9 I’m A Marionette

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

You’re so free
that’s what everybody’s telling me
Yet I feel I’m like an outward bound
pushed around refugee

Something’s wrong
got a feeling that I don’t belong
as if I have come from out of space
out of place, like King-Kong

I’m a marionette
just a marionette
pull the string
I’m a marionette
everybody’s pet
just as long as I sing
I’m a marionette
see my pirouette
’round and ’round
I’m a marionette
I’m a marionette
just a silly old clown

Like a doll
like a puppet with no will at all
and somebody taught me how to talk
how to walk, how to fall

Can’t complain
I got no one but myself to blame
something’s happening
I can’t control
lost my hold, it’s insane

I’m a marionette
just a marionette
pull the string
I’m a marionette
everybody’s pet
just as long as I sing
I’m a marionette
see my pirouette
’round and ’round
I’m a marionette
I’m a marionette
just a silly old clown

Look this way
just a little smile
that’s what they say
You’ll look better on the photograph
if you laugh, that’s OK!!

I’m a marionette
just a marionette
pull the string
I’m a marionette
everybody’s pet
just as long as I sing
I’m a marionette
see my pirouette
’round and ’round
I’m a marionette
I’m a marionette
just a silly old clown

You’re so free
that’s what everybody’s telling me
Yet I feel I’m like an outward bound
pushed around refugee

© Copyright 1977 for the world by Universal/Union Songs AB, Stockholm, Sweden. All rights reserved

Read next
10 Eagle (Single Edit)