Lyrics
You Don’t Understand Me

I’ve been up all night
You’ve been putting up a fight
Seems like nothing I say gets through
How did this old bed
fit a world between me and you?

We said goodnight but the silence was so thick
You could cut it with a knife
We’ve hit a wall again
and there’s nothing I can do

You’re the one
yea I’ve put all my trust in your hands
C’mon look in my eyes
here I am,
here I am

You don’t understand me
my baby
You don’t seem to know
that I need you so much
You don’t understand me
my feelings
The reason I’m breathing, my love

The mornin’ comes
and you’re reaching out for me
just like everything’s the same
and I let myself believe
things are gonna change

When you kiss my mouth
and you hold my body close
do you wonder who’s inside?
Maybe there’s no way
we could feel each other’s pain.

Tell me why
it gets harder to know where I stand
I guess loneliness found a new friend
here I am.

You don’t understand me
You don’t seem to get me
my baby
You don’t really see
that I live for your touch

You don’t understand me
my dreams or
the things I believe in, my love
You don’t understand me
Understand me


© Gessle – HipHappy
Words & Music: Per Gessle & Desmond Child.

Per: Co-written with American songwriter Desmond Child, actually the first song ever to be written with someone from the “outside”. It wasn’t intended to be recorded by Roxette. Desmond came to Halmstad this summer, just to see if we could create something together. He had this idea, I changed it around a bit, and asked Marie to sing on the demo. Then I realized it suited us very well. Marie: You can hear that there are two songwriters working here.. it’s like a mix between Europe and the US. Per: Greenland, almost.

From “Don’t Bore Us – Get To The Chorus!”

Milk and Toast and Honey

Milk and toast and honey make it sunny
on a rainy Saturday he-he-hey
Milk and toast
some coffee take the stuffiness
out of days you hate you really hate
slow morning news pass me by
I try not to analyse but didn’t he blow my mind this time
didn’t he blow my mind?

Here he comes
to bring a little lovin’, honey
here he comes
to take away the hurt inside
here he comes
is everything that matters to me
here he comes
is everything I want in life

Milk and toast and honey
ain’t it funny how things sometimes look so clear
and feel so near
the dreams I dream my favorite wishful thinkin’
oh he’s bookmarked everywhere everywhere
true love might fall from the sky
you never know what to find
but didn’t he blow my mind this time
didn’t he blow my mind?

Milk and toast and honey

Here he comes
to bring a little lovin’ honey
to take away the pain inside
here he comes
is everything that matters to me
here he comes
is everything I want in life
here he comes
oh lay a little lovin’ honey
here he comes
to feel you’re gettin’ close to me
here he comes
is everything that matters to me
here he comes
is everywhere I want to be

Here he comes
to bring a little lovin’ honey
here he comes
to take away the pain inside
here he comes
is everything that matters to me
here he comes
is everything I want from life
here he comes
Oh lay a little lovin’ baby baby
here he comes
to gettin’ close to me
here he comes
is everything that matters to me
here he comes
is everywhere I want to be

To bring a little lovin’
is everything I want
to lay a little lovin’
is everything I want
Oh here he comes


© Gessle – HipHappy

Come Back (Before You Leave)

Never looked back on a love affair
I never spent minutes on history
it made me sad
it made me so sad

And in no time no time at all a change has begun
and the name is You
I feel strange
you’ve made my life strange

Cos baby when you get close to me
I say there’s a certain chemistry

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
come back before you leave
you shouldn’t go at all
you shouldn’t go at all.

So many years and so many nights
I still can recall oh
the way that you move when you dance
do you want to dance?
We’ve had our habits and attitudes
you make me remember the power when everything’s right
please stay the night

Cos baby when you get close to me
there’s something about you I really need

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
come back before you leave
you shouldn’t go at all
you shouldn’t go at all

Babe, come back before you leave
I’ll be the air for you when you breathe
I’ll be the rising sun
Close the door, let’s make love
all God’s angels sing above
into the rising sun


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Lies

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 outta 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
La-la-la-la-lies
You’re all lies

Doo doo doo doo doo


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Listen To Your Heart

I know there’s something in the wake of your smile
I get a notion from the look in your eyes yea
you’ve built a love but that love falls apart
your little piece of heaven turns too dark

Listen to your heart
when he’s calling for you
Listen to your heart
there’s nothing else you can do
I don’t know where you’re going
and I don’t know why
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile
The precious moments are all lost in the tide yea
They’re swept away and nothing is what it seems
the feeling of belonging to your dreams

Listen to your heart
when he’s calling for you
Listen to your heart
there’s nothing else you can do
I don’t know where you’re going
and I don’t know why
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye

And there are voices that want to be heard
So much to mention but you can’t find the words
The scent of magic the beauty that’s been
when love was wilder than the wind

Listen to your heart
when he’s calling for you
Listen to your heart
there’s nothing else you can do
I don’t know where you’re going
and I don’t know why
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye


© Per Gessle and Mats MP Persson – Jimmy Fun Music

Small Talk

It’s not the chapters he reads
when you’re feeling low down
it’s not the touch of his skin
when you kiss him goodnight
it’s not the money he spends
when you want to buy a daydream
and not that miracle smile
that makes the sky bright
it’s not the way his hands behave
when you’ve turned out the light

It’s the small small small talk
that makes it all happen
small small small talk
that makes you want to fly
yes it does

It’s not the way he believes in
you like a religion
it’s not the thrill that you get
when he’s holding you tight
it’s not the way his eyes persuade
you to stay the night

It’s the small small small talk
that makes it all happen (just like that)
small small small talk
that makes you feel like flying
yes it does

information heart and soul
a whisper a word
confessions that have to be heard
small small talk small small talk

come on now come on now come on
– you make it rock so heavenly
come on now come on now come on
– you seem to talk so heavenly
big words…
small talk…


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Beautiful Things

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 out there 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?


© Music by Marie Fredriksson – Jimmy Fun Music/Shock the Music

Don’t Believe In Accidents

Anything can happen
when I wind up alone with you
put your finger on the things I like to do
well anything can happen
there’s a feel in the air around you
commanding parts of me
I never ever knew
I want your love
of flesh and blood
hey you!

This was really meant to be
it’s for sure our destiny
making lovers out of friends
I don’t believe in accidents

Anything can happen
when you hit that electric room in me
I lose the time
the place and everything I see
well anything can happen
there’s nothin’ else in the world I’d rather do
than to feed the secret dreams
hidden in you

You want the love
of flesh and blood
hey you!
This was really meant to be
it’s for sure our destiny
making lovers out of friends
I don’t believe in accidents
I don’t believe in accidents

Hey you!
This was really meant to be
it’s for sure our destiny
making lovers out of friends
don’t believe in accidents
this was really meant to be
it’s for sure our destiny
making lovers out friends
I don’t believe in accidents
I don’t believe in accidents
don’t believe in accidents
don’t believe in accidents…


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Opportunity Nox

Opportunity nox Opportunity nox…

Well, I like you
I couldn’t think of anything but you
for a week I was in love with your hairdo
I couldn’t chew the smart things I used to
I knew I was way over the moon

When I met you
when I met you
I didn’t know what to do
when I saw you
when I saw you you said:

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m dying in a box but I’m out when opportunity rox on

I’m sleeping and I’m dreaming so solo
I saw you in the crowd in the front row
you couldn’t get it right in the disco
you’re dancing so much better in slo-mo

When I met you
when I met you
I didn’t know what to do
When I saw you
when I saw you, you said:

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m dying in a box but I’m out when opportunity rox on

When I met you
when I met you
I didn’t know what to do
when I saw you
when I saw you you said

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m dying in a box but I’m out when opportunity ROX


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

See Me

With the moon and the sun in his eyes
he’s arrivin’
and I don’t know what I’d do without him
I’ve got life
suddenly

See, see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
see me

I’m leavin’ my heart
in the palm of his hand
so gently
I know he knows that I love him
though I’ve never said
is there an easy way?

See, see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
see me

Comin’ home, I’m comin’ home
it feels like I’m comin’ home
comin’ home, I’m comin’ home

See, (see me see me) see me
I’ve got nothing to hide (nothing to hide)
see me
I’ve got nothing to hide (nothing to hide)

See me…


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Jefferson

Jefferson was always out of luck
I remember when we both grew up
Jefferson got hit by a westbound truck
I guess that didn’t make him look like a million bucks
that night when Sally really stole the show
and every boy was captured diggin’ for gold
poor old Jefferson was left in the snow

I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul

Jefferson is always on my mind
when him and me were runnin’ out of time
Jefferson was sure enough left be behind
the cops came in and took him by surprise
that night when Sally really showed her game
the neighbourhood would never be the same
poor old Jefferson got the blame

Ooooh
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
yeah
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul

I do believe he didn’t do wrong
I say a prayer for someone I care for
I do believe he didn’t do wrong
I say a prayer for someone I care for

That night where Sally really gave it all
and made us small boys look quite tall
poor old Jefferson left the ball

Yeah
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
I’m gonna pray for Jefferson
pray for Jefferson’s soul
a-a-a-a-ah
a-a-a-a-ah
a-a-a-a-ah


© Gessle – HipHappy

Things Will Never Be The Same

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


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

I’m Sorry

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 ingering on


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

June Afternoon

Didn’t I tell you everything is possible in this déjà vu?
Try the river boat the carousel feed the pigeons Bar-B-Q
look at all the people happy faces all around
smiling throwing kisses busy making lazy sounds

It’s a bright June afternoon it never gets dark
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun
Get your green green tambourine let’s play in the park
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun

Some folks are on blankets slowly daydreaming
and reaching for their food
let’s go buy an icecream and a magazine with an attitude
and put on the cassette we can pretend that you’re a star
cos life’s so very simple just like la-la-la

It’s a bright June afternoon it never gets dark
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun
Get your green green tambourine let’s play in the park
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun

There’s a painter painting his masterpiece
there are some squirrels jumping in the trees
there’s a wide-eyed boy with a red balloon
all my life I’ve longed for this afternoon

It’s a bright June afternoon it never gets dark
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun
get your green green tambourine let’s play in the park
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music
Marie: This is a very Per Gessle-ish song… straight, simple, sunny. Per: A summer song , written in winter. Gessle-ish? Yeah, maybe. Marie: Yes, it’s so much you… perfect for you to sing. Per: Well, in my litle world songs like this have always topped the charts. I’ve sent lots of dead simple songs like this to other artists and they all seem to have problems doing them right, especially if they’ve got big voices – whereas I can get away with it – almost. Marie: Almost always. Per: You know, our producer Clarence Öfwerman sometimes jokes about my songs being too much “ice cream and balloons”, too jolly and lightweight – but this is actually the first Roxette song to include both “ice cream” and “balloons” in the lyrics. A nice first.

From “Don’t Bore Us – Get To The Chorus!”

Physical Fascination

Hi! I got to go
get aboard
attack a love jet heaven and back
my-my-my-my-my-my-my
and I got to find a power station
with a beat
I can’t take no conversation
my-my-my-my-my-my-my
looking for the inspiration

All succumb to the physical fascination
all succumb to the physical fascination

Hi! shake shake it up
this love divine
you’re out of touch babe
I’m going out of my mind
my-my-my-my-my-my-mind
Talk to me! why don’t you talk to me?
C’mon and use your body language
and have yourself a good time
my-my-my-my-my-my-my
and radiate your sweet temptation

All succumb to the physical fascination
all surrender to the physical fascination
yea yea yea yea


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Secrets That She Keeps

I move all right
I got the wheels going ’round
making ways in the night
yea we’re movin’ all right
wipin’ the rain from the ground
and the pale from the sky but something happens
in his heart when the morning comes

The secrets that she keeps away from me
the tears on the pillow she don’t want me to see
well every little thing she does is for me
but somebody new is breaking us in two

He’s the kind of love that makes a whirl in your mind
like the tide and the time
With just a little bit o’soul
he fights to find peace of mind
in these shattering eyes
but something happens
in his heart when the morning comes

The secrets that she keeps away from me
the tears on the pillow she don’t want me to see
well every little thing she does is for me
but somebody new is breaking us in two

The secrets that she keeps away from me
the tears on the pillow she don’t want me to see
well every little thing she does is for me
but somebody new is breaking us in two

The secrets that she keeps away from me
The love of you and me


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Never Is A Long Time

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

Sometimes 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


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Quisiera Volar [Wish I Could Fly]

Una noche más
en blanco sin dormir
tu sombra en la pared
la mente se me va en ti

Quisiera volar
hacia la luz
ir más allá
donde estás tú
lejos del mar
y la ciudad
besar el azul por donde tú vas

Otra noche sin dormir
yo, que voy a hacer
dando vueltas sin parar
lo que diera por poder volar

Quisiera volar
hacia la luz
ir más allá
donde estás tú
lejos del mar
y la ciudad
besar el azul por donde tú vas
por donde tú vas

Quisiera volar, quisiera volar, quisiera volar

Quisiera volar
hacia la luz
ir más allá
donde estás tú
lejos del mar
y la ciudad
besar el azul por donde tú vas
por donde tú vas
por donde tú vas

Quisiera volar, volar…

Una noche más
otra noche sin dormir
quisiera volar


Spanish lyrics: Luis G. Escolar – HipHappy

How Do You Do!

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 you 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 gona know
did you say hello
How do you do?

Well, here we are spending time in the louder part of town
and I feel 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?


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Little Girl

Once upon a time there was a little girl
once she was mine
in my heart the only one
I wonder where you are
I know you’re somewhere in me
I can see your smile when I close close my eyes

Oh little girl
where did you go
little girl
I miss you so
Oh I remember when she was mine
I remember when she was mine

Once upon a time there was a little voice
singing loud and clear
in my heart the only one
once upon a time there were so many dreams
once they were mine

Oh little girl
they’re with oh they’re with you now

Oh little girl
where did you go little girl
I miss you so
I remember when she was mine
Oh I remember when she was mine

Oh girl little girl
where did you go little girl
I miss you so
Oh I remember when she was mine
Oh little girl
where did you go little girl
I miss you so
Oh I remember when she was mine
My little girl
I remember when she was mine
Oh I remember when she was mine


© Words and music by Marie Fredriksson – Shock the Music

Joyride

I hit the road out of nowhere
I had to jump in my car
and be a rider in a love game
following the stars.

Don’t need no book of wisdom
I get no money talk at all.

She has a train going downtown
she’s got a club on the moon
and she’s telling all her secrets
in a wonderful balloon.
Oh she’s the heart of the funfair
she’s got me whistling her private tune.

And it all begins where it ends
and she’s all mine my magic friend.

She says: Hello you fool I love you
C’mon join the joyride
Join the joyride

She’s a flower I can paint her
she’s a child of the sun
we’re part of this together
could never turn around and run

Don’t need no fortune teller
to know where my lucky love belongs oh no

Cos it all begins where it ends
and we’re all magic friends

She says: Hello you fool I love you
C’mon join the joyride
Join the joynride

Be a joyrider

I take you on a skyride
a feeling like you’re spellbound
the sunshine is a lady
who ROX you like a baby


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Look, The

1-2-3-4 walking like a man
hitting like a hammer
she’s a juvenile scam
never was a quitter
tasty like a raindrop
she’s got the look

Heavenly bound
cause heaven’s got a number
when she’s spinning me around
kissing is a color
her loving is a wild dog
she’s got the look

She’s got the look
she’s got the look
what in the world can make a brown-eyed girl turn blue
when everything I’ll ever do
I’ll do for you and I go
la la la la la
she’s got the look

Fire in the ice
naked to the t-bone
is a lover’s disguise
banging on the head drum
shaking like a mad bull
she’s got the look

Swaying to the band
moving like a hammer
she’s a miracle man
loving is the ocean
kissing is the wet sand
she’s got the look

And she goes: na na na na na na na na


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)

In a time where the sun descends alone
I ran a long long way from home
to find a heart that’s made of stone
I will try, I just need a little time
to get your face right out of my mind
to see the world through different eyes

Every time I see you oh I try to hide away
but when we meet it seems I can’t let go
every time you leave the room
I feel I’m fading like a flower

Tell me why
when I scream there’s no reply
when I reach out there’s nothing to find
when I sleep I break down and cry

Every time I see you oh I try to hide away
but when we meet it seems I can’t let go
every time you leave the room
I feel I’m fading like a flower

Fading like a rose
fading like a rose
beaten by the storm
talking to myself
getting washed by the rain
it’s such a cold cold town

Every time I see you oh I try to hide away
but when we meet it seems I can’t let go
every time you leave the room
I feel I’m fading like a flower


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Keep Me Waiting

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?


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Goodbye To You

Goodbye to you
goodbye to broken hearts
goodbye to romance
hiding in the dark
nights that leave a scar

Goodbye to you
goodbye to empty cards
goodbye to this ball of bliss
I’m dancing from your arms

And I fill the bedroom with silent visions of rain
and I paint the morning with echoes from pleasure in pain
I don’t want to touch emotions
I just got to run away
electric blue like oceans
wild like lover sway

Goodby to you
goodbye to broken hearts
goodbye to romance
hiding in the dark
nights that leave a scar

Goodbye to you
goodbye to empty cards
goodbye to this ball of bliss
I’m dancing from your arms

And I seal the pillow and shatter dreams down the hall
and I hag the heartache like pictures on the wall
can you hear the sound of angels playing hurting games?
Well, I’m a stranger when I’m leaving
I was a stranger when I came

Goodby to you
goodbye to broken hearts
goodbye to romance
hiding in the dark
nights that leave a scar

Goodbye to you
goodbye to empty cards
goodbye to this ball of bliss
I’m dancing from your arms


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

I Want You

Like a whisper in me
I feel the warm winds coming through
I want you…
I want you…
The empty streets all look the same
take me home blue morning rain
I want you…

Calling pictures in my mind
when I wanna be with you
on this long distance line
how I wish that you would stay
I want you…

Remember what you told me
we always wind up all alone
together…
as long as rivers will run
as long as I can see the sun
I want you…

Moving pictures in my mind
when I wanna be with you
along this long distance line
how I wish that you would say
I want you!

When your nights are lonely
no, you’re not the only
just waiting for another day
how I wish that you would say
how I wish that you would say
I want you!

For all the love in your eyes
for all the love that’s in your mind
I want you…
I want you…


I Do Believe

Something woke me up
In the middle of the night
I never ever felt so lonely
I thought about givin’ you a call
But it was half past five

Got out of bed, walked thru the room
To the window
I saw twentyseven blocks still sleepin’
I thought about givin’ you a call
To get it off my mind

I do believe
When I close my eyes no one can see me
I do believe
When I close my eyes no one can see me

Some days
Are definitely better than others
Some got a flair so tragic
I wish you were here to be near
To help me thru the night
But then again
I got to carry on among the living
And leave these whirlwind battles behind me
Watchin’ you sleep
Only keeps on blurrin’ my sight

I do believe
When I close my eyes no one can see me
I do believe
When I close my eyes no one can see me

Who in this world would believe
Change will come eventually
To me
I long to get out in the sun
Out in the sun
Out in the rain
And wash these stains away


Words & Music by Per Gessle / HipHappy

Silver Blue

I got to get a message through
I don’t know where we’re going
I wrap my arms around your naked shoulders
take cover for the night

I see you in the morning rain
oh step inside and lay beside me
tender can you close my eyes and blind me
oh give me just a smile…

Before I fade to silver
silver Blue for you
before I fade to silver
Silver Blue for you

I’ve turned into The Broken One
who lost the inspiration
I want to give you all my love
like water to a blood red rose
the Passion – I can’t deal with her
the Pain – well I can do without him
and this is like the milky way
an ocean that only grows and grows

And babe I fade to silver
Silver Blue for you
I turn and fade to silver
Silver Blue for you

I wrap my arms around your naked shoulders
take cover for the night


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Looking For Jane

Where did she go?
Where did she go from here?
The last time I saw her
she made all the clouds disappear
she said with a smile
yea the weather’s alright
she left her coat at home that night

Where do I begin today?
Where do colours never fade?
In the sunshine
in the rain
it’s quite the same
It’s never gonna change
I’ll be looking for Jane

Why did she come?
Why did she come to me?
There must have been millions
in the world she’d rather see
at least in my mind
as time has gone by
it’s always harder to laugh then to cry

Where do I begin today? (ba-ba-ba)
Where the colors never fade (ba-ba-ba)
In the sun and in the rain
it’s quite the same
it’s never gonna change
I’ll be looking for Jane

Where do I begin today? (ba-ba-ba)
Where the sunshine never fades (ba-ba-ba)
In the sun and in the rain
it’s quite the same
it’s never gonna change
I’ll be looking for Jane

Where do I begin today?
Where the colours never fade
In the sun and in the rain
it’s quite the same
it’s never gonna change
I’ll be looking for Jane

Where do I begin today?
Where the sun will never fade
In the sun and in the rain
it’s quite the same
it’s never gonna change
I’ll be looking for Jane

In the sunshine in the rain
it’s quite the same
It’s never gonna change
i’ll be looking for Jane


© Gessle – HipHappy

Queen Of Rain

In that big big house there are fifty doors
and one of them leads to your heart
in the time of spring I passed your gate
and tried to make a start

All I knew was the scent of sea and dew
but I’ve been in love before
how about you?

There’s a time for the good in life
a time to kill the pain in life
dream about the sun you queen of rain

In that big old house there are fifty beds
and one of them leads to your soul
it’s a bed of fear a bed of threats
regrets and sheets so cold

All I knew your eyes so velvet blue
I’ve been in love before how about you?

There’s a time for the good in life
a time to kill the pain in life
dream about the sun you queen of rain

It’s time to place your bets in life
I’ve played the loser’s game of life
dream about the sun you queen of rain

Time went by as I wrote your name in the sky
fly fly away bye bye


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Love Is All (Shine Your Light On Me)

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


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Big L., The

She’s the top she’s got the world on a string.
She makes me boogie makes me do anything yea yea.
Hey now touch the sky
you’ve got a certain kind of look in your eyes.
Well she’s a miracle she’s all that I need
like the water and the air that I breathe yea yea.
Hey now reach the sky
there’s a certain kind of look in your smile.
And I know what love can do
yes I know what hearts can do.

The big love is taking the wheel
the big love goes head over heels
the big lust bring it into a small world
the bigger the better.
Big love waiting to catch the big one
head over heels
the big one bring it into the small world.
I’m building the big big love
I’m building the big big love.

It’s kinda strange a bit mysterious
I got to take it oh so so serious.
Hey now touch the sky
you’ve got a certain kind of look in your eyes.
It used to be so hard so lonely at night;
well she’s my baby and I’m feeling alright.
Hey now move the sky
there’s a certain kind of look in that smile.
When I’m making love with her
when I’m making love to her yea.

The big love is taking the wheel
the big love goes head over heels
the big lust; bring it into a small world
the bigger; the better.
Big love; waiting to catch the big one
head over heels
the big one; bring it into the small world.
I’m building the big big love
I’m building the big big love.

It has to be a big thing.
It’s bringing me to my knees.
Has to be a big thing big thing
ya know what I’m saying…


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Perfect Day

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 your love’s departed
that you’ll come back to stay
bring back the perfect day


© Music Per Gessle and Mats MP Persson – Jimmy Fun Music

I Call Your Name

It’s a madman’s situation
reminiscing in the rain
and I’ve lost your love again
I call your name

And I don’t wanna think about it
when I go to sleep at night
can you hear it in the wind?
I call your name

I call your name
I call your name
I call your name
I call your name

And I close the door behind me
and I turn the lights all down
there’s no one there beside me
I call your name

And I don’t wanna think about it
but I wind up all the same
nothing’ll ever change
I call your name

I call your name
I call your name
I call your name
I call your name

Lie awake under the stars
lie awake under the stars
Lie awake under the stars
lie awake under the stars

I call your name
I call your name
I call your name
I call your name


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

One Is Such A Lonely Number

I never knew when you walked in the room
I sold my soul to a stranger
an angel face yea

I never had this kind of sight before
this kind of vision white
hang on tight yea

I don’t know girl you’ve been around
don’t you go don’t you let me down

One is such a lonely number
to make the world go round
three is just a little too much to touch
now honey
to make the world go round and round and round
one is such a lonely number

I think about what this has done to me
I’m going back to the start
back to school days

I never had this urge inside of me
to hear the sound of a heart fill the airwaves
there’s a love line
it’s tied to the ground
leave you here
never let you down

One is such a lonely number
to make the world go round
Three is just a little too much to touch
now honey
to make the world go round and round and round
One is such a lonely number
to mend a broken heart
Three is just a little too much to touch
hey honey
to make the world go round and round and round and round.

There’s a love line
it’s tied to the ground.
Leave you here
never let you down.

One is such a lonely number
to make the world go round.
Three is just a little too much to touch
now honey
to make the world go round and round and round.
One is such a lonely number
to mend a broken heart.
Three is just a little too much to touch
hey honey
to make the world go round and round and round.

One is such a lonely number
to make the world go round…


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Stay (At Work, At Home, At Play)

You took a ride to the other side
But I loved you
You took a flight in the middle of the night
But I loved you
You took a swim in an ocean of fools
I still loved you
You took a dream then you painted it blue
But I loved you

I thought you never would come back
I thought you never could come back
Oh no

Stay
Stay another day
I want you all the way
At home, at work, at play
Won’t you stay, make it easy, babe
Wait another day
Stay home, at work, at play

You tried to learn from history
You tried to kiss like a lover should
On the balcony
You took a dive where the fish was alive
But I loved you
You took my smile and it turned into a cry
But I loved you

I’d never suspect you of lookin’ back
I’d never expect you to come back
Oh no

Stay
Stay another day
I want you all the way
At home, at work, at play
Please stay, make it easy, babe
Wait another day
Stay home, at work, at play

Won’t you stay
Please stay


Words by Per Gessle, Music by Per Gessle & Mats M.P. Persson
© Jimmy Fun Music

Tímida [Vulnerable]

Es así
la veo sonreir con ojos distraidos
quieta en una esquina
como si yo no estuviera allí

Creo yo que el juego para dos
los dos el mismo juego
pero no se da
de pronto ya no está
y no me deja ni un adiós

Ella es tímida
se esfuma si la ves
ella es tímida
por eso es como es
yo no soy capaz de lastimar su corazón
ella es tímida
más que tímida

Fíjate
la quiero pero sé
que es dulce
y vulnerable tan frágil como hilos de cristal
no quireo hacerle mal

Conozco sus secretos pero no
la voy a hacer sufrir
porque es tan débil como un pétalo de flor
y su dolor me duele a mí

Ella es tímida
se esfuma si la ves
ella es tímida
por eso es como es
yo no soy capaz de lastimar su corazón
ella es tímida
más que tímida

Yeah! Ella es así

Ella es tímida
se esfuma si la ves
ella es tímida
por eso es como es
yo no soy capaz de lastimar su corazón
ella es tímida
se esfuma si la ves

Ella es tímida
por eso es como es
yo no soy capaz de lastimar su corazón
Ella es tímida
más que tímida


© Per Gessle and Mats MP Persson / Spanish lyrics: Luis G. Escolar – Jimmy Fun Music

Bringing Me Down To My Knees

Bringing me down to my knees

Been thinking about you
Without even trying
I’ve done it
There’s something about you
I can’t put my finger on it

Monday was fine
and I was on a high
Oh you thrilled me
I should be alright
but Friday I died when you killed me

You’re bringing me down to my knees, oh oh
Love me forever or baby
just let it go, oh oh
I’m begging you please to ease
allow your feelings to show; oh oh
You’re bringing me down to my knees ‘cos I love you so

If your love is strong
I want to be so sure about it
Oh is it all wrong to go on talking about it?

Monday was fine
yea the hours went by like a summer breeze
But way down the line
you might make up your mind
and it’s time to freeze

You’re bringing me down to my knees, oh oh
Love me forever or baby
just let it go, oh oh

I’m begging you please to ease
allow your feelings to show, oh oh
You’re bringing me down to my knees ‘cos I love you so
Oh, you’re bringing me down to my knees ‘cos I love you so

oh oh yeah
bringing me down to my knees
oh oh
love me forever or baby
just let me go, oh oh
I’m begging you please to ease
allow your feelings to show, oh oh
Love me forever or baby
just let it go, oh oh

I’m begging you please to ease
allow your feelings to show
Oh, you’re bringing me down to my knees ‘cos I love you
I love you so
I’m begging you please to ease
allow your feelings to show, oh oh

I’ve been thinking about you
I’ve been thinking about you, oh baby
and I love you
and I love you


© Gessle – Hip Happy

Harleys & Indians (Riders In The Sky)

When I go to heaven
Harley Harley heaven
I want to meet a King
like the Panhead 48
I want to meet the Fat One
we can talk for hours
when my time has come, babe
I won’t be running late

Flying high
riders in the sky
na na na na

When I go to heaven
I want to meet the Chiefs
yea, I want to meet all Scouts
I won’t miss my friends
cos I know where they’ll be
we’re all part of the Indian Family

Flying high
riders in the sky
na na na na

It’s alright, baby
I’m OK, honey
I’m only travellin’ thru this state of mine

Hey it’s alright, mama
I’m doin’ fine now, mama
I’m only in a certain state of mind

When I go to heaven
hog hog heaven
I’ll have a drink with Elvis
while Marlon’s on his way
we’re kickin’ and we’re revvin’
we’re dressing up in style
it’s time to take a ride
on that freeway in the sky

Flying high
riders in the sky
na na na na

Come on, come on


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Go To Sleep

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

And I 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


© Music by Marie Fredriksson – Jimmy Fun Music

Spending My Time

What’s the time?
Seems it’s already morning
I see the sky it’s so beautiful and blue
the TV’s on
but the only thing showing is a picture of you

Oh I get up and make myself some coffee
I try to read a bit but the story’s too thin
I thank the Lord above
that you’re not here to see me
in this shape I’m in

Spending my time
watching the days go by
feeling so small I stare at the wall
hoping that you think of me too
I’m spending my time

I try to call
but I don’t know what to tell you
I leave a kiss on your answering machine
Oh help me please
is there someone who can make me
wake up from this dream?

Spending my time
watching the days go by
feeling so small I stare at the wall
hoping that you are missing me too
I’m spending my time

Spending my time
watching the sun go down
I fall asleep to the sound of “Tears of a Clown”
a prayer gone blind
I’m spending my time

My friends keep telling me:
“Hey, life will go on
time will make sure I get over you
this silly game of love –
you play, you win only to lose.”

Spending my time
watching the days go by
feeling so small
I stare at the wall
hoping that you think of me too
I’m spending my time

Spending my time
watching the sun go down
I fall asleep to the sound of “Tears of a Clown”
a prayer gone blind
I’m spending my time


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Crush On You

I’m a zombie in the moonlight
I’m sleepin’ when it’s daylight
I really should be alright
but I’m feelin’ kinda uptight
I’m messin’ with a neighbour
who killed my amp and Fender
he looked to sweet and tender
it’s hard to tell his gender
got coffee on the paper
my dog’s an alligator
I want you now and later

I got a crush got a crush on you
got a crush got a crush on you

I’m rentin’ the wrong movie
I’m laughin’ at the wrong guy
I’m drivin’ on the wrong side
my brain is gettin’ cock-eyed
the flag is never chequered
can’t find my F-beat records
God, give a little lovin’
the money’s in the oven
got dead flies in my scotch with ice
my talents always vaporize
I want your bird of paradise

I got a crush got a crush on you
Got a crush got a crush on you

Crush! Crush! We got a good thing goin’ on
Crush! Crush! Such a good thing goin’ on

I’m freezin’ in the summer
I’m sweatin’ in the winter
no middle in the centre
no colours in the printer
no treatment at the pharmacy
no lessons learned from history
no future in the factory
no meaning in the poetry
no changin’ in the weather
no Elvis in the leather
I want you now or never

I got a crush got a crush on you
got a crush got a crush on you


© Gessle – HipHappy

Surrender

She knows I’d do anything she wants me to
the love she finds is deeper then the ocean
she knows I’d do anything she wants me to
a river of dew warmer than the dawning

Surrender – tie the cover to the ground
surrender – tie the cover to the ground
but don’t turn around and walk away again
don’t turn around and walk away again

He knows I’d say anything he wants to hear
bright and clear call the voice of lovers
he knows I’d do anything he wants me to
like ruby rain I wash away the pain

Surrender – tie the cover to the ground
surrender – tie the cover to the ground
but don’t turn around and walk away again
don’t turn me down and walk away again


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Seduce Me

Don’t ever say you do
don’t ever say you
want to make me shine
you keep your mystery
don’t ever try
to be my guiding light

mmm…

Don’t ever say you care
don’t follow when I’m here
and everywhere
I’m blinded by your looks
but there’s a scent
of heartache in the air
in the air…

Hey you!
Walk out through that door
and into that dream
where I met you before
oh oh…

Babe you seduce me
you take my heart and use me
my feelings all run wild
when you seduce me all the time

Don’t ever call me up
I never wanna hear your voice again
oh lay your pretty hands on someone else
somebody who don’t know you well
know you well…

Hey you!
Your sweet sweet talk can’t stay
and get back to that dream
let’s both keep it that way
hey hey…

Oh you seduce me
you pull my heart and use me
and I keep running blind
when you seduce me all the time

Mmmm… get back to that dream
let’s both keep it that way
hey hey…
tell me once again…

You seduce me
you take my heart and use me
my feelings all run wild
when you seduce me all the time
when you seduce me all the time
you seduce me all the time
you seduce me…


© Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson – Jimmy Fun Music

One Wish

if you had one wish
what would it be?
if you had one wish
would it be about me?
just one wish
could it be about me?

you might make a wish
for money or peace
yea, you’d make a wish
for cosmic relief
shade by the trees
green summer leaves

well, i was thinkin’ that
he-he-hey
maybe one day
a wish of you and me
yea, he-he-hey
maybe one day
a wish of you and me

please don’t tell me
what i don’t need to know
please don’t offer
what i shouldn’t know
i don’t want to know
what doesn’t show

if you had one wish
what would it be?
if you had one wish
would it be about me?
just one wish
could it be about me?

cos i was thinkin’ that
he-he-hey
maybe one day
a wish of you and me
yea, he-he-hey
maybe one day
a wish of you and me

wavin’ high
down below
shine your light
down here
below


© gessle jimmy fun music, may 2006

Habla el corazón [Listen To Your Heart]

En realidad yo dudo tanto de tí
por más que intento no me dejo llevar
pruebo tu amor y me siento fatal
pero yo te quiero
bien o mal

Habla el corazón que no sabe mentir
habla el corazón a todas horas de tí
oigo cosas bonitas y presto atención
habla el corazón y yo escucho su voz

A veces pienso que no hay nada que hacer
que tú y que tenemos poco que ver
pero al final habla el corazón dica que te quiero
óyelo

Habla el corazón que no sabe mentir
habla el corazón a todas horas de tí
oigo cosas bonitas y presto atención
habla el corazón y yo escucho su voz
oigo las voces que hablan de tí
yo no te quiero y ellas dicen que si
soy obediente sé que tienen razón
dejo que hable mi corazón

Habla el corazón que no sabe mentir
habla el corazón a todas horas de tí
oigo cosas bonitas presto atención.
habla el corazón y yo… Oh

Habla el corazón que no sabe mentir
habla el corazón a todas horas de tí
oigo cosas bonitas y presto atención
habla el corazón y yo…
escucho su voz


Spanish lyrics: Luis G. Escolar – Jimmy Fun Music

Make My Head Go Pop

I don’t know much about you
but I’m pretty sure I wanna be with you
I haven’t got a clue what is wrong
what is right
what is left to do
I read a magazine
I watch TV-screen
I dive into a dream only to find me in love with you

I wish you’ll never stop to make my head go pop
You make my head go pop pop p-pop pop pop pop every time you’re around

It’s a pleasant valley Sunday
and everything seems to be beautiful
people go to church
but I’m found contemplating by the swimmingpool
I’m gazing at the sun
I watch him bringing joy to everyone
I feed the ducks with a bun only to find me in
love with you

I wish you’ll never stop to make my head go pop
You make my head go pop pop pop pop pop pop
You make my head go pop pop p-pop pop pop pop ever time
you’re around
press to play and never stop to make my head
go pop
Yea you make my head go pop pop pop pop pop pop
every time you’re around

Make my head go pop pop pop
Make my head go pop pop
Go pop pop
I feed the ducks with a bun only to find me in love with you


© Gessle – HipHappy

Crash! Boom! Bang!

My Papa told me to stay out of trouble
“When you’ve found your man, make sure he’s for real!”

I’ve learned that nothing really lasts forever
I sleep with the scars I wear that won’t heal
they won’t heal

Cos every time I seem to fall in love
Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the heart but then I hit the wall
Crash! Boom! Bang!
That’s the call, that’s the game
and the pain stays the same

I’m walking down this empty road to nowhere
I pass by the houses and blocks I once knew

My Mama told me not to mess with sorrow
but I always did, and Lord, I still do
I’m still breaking the rules

I kick it up
I kick it down

Cos every time I seem to fall in love
Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the heart but then I hit the wall
Crash! Boom! Bang!
that’s my real middle-name
it has always been the same
that’s the call, that’s the game
and the pain stays the same.

I still feel the heat
slowly fallin’ from the sky
and the taste of the kissing
shattered by rain
comin’ tumblin’ from behind
and the wild holy war

I kick it up
I kick it down

Cos every time I seem to fall in love
Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the roses dying on the floor
Crash! Boom! Bang!
that’s the call, that’s the game
and the pain stays the same
that’s my real middle-name
it has always been the same

Oh Yea Oh Yea Oh Yea Uh-huh
been the same, been the same
it has always been the same


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Dressed For Success

Tried to make it little by little
tried to make it bit by bit on my own
quit the job
the great believers
another town where I get close to the bone

Whatcha gonna tell your brother?
Oh oh oh
Whatcha gonna tell your father?
I don’t know!
Whatcha gonna tell your mother?
Let me go…

I’m gonna get dressed for success
shaping me up for the big time, baby
get dressed for success
shaping it up for your love
yea yea yea

I’m not afraid
a trembling flower
I’ll feed your heart and blow the dust from your eyes
and in the dark
things happen faster
I love the way you sway your hips next to mine

Whatcha gonna tell your brother?
Oh oh oh
Whatcha gonna tell your father?
I don’t know!
Whatcha gonna tell your mother?
Let me go…

I’m gonna get dressed for success
hitting a spot for the big time, baby
get dressed for success
shaping it up for your love
Look sharp!


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Almost Unreal

Babe, come in from the cold
and put that coat to rest
Step inside
take a deep breath
and do what you do best

Yea, kick off them shoes
and leave those city streets
I do believe love came our way
and fate did arrange for us to meet

I love when you do that hocus pocus to me.
The way that you touch
you’ve got the power to heal
You give me that look
it’s almost unreal
it’s almost unreal.

Hey, we can’t stop the rain
let’s find a place by the fire
Sometimes I feel
strange as it seems
you’ve been in my dreams all my life

I love when you do that hocus pocus to me
The way that you touch
you’ve got the power to heal
You give me that look
it’s almost unreal
it’s almost unreal

It’s a crazy world out there
Let’s hope our prayers are in good hands tonight


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Wish I Could Fly

Halfway through the night
I wake up in a dream
Echoes in my head
Make every whisper turn into a scream

I dreamed I could fly
Out in the blue
Over this town
Following you
Over the trees
Subways and cars
I’d try to find out
Who you really are

In the middle of the night
Cool sweatin’ in my bed
Got the windows open wide
Thinkin’ about all the things you said

I wish I could fly
Out in the blue
Over this town
Following you
I’d fly over rooftops
The great boulevards
To try to find out
Who you really are
Who you really are

I wish I could fly now
Wish I could fly now
Wish I could fly now

I wish I could fly
Around and around
Over this town
The dirt on the ground
I’d follow your course
Of doors left ajar
To try to find out
Who you really are

To try to find out
Who you really are


© Gessle – HipHappy

Voices

I knew this would happen
and I don’t want to be around
when it gets out
I’ve closed the last picture
and painted the window
inside and out
give me your dreams and I’ll give you my time
together we’ll cross the borderline

Voices – cracking the night
Voices – that cut like a knife
Voices – hear them singing: Ooh ooh

From sparks to the fire
from here to obsession they cover the end
twisting a match
and see the reflections of hunters of men
give me your dreams and I’ll give you my time
until we make it to the borderline

Voices – cracking the night
Voices – that cut like a knife
Voices – hear them singing: Ooh ooh


© Music by Marie Fredriksson and Per Andersson – Jimmy Fun Music

Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye, The

Red like fire was the day I met you
I tell you now there are no regrets
in this room there are many memories
some are good some I try to forget
I thought we were the chosen ones
who were supposed to fly

We’re very much the same you and I
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
still waiting to get hurt time after time
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
when love lies in our hands
we seem to run and hide
and I can’t help but wonder why
the sweet hello the sad goodbye

My heart was like a runaway train babe
I don’t believe I’ve ever felt more alive
in this room I hear voices linger
we never talked about the price
you know you’re not the only one
who knows how to cry

We’re very much the same you and I
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
still waiting to get hurt time after time
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
when love lies in our hands
we run away and hide
and I can’t help but wonder why
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
the sweet hello the sad goodbye

We’re very much the same you and I
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
still waiting to get hurt time after time
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
when love lies in our hands
we run away and hide
and I can’t help but wonder why
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
goodbye

the sweet hello the sad goodbye
the sweet hello the sad goodbye
the sweet hello the sad goodbye


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Reveal

everything here
close to me
is just the way
i want it to be
it’s all about faith
it’s all about trust
all about luck
and all about lust
my wish comes true
my wish comes true
i don’t mind showing for you
i reveal everything for you
just about anything

could have been night
could have been day
floating in space
i was drifting away
you’re making me warm
making me high
i feel like laughing
where i used to cry
my wish comes true
my dream comes true
i don’t mind showing for you
i reveal everything for you
just about anything


© gessle jimmy fun music 2006

Como la lluvia en el cristal [Watercolours In The Rain]

Tantas emociones sin vivir
tanto desarmor
aquí entró nunca el sol

Cuántas ilusines íntimas sin compensaciones
corazón cómo te pones
pasé por la vida sin pisar, sin amar

La gota perdida que se va, que se va, ya no está
como la lluvia en el cristal

Cuántas veces he sufrido soledad
cuántas veces he caído por confesar la verdad
he dado tanto amor mm tanta pasión
como loca por la vida sin control, sin salida
pasé por la vida sin pisar, sin amar

La gota perdida que se va, que se va, ya no está
como la lluvia en el cristal
como la lluvia en el cristal
como la lluvia en el cristal


© Music by Marie Fredriksson / Spanish lyrics: Luis G. Escolar – Jimmy Fun Music

Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)

I left and wrote this song cos my life looked so shatterd
I thank the Lord I’m still strong like before
I picked myself up from the floor and tried

I tried just a little bit harder oh yea
if someone wants you to bleed
and it feels like your’re dying
don’t make the moves you don’t need
don’t cry just say ba-ba-bye-bye and try try

Try just a little bit harder -you’ll survive
try just a little bit harder -go ahead and try

Mondays and rainy days were in my pocket
I don’t want to send them on to you
bring them to you


© Gessle – HipHappy

Fireworks

I once knew a girl
I can’t remember her name
but I remember her face
cos her sister looked the same

They both left school
but they couldn’t find a job
so they said farewell
and stole a small town car

As they were riding by the beach some summer night
the radio shouted out one of those songs
that might just change your life

– It went like this:


“Checkin’ in checkin’ out
making love I like watching all your fireworks
I like it when I light up those stars in your eyes
just like fireworks in the sky”

– yes it did…

Throwing some poems to the ports and docks
they were sleeping outdoors pushing all their luck.
they sent me a letter full of pills and thrills
then they both got rich and moved to Hollywood Hills

Yea they made lots of money playing folk guitar
cos everywhere the boys went crazy just to hear these words of art:


“Checkin’ in checkin’ out
take it to the sky
making love I like watching all your fireworks
I like it when I light those stars in your eyes
just like fireworks in the sky”

They’re coming to get you
they’re coming to get you now
coming to get you now
watch the sky!


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Sleeping Single

Here’s the house
here’s the city and the stream
here’s the father to my dream
here’s the lost and lonely look in your eyes
when you leave
I will break down and cry

Sleeping single
I will wait for you
I’m sleeping single
’til you change your mind
sleeping single
I will wait for you
’til time has gone by

I’ll pay the price
for all the love you poured like rain
“toujours l’amour” over again
but the midnight chills are getting so rough
and the bed is big enough for both of us

Sleeping single
I would die for you
I’m sleeping single
won’t you change your way
sleeping single
I will pray for you to stay
he-hey … he-he-hey…


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

We grew up together
we’ve been here forever
barefoot in the summer
cold in stormy wheather
she taught me all there is
magic and love
lots of forgotten words

But now
she doesn’t live here anymore
she’s off and she’s gone
she doesn’t live here anymore
I’m sorry that’s all
there is to it
I’m sorry that’s all

She dressed just like a painter
a female street Picasso
and I I will remember
the heaven in her laughter
and the scent of her sweet perfume
when we made love under an August moon

But now
she doesn’t live here anymore
she’s off and she’s gone
she doesn’t live here anymore
she’s gone since long so long
she doesn’t live here anymore
she took off and left home
she doesn’t live here anymore

I’m sorry that’s all
there is to it
I’m sorry that’s all
that’s all


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around What’s Already Gone

I saw red stayed at home
Placed a big pillow over the phone
In this town where I’m from
I’ve learned two is so much better than one

But you left me alone
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone
Watch you sink like a stone
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone

Well you hurt to the core
You used to kiss like no one had done before
And your taste turned me on
Now you drive me real crazy just by being born

Cos you left (left left left) me alone (left me alone)
And you can’t put your arms around what’s already gone
Watch you sink like a stone
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone

Baba b-baba b-baba ba
Baba b-baba b-baba ba

Took the tram ’round the bay
Where everyone tells you to have a nice day
And my pride almost broke
When the tears don’t fit you
you look like a joke

And you left (left left left) me alone (left me alone)
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone
Cryin’ eyes gettin’ worn
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone

Hey you left (left left left) me alone (left me alone)
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone
Watch you sink like a stone
You can’t put your arms around what’s already gone

Baba b-baba b-baba ba
Baba b-baba b-baba ba


© Gessle – HipHappy

Cinnamon Street

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
she promised me 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


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Voice, The

Between the open heart
and the whisper goodbye
there’s a perfect teardrop in your eye
between the lover’s moon
and the trembling sky
there’s a broken dream in your mind

And the voice is carrying
the love you have lost
and the change of heart
in someone you trust
yea the voice is carrying
the love and the scars
hear the lonely voice in the dark

Between the careful touch
and the breakaway kiss
there’s a beauty you can’t resist
Mmm between the fall apart
and the moment of bliss
there must be something more than this

And the voice is carrying
the love you have lost
love you have lost
and the change of heart in someone you trust
yea the voice is carrying
the love and the scars
love and the scars
hear the lonely voice
in the dark
in the dark
hear the lonely voice
hear the lonely voice

And the voice is carrying
the love you have lost
love you have lost
and the change of heart
in someone you trust
yea the voice is carrying
the love and the scars
love and the scars
hear the lonely voice in the dark

Oh yea the voice is carrying
the love you have lost
love you have lost
and the change of heart in someone you trust
Yea the voice is carrying the love and the scars
love and the scars
hear the lonely voice in the dark
in the dark

Lonely voice
lonely voice in the dark
hear the lonely voice
hear the lonely voice in the dark


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Myth

You were born with a one-story mind
in a one-story town
with sleepy Mondays all around

but you never slipped, no baby, you held tight
your peppermint teeth flashed in the night
you always made the wrong words sound all right

I love your myth
I love what they say about you, yea
I love all the things
all the things that you do
the talk of the town, the stories about you, yea
cream tangerine, baby I love your myth

I’ve got this urge comin’ on so strong
oh I want to take you home
I’ve got to, I’ve got to take you home

I’m feelin’ like a monkey hangin’ in a tree
I love when you pay attention to me
I want to read your steamy poetry

I love your myth
I love what they say about you, yea
I love every little thing
every little thing that you do
The talk of the town, the stories about you, yea
cream tangerine, baby I love your myth

I’ve got this feeling comin’ on so strong
I have to take you home tonight
I’ve got to take you

You never slip you always hold on tight
you make the wrong moves look all right
you make it all all right
baby, I love your myth

I love your myth
I love what they say about you, yea
sweet tangerine, baby I love you

I love your myth
I love what they say about you, yea
I love every little thing
every little thing that you do
the talk of the town, the stories about you, yea
cream tangerine, baby I love your myth


Words by Per Gessle
Music by Marie Fredriksson
Publ by Jimmy Fun Music/Shock the Music

Soy una mujer [Fading Like A Flower]

Puede ser que la tonta sea yo
que sin saberlo algo falló
puede que si… puede que no

El caso es que mi vida va al revés que
que me arrepiento siempre después
cuando no hay nada que hacer

Soy una mujer y a veces me equivoco
porque me fío de mi corazón
soy una mujer y por amor
yo soy capaz de todo
soy así impulsiva y natural
en el fondo persona normal para bien o para mal

Soy una mujer, si, y a veces me equivoco
porque me fío de mi corazón
soy una mujer y por amor yo soy capaz de todo
soy capaz de todo
soy capaz de todo hasta de perder

Soy una mujer si me quieres tener
no juegues con mi amor
Oh… no juegues con mi amor

Soy una mujer si y a veces me equivoco
porque me fío de mi corazón
Soy una mujer
y por amor yo soy capaz de todo

Soy una mujer y a veces me equivoco
porque me fío de mi corazón
soy una mujer
y por amor yo soy capaz de

Soy una mujer y a veces me equivoco
porque me fío de mi corazón
soy una mujer
y por amor yo soy capaz de todo


Spanish lyrics: Luis G. Escolar – Jimmy Fun Music

Fool

I was alone
I told my mouth to shot up
cos I was talking to myself
like I always do when I’m stuck
well, I was crying
you could be crying too
I was screaming throungh the windown
I keep missing you
and the tears came down from the sky
and the rain feel hard on my eyes

Now you know what I look like
I’m feeling like a fool
I lose on my own
I’m going back to school

And I will pray
Hallelujan
you’ll be breaking every rule
and come back to stay
I’m feeling like a fool

I really tried so hard to design my life
there’s a big black void in head
like it’s been cut by a knife
every time your name comes around
this stupidity follows me down

Now you know what I look like
I’m feeling like a fool
I thought I could swim I’m drowning in the pool

And I will pray
Hallelujan
you’ll be breaking every rule
and consider to stay
I’m feeling like a fool

Please come back to stay
I’m feeling like a fool
I’m feeling like a fool in my heart
I’m feeling like a fool


© Gessle – HipHappy

Fingertips

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
they are 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


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Paint

I’ve got a hot chilly feeling I don’t understand
I’ve got to run through this minute like a hurricane
I’ve got to tighten my wire from the sense to the soul
I find my back to the wall when it’s time to go
I’ve got to know is that your heartbeat?

Paint…me right
can you feel the heat in me tonight?
Oh I I’m the pearl
paint your love all over my world

I get a love shock/electric from the touch of your hand
I’m getting lost in the riddles of the modern man
I’ve got it up down all around tied to the bone
hey there’s a strange situation on the late nite show
I’ve got to know is that your heartbeat?

Paint…me right
Can you feel the heat in me tonight?
Oh I I’m the pearl
paint your love all over my world
do it right
I can feel the woman in me tonight
Oh I I’m the pearl
paint your love all over my world


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Rain, The

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


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music

Waiting For The Rain

I’m waiting for the rain
I’m waiting for you
I’m waiting for the rain
to clean my soul
I’m waiting for the rain
nothing’s gonna be better
without you

The day you left me
the day you came
I’ll never forget you
feel you in my pain
the time stood still
the time was flying
I wonder why
I’m not dying

I’m waiting for the sun
I’m waiting for a new day
I’m waiting for the night
to close my eyes
I’m waiting for the dark
oh it’s gonna be harder
without you

The way we danced
I’ll always miss
I’ll never forget
the way we kissed
the time stood still
the time was flying
I wonder why
I’m not dying

Na na na na na
Na na na na na


© Words and music by Marie Fredriksson – Shock the Music

Neverending Love

Chasing your shadow
the senses together
four-leafed and clever
I come from behind.

Chasing your shadow
I wander in circles
you’re 1 in a million
we’re 2 of a kind.

It’s you that I long for
it’s you that I hunger
oh you are the maker
of waves in my mind.

We dance in the moonlight
a run on the wire
drawing a fine line
a neverending love.

The fever turns slowly
into a fire
drawing a fine line
a neverending love.

Chasing your shadow
moon and the water
field and the reaper
star and the sky.

Chasing your shadow
hammer and heartbeat
clay and new concrete
I follow the signs

It’s you that I long for
it’s you that I hunger
and you are the maker
of waves in my mind.

We dance in the moonlight
a run on the wire
drawing a fine line
a neverending love.

The fever turns slowly
into a fire
drawing a fine line
a neverending love.

We dance in the moonlight
a run on the wire
drawing a fine line
a neverending love.

The fever turns slowly
into a fire
drawing a fine line
a neverending love.


© Gessle – Jimmy Fun Music