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Don´t Bore Us - Get To The Chorus! Roxette´s Greatest Hits /1995/
První "best of" album, které rekapituluje prvních devět let existence Roxette. Na albu jsou zahrnuty největší hity z desek "Look Sharp!", "Joyride", "Tourism" a "Crash!Boom!Bang!", oba soundtrackové hity a navíc čtyři nové skladby, z nichž tři vyšly jako singly. Jako první singl vyšla pro Roxette poněkud netypická temná balada "You Don´t Understand Me", následovala letní pohodovka "June Afternoon" a v roce 1996 jako poslední singl z alba vyšla kytarovka "She Doesn´t Live Here Anymore".
01 June Afternoon /1995/
02 You Don´t Understand Me /1995/
03 The Look
04 Dressed For Success (US single mix)
05 Listen To Your Heart (Swedish single edit)
06 Dangerous (Single version)
07 It Must Have Been Love (From The Pretty Woman - soundtrack)
08 Joyride (Single edit)
09 Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
10 The Big L.
11 Spending My Time
12 How Do You Do!
13 Almost Unreal (From The Super Mario Bros. - soundtrack)
14 Sleeping In My Car (Single edit)
15 Crash!Boom!Bang! (Single edit)
16 Vulnerable (Single edit)
17 She Doesn´t Live Here Anymore /1996/
18 I Don´t Want To Get Hurt

You Don´t Understand Me /1995/
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01 You Don´t Understand Me
02 Crazy About You
03 Harleys & Indians (Riders In The Sky)

První singl z alba, pro Roxette poněkud atypická balada je jedinou skladbou kapely, na které se autorsky podílel někdo mimo okruh Roxette. Per ji napsal společně s americkým hudebním skladatelem Desmondem Childem, který se například spolupodílel na hitech "I Was Made For Loving You" od Kiss nebo "Who Let The Dogs Out" od The Baha Men. Per si na jaře 1995 pozval Desmonda k sobě do Halmstadu, aby jen tak zkusili něco společně vytvořit. Když vznikala "You Don´t Understand Me", Desmond kouřil doutník a Per pojídal slané krekry.
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Per: Napsali jsme ji společně s americkým hudebním skladatelem Desmondem Childem, vlastně je to náš první song, na kterém se autorsky podílel někdo "zvenku". Nebyla napsaná primárně pro Roxette. S Desmondem jsme se sešli letos v létě v Halmstadu jen tak, aby jsme zjistili, jestli dovedeme něco společně vytvořit. Napadla ho tahle balada, já ji trochu pozměnil a poprosil Marii, jestli by nazpívala demo. Najednou mi došlo, že se k nám perfektně hodí.
Marie: Z té písničky jde cítit, že se na ní podíleli dva autoři... je to jako mix mezi Evropou a Amerikou.
Per: Něco jako Grónsko.

June Afternoon /1995/
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01 June Afternoon
02 Seduce Me (demo August 22 ´90)
03 June Afternoon (demo July 17 ´94)

Druhý singl z alba, radostná óda na nekonečné léto, kterou Per nahrál společně se členy své dřívější kapely Gyllene Tider. Song se měl původně stát hlavním hitem na Perově chystaném sólovém albu "The World According To Gessle", ale nakonec se změnil koncept a "June Afternoon" se stala jednou ze čtyř novinek na albu "Don´t Bore Us - Get To The Chorus! Roxette´s Greatest Hits". Námětem písničky je léto, což je pro zimomřivé Švédy pojem, který přímo fanaticky zbožňují. Mimochodem, "June Afternoon" Per složil jednoho mrazivého dne v lednu 1995.
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Marie: Tohle je typická gesslovská písnička... upřímná, jednoduchá, pohodová.
Per: Písnička o létě, kterou jsem napsal v zimě. Gesslovská? Jo, možná.
Marie: Ano, jsi to celý ty... v tvém podání zní dokonale.
Per: Pro mě osobně jsou písničky jako "June Afternoon" těmi největšími hity. Spoustu takovýchto jednoduchých songů jsem poslal jiným zpěvákům, ale všichni měli problém je správně interpretovat, zvlášť když měli dokonalý školený hlas. Zatímco já si s nimi dovedl poradit - někdy.
Marie: Skoro vždycky.
Per: Náš producent Clarence Öfwerman si z mých písniček občas utahuje, že jsou samá "zmrzlina a balóny", že jsou příliš rozjařené a lehkovážné - ale tohle je vlastně naše první písnička, která má v textu "zmrzlinu" i "balóny". Nádherná první.

She Doesn´t Live Here Anymore /1996/
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01 She Doesn´t Live Here Anymore
02 The Look ´95 (Chaps 1995 remix)
03 The Look ´95 (Rapino 7" mix)

Třetí singl z alba, garážový song původně natočený pro album "Crash!Boom!Bang!", který se však nakonec objevil mezi čtyřmi novinkovými skladbami na albu "Don´t Bore Us - Get To The Chorus! Roxette´s Greatest Hits". Písničku Roxette nahráli společně se členy Perovy dřívější kapely Gyllene Tider.
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Marie: Tuhle Per napsal už před několika lety. Vlastně jsme ji původně plánovali pro album "Crash!Boom!Bang!", ale tenkrát zněla hodně unaveně.
Per: Novou verzi jsme natočili s mojí bývalou kapelou Gyllene Tider. Tyhle power-popové melodie jsme hrávali v letech 1980-1981. Letos v létě jsme se zase na chvilku dali dohromady, jen tak pro radost, a opravdu jsem žasl, kolik energie jsme v sobě měli - ve studiu i na koncertech.
Marie: Přesně takhle zní v létě Halmstad.
Per: Tyhle písničky se nejsnáz napíšou, natočí i hrajou živě. V Halmstadu se cítím nejvíc doma, narodil jsem se tam.



JUNE AFTERNOON
Words & music by Per Gessle

Didn´t I tell you everything is possible in this deja 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 ice-cream and a magazine with an attitude
And put on a 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...

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



YOU DON´T UNDERSTAND ME
Words & music by Per Gessle / Desmond Child

I´ve been up all night, you´ve been puttin´ up a fight
Seems like nothin´ 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 the wall again and there´s nothin´ I can do
You´re the one
Yea, I´ve put all my trust in your hands
C´mon and 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 breathin´, my love

The mornin´ comes and you´re reachin´ 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
You don´t understand me
Understand me



SHE DOESN´T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

We grew up together
We´ve been here forever
Barefoot in the summer
Cold in stormy weather
She taught me all there is
Like 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



I DON´T WANT TO GET HURT
Words & music by Per Gessle

In everything I see you appear with me
How come? How come?
And everything I do involves you too
We are like one
In my life there has been so many changes
And I don´t want to be left out in the rain

I don´t want to get hurt
I´ve done my time
All I want from you
Is to tell the truth
I don´t want to get hurt
No more this time
I don´t want to go blind and find
It´s falling apart all the time

In the middle of a dream you are there for me
Your face, your lips
But there´s no way you can tell cos I hide it
Really well, so well
In my life there has been loving and lying
And I don´t need another reason to cry

I don´t want to get hurt...

I don´t want to get hurt
I´ve done my time
All I want from you
Is to tell the truth
I don´t want to get hurt
No more this time
I don´t want to go blind and find
I´m falling apart one more time...



CRAZY ABOUT YOU
Words & music by Per Gessle

Ooooo...
I´m crazy about you (I´ll give you all my love)
Yes I´m crazy about you (night and day, day and night)
I´ll be your heart´s salvation

Hey baby, let´s stay together
Let´s make it now and forever
I want to show it and shout it
And tell the whole world about it
I thought it never could happen
I thought you never would see me
You run a lovin´ locomotive
You make my needs very primitive
The more I get, the more I want
From you, of your affection
When you´re around, I´m in control
I feel a complete connection

Hello, hello, I´m so crazy about you, you know... baby
Hello, hello, hello, yes I´m crazy, so crazy about you

C´mon close your eyes, honey, trust me!
I want to enjoy your body
I want to take you much higher
And play the game of desire
Well I can´t hide
I´m getting hungry for a bite
I´m blinded by this obsession
I keep dancing like your possession
I´ll wrap my legs all around you
I´ll show you total devotion
No need to talk, love will speak to you
With sweet emotions

Hello, hello, I´m so crazy about you, you know... baby
Hello, hello, hello, yes I´m crazy, so crazy about you

I´m crazy about you (I´ll give you all my love)
Yes I´m crazy about you (night and day, day and night)
I´ll be your heart´s salvation

Hello, hello, I´m so crazy about you, you know... baby
Hello, hello, hello, hello, yes I´m crazy, so crazy about you
Really crazy, so crazy about you
Yes I´m crazy about you

(I´ll give you all my love, night and day, day and night)
I´ll be your heart´s salvation
(I´ll give you all my love, night and day, day and night)
I´ll be your heart´s salvation
Hey... I´m crazy about you (I´ll give you all my love)
Oooooooooouuuuuhh (night and day, day and night)
I´ll be your heart´s salvation
Yes I´m crazy about you (I´ll give you all my love)
(night and day, day and night)
I´ll be your heart´s salvation



SEDUCE ME
Words & music by Per Gessle / Marie Fredriksson

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 in 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

Mmm...get back to that dream
Let´s both keep in 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...

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