"As a matter of fact, I was quite drunk. And that’s unusual, too, because it never works. Whenever you write drunk, whether it’s music or lyrics, you look at it the next day and it’s bullshit. But that was a good one. I remember presenting it to the girls, and there were tears, you know?"
Björn Ulvaeus, on writing The Winner Takes It All
It should be noted that, lyrically, The Winner Takes It All is by far my favourite ABBA song. It’s just… sadly perfect.