Winner Takes It All Lyrics

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the winner takes it all lyrics- abba

The Winner Takes It All by ABBA is an iconic ballad that transcends time with its haunting melodies and emotionally charged lyrics.

Released in 1980, the song instantly captivated audiences worldwide with its raw portrayal of heartbreak and the complexities of love.

The Winner Takes It All Lyrics

Verse 1

I don’t wanna talk
About things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me, now it’s history
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done, too
Nothing more to say, no more ace to play

Chorus 1

The winner takes it all
The loser’s standing small
Beside the victory
That’s her destiny

Verse 2

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense, building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I’d be strong there
But I was a fool playing by the rules

Chorus 2

The gods may throw the dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all (Takes it all)
The loser has to fall (Has to fall)
It’s simple and it’s plain (It seems plain)
Why should I complain? (Why complain)

Verse 3

But tell me, does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same when she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say? Rules must be obeyed

Chorus 3

The judges will decide (They decide)
The likes of me abide (We abide)
Spectators of the show (Of the show)
Always staying low (Staying low)
The game is on again (On again)
A lover or a friend (Or a friend)
A big thing or a small (Big or small)
The winner takes it all (Takes it all)

Verse 4

I don’t wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand, you’ve come to shake my hand
I apologise
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense, no self-confidence


But you see, the winner takes it all
The winner takes it all


(So the winner)
(Takes it all)
(And the loser)
(Has to fall)
(Throw a dice)
(Cold as ice)
(Way down here)
(Someone dear)
(Takes it all)
(Has to fall)
(It seems plain)
(Why complain)

Facts About The Winner Takes It All Lyrics

Song TitleThe Winner Takes It All
Album“Super Trouper”
Release DateJuly 21, 1980
GenrePop, Soft Rock
SongwritersBenny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Lead VocalistAgnetha Fältskog
Length4 minutes and 54 seconds
Chart PerformanceReached number one in several countries, including the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and South Africa
Meaning and InspirationThe song is rumored to be inspired by the real-life divorce of Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog, though the band members have stated that it’s fictional. The lyrics explore the emotions surrounding a failed relationship and the feelings of loss, regret, and resignation.

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