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The name of the game

The name of the game

Song written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and originally performed by Abba in 1977 on the album "Abba - The Album". It was released as a single in October 1977 and reached no. 1 in the UK.
On January 13, 2001, Kim Wilde sang this song as a special guest star in a live show by the Abba tribute band Fabba.

Lyrics 

I've seen you twice, in a short time
Only a week since we started
It seems to me, for every time
I'm getting more open-hearted

I was an impossible case
No-one ever could reach me
But I think I can see in your face
There's a lot you can teach me
So I wanna know

What's the name of the game?
Does it mean anything to you?
What's the name of the game?
Can you feel it the way I do?
Tell me please, 'cause I have to know
I'm a bashful child, beginning to grow

And you make me talk
And you make me feel
And you make me show
What I'm trying to conceal
If I trust in you, would you let me down?
Would you laugh at me, if I said I care for you?
Could you feel the same way too?
I wanna know
The name of the game

I have no friends, no-one to see
And I am never invited
Now I am here, talking to you
No wonder I get excited

Your smile, and the sound of your voice
And the way you see through me
Got a feeling, you give me no choice
But it means a lot to me
So I wanna know

What's the name of the game?
(your smile and the sound of your voice)
Does it mean anything to you?
(got a feeling you give me no choice)
(but it means a lot)
What's the name of the game?
(your smile and the sound of your voice)
Can you feel it the way I do?
Tell me please, 'cause I have to know
I'm a bashful child, beginning to grow

And you make me talk
And you make me feel
And you make me show
What I'm trying to conceal
If I trust in you, would you let me down?
Would you laugh at me, if I said I care for you?
Could you feel the same way too?
I wanna know
Oh yes I wanna know

The name of the game
(I was an impossible case)
Does it mean anything to you?
(but I think I can see in your face)
(that it means a lot)
What's the name of the game?
(your smile and the sound of your voice)
Can you feel it the way I do?
(got a feeling you give me no choice)
(but it means a lot)
What's the name of the game?
(I was an impossible case)
Does it mean anything to you?
(but I think I can see in your face)
(that it means a lot)