The Visitors (Crackin' Up)
by ABBA

Album: The Visitors (1981)
Charted: 63
  • I hear the doorbell ring and suddenly the panic takes me
    The sound so ominously tearing through the silence
    I cannot move, I'm standing
    Numb and frozen
    Among the things I love so dearly
    The books, the paintings and the furniture
    Help me

    The signal's sounding once again and someone tries the door-knob
    None of my friends would be so stupidly impatient
    And they don't dare to come here
    Anymore now
    But how I loved our secret meetings
    We talked and talked in quiet voices
    Smiling

    Now I hear them moving
    Muffled noises coming through the door
    I feel I'm
    Crackin' up
    Voices growing louder, irritation building
    And I'm close to fainting
    Crackin' up
    They must know by now I'm in here trembling
    In a terror evergrowing
    Crackin' up
    My whole world is falling, going crazy
    There is no escaping now, I'm
    Crackin' up

    These walls have witnessed all the anguish of humiliation
    And seen the hope of freedom glow in shining faces
    And now they've come to take me
    Come to break me
    And yet it isn't unexpected
    I have been waiting for these visitors
    Help me

    Now I hear them moving
    Muffled noises coming through the door
    I feel I'm
    Crackin' up
    Voices growing louder, irritation building
    And I'm close to fainting
    Crackin' up
    They must know by now I'm in here trembling
    In a terror evergrowing
    Crackin' up
    My whole world is falling, going crazy
    There is no escaping now, I'm
    Crackin' up

    Now I hear them moving
    Muffled noises coming through the door
    I feel I'm
    Crackin' up
    Voices growing louder, irritation building
    And I'm close to fainting
    Crackin' up
    (I have been waiting for these visitors)
    They must know by now I'm in here trembling
    In a terror evergrowing
    Crackin' up
    (I have been waiting for these visitors)
    My whole world is falling, going crazy
    There is no escaping now, I'm
    Crackin' up
    (I have been waiting for these visitors)
    Now I hear them moving
    Muffled noises coming through the door
    I feel I'm
    Crackin' up
    (I have been waiting for these visitors)
    Voices growing louder, irritation building
    And I'm close to fainting
    Crackin' up
    (I have been waiting for these visitors)
    They must know by now I'm in here trembling
    In a terror evergrowing
    Crackin' up
    (I have been waiting for these visitors)
    My whole world is falling, going crazy
    There is no escaping now, I'm
    Crackin' up
    Writer/s: BENNY GORAN BROR ANDERSSON, BJOERN K. ULVAEUS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenBeyond dark, especially for such a once bubblegummy group, with explosively grim instrumentals, but that alone makes it one of my favorites.
  • Crüe from Chelmsford, United KingdomA song about paranoia...surely?
    A civil war?
    Very dark. Abba are not about silly musicals!
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxVery dark song for this group, but that alone made it a welcome change. It was banned in Russia, so its message ruffled a few of the feathers it was aimed at. Be sure to look for the album version, not the single that cut a minute and a half off it.
  • Celine from Orange County, CaThis song is amazing. You HAVE got to listen to this song!
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