"I wrote all the songs as little stories. 'Fernando' was about two old freedom-fighters from the war between Texas and Mexico. I was lying outside one summer night, looking at the stars and it suddenly came to me. Björn Ulvaeus
"That lyric is so banal and I didn't like it. It was a love lyric, someone who loved Fernando, but I inherited the word 'Fernando' and I thought long and hard, what does Fernando tell me?
I was in my summerhouse one starry evening and the words came, 'There was something in the air that night' and I thought of two old comrades from some guerrilla war in Mexico who would be sitting in the porch and reminiscing about what happened to them back then and this is what it is all about. Total fiction." Björn Ulvaeus
''It's a great song. It was really hard for me to learn it in the beginning, because it's not English, because they (ABBA) didn't write really in English, they were searching for things. So things were turned upside down, but that's what makes really interesting when you get into that song.'' Cher