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Madonna - Hung Up


Madonna - Hung Up - About the song


In this song, Madonna is hung up, waiting for a guy to call (see what she did there?). It a pretty standard storyline, but there is more to it. She repeats the phrase "time goes by so slowly" over and over, which is how she feels when she's waiting. Only action can cure her ennui. Madonna was 47 when the song was released.


The music is based on ABBA's "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)." Madonna wrote to ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson personally to get their permission to use the sample. This was the second time ABBA had granted such a request. Previously, Fugees were given permission to sample the bass and synthesizer from this for their 1997 hit "Rumble In The Jungle."


Lyrics


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly



Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you



Time goes by so slowly for those who wait


No time to hesitate


Those who run seem to have all the fun


I'm caught up, I don't know what to do



Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


I don't know what to do



Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you


Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you



Ring, ring, ring goes the telephone


The lights are on, but there's no one home


Tick tick tock, it's a quarter to two


And I'm done, I'm hanging up on you



I can't keep on waiting for you


I know that you're still hesitating


Don't cry for me, 'cause I'll find my way


You'll wake up one day, but it'll be too late



Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you


Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you



Every little thing, every little thing


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, waiting for your call


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you



Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly


Time goes by so slowly, so slowly


So slowly, so slowly, so slowly


So slowly, so slowly, so slowly


So slowly, so slowly, so slowly


So slowly, so slowly, so slowly, so...


I don't know what to do



Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you


Every little thing that you say or do


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, baby, night and day


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you



Every little thing, every little thing


I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you


Waiting for your call, waiting for your call


I'm fed up, I'm tired of waiting on you


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