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you’ve been ridin’ on her carousel
you’ve been ridin’ on the carousel
you saw history repeat itself

you didn’t want to fall in love with her
didn’t want to fall in love at all
why do people fall in love at all?

and after a day like this
after a day like this
you can never go home
never go home

she takes you in and it wears you out
didn’t want to fall in love at all
somehow it just wears you out

and after a day like this
after a kiss like this
you can never go home
never come home
you can never go home
never come home


© gessle – jimmy fun music – 26 july 2005

Keep the Radio On (This Is the Perfect Song)

she came to dance in california
to spend a weekend in the sun
nobody took the time to warn her
la dolce vita had begun
everything started
at this malibu party

keep the radio on cos this is the perfect song
oh oh
keep the radio on
this is the perfect song

there were a lot of famous faces
some pretty peaches, odds and sods
a stoned director made some movie
when all got raided by the cops
so she ran thru the pool door
going back to her mama

keep the radio on cos this is the perfect song
oh oh
keep the radio on
this is the perfect song

i met her crying
while i got my car some gas
she told this story
i had to have her autograph

she took to the highway
she went back to her mama
keep the radio on cos this is the perfect song
oh oh
keep the radio on
this is the perfect song


© gessle / jimmy fun music / 1995

Come Back Tomorrow (And We Do It Again)

we keep a hideaway
a holy place to go to
oh put them on we love to move along
we got them records
i’m happy you could join too
oh put them on we love to sing along
all the good years
you’ve saved inside a can
are on the jukebox
just around the bend
and if you like it and you have another dime to spend
come back tomorrow and we do it again

hey it’s saturday night
and i’m the lucky one
oh put them on we love to move along
we got them records
hey baby, check that yellow one
oh put it on we love to sing along
i love your dress
i’d love to be your friend
jump in my car
it’s big enough for ten
and if you like it and you have a little time to spend
come back tomorrow and we do it again


© gessle / jimmy fun music / march 2005

A Girl Like You

oh I want to spend my time
yes, I want to spend my time
i really want to spend my life
with a girl like you

oh I’ve been waitin’ such a long time
there’s been so many things on my mind
i’m really pleased I finally could find
a girl like you

he-he-hey! what d’ya say?
do you want to dance
like you’ve never danced before in your life?
i’ve been up in the sky just to get the right view
i’ve been around the world
gettin’ ready for a girl like you
a girl like you

i was raised to be so clever
how come I feel I’ve known you forever
like I’ve always been together
with a girl like you

he-he-hey! what d’ya say?
do you want to dance
like you’ve never danced before in your life?
i’ve been climbin’ so high watchin’ the view
i’ve been around the world
gettin’ ready for a girl like you

i’ve been around the world
and I’ve been lookin’ for a girl like you


© gessle/jimmy fun music

Double-Headed Elvis

I ran into this girl
born into this world
as Double-headed Elvis
Double-headed Elvis

While I was wondering why
one smiled one kissed me goodbye
Double-headed Elvis
Double-headed Elvis

I’m sorry but that’s all there is
I’m sorry but that’s all there is
I’m sorry but that’s all there is
I’m sorry but that’s all there is

Double-headed Elvis
yeah yeah yeah
Double-headed Elvis
yeah yeah yeah


© gessle / jimmy fun music / march 2005

Drowning in Wonderful Thoughts About Her

Hurry yea! – Got somethin’ to do that must get done
Hurry yea! – I’m about to move into the sun
I’ve been standin’ in the shade of a shadow
I feel like drownin’ in wonderful thoughts about her
And it’s alright

Hurry yea! – Call the papers, spread the word today
Hurry yea! – Left for good, I’m finally on my way
To kick the cryin’ has taken forever
But now I’m drownin’ in wonderful thoughts about her
And it’s alright
I think about her
And I’m doin’ fine

Hurry yea! – Got somethin’ to do that must get done
Hurry yea! – I’m about to move and sit in the sun
To kick my cryin’ has taken forever
But now I’m drownin’ in wonderful thoughts about her
And it’s alright
I think about her
And I’m doin’ fine


© Gessle / Jimmy Fun Music / 2004

Drowning in Wonderful Thoughts About Her [Reprise]

Hurry yea! – Got somethin’ to do that must get done
Hurry yea! – I’m about to move and sit in the sun
Hurry yea! – Call the papers, spread the word today
Hurry yea! – Hurry yea!
I think about her
And I’m doin’ fine
I think about her


© Gessle / Jimmy Fun Music / 2004

Hey Mr DJ (Won’t You Play Another Love Song)

it could happen to anyone
anyone, to anyone
wakin’ up around the corner of a dream
gaze with one eye
yearn to fly
an endless high
a butterfly
realize it’s hardly how it seems

hey mr dj won’t you play another love song
no more talkin’ if you please
hey mr dj won’t you play another love song
for my baby and me

she had her love-for-sale-shoes on
carried on all summer long
i guess she was the best company for me
and river music
filled the street
like velvet heat
a kiss complete
i believed in every word she laid on me

hey mr dj won’t you play another love song
no more talkin’ if you please
hey mr dj won’t you play another love song
for my baby and me
for my baby and me


© gessle / jimmy fun music / dec 2004

I Have a Party in My Head (I Hope It Never Ends)

i have a party in my head
i hope it never ends
the buzz and the sounds
the straights and the bends
i have a party in my head
it’s been there before
and if you wanna join
please knock on the door
just knock on the door

i have a party in my head
i hope it never dies
no tv no book
can bewilder these eyes
i see a party in my head
and i’ m feelin’ just fine
if you wanna come by
hey, drop me a line
hey, drop me a line

i have a party in my head
i hope it never ends
the smoke and the glam
dear ladies and gents
i have a party in my head
so beautiful, surreal
and if you wanna come by
it’s no big deal
it’s no big deal


© gessle / jimmy fun music / may 2005

I Like It Like That

ever since we got together
everything looks easy to me
it’s wonderful
and the moment I saw you
you truly made an impact on me
it was wonderful
right in that crowd
oooh! my heart was pumpin’
beatin’ out loud

I like it when you come around
you make me feel so very good
I like it when i leave the ground
just by walkin’ in your neighborhood
I like it when your body answers
baby, do you wanna dance?
to be with you is all I have
I kinda like it like
I like it like that

ever since we got together
my life has got a different view
really beautiful
and when it comes down to it
the world’s a better planet
once you have been found

I like it when you come around
you make me feel so very good
I like it when I leave the ground
just by walkin’in your neighborhood
I like it when your body answers
oh baby, do you wanna dance?
to be with you is all I have
I kinda like it like
I like it like that

I like it when you come around
you make me feel so very good
I like it when I’m off the ground
just by walkin’ in your neighborhood
I like it when your eyes are laughin’
oh baby, do you wanna dance?
to be with you is all I am
I really like it like
I like it like that


© gessle / hip happy

I Never Quite Got Over the Fact That the Beatles Broke Up

Took a walk by the main canal
I turned around
Made a left by your big brown house
I turned around
There was a song I heard
I knew I had to go

That’s me in the summertime…
That’s me in the summertime…

Took a ride to the waterside
I turned around
To the rocks, cracks and stones
I turned around
There was a face in the crowd
I swear, she looked like you

That’s me in the summertime…
That’s me in the summertime…


© Gessle / Jimmy Fun Music / 2004

Jo-Anna Says

monday
jo-anna spends an hour with her magazine
the day is kinda grey and so lazy
she goes aaaahh…
and hey boy
jo-anna’s in the mirror in her dressing gown
talking to a friend who lives uptown
she goes aaaahh…

my love… and beyond
oh i wish she was my love
my love… and beyond beyond

jo-anna says i’m not the only one
jo-anna says i’ll never be the one
but when she smiles there’s something in her eyes
that tells me i’m not like the other guys
jo-anna says – i have to give her time
jo-anna says – if she’s gonna make up her mind
jo-anna says – i have to wait in the line
or come back tomorrow

monday
sitting in a window in a cheap hotel
lighting up the room with a candle
i go aaaahh…
and hey boy
she says that i’m a mess any given day
then laughs as she leaves for a party
i go aaaahh…

my love… and beyond
oh i wish it was my love
my love… and beyond beyond

jo-anna says i’m not the only one
jo-anna says i’ll never be the one
but when she smiles there’s something in her eyes
that tells me i’m not like the other guys
jo-anna says – i have to give her time
jo-anna says – if she’s gonna make up her mind
jo-anna says – i have to stand in the line
or come back tomorrow


© gessle / jimmy fun music / january 2005

Late, Later On

i followed that beautiful sound
of her drum to her bedroom
bitin’ my nails
oh i wasn’t sure she was for real
yea, i got lucky, so lucky
just to meet her
i never lost out
’til late, later on

she was just somebody’s daughter
somebody’s sister
i was so young
i had never seen anything like her
so i got lucky, so happy
i felt special
i never lost out
´til late, later on

– “put on a coat to keep warm
and you’ll be alright!”
funny, she’s here
i still think of her from time to time
hey, i was lucky, so lucky
just to see her
i never lost out
‘til late, later on

yea, first i got lucky, so happy,
i felt worthy
i never lost out
´til late, later on


© gessle / jimmy fun music / dec 2004-jan 2005

Making Love Or Expecting Rain

it seems so long ago
it seems so long ago
water / tides / high and low
sky high and low

watching from my window
watching the street below
you tried to walk real slow
you were in a rush

je ne suis q’un enfant
je ne suis que ton enfant
j’ai confiance en toi
toujours en toi


© gessle / jimmy fun music / january 2005

Are You an Old Hippie, Sir?

Ba da ba ba ba
Ba da ba ba ba

Are you an old hippie, sir?
Are you an old hippie, sir?
I sense you must have been around
Your painted wings have left the ground
A few times

Are you an old hippie, sir?
Are you an old hippie, sir?
You hit that guitar pretty well
And all those words really gel
I can tell
Can I lay down some harmony?
Can I lay down some harmony?
Can I lay down some harmony?

Ba da ba ba ba
Ba da ba ba ba

Are you an old hippie, sir?
Are you an old hippie, sir?
Y’see that woman by the counter
She used to be my babysitter
Oh oh
She’s an oh oh old hippie too
She’s an oh oh old hippie too
She’s an oh oh old hippie too
Yea, it’s true


© Gessle / Jimmy Fun Music / March 2005

Something Happened Today

is it a dream
or is the day still dawning
in this part of the world?

is it one of those moods
where you feel so selfish
in this part of the world?

but hey
something happened today
i wish i could explain
the strange sunshine in the rain
the rush i got
i heard you call my name
it will never sound the same again

tried to be good
any small town person
knows it never ends

since i was young
i’ve been a stranger to myself
i know it never ends

but hey
something happened today
i wish i could explain
the strange sunshine through the rain
the rush i got
i heard you call my name
things will never be the same again


© gessle / jimmy fun music / may-june 2005

Brilliant Career

love’s in the air
we’re very pleased to be here
to be part of your brilliant career

love’s in the air
we’re very pleased to be here
to be part of your brilliant career

– “more tea, anyone?”

still lives and roses
we’re mighty pleased to be here
being part of your brilliant career


© gessle – jimmy fun music – april 2005

Something In the System

there’s something in the air
there is something in the system
i can’t sleep or stay awake
it’s far beyond my wisdom

and I really get so high
i can’t get you off my my my mind
this has to be a sign
a sign of the times

mind a little tenderness
i’m empty and so hollow
i swear to god
i can see your face upon my pillow

and I really get so high
i can’t get you off my my my mind
this has to be a sign
a sign of the times

and i
i’m thinkin’ day and night
how to make it right
cos i wanna be inside
so deep inside your mind
so deep inside your mind


© gessle / hip happy / 2001

Burned Out Heart

my love is like a jet black high speed train
going nowhere then coming back again
i wish i could, i’d love to touch
her perfect golden tan
got a burned out heart
but i deal with it the best i can

and where i come from you use small words
in quiet silence everything gets heard
oh man, i’d really like to scream out loud, he-hey
i know you’ll understand
got a burned out heart
and i deal with it the best i can

floating in a dream
floating in a dream

i wish i could, i’d love to touch
her perfect golden tan
got a burned out heart
but i deal with it the best i can


© gessle / jimmy fun music / january 2005

Speed Boat to Cuba

speed kills…
speed kills…
but you wanna go anyway
speed kills…
speed kills…
you wanna do it do it anyway

and when you’ve reached Havana
it’s time to call Jo-Anna
she’s says you’ll never be the one
so you’re still on the run
still on the run

speed kills…
speed kills…
but you wanna go anyway
speed kills…
speed kills…
do it do it do it do it anyway

she says you’ll never be the one
so you’re still on the run
still on the run
still on the run
still on the run


© gessle / jimmy fun music / march 2005

C’mon

jo-anna, take a break
won’t ya come out to play to play
baby c’mon (baby c’mon)

dye your dancin’shoes really brite
i wrote a song for you
baby c’mon baby c’mon

ridin’on the bus
i was thinkin’’bout the two of us… two of us
let’s dive into the deep
baby beep beep beep-beep beep

baby c’mon
it’s saturday nite c’mon
i’m lookin’for the lite c’mon
baby c’mon

i found a tiny note
you left it in my sleeping bag
baby c’mon baby c’mon

so i got yer mail address
but my message i suppose was a mess… a real mess
let’s dive into the deep
baby beep beep beep-beep beep

baby c’mon
it’s saturday nite c’mon
and i’m lookin’for the lite c’mon
baby c’mon

in the summertime
that’s me in the summertime
in the summertime
that’s me in the summertime

baby c’mon
it’s saturday nite c’mon
keep lookin’for the lite c’mon
baby c’mon


© gessle / jimmy fun music / april 2005

Substitute (For the Real Deal)

she says what?
she doesn’t like your new haircut?
way too long in the back? – it’s alright!
she comes and goes
she doesn’t like your faded clothes
hey you’re sleazier than most but it’s alright!
she can still change her mind
and stay the night
stay the night

you’re a substitute for the real deal
a substitute for the real deal
that she wants so bad
she wants so bad

she says so
she doesn’t like your rock’n roll
cos it makes her feel old but it’s alright
she comes and goes
she doesn’t like your fading clothes
you look cheaper than most but it’s alright!
she can still change her mind
and stay the night
stay the night

you’re a substitute for the real deal
a substitute for the real deal
that she wants so bad
she wants so bad

you killed an elephant to find an ant
you made a point that came and went
you’re a substitute for the real deal
such a substitute for the real deal


© gessle / jimmy fun music / june 2005