Name of the Game (the)

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 13 January 2001, Kim Wilde sang this song as a special guest star in a live show by the Abba tribute band Fabba.


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
What’s 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…