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“Down in the street they’re all singing and shouting
staying alive though the city is dead
hiding their shame behind hollow laughter
while you are crying alone in your bed

Pity Cassandra that no one believed you
but then again you were lost from the start
now we must suffer and sell our secrets
bargain, playing smart, aching in our hearts

Sorry Cassandra I misunderstood
now the last day is dawning
some of us wanted but none of us could
listen to words of warning
but on the darkest of nights
nobody knew how to fight
and we were caught in our sleep
sorry Cassandra I didn’t believe
you really had the power
I only saw it as dreams you would weave
until the final hour

So in the morning your ship will be sailing
now that your father and sister are gone
there is no reason for you to linger
you’re grieving deeply but still moving on
you know the future is casting a shadow
no one else sees it but you know your fate
packing your bags, being slow and thorough
knowing, though you’re late, that ship is sure to wait

Sorry Cassandra I misunderstood
now the last day is dawning
some of us wanted but none of us could
listen to words of warning
but on the darkest of nights
nobody knew how to fight
and we were caught in our sleep
sorry Cassandra I didn’t believe
you really had the power
I only saw it as dreams you would weave
until the final hour

I watched the ship leaving harbor at sunrise
sails almost slack in the cool morning rain
she stood on deck, just a tiny figure
rigid and restrained, blue eyes filled with pain
sorry Cassandra I misunderstood
now the last day is dawning
some of us wanted but none of us could
listen to words of warning
but on the darkest of nights
nobody knew how to fight
and we were caught in our sleep
sorry Cassandra I didn’t believe
you really had the power
I only saw it as dreams you would weave
until the final hour

I’m sorry Cassandra
I’m sorry Cassandra”.

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ABBA, Cassandra – 4:57
(Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus)
Album: More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits (1993, raccolta)
Singolo: “The day before you came / Cassandra” (1982)

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