ABBA – Fernando lyrics

[Intro]

[Verse 1]

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

I remember, long ago, another starry night like this

In the firelight, Fernando

You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar

I could hear the distant drums and sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar

[Verse 2]

They were closer now, Fernando

Every hour, every minute seemed to last eternally

I was so afraid, Fernando

We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die

And I’m not ashamed to say the roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry

[Chorus]

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though we never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

[Verse 3]

Now we’re old and grey, Fernando

Since many years I haven’t seen a rifle in your hand

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

Do you still recall the fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande?

I can see it in your eyes, how proud you were to fight for freedom in this land

[Chorus]

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though I never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

[Chorus]

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though I never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

Yes, if I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

[Outro]

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando