • Scott from Halifax, NsMany people have assumed that "Super Trouper" was written for Agnetha Faltskog, who hated being away from her children on tour and who developed a fear of flying as well. But Bjorn Ulvaeus has admitted in recent interviews that he wrote the song about himself after his divorce from Agnetha. The subject of the song was his longing for his new girlfriend and his excitement on learning she was going to fly to meet him on tour.
  • Joe from New York, NyMy favorte song of all time. Only AbbA could make so many songs and each song was betetr than the other. I go every year to see ABBA perform which are 4 musicians who look like the group. Great fun
  • Jason from Dublin, Irelandi believe that what abba are trying to convey with this song is how difficult stardom can be and also how people can misunderstand and think stars lives are perfect.'facing twenty thousand of your fans how can anyone be so lonely part of a success that never ends'. they don't realise that even famous and succesful people can get down
see more comments

Editor's Picks

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?

Weird Al YankovicFact or Fiction

Did Al play on a Beach Boys record? Did he have beef with George Lucas and Coolio? See if you can spot weird but true stories.

Crystal WatersSongwriter Interviews

Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.

Did They Really Sing In That Movie?Fact or Fiction

Bradley Cooper, Michael J. Fox, Rami Malek, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney: Which actors really sang in their movies?