Song-The day before you came

A few months ago a dear friend and i spent one evening sharing our passion for music with one another, as we exchanged songs. One song in particular has stuck to me and struck me as a surprise that i had never heard in all those years. A song for ABBA that i had no idea existed. Now three months later, for some strange odd reason i have an obsession with it and i keep playing it on repeat in my car ride to and from work.

The most impressive part are the words, just to think that someone could write a love song that starts from “The day before you came” is incredible. Enjoy the lyrics, enjoy the video…ABBA always seem to know how to make their music work for an eternity of generations.

The Day Before You Came Lyrics

I must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train, I’m certain, left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place, the usual bunch
And still on top of this I’m pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue

I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away

At five I must have left, there’s no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, I’ve done it ever since I finished school

The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, I’m sure my life was well within its usual frame
The day before you came

I must have opened my front door at eight o’clock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some Chinese food to go

I’m sure I had my dinner watching something on TV
There’s not, I think, a single episode of Dallas that I didn’t see

I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then

I must have read a while
The latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style
It’s funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

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


About Rana Zaben
I help people feel their best and create a solid second income to enjoy the best things in life.

5 Responses to Song-The day before you came

  1. TBT says:

    What a well-observed commentary of an ordinary life (not unlike the ones that so many of us live), all of which becomes the backdrop to a significant event (when it happens :)) !

    I was never an ABBA fan – just didn’t get into their music – rather than any dislike for it.

    I’m curious, why do you suppose you keep wanting to listen to this song?

    BTW, I ‘found you via a comment you left at NP’s daily aphorisms blog 🙂

    • I thought it was an amazing song, and was very surprised that i had never heard it before since i AM an Abba fan 🙂 it is truly a wonderful way of showing love from an entirely new angle

      I am as curious as you are about my desire to hear that song for what is turning into two full weeks now…..strange enough it has ignited my desire to paint again and i am in the process of painting as i still maintain and continue listening to it in the confines of my home.

      NP is wonderful, i am in love with everything he writes and look forward on a daily basis to read another one of his aphorisms…..

      Thank you for your comment, looking forward to seeing more of you on my site 🙂 with your interesting comments

      always in love and light


  2. Ashraf Sarhan says:

    Its one of those songs that i can’t resist.

    Whenever it is there, i got to set back and listen or watch, it has this strange effect on me.

  3. thebuttonsblog says:

    Just started off my new year blogging about ‘The Day Before You Came’. My favourite song of all. Glad someone else out there appreciates it too.

    Feel free to take a look.

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