Slipping Through My Fingers
Andersson, Ulvaeus, Kortnev
"The Visitors": Polydor 1981
Another ABBA song, with Agnetha (the blonde one) singing lead.
This is about that feeling all parents feel at some point: that our time with our children is too short, too soon gone. They grow up entirely too fast.Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness And I have to sit down for a while *** Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute The feeling in it Slipping through my fingers all the time *** She keeps on growing Slipping through my fingers all the time
It is said that Agnetha's husband, fellow band member Björn, wrote this with their daughter Linda, then 7 years old, in mind.