BENNY ANDERSSON lyrics - I Know Him So Well

BENNY ANDERSSON
"I Know Him So Well"
(Benny Andersson / Tim Rice / Bjorn Ulvaeus)

[FLORENCE:]
Nothing is so good it lasts eternally
Perfect situations must go wrong
But this has never yet prevented me
Wanting far too much for far too long
Looking back I could have played it differently
Won a few more moments, who can tell?
But it took time to understand the man
Now at least I know I know him well
Wasn't it good?

[SVETLANA:]
Oh so good

[FLORENCE:]
Wasn't he fine?

[SVETLANA:]
Oh so fine

[FLORENCE:]
Isn't it madness?

[FLORENCE/SVETLANA:]
He can't be mine?

[FLORENCE:]
But in the end he needs a little bit more than me
More security

[SVETLANA:]
He needs his fantasy and freedom

[FLORENCE:]
I know him so well

[SVETLANA:]
No one in your life is with you constantly
No one is completely on your side
And though I move my world to be with him
Still the gap between us is too wide
Looking back I could have played it differently

[FLORENCE:]
Looking back I could have played it some other way

[SVETLANA:]
Learned about the man before I fell

[FLORENCE:]
I was just a little careless maybe

[SVETLANA:]
But I was ever so much younger then

[FLORENCE:]
Now at least I know him well

[SVETLANA:]
Now at least I know I know him well

[SVETLANA:]
Wasn't it good?

[FLORENCE:]
Oh so good

[SVETLANA:]
Wasn't he fine?

[FLORENCE:]
Oh so fine

[SVETLANA:]
Isn't it madness

[SVETLANA/FLORENCE:]
He won't be mine?
Didn't I know how it would go?
If I knew from the start
Why am I falling apart?

[SVETLANA:]
Wasn't it good?
Wasn't he fine

[FLORENCE:]
Isn't it madness

[SVETLANA/FLORENCE:]
He won't be mine?

[FLORENCE:]
But in the end he needs a little bit more than me -
More security

[SVETLANA:]
He needs his fantasy and freedom

[FLORENCE:]
I know him so well

[SVETLANA:]
It took time to understand him

[FLORENCE/SVETLANA:]
I know him so well