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Slipping Through My Fingers Lyrics

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
The feeling that Im losing her forever
And without really entering her world
Im glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see whats in her mind
Each time I think Im close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when shes gone theres that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I cant deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didnt
And why I just dont know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see whats in her mind
Each time I think Im close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers...

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile...

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Songwriter(s): Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
Copyright: Union Songs Musikforlag AB
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Meaning to "Slipping Through My Fingers" song text (5 meanings)
Genny 06/13/12,07:49
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It was Bjorn's thoughts about his and Agnetha's daughter Linda going away to school. The song itself is Mom's favorite :) For me, it's also awesome!
Fran 02/10/12,13:00
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My 9 year old daughter has just been away on a residential trip with school. This song was going through my head all the time she was away. Absolutly beautiful song, for beautiful children.
Daniel 02/12/11,01:48
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my baby girl is just 8 months old.Its amazing to see how fast they grow.sing her this song quite often.
José Ignacio 10/15/10,01:57
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I think line 5 of the 3rd paragraph should read THOSE wonderful adventures, instead of THE wonderful adventures. Otherwise this song is simply superb conveying powerfully a universal parental feeling.
bky 10/14/10,21:09
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wow! I have three litle girls. This song made me cry. Just thinking that time go by and we dont get to know all their wishes and dep thoughts. And we open our eyes and they are gone.
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