Sunday, January 22, 2017

And Now...Your ABBA Lyric Post: The Visitors






"The Visitors" (originally "Den första", meaning "The First") is a 1981 single with the lead vocal was performed by Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The official stated theme is a protest against the mistreatment of political dissidents in the Soviet Union at the time, as ABBA seemed to input political issues into their lyrics in the final days of the group. Bjorn Ulvaeus has stated that at the time of release he preferred that the song should have a sense of mystery so did not explain the exact meaning.





"The Visitors"
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 ever growing
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

Before we wrap up today, here is...


LEARNING SWEDISH 
WITH THE MICROSOFT TRANSLATOR

Surrender
Överlämnande
or prepare
eller förbereda
to die
att dö
Earth creature!
Jorden varelse!

Until next time...


Kom ihåg att vara bra till en annan
Remember to be good to one another.


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