Roxette

Beautiful Things

Words by Per Gessle
Music by Marie Fredriksson

Beautiful things, are comin’ my way
Beautiful things, I want them to stay
But after a while, my beautiful things
Don’t seem beautiful at all

Terrible things, like when you wake up
And all of your dreams, seem to crack up
Like things you have done, like breakin’ my heart
For you it don’t seem terrible at all

Is there someone I can talk to? Someone on the line?
Does anybody want to hear what’s on my mind?

Beautiful things, like leaves on a tree
Beautiful things, the sky and the sea
Since you’ve been gone, no beautiful things
Seem beautiful to me

Is there someone I can talk to? Someone on the line?
Does anybody want to hear what’s on my mind?

Make the grass grow in the garden, when the rain is passin’ by
Does anybody want to know what’s on my mind?

Staring At The Ground

Words & Music by Per Gessle

I’m staring at the ground
I’m bloodless, thrown away from the sun
What’s lost cannot be found, I can’t return your tears
If I ever live to be a thousand years

I’m staring at the ground, I never wished you a broken heart Coincidence put you down, he won’t withdraw those tears
If you ever lived to be a thousand years

What do I have to say to make you stay?
What do I have to do to make you happy?

I’m staring at the ground
I wish I could bring the spring to your door
To the coldest side of town, I carry your wounded dreams
Like the devil’s deeds in the pocket of my jeans

What do I have to say to make you stay?
What do I have to do to make you happy?

Cooper

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Cooper went out late last night
I heard the slam from her door
Foggy ways, November daze
All the white wolves were smiling

Cooper went out walkin’ the clouds
She left everything in a mess
"Shut your mouth when you talk to me"
Her words were always so small

And there’s a sound from the telephone
When can I say she’s coming home?
Leave me the number you’re dialing from
And may I ask who’s calling?
May I ask who’s calling?

Cooper went out, 3 o’clock sharp
I heard the bells from the church
Someone said they saw a car
Picking her up by the stations

Cooper went out and that’s all there is
I’m just no one from next door
Everything will be alright
When all the flowers have cried

Then there’s a voice on the telephone
When can I say she’s coming home?
Leave me the number you’re dialing from
And may I ask who’s callin’? (Who’s calling?)
May I ask who’s calling? (Who’s calling?)
May I ask who’s calling?

Pay The Price

Words & Music by Per Gessle

I try to keep your name, and still get rid of your face
I hate to be by myself all locked away in this place
You turn me inside out , you turn me outside in
Around and upside down, a rollercoaster within

Pay the price of love when he calls for you,
You’ve got to pay the price of love when he calls for you

I grab my big black book, and call the numbers I know
Something is melting this town, like it was all made of snow
You turn me inside out , you turn me outside in
Around and up and down, the elevator within

Pay the price of love (ooh la la la) when he calls for you,
You’ve got to pay the price of love (ooh la la la)
When he calls for you

Spending the evening alone,
With the 10 o’clock news
Looking at you through the holes,
In the soles of my old brown shoes

Salvation

Words & Music by Per Gessle

I can barely remember my past
Everything seems to disappear so fast
But I recall being jealous and alone
Gazing at the dreams going by

I started my life when you knocked on the door
Found something inside I didn’t dare to ignore
Now I do believe in flowers on the moon
I’ll swim beside the golden tide

You crashed by the gate, captured my fate, salvation
My eyes couldn’t see, I hardly breathed
I was diving so deep, salvation

I’m down in the study holding on to my luck
Will you still love me when I call you up?
I gave you my body, the power over me
Come on, bring out the best in me

You crashed by the gate, captured my fate, salvation
My eyes couldn’t see, I hardly breathed
My heart was asleep, salvation

Some will get broken
Others will get lucky like me meeting you
Don’t pass me by

You crashed by the gate, captured my fate, salvation
My eyes couldn’t see, I hardly breathed
I was down on my knees, salvation

Some will get broken
Others will get lucky like me meeting you
Don’t pass me by

I found salvation, oh yea
You bring me salvation
I found salvation

Stars

Words & Music by Per Gessle

You keep on walkin’ on the other side, other side, other side
You keep on walkin’ on the other side, other side, other side

Wherever you go, I’m going with you,
Shouldn’t you know I’m bound to follow
Whatever you say, whatever you do
I give you a clue, I’m gonna follow

And the stars will show where the waters flow
Where the gardens grow, that’s where I’ll meet you

Why don’t you let me, let me come along, na na na, na na na
Why don’t you open, make me come along, na na na, na na na

Wherever you go, I’m going for you
Oh, I was truly born to follow
Like fire and wood and paper and glue
Only a few were born to follow

And the stars will show where the waters flow
Where the gardens grow, that’s where I’ll meet you
And the sun will glow melting all the snow
Knowing all I know , that’s where I’ll meet you

Stars will show where the waters flow
Where the gardens grow, that’s where I’ll meet you
And the stars will show, every breeze will blow
Knowing all I know, that’s where I’ll meet you

I Was So Lucky

Words & Music by Per Gessle

It’s no secret I’ve been waiting, but I didn’t expect this
Nothing will remain, nothing stays the same after you came
It’s no secret I’ve been starving, I never felt anything for years
I sat up all night, just to watch your smile when you’re sleeping

I was so lucky you came by, and turned a different corner
I could’ve been somewhere else, you could’ve passed by,
Could’ve passed by…

Come on and sail the sea with me,
Come on, let’s go around the world
Maybe find a flat, or a canyon house for the season

I was so lucky you came by, and turned a different corner
It could’ve been someone else you had in mind
I was so lucky you found me, my rags turned gold and silver
I could’ve been somewhere else, you could’ve passed by,
Could’ve passed by…

What would you make of this, my baby?
The sun through the trees, is there a better place to be?

I was so lucky you came by, and turned a different corner
It could have been someone else you had in mind, oh my
I was so lucky you picked me, my trash turned to silver
Yea, I could have been somewhere else
You could’ve passed by, could’be passed by

7twenty7

Words & Music by Per Gessle

7twenty7 is ready to move
You know she packed her bags with nothing left to prove
I thought I didn’t care, now I’m fallin’ through
Wouldn’t you?

Well, it’s a long long journey to the other side
Oh I’ve been wishin’ all night I was on that flight
And God, you’d better take care of the sweetest eyes
I hear myself swallowin’ the tears I cry
I hear myself swallowin’ the tears I cry

7twenty7 is up in the air
You know I feel her hands, on me everywhere
I thought I didn’t care, now I’m saying a prayer
Hey mister, do you know the way to salvation square?

It’s a long long winter ‘til the birds will sing
Oh I’ll be waitin’ all night for the phone to ring
I’m goin’ up in smoke and phoney magazines
Everything is just pieces of my stupid dreams
Everything is just spieces of my stupid dreams

With the clouds passin’ by
With the clouds passin’ by
It’s all right

7twenty7 is close to the sky
It carries the world between hello and goodbye
Like the Monday we met, that disappeared in a breath
Like the Sunday she left, forever smellin’ of death

Another jet black night, another drink to go
Oh I’ll be diving my head in the pure white snow
God, you’d better take care of this gold skinned friend
Tell me, will I ever see her again

It Will Take A Long Long Time

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Sunny called, I was in the hall
And made a note I have to paint the kitchen walls
An angel smiled across the room
All in all, it was a lazy afternoon
Then I thought about you
I think it was some sweet song that I heard

Got to get goin’ goin’ ahead, it will take a long, long time
Got to go ahead and deal with my life,
It has taken such a long time this time

Sunny called, I was in the bath
And heard the rain hit the roof and tiles real hard
(hit the roof real hard / hit the roof)
Then I ran through my magazines
A few letters poorly hidden in a jar
(hidden in a jar / oh what a jar!)
And I thought about you
It must have been some old pictures I found

Got to get goin’ goin’ ahead, it will take a long, long time
Got to go ahead and deal with my life,
It has taken such a long time this time

Inganakee leo yo

Anyone

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Anyone who have a love close to this, knows what I’m saying
Anyone who wants a dream to come true, knows how I’m feeling
All I can think of is you and me, doing the things I wanna do
All I imagine is heaven on earth, I know it’s you

Anyone who ever kissed in the rain, knows the whole meaning
Anyone who ever stood in the light, needs no explaining
But everything more or less appears so meaningless, blue and cold
Walking alone through the afternoon traffic, I miss you so

Anyone who felt like I do, anyone who wasn’t ready to fall
Anyone who loved like I do, knows it never really happens at all
It’s over when it’s over, what can I do about it?
Now that it’s over …

Everything more or less is looking so meaningless, and fades to grey
Lying awake in an ocean of teardrops, I float away

Anyone who felt like I do, anyone who wasn’t ready to fall
Anyone who loved like I do, knows it never really happens at all
It’s over when it’s over, what can I do about it?
Now that it’s over...

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