"I Know Him So Well [From Chess]" as written by Tim Rice, Benny Goran Bror Andersson and Bjoern K. Ulvaeus....
Nothing it so good it lasts eternally.
Perfect situations must go wrong.
But this has never yet prevented me,
Wanting far too much for far too long.

Looking back, I could have played it differently,
Learned about the man before I fell,
But it took time to understand the man,
Now at least I know I know him well.

Wasn't it good
(Oh so good)
Wasn't it fine
(Oh so fine)
Isn't it madness
He can't be mine.
But in the end he needs a little bit more than me
(More security)
He needs his fantasies and freedom
I know him so well.

No one in your life is with you constantly
No one is completely on your side,
And though I move my world to be with him,
Still the gap between him is too much.

Looking back I could have played it differently,
One or a few more who can tell,
But I was ever so much younger then,
Now at least I know I know him well.

Wasn't it good
(Oh so good)
Wasn't it fine
(Oh so fine)
Isn't it madness
He can't be mine.

Didn't I know,
How it would go from the start If I knew,
Why am I falling apart.

Wasn't it good
Wasn't it fine
Isn't it madness,
He can't be mine.
But in the end he needs a little bit more than me.
(More security)
He needs his fantasies and freedom.
I know him so well.

It took time to understand him.
I know him so well


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"I Know Him So Well" as written by Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Tim Rice

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    General CommentApart from the general story, I think there's an ironic twist at the end. Although both women profess to "know him so well," one thinks what went wrong with their relationship is that he needs "more security" while the other thinks he needs "his fantasies and freedom." These two ideas seem like polar opposites. So I think they don't really know him all that well--only that was he needed wasn't them or probably any long-term relationship.
    Wheatbreadon September 26, 2016   Link

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