Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 5
ABBA performs “Waterloo”
“My my at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way.”
“The history book on the shelf
is always repeating itself.
Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo – Promise to love you for ever more.”
“Waterloo – Couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – Knowing my fate is to be with you.”
“Waterloo – Finally facing my Waterloo.”
“My my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems my only hope is giving up the fight.”
“And how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose.
Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war.”[ left with no other recourse, the Captain smiles at the performance as he holds his plate against the hole ] [ ABBA’s performance remains tilted to the left, as tables off-screen to the right begin to slide into viw on the left. Awaiter attempts to carry a tray across the right of the stage, struggles briefly with the uphill climb, then topples backwards. Everyone sitting at the Captain’s table falls out of their chairs, as a huge splash of water engulfs the stage. ]
“Waterloo – Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo – Couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – Finally facing my Waterloo.
“And how could I ever refuse…”