Roxette

Go To Sleep

Words by Per Gessle
Music by Marie Fredriksson

There’s a shadow on the terrace, a snow dance for the living.
There’s heavy weather on the way, I heard it on the news.
And life’s a tough principal who won’t reward the losers.
Your name is on the tea-cup, there’s nothing I can do

But to wish you’d think about me before you go to sleep.
And I wish you the best there is before you go to sleep

There are tears without the colour, a million seas with water.
An ocean full of people where shattered hearts can go.
And love’s a golden ripple where answers are so simple.
But the explanations are very hard to do

But to wish you’d think about me before you go to sleep.
And I wish you the best there is before you go to sleep
Go to sleep

Love Is All (Shine Your Light On Me)

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Love is all, love is all around you.
Love is there in your laughter, in your hair, love flows everywhere.
Love is old, love is older than you.
But the light shining through, makes me see, your love is all new

Hey, sha la la. Shine a light, shine on me.
Shine your light on me, sha la la. Shine your light on me

Love is all, love will always be The Law.
And higher love radiates on us all, on us all.

I'm Sorry

Words & Music by Per Gessle

The first time we met time stood still
You left me breathless, suddenly speechless
Within the hour we were one
Two total strangers kissing the moonlight

Oh, you know I’m sorry I had to go.
I’m really sorry it had to die.
I’m really sorry I made you cry, cry

We fell in love between the nights
Of too many lovers and too many teardrops
And fate won’t resist some satin sheets
I was so helpless, totally ruthless

Oh, you know I’m sorry I had to go.
I’m really sorry you’re hurt inside.
I’m really sorry I made you cry, cry, cry

Love is lifting you up and draggin’ you down,
Makes you go round and round and round.
Time makes a stop then it’s all gone.
Funny how memories keep lingering on.

Lies

Words by Per Gessle
Music by Per Gessle & Mats M.P. Persson

Put ‘em on, put the big boots on
Baby put them big boots on.
Make a mark, make a good kick start
Kick yourself right outa my heart.

It’s a cookin’ jumpin’ jivin’ shout,
Cos you’re every little thing I can do without.
Every line you lay, every trick you trade.
They could never ever make the grade

Lies, la-la-la-la-lies.
It’s all lies, la-la-la-la-lies.
You’re all lies

Honeybutt, keep your big mouth shut
Baby keep that big mouth shut.

It’s a steamin’ jumpin’ jivin’ shout,
Cos you’re every little thing I still dream about.
But the love you lay, every prayer you pray.
It will never ever make my day.
Listen to me good...

Lies, la-la-la-la-lies.
It’s all lies - only lies - la-la-la-la-lies.
You’re all lies

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Do You Wanna Go The Whole Way?

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Before we take off all our clothes and get close together.
Before it gets too serious both of us need to know
Are we gonna go the whole way this time? This time?

Before all secrets are revealed old scars must heal or wither.
But it’s getting very late and I can’t wait anymore
Are we gonna go the whole way this time.
Do you wanna go the whole way this time? This time?

Do you wanna go the whole way now?
We’re taking it easy.
Do you wanna go the whole way, babe?
Kick it in, kick it in slowly

Do you wanna go the whole way this time?
Do you wanna go the whole way for sure?
Do you wanna go the whole way this time?
This time? This time? Do ya?

What's She Like?

Words & Music by Per Gessle

What’s she like?
When she turns around to kiss you goodnight?
When she wakes up in the morning by your side?
What’s she like?

What’s she like?
The yellow moon or the deep blue of the sea?
Do you feel the same way you did when it was me?
What’s she like?

Oh I’ve been holding on, I’ve been holding on for far too long.
I’ve been holding on, I’ve been holding on much too long

What’s she like?
When you’re making love and stars are in her eyes?
When you’re looking for the answers in her smile?
What’s she like?

Oh I’ve been holding on, I’ve been holding on for far too long.
I’ve been holding on, I’ve been holding on much too long.
Too long

I never knew I could love somebody the way I loved you.
I never thought I’d be the broken-hearted.
Well, nothing hurts you like the truth.

So what’s she like?
When she turns to you, when push comes to shove?
When she whispers in your ear that she’s in love?
What’s she like?

Oh I’ve been holding on...
So what’s she like?

I Love The Sound Of Crashing Guitars

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Mao Mao Mao...

I love the sound of smashing guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Red guitars against the wall.
Big guitars can turn so small.
I love the sound of crashing guitars. Show it!

The 6-string kick inside.
The 6-string kick inside.
The 6-string kick inside

I love the sound of breaking guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Hey you long-haired vintage Jesus
Break the guitar into 1000 pieces.
I love the sound of crashing guitars. Don’t you?

The 6-string kick inside.
The 6-string kick inside.

Don’t you love the sound of crashing guitars?
Don’t you love the sound of crashing electric guitars?
Don’t you love that sound, drivin’ in your car.
Don’t you love the sound of crashing electric guitars?
Don’t you? Don’t you?

I love the touch of watching the stars.
I love the sound of trashing guitars.
Custom made, Townshend’s ace.
Smash the axe and break the case.
I love the sound of crashing guitars. Crashing and crashing!

The 6-string kick inside.
The 6-string kick inside
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Mao Mao Mao...

Place Your Love

Words & Music by Per Gessle Sunday, sick o’ my tears. Monday morning, I could’ve felt much better. Tuesday, you’re in my way, I wish you would type my heart a letter Place your love, in my world. It’s for you, it’s made for you. I need time, a lot o’ time. To get you off my mind. To get you off my mind Wednesday, nuthin’s OK. Thursday afternoon, I wish I was sleepin’. Friday and Saturday sun, Gettin’ up early but I can’t get nuthin’ done Place your love, in my world. It’s for you, it’s made for you. I need time, a lot o’ time. To get you off my mind. To get you off my mind Maybe you’ll come here. Maybe you’ll disappear. Maybe the clouds I fear will turn to flowers in the air. These cool vibrations, They’re hitting me all the time. You’ve got me diggin’ and divin’ in the garden of my mind. It’s a high, to watch you fly across the sky. All the time. To watch you all the time.

The First Girl On The Moon

Words & Music by Per Gessle

She was the first girl on the moon.
She didn’t compromise,
When she took off that cold afternoon,
Heading for the northern skies.
I told her I could come, that I could come along.

She was the first girl on the moon,
I think I was her only friend.
She brought her raygun, an old harpoon,
Just in case of accidents
I told her I could come, that I could come along.
But she didn’t let me come along.
Wave goodbye. Wave goodbye

She was the first girl on the moon,
Standing tall, flag in hand.
She looked around humming a tune,
The strangest song known to man
I told her I could come, that I could come along.
But she never let me come along.
Wave goodbye. Wave goodbye.

Vulnerable

Words & Music by Per Gessle

Everywhere I look I see her smile, her absent-minded eyes.
And she has kept me wondering for so long, how this thing could go wrong.
It seems to me that we are both the same, playing the same game.
But as darkness falls this true love falls apart, Into a riddle of her heart

She’s so vulnerable, like china in my hands.
She’s so vulnerable and I don’t understand.
I could never hurt the one I love, she’s all I’ve got.
But she’s so vulnerable, oh so vulnerable

Days like these no one should be alone, no heart should hide away.
Her touch is gently conquering my mind, there’s nothing words can say.
She’s coloured all the secrets of my soul, I’ve whispered all my dreams.
But just as nighttime falls this vision falls apart, into a riddle of her heart, yea

She’s so vulnerable, like china in my hands.
She’s so vulnerable and I don’t understand.
I could never hurt the one I love, she’s all I’ve got.
But she’s so vulnerable, oh so vulnerable

Don’t hide your eyes...

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