"Slipping Through My Fingers" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus and Aleksej Anatolevich Kortnev....
Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while

The feeling that I'm losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone, there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can't deny

What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(Slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why, I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile


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"Slipping Through My Fingers" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus Benny Andersson

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, but I hate it because it makes me cry every single time. It perfectly describes the relationship between my mother and myself, and makes me feel incredibly guilty by reminding me of all the wasted time we could have used, and just thinking about having to grow up and leave home and everything. I'm crying just thinking of it now!

    Still, that just shows what a brilliant song it is - having this effect on people. :) Also I should say when I say 'hate' I don't mean 'hate'. I just don't like it making me cry and that. :P
    bunnykinson May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis songs so nice! I think its just a song about someone watching their child growing up, and drifting away. Sad in a small sort of way, because it'll always be that people grow up, want a life of their own, have a family, and just when their growing more and more attatched to their family, the children become less and less.
    IckleRuon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song tears came to my eyes. It describes wonderfully how a mother must feel watching her daughter grow up. I wonder if my mother feels that way about me...
    Haiku&Lyricon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song the first time that my mother & I watched "Mamma Mia" the movie. I teared up. I know my mom sat there and cried. She kept hiding her face. The song was play while Meryl Streep was helping her daughter get ready for the wedding. I'm getting married this October, and I know that is what my mom was thinking about.
    Country_hobbiton January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCould anyone bettersum up the feelings of a parent who's realised that from the moment of birth all children gradually drift away from them? ... hearbreaking, deeply touching and just beautiful.... Love Love Love Abba Visitors Album.. :)
    Hannibalthecannibalon January 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentCould anyone bettersum up the feelings of a parent who's realised that from the moment of birth all children gradually drift away from them? ... hearbreaking, deeply touching and just beautiful.... Love Love Love Abba Visitors Album.. :)
    Hannibalthecannibalon January 16, 2014   Link

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