A is for ABBA


When I first heard Abba in the mid 70’s I was memorized by the sound.  The harmonies, the upbeat rhythm and the stories they told were inspiring to my young feet.  I would take my crochet poncho and make it into my stylish dance skirt, put on my leotards, tights and ballet slippers , turn on my record player and play “Dancing Queen” to my own choreograph.  I did this in the living room which had hardwood floors I would push the coffee table out of the way and dance in front of our huge bay windows.  I can only imagine what the neighbors thought, probably something along the lines of look at that weird child.  So I am starting the month with Abba’s  I am a Marionette, because a lot of times in life we all feel like someone is pulling our strings.

My tag reflects the marionette only this one is free from the strings that bind her.

I AM A MARIONETTE

 
For your listening pleasure here is the song that inspired this tag.  I have also included the lyrics. See you tomorrow for the Letter B. 


"I'm A Marionette"

"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 had come from outer 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 told me how to talk, how to walk, how to fall

Can't complain, I've got no-one but myself to blame
Something's happening I can't control, lost my hold, is it safe?

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," is what they say
"You look better on the photograph if you laugh, that's okay"

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

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