7 Our Last Summer

Written by: (B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus)

The summer air was
soft and warm
the feeling right
the Paris night
did its best to please us
and strolling down
the Elysee
we had a drink in each café
and you
you talked of politics
philosophy and I
smiled like Mona Lisa
we had our chance
it was a fine and true
romance

I can still recall
our last summer
I still see it all
walks along the Seine
laughing in the rain
our last summer
memories that remain

We made our way
along the river
and we sat down
in the grass
by the Eiffel tower
I was so happy we had met
it was the age of no regret
oh yes
those crazy years
that was the time
of the flower power
but underneath
we had a fear of flying
of getting old
a fear of slowly dying
we took the chance
like we were dancing
our last dance

I can still recall
our last summer
I still see it all
in the tourist jam
’round the Notre Dame
our last summer
walking hand in hand
Paris restaurants
our last summer
morning croissants
living for the day
worries far away
our last summer
we could laugh
and play

And now you’re working
in a bank
the family man
a football fan
and your name is Harry
how dull it seems
yet you’re the hero
of my dreams

I can still recall
our last summer
I still see it all
walks along the Seine
laughing in the rain
our last summer
memories that remain
I can still recall
our last summer
I still see it all
in the tourist jam
’round the Notre Dame
our last summer
walking hand in hand

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