SwedenRoxette

Artist rating: 71.84 % (ranking: 77)
Highest rating: 75.39 % (1994)
Most recent trend: 55.53 % (2016)
Highest trend: 80.45 % (1994)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)

Statistics

Data

Formed: 1985
Disbanded: 2019-12-09

Existed for 34 years
 

External links

Official site

Members

Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle

Genres

1988
77.04 %
1991
85.11 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1994
78.72 %
1999
47.53 %

Tourism

Roxette - Tourism
69.21 %
(2011-08-28)
Release date: 1992-08-28
Type: studio/live
Genres:

In collection: CD (2006-10-31)
 
Average song length: 04:25
Average song rating:

Ranking

Roxette:
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8
Year (1992):
n/a
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40
Decade (1990's):
n/a
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471
Overall:
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2642

Tracks

1
lyrics
03:09
2
lyrics
03:34
3
lyrics
05:32
4
lyrics
04:32
5
lyrics
04:49
6
lyrics
03:15
7
lyrics
07:06
8
lyrics
05:01
9
lyrics
03:46
10
lyrics
04:07
11
lyrics
04:11
12
lyrics
04:03
13
lyrics
04:41
14
lyrics
03:12
15
Joyride (Live)
From Joyride (1991)
lyrics
04:48
16
lyrics
04:51
 
Total time:
 
01:10:37

Credits

Band members

Marie Fredriksson
lead and background vocals, piano (7)
Per Gessle
lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar (2, 4, 12, 14), rhythm guitar (3, 15), harmonica (7)

Session musicians

Pelle Alsing
drums (1, 3, 6–8, 10, 15), percussion (4), Samsonite suitcase (11)
Anders Herrlin
programming (1, 5–6, 13, 16), bass guitar
Jonas Isacsson
mandolin (1, 4, 9), acoustic and electric guitars
Mats Persson
acoustic guitar (4)
Alar Suurna
maracas (5), tambourine (6, 8)
Clarence Öfwerman
programming (5, 10, 13, 16), piano (11–12), keyboards

Producers

Engineers

Anders Herrlin
1, 5–7, 9, 11–13, 16

Lyrics

How Do You Do!
03:09
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?
Fingertips
03:34
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
The Look
05:32
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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 colour.
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.
The Heart Shaped Sea
04:32
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
The Rain
04:49
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
Keep Me Waiting
03:15
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?
It Must Have Been Love
07:06
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
Cinnamon Street
05:01
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
Never Is a Long Time
03:46
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
Silver Blue
04:07
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
Here Comes the Weekend
04:11
Every shape of every word you say that
breaks the silence of an ordinary day
every look that seems to mystify
every single smile that spins me to the sky

It makes me wanna run
it makes me wanna hide
cos you're the only one that makes me come alive
it's getting closer now and darker by the hour

It only goes to show that here it comes
here comes the weekend and I'm on my own again
with a Saturday in the rain
here it comes
here comes the weekend
the fine line from pleasure to pain
is making me cry
when will I see you again?

Every breath
every vision you make
every chance in love you love to take
every move that seems to alter my world
every dream I've had about this boy and this girl

It makes me wanna run
it makes me wanna hide
cos you're the only one that makes my love alive
and time is running fast into a new goodbye

It only goes to show that here it comes
here comes the weekend
another walk down that lonely lane
another Sunday that feels the same
here it comes
here comes the weekend
the fine line from pleasure to pain
is making me cry
When will I see you again?
So Far Away
04:03
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In the coldest time of year, darkeness all around my heart.
I was alone but didn't fear to wander in the lights of stars.
In the bright and silent night, winds would knock and disappear.
Still I felt the feeling near, like the first time you were ever hear.

You're so far away, so far away,
you left me, you told me you would stay.
You never say goodbye and I keep wondering why,
I keep wondering how, oh come unto me now.

I have breathed the morning air, I have heard the four winds blow.
I was weary but prepared to follow down this lonely road.
In the room where lovers sleep, winds would knock and disappear.
Still I felt the music near, like the first time you were ever here.

You're so far away, so far away,
you left me, you told me you would stay.
You never said goodbye and I keep wondering why,
I keep wondering how, oh come inside me now.
Come Back (Before You Leave)
04:41
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
Things Will Never Be the Same
03:12
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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
Joyride
04:48
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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
Queen of Rain
04:51
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
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