Knowing My Fate Is To Be With You

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: FATE/FORTUNE/LUCK

Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor, France

Well…if here is one song with mention of “fate” that really does make me smile it is the mighty “Waterloo” from pop sensations ABBA. This song has fun written all over it!!

I don’t think anyone can compete with ABBA when it comes to making an internationally and instantly recognised iconic pop song about a historical battle. I believe this was THE song that made ABBA famous, perhaps due to it being part of the Eurovision Song Contest.

I love this stomper of a song. On the first construction project I ever worked on, a clever friend of mine rewrote the words and turned this into a tribute to the site portaloo.

My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo – promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo

My, my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight
And how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose

Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo – promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo

So how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose

Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo

Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you

Written by: Stig Anderson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus, Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Yi Jia, He Cheng, Lo-jung Chen

13 thoughts on “Knowing My Fate Is To Be With You”

  1. We both picked songs for this week with Swedish acts. Did you see the Netflix series This Is Pop!? Talks about how Swedish music became so big, starting with ABBA. Great choice!

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