"The Piper" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson and Bjoern K. Ulvaeus....
They came from the hills
And they came from the valleys and the plains
They struggled in the cold
In the heat and the snow and in the rain
Came to hear him play
Play their minds away

We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon for him
And we dance beneath the moon
Sub luna saltamus

They came from the south
From the west and the north and from the east
They waited for the man
Like a parish is waiting for the priest
Longed to hear him play
Play their minds away

We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon for him
And we dance beneath the moon
Sub luna saltamus

He gave them a dream
He seduced everybody in the land
The fire in his eyes
And the fear was a weapon in his hand
So they let him play
Play their minds away

We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon for him
And we dance beneath the moon

And we dance beneath the moon


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"The Piper" as written by Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Benny Goran Bror Andersson

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    My InterpretationI always took this song to be about some sort of Hitler-type character, winning people over with his oratory - people coming from miles around to listen.

    I mean, just listen to this bit:

    He came in a dream. He seduced everybody in the land.
    The fire in his eyes. And the fear was a weapon in his hand.
    So they let him play. Play their minds away.

    But maybe I’m just reading too much into it!
    CaribCannibalon October 30, 2011   Link

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