Could anybody help me to understand a line from "Lay All Your Love On Me" by ABBA?

I wasn't jealous before we met
Now every woman I see is a potential threat
And I'm possessive, it isn't nice
You've heard me saying that smoking was my only vice
But now it isn't true
Now everything is new
And all I've learned has overturned
I beg of you

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me


What the difference with "Don't waste your emotion"?

  • What is "ABBA"?
    – AIQ
    Oct 5, 2019 at 21:06

1 Answer 1


ABBA (written thus) was a Swedish pop music group in the 1970s, famous world-wide. "Don't go [doing something]" is an idiomatic way of strongly suggesting that the listener does not do something. "Don't go wasting your emotion" is equivalent to "Don't waste your emotion".

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