Roxette

Never is a Long Time

Words & Music by Per Gessle You build it up and tear it down, There’s no reason to follow you. You left the song without a sound, You left the story I made for you. Softly angels bow and cry in the stillness of the night Never is a long time - goodbye. No answers for the asking. It’s a long time - goodbye. No mercy for the aching. It’s a long time - oh I see no light on the forsaken. Never is a long time - goodbye. Let’s spend the night when this dream has come to an end Sometime you laugh, sometimes you cry, And yes, I’ve cried over you. You’ve left me blind in paradise. You’ve left me hungering for the touch of you. Snow white angels run and hide in the blackness of the night Never is a long time - goodbye. No answers for the asking. It’s a long time - goodbye. No mercy for the aching. It’s a long time - oh I see no light on the forsaken. Never is a long time - goodbye. Let’s spend the night when this dream has come to an end

Cinnamon Street

Words & Music by Per Gessle Growing up on Cinnamon Street. Everywhere you look there are lots of people to meet, It’s seven o’clock, the breakfast treat. Now the schoolbus is here, hurry up and grab a seat. All the dreams are tiny ones, Another week has just begun on Cinnamon Street. There was a girl on Cinnamon Street, The same age as me, we shared the curiosity. I won her heart cos I could play guitar. I promised her heaven at once and later all the stars. But it all remained the same Cos things can never change on Cinnamon Street I can hear my heartbeat The very first time we made love, Life was a lazy rest in the sun. Later we went dancing, staying up all night long Playing all our favourite songs, Cinnamon songs: Oh oh na na na na na I say goodbye to Cinnamon Street. Springtime is here and the air is so dry and sweet. I walk in a cloud, the smell of cinnamon bread, It’s in my blood since the day I was born ‘til I wake up... dead. And the sun is smiling gently, A funny shade of red, Cinnamon Street. I still feel my heartbeat The very first time we made love, Life was a lazy day in the sun. Later we went dancing, hanging out all night long Singing all our favourite songs, Cinnamon songs: Oh oh na na na na na na.

It Must Have Been Love

Words & Music by Per Gessle Lay a whisper on my pillow, leave the winter on the ground. I wake up lonely, there’s air of silence in the bedroom and all around. Touch me now, I close my eyes and dream away It must have been love but it’s over now. It must have been good but I lost it somehow. It must have been love but it’s over now. From the moment we touched ‘til the time had run out Make-believing we’re together, that I’m sheltered by your heart. But in and outside I’ve turned to water like a teardrop in your palm. And it’s a hard winter’s day, I dream away It must have been love but it’s over now, It was all that I wanted, now I’m living without. It must have been love but it’s over now, It’s where the water flows, it’s where the wind blows.

Keep Me Waiting

Words & Music by Per Gessle I hit the coast with the faith of a preacherman. I saw a ghost with a face like a madman. I had this dream I was sleeping at the Royal Ball. I hit the streets, hey watch me in the monitor! I saw a clone who looked just like a senator. I checked the clock, I felt that it was time to go go go Then came you. Why did you keep me waiting so long? Why did you keep me waiting so long? Why did you keep me waiting so long? I was a spy, I was captured by the enemies. I made a million selling secret fantasies. I saw my love wasted in a pale grey zone. I was the quake shaking every monument. I had to fi-find out what all the money meant. I checked the sun, I knew that it was time to go go go Then came you. Why did you keep me waiting so long? Why did you keep me waiting so long? Why did you keep me waiting so long?

The Rain

Music by: Per Gessle Words by: Per Gessle I was raised the northern way And my father had a northern name, I did my crying out in the pouring rain. And a season turned into another one, I found a heart bright like the morning sun. He touched my lips, so softly, with his fingertips But I kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time. I kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time And some things in life won’t ever change, There’s a smell of a rusty chain And of love disappearing like an aeroplane I’ve kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time. I’ve kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time, all of the time.

The Heart Shaped Sea

Music by: Per Gessle Words by: Per Gessle Babe it’s time to tell me that it’s over, Tell me that it’s over, it’s plain to see. And this time we won’t be starting over, No crying on your shoulder into the heart shaped sea. Oh you’ve been a-running from our door And you’ve been enchanted by the gracious voice of love. Babe it’s time to look me in the eyes, Time to say goodbye, it’s clear to me. And this time I won’t let you down, You can turn around, I’ll set you free. Oh you’ve been a-sailing from our shore And you’ve been enchanted by someone from afar. Babe it’s time to gather all the harvest, To pray before the winter and sail the heart shaped sea. Oh you’ve been a-running from my love And you’ve been enchanted by the powers up above.

Fingertips

Music by: Per Gessle Words by: Per Gessle You’re sliding down a dream, o yea. Where nights are born in blue, that’s the truth. You’re swimming in a stream, o yea. Fish are jumping too, next to you. Suddenly you notice someone’s at the door, You could swear you’ve been through this all before Then she runs her fingertips through your hair. Your life has just begun. Her fingers, they are everywhere. You’re floating light like air, leaving the ground And she shines on just like the sun You’re gazing at the sky, o my. The stars are out tonight, shining bright. You’re waving to a cloud, bye-bye. You’re drowning in the smile of his eyes. Suddenly you feel there’s no time for a deal Though a voice tells you it’s for real And she runs her fingertips through your hair And life has just begun. Her fingers, there and everywhere. You’re floating light like air, leaving the ground. She-she shines on just like the sun It’s just a sunny afternoon. Somebody’s singing songs of love, child. You love a lazy afternoon once in a while.

How Do You Do!

Music by: Per Gessle Words by: Per Gessle I see you comb your hair and gimme that grin. It’s making me spin now, spinnin’ within. Before I melt like snow, I say Hello How do you do! I love the way you undress now. Baby begin. Do your caress, honey, my heart’s in a mess. I love your blue-eyed voice, like Tiny Tim shines thru. How do you do! Well, here we are crackin’ jokes in the corner of our mouths And I feel like I’m laughing in a dream. If I was young I could wait outside your school Cos your face is like the cover of a magazine How do you do, do you do, the things that you do. No one I know could ever keep up with you. How do you do! Did it ever make sense to you to say Bye Bye Bye? I see you in that chair with perfect skin. Well, how have you been, baby, livin’ in sin? Hey, I gotta know, did you say Hello How do you do? Well, here we are spending time in the louder part of town And it feels like everything’s surreal. When I get old I will wait outside your house Cos your hands have got the power meant to heal How do you do, do you do, the things that you do. No one I know could ever keep up with you. How do you do! Did it ever make sense to you to say Bye Bye Bye?

Perfect Day

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

Breathe some faith into my chest, lay me down, I need the rest.
Ever since the sky turned grey, I’ve waited for the perfect day.
Hey now - it seems you’ve always touched me like the sun

There’s no escape for the broken-hearted,
There’s no return once you’ve lost your way.
I say a prayer now our love’s departed
That you’ll come back to stay and bring the perfect day

Blinded by a crazy light I fell into the darkest night.
Those magic ties, the two of us, I couldn’t see it turn to dust.
Hey now - it seems you’ve always reached me like the sun

There’s no escape for the broken-hearted,
There’s no return once you’ve lost your way.
I say a prayer now our love’s departed
That you’ll come back to stay and bring the perfect day
Bring back the perfect day.

Things Will Never Be The Same

Music by: Per Gessle
Words by: Per Gessle

Lay it down, pull my heart to the ground.
Time’s getting cold, now the leaves all turn hard and blue.
And I know when I gaze to the sun, no place to hide
I got nowhere to run from you, away from you.

Hold me now girl, I don’t know when,
When we will ever meet again.
That was then, baby, this is now,
I try to get over you.

Losing you... Things will never be the same.
Can you hear me call your name?
If we changed it back again things would never be...

In your hand, babe, I don’t understand,
You’ve got the eyes of a child but you hurt
Like a man always do, always do.

Touch me now girl, I don’t know when,
When we will ever meet again.
That was then, baby, this is now,
Time won’t get over you.

Losing you... Things will never be the same.
Can you hear me call your name?
If we changed it back again things would never be...

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