"What About Livingstone" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson and Bjoern K. Ulvaeus....
Went to buy me a paper at the local news-stand
And then I heard them laugh and say
Look, they're gonna go flying way up to the moon now
Hey, what's it good for anyway?
So I said
Fellas, like to ask you a thing if I may

What about Livingstone?
What about all those men?
Who have sacrificed their lives to lead the way
Tell me, wasn't it worth the while
Traveling up the Nile
Putting themselves on test
Didn't that help the rest?
Wasn't it worth it then?
What about Livingstone?

And all of those fellas at the local news-stand
Didn't know what to answer or what to say
So I told them about him, that he was just like
One of those spacemen in his way
And if you laugh at them
Then there's only a thing I can say

What about Livingstone?
What about all those men?
Who have sacrificed their lives to lead the way
Tell me, wasn't it worth the while
Traveling up the Nile
Putting themselves on test
Didn't that help the rest?
Wasn't it worth it then?

What about Livingstone?
(Didn't he do it, well didn't he?)
What about all those men?
(Didn't he do it, well didn't he?)
Who have sacrificed their lives to lead the way
Tell me, wasn't it worth the while
(Didn't he do it, well didn't he?)
Traveling up the Nile
(Didn't he do it?)
Putting themselves on test
Didn't that help the rest?
(Didn't that help them? Well, didn't it?)
Wasn't it worth it then?
What about Livingstone?
(Didn't he do it, well didn't he?)
What about all those men?
(Didn't he do it, well didn't he?)


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"What About Livingstone" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus Benny Andersson

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    General CommentThis song was probably written around the time of the moon landings, its basically about people laughing about men on the moon.
    bigdave69on December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe girl in the song tries to convince some people that going to the moon will benefit mankind.

    She compares them to David Livingstone the great explorer and missionary who found Victoria Falls and tried to find the source of the nile.
    Fernandoon February 09, 2006   Link

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