Centre Stage

The Winner Takes It All

by Michael Ball

on Waterloo - Abba's Greatest Hits In A Classical Style (2014), Centre Stage (2001)

I don't wanna talk
About things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history

I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
There's nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser's standing small
Beside the victory
That's his destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence

Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The God's may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear

The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain?

But tell me does he kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When he calls your name?

Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say?
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low

The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand

I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence

But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

Winner takes it all
So the winner takes it all
And the loser has to fall
So the winner takes it all
And the loser standing small

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