"When All Is Said And Done" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson and Bjoern K. Ulvaeus....
Here's to us one more toast and then we'll pay the bill
Deep inside both of us can feel the autumn chill
Birds of passage, you and me
We fly instinctively
When the summer's over and the dark clouds hide the sun
Neither you nor I'm to blame when all is said and done

In our lives we have walked some strange and lonely treks
Slightly worn but dignified and not too old for sex
We're still striving for the sky
No taste for humble pie
Thanks for all your generous love and thanks for all the fun
Neither you nor I'm to blame when all is said and done

It's so strange when you're down and lying on the floor
How you rise, shake your head, get up and ask for more
Clear-headed and open-eyed
With nothing left untried
Standing calmly at the crossroads,no desire to run
There's no hurry any more when all is said and done

Standing calmly at the crossroads,no desire to run
There's no hurry any more when all is said and done


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"When All Is Said and Done" as written by Richard Alvin Howard Jonathan James Howard

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody has posted a comment on this song =o This song is great, capturing the sadness inside the person

    This song is about Benny and Frida's divorce =[
    AutumnLeaves34on November 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about growing old with grace and style. Having no regrets for their life. But not ready to lie down and die!! One of my favorites, especially now that I am one of the "older folks".
    kuhltwoon November 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about a couple that's on age. They know or sense it's been their last summer because one of them or both will die. They look back at their lives and don't regret on things what happened in the past. They thank each other for the lives they had. :)

    Great song. :)
    BarisKaragozon January 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like a song of parting, of ending, but of of death. I've always felt that about the song.

    Recently I discovered it was a song Bjorn wrote about the break-up of Benny and Freda's marriage. Freda did the lead vocal. That all fits. Sadly.
    RobBearon June 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written after the divorce I'm sure I read somewhere... to me its just a great song about being middle aged, divorced but with no bitterness towards the times you've had with the person you've spent the previous years with... The song both looks back and looks forward... a wise song I think.. :)
    Hannibalthecannibalon January 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written after the divorce I'm sure I read somewhere... to me its just a great song about being middle aged, divorced but with no bitterness towards the times you've had with the person you've spent the previous years with... The song both looks back and looks forward... a wise song I think.. :)
    Hannibalthecannibalon January 16, 2014   Link

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