"Elaine" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson....
You hate, you scream, you swear
And still you never reach them
You curse, you try to scare
But you can never teach them
It's a dead end street
They've tied your hands and tied your feet
And the street is narrow
A nowhere lane, a nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
Elaine, Elaine, Elaine, you know they're gonna get you
You try to break away, but they will never let you
It's a dead end street
They've tied your hands and tied your feet
And the street is narrow
The nowhere lane, the nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
You're like a goldfish in a bowl, Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
They have your mind, they'll take your soul
You come, you stay, you go, it really doesn't matter
You've done it all before, by now they know the pattern

It's a dead end street
They've tied your hands and tied your feet
And the street is narrow
The nowhere lane, the nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine

You're like a goldfish in a bowl, Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
They have your mind, they'll take your soul
Björn Know that you go, you know they're gonna get you
Know that you go, you know they'll never let you

Agnetha, Frida It's a dead end street
They've tied your hands and tied your feet
And the street is narrow
The nowhere lane, the nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine

You're like a goldfish in a bowl, Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
They have your mind, they'll take your soul
Björn Know that you go, you know they're gonna get you
Know that you go, you know they'll never let you

Know that you go, you know they're gonna get you


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Elaine" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus Benny Andersson

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    General CommentOk...I like this song because *my* name is Elaine! Yeah, I know, it's a pretty sad reason to like a song but heck, I can pretend that Abba are singing about me! (JOKE! I do NOT actually do that!...when sober, that is)
    slave2discoon February 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYay for songs with my name in them!! ;)
    BigEyedPhish103on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyay!! go elaines!! dont we just rock? =P
    ive never heard this song =S
    Och well, it has Elaine in it so ... =D
    xxx
    personno.1on September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYay, us Elaines rule! Lol, okay, my name's Alex, was just making fun of you guys a bit ^~

    This song clearly shows someone tied trying to escape, I've hears many interpretations, mine is the following:
    Elaine's someone in a rough situation where people use her, possibly abuse her ( might be a wife with her husband or something along those lines) trying to run away. The whole song with the coming and going of tones and words reflects a useless chase, where Elaine's trapped and has no escape, nowhere to go, a desperate situation. Eh, kind of obvious, but still~
    alexsakuraon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalexsakura, this song is not THAT obvious. As far as I understand, they sing about pop and rock stars being followed or even pursued by the fans. A star cannot quarrel with his or her spouse and just go out for a walk to come to his or her senses. Because the fans are waiting ready to tear this star to small pieces and keep them as souvenirs...
    Kejton October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIm a Elaine, too! lol
    who doesnt love to pretend a song is about them? I sure do! I can relate to the song very much.
    snowxwhitexwhoreon June 19, 2009   Link

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