Song Lyric Sunday 11/19/17 – When All Is Said and Done

So this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is about growing older; and a spinoff of a song lyric about looking hotter every year and reaching sexual peak. Well between (1) being only 30 years old, (2) hoping I don’t live anywhere near long enough to be considered old and (3) I’m single and my sex life is nonexistent, I just had to go with a lyric that stuck out in my mind because I can’t actually relate to either topic of the fiction challenge lyric really.

Given the above, the one lyric that stuck out in my mind more than any other was the lyric “slightly worn but dignified and not too old for sex,” which is what leads me to this week’s pick: “When All Is Said and Done” by ABBA (written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn 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 anymore when all is said and done

Standing calmly at the crossroads, no desire to run
There’s no hurry anymore when all is said and done
Source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/abba/whenallissaidanddone.html

As a bonus pick, I’m including Pierce Brosnan’s and Meryl Streep’s performance of the song from the motion picture adaptation of Mamma Mia!. Granted, even *I* sing better than Pierce Brosnan (which isn’t saying much), so if you haven’t seen the movie you might want to have a tissue handy because you might cry from laughing so hard at his pathetic attempt at singing (and Meryl Streep isn’t much better either)…

I know the song probably has absolutely nothing to do with the theme itself, but it’s one of those topics I just could not relate to in my own life so I had to go with what came to mind right off. Sorry; hope to atone for my lackluster pick next week.

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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 11/19/17 – When All Is Said and Done

  1. I love this song, not a lack lustre choice at all! I can tell you, from up ahead here in the mid 40s, these lyrics are kind of poignant.

    And OMG I know, how bad is Pierce Brosnan’s singing?!! 😂😂

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    • Your secret is safe with me. I enjoyed it too, but it’s a poor substitute for the live play (which I’ve also seen).

      And yes, Pierce knows it. He even admitted in an interview that he wasn’t employed for his singing. LOL!!!!!

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  2. You had me laughing at your intro. LOL! I enjoyed Abba in my elementary school days which tells you how old I am! Sorry about my lyric prompt being a little challenging but you can always put any spin you want on it! 🙂 Cheers!

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