Friday, January 20, 2017

And Now...Your ABBA Lyric Post: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)





"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" was recorded and released in 1979 in which our Swedish quartet jump in the late 1970s disco pool with everyone else.

In 2005, this song was sampled by Madonna, who used it on her worldwide hit "Hung Up". Madonna is said to have sent a letter to Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus asking to use the song as a sample since the Swedish songwriting duo are reluctant to let other artists sample their material. It was only the second time that an ABBA track had been officially sampled, the first being the Fugees in 1996 with their hit "Rumble in the Jungle", sampling part of 1977's "The Name of the Game".




"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" 
Half past twelve
And I'm watching the late show in my flat all alone
How I hate to spend the evening on my own
Autumn winds
Blowing outside the window as I look around the room
And it makes me so depressed to see the room
There's not a soul out there
No one to hear my prayer
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase these shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day
Movie stars
Find the end of the rainbow with that fortune to win
It's so different from the world I'm living in
Tired of TV
I open the window and I gaze into the night
But there's nothing there to see, no one in sight
There's not a soul out there
No one to hear my prayer
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase these shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
There's not a soul out there
No one to hear my prayer
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase these shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase these shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Before we wrap up today, here is...


LEARNING SWEDISH 
WITH THE MICROSOFT TRANSLATOR

I am not
Jag är inte
giving
att ge
away
bort
my shot.
min skott.

Until next time...


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