The Day Before You Came
Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus (ASCAP) ABBA Epic 1983
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.
This ABBA song touches me deeply, though I'm not sure exactly why. It's about a girl recalling how her life was so very ordinary and predictable, even to the very day before she meets her true love, an event which has changed everything for her.
In the song she reflects on the tedious details of her humdrum routine on the day before he came, and her clueless innocence of how her life was about to change.
Oh yes, I'm sure my life was well within it's usual frame The day before you came.