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The day before you came

Post 1

Titania (gone for lunch)

Must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train, I'm certain, left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned

I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place, the usual bunch
And still on top of this I'm pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue
I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away

At five I must have left, there's no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, I've done it ever since I finished school
The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, I'm sure my life was well within it's usual frame
The day before you came

Must have opened my front door at eight o'clock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some chinese food to go
I'm sure I had my dinner watching something on tv
There's not, I think, a single episode of dallas that I didn't see
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten

I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then I must have read a while
The latest one by marilyn french or something in that style
It's funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came

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ABBA, 1982, available on youtube

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Post 2


Ah, my favourite!


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Post 3

Santragenius V

It is a very nice song - I am actually not sure if it was Ti or Hati who introduced me to it - but thanks refardless!

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Post 4

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

A haunting melody and the words do ring true. This is one of my all-time favourite Abba tracks as well, smiley - ok (my #1 is The Winner Takes It All)

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Post 5

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - bigeyes
Wow, Ti, did you...?
smiley - erm
Oh... ABBA. Okay. Well...
smiley - hug
Now, tell me what brought that up? Feeling sentimental...or just the latter half of that word? Since this ABBA tune has fallen out of my repertoire, it was unfamiliar to me, and I thought...well...that you'd written it. Until I got to the citation on the bottom. I don't know exactly why, but a dream of some sort--of aspirations and good tidings for you--got dashed to the ground when I realized you were quoting a song.
smiley - biro

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Post 6

Titania (gone for lunch)

Another journal revival tour, B4?smiley - winkeye

It was, most of all, a note to myself, because somehow I'd managed to stay oblivious of this song smiley - blush and once I found it, I wanted to make sure I could find it again.

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Post 7

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - laugh
Yup. I've done that with a few Articles or Forum threads, in order to locate them later, rather than run an oblique search for them.
smiley - cool

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