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Have A Nice Day /1999/
Po tříleté odmlce, během které se Marie i Per věnovali svým rodinám (Marii se narodilo druhé dítě, syn Oscar Mikael, a i Per se dočkal svého prvního dítěte, syna Gabriela Tita), Roxette odjeli do španělské Marbelly, kde začali ve studiu El Cortijo pracovat na nové desce "Have A Nice Day". Album je nejvíce revoluční deskou v historii Roxette. Na albu Roxette experimentují s elektronickou taneční hudbou, v mnoha skladbách je použito syntezátorů a hlasové modulace, jako celek album zní neosobně a synteticky, což je v kontrastu k civilnímu, hřejivému stylu předchozích desek. Přesto je to podle mě jedno z nejlepších alb. Jako pilotní singl vyšla smyčcová balada "Wish I Could Fly", následovala další balada "Anyone", třetím singlem se stala taneční skladba "Stars" a jako poslední singl vyšla balada "Salvation". Spekulovalo se i o vydání pátého singlu, kterým měla být skladba "Crush On You", nicméně Roxette singl nakonec nevydali. Prodejnost alba byla oproti předchozím deskám výrazně nižší, alba se prodalo něco málo přes 2 milióny kopií, což bylo považováno za zklamání.
Wish I Could Fly /1999/
CDM

01 Wish I Could Fly
02 Happy Together
03 Wish I Could Fly (demo November 1997)

Remix singl

01 Wish I Could Fly (Tee´s Radio mix)
02 Wish I Could Fly (Tee´s In House mix)
03 Wish I Could Fly (Stonebridge R&B mix)
04 Wish I Could Fly (Stonebridge Club mix)

Pilotní singl z alba, který se záhy stal velkým hitem v kontinentální Evropě a po letech prvním větším úspěchem Roxette v Británii. Na počátku šlo jen o experiment, jak bude znít kombinace syntezátoru a velkého orchestru. Z pouhého experimentu se však nečekaně vyklubala jedna z nejlepších balad od Roxette.

Anyone /1999/
CDM

01 Anyone
02 Anyone (T&A demo July 29 ´98)
03 Cooper (Closer To God version)
04 You Don´t Understand Me (Acoustic Abbey Road version, November 15 ´95)
05 Wish I Could Fly (video)

Druhý singl z alba, balada inspirovaná Burtem Bacharachem, kterou Roxette nahráli téměř naživo v klasickém stockholmském studiu Atlantis. Videoklip režírovaný Jonasem Akerlundem obsahuje kontroverzní scénu, v níž se Marie jde utopit do moře, což pobouřilo britské úřady, které zakázaly MTV a ostatním televizním stanicím videoklip vysílat. Ve srovnání s předchozím singlem "Anyone" nedosáhla takového úspěchu, nicméně v Evropě si nevedla špatně.

Stars /1999/
CDM

01 Stars (Almighty single version)
02 Better Off On Her Own
03 I Was So Lucky (T&A demo June 4 ´98)
04 7TWENTY7 (T&A demo November 20 ´97)
05 Stars (album version)
06 Anyone (video)

Remix singl

01 Stars (Almighty 7" mix)
02 Stars (Almighty 12" definitive mix)
03 Stars (Almighty dub)
04 Stars (Almighty alternate 12")
05 Stars (X-treme Extended mix)

Třetí singl z alba, první taneční song od Roxette, který rozdělil fanoušky na dva tábory - jedni "Stars" milují a druzí nenávidí. Původní rocková verze s tvrdým kytarovým rifem prodělala ve studiu kompletní metamorfózu v elektronickou taneční skladbu. Nápad využít v refrénu dětský sbor byl inspirován skladbou "Excerpt From A Teenage Opera" od Keitha Westa. "Stars" vyšla v mnoha klubových remixech, díky nimž se Roxette dostali na taneční parkety evropských diskoték.

Salvation /1999/
CDM

01 Salvation (single version)
02 See Me
03 Crazy About You (C. B. B. version)
04 Stars (video)

Čtvrtý singl z alba, nijak zvlášť povedená balada, ke které Roxette v Itálii natočili videoklip, v němž si Marie s Perem zahráli dvojici podivných mlčenlivých turistů.



CRUSH ON YOU
Words & music by Per Gessle

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 so 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



WISH I COULD FLY
Words & music by Per Gessle

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



YOU CAN´T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND WHAT´S ALREADY GONE
Words & music by Per Gessle

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



WAITING FOR THE RAIN
Words & music by Marie Fredriksson

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



ANYONE
Words & music by Per Gessle

Anyone who have a love close to this knows what I´m saying
Anyone who wants a dream to come true knows how I´m feeling
All I can think of is you and me doing the things I wanna do
All I imagine is heaven on Earth I know it´s you
Anyone who ever kissed in the rain knows the whole meaning
Anyone who ever stood in the light needs no explaining
But everything more or less appears so meaningless, blue and cold
Walking alone through the afternoon traffic, I miss you so

Anyone who felt like I do
Anyone who wasn´t ready to fall
Anyone who loved like I do
Knows it never really happens at all
It´s over when it´s over
What can I do about it
Now that it´s over

Everything more or less is looking so meaningless and fades to grey
Lying awake in an ocean of teardrops, I float away

Anyone who ever felt like I do
Anyone who wasn´t ready to fall
Anyone who loved like I do
Knows it never really happens at all
It´s over when it´s over
What can I do about it
Now it´s all over



IT WILL TAKE A LONG LONG TIME
Words & music by Per Gessle

Sunny called, I was in the hall
And made a note I have to paint the kitchen walls
An angel smiled across the room
All in all, it was a lazy afternoon

Then I thought about you
I think it was some sweet song that I heard

Got to get goin' goin' ahead
It will take a long, long time
Got to go ahead and deal with my life
It has taken such a long time this time

Sunny called, I was in the bath
And heard the rain hit the roof and tiles real hard (hit the roof real hard / hit the roof)
Then I ran through my magazines
A few letters poorly hidden in a jar (hidden in a jar / oh what a jar!)

And I thought about you
It must have been some old pictures I found

Got to get goin' goin' ahead
It will take a long, long time, yea yea
Got to go ahead and deal with my life
It has taken such a long time this time

Inganakee Leo Yo
Inganakee Leo



7TWENTY7
Words & music by Per Gessle

7TWENTY7 is ready to move
You know she packed her bags with nothing left to prove
I thought I didn´t care now I´m fallin´ through wouldn´t you?

Well, it´s a long long journey to the other side
Oh I´ve been wishin´ all night I was on that flight
And God, you´d better take care of the sweetest eyes
I hear myself swallowin´ the tears I cry
I hear myself swallowin´ the tears I cry

7TWENTY7 is up in the air
You know I feel her hands on me everywhere
I thought I didn´t care now I´m saying a prayer
Hey Mister, do you know the way to Salvation Square?

It´s a long long winter ´til the birds will sing
Oh I´ll be waitin´ all night for the phone to ring
I´m goin´ up in smoke and phoney magazines
Everything is just pieces of my stupid dreams
Everything is just species of my stupid dreams

With the clouds passin´ by
With the clouds passin´ by it´s all right

7TWENTY7 is close to the sky
It carries the world between Hello and Goodbye
Like the Monday we met that disappeared in a breath
Like the Sunday she left forever smellin´ of death

Another jet black night, another drink to go
Oh I´ll be diving my head in the pure white snow
God, you´d better take care of this gold skinned friend
Tell me, will I ever see her again
Tell me, will I ever see her again



I WAS SO LUCKY
Words & music by Per Gessle

It´s no secret I´ve been waiting but I didn´t expect this
Nothing will remain, nothing stays the same after you came
It´s no secret I´ve been starving, I never felt anything for years
I sat up all night just to watch your smile when you´re sleeping

I was so lucky you came by and turned a different corner
I could´ve been somewhere else, you could´ve passed by, could´ve passed by

Come on and sail the sea with me
Come on, let´s go around the world
Maybe find a flat or a canyon house for the season

I was so lucky you came by and turned a different corner
It could´ve been someone else you had in mind
I was so lucky you found me
My rags turned gold and silver
I could´ve been somewhere else, you could´ve passed by, could´ve passed by

What would you make of this, my baby?
The sun through the trees
Is there a better place to be?

I was so lucky you came by and turned a different corner
It could have been someone else you had in mind, oh my
I was so lucky you picked me
My trash turned to silver
Yea, I could have been somewhere else, you could´ve passed by, you could´ve passed by



STARS
Words & music by Per Gessle

You keep on walkin´ on the other side, other side, other side
You keep on walkin´ on the other side, other side, other side
Wherever you go, I´m going with you
Shouldn´t you know I´m bound to follow
Whatever you say, whatever you do
I give you a clue, I´m gonna follow

And the stars will show
Where the waters flow
Where the gardens grow
That´s where I´ll meet you

Why don´t you let me, let me come along, na na na, na na na
Why don´t you open, make me come along, na na na, na na na
Wherever you go, I´m going for you
Oh, I was truly born to follow
Like fire and wood and paper and glue
Only a few were born to follow

And the stars will show
Where the waters flow
Where the gardens grow
That´s where I´ll meet you
And the sun will glow
Melting all the snow
Knowing all I know
That´s where I´ll meet you

Stars will show
Where the waters flow
Where the gardens grow
That´s where I´ll meet you
And the sun will glow
Melting all the snow
Knowing all I know
That´s where I´ll meet you
And the stars will show
Every breeze will blow
Knowing all I know
That´s where I´ll meet you



SALVATION
Words & music by Per Gessle

I can barely remember my past
Everything seems to disappear so fast
But I recall being jealous and alone
Gazing at the dreams going by
I started my life when you knocked on the door
Found something inside I didn´t dare to ignore
Now I do believe in flowers on the moon
I´ll swim beside the golden tide

You crashed by the gate
Captured my fate
Salvation
My eyes couldn´t see
I hardly breathed
I was diving so deep
Salvation

I´m down in the study holding on to my luck
Will you still love me when I call you up?
I gave you my body, the power over me
Come on, bring out the best in me

You crashed by the gate
Captured my fate
Salvation
My eyes couldn´t see
I hardly breathed
My heart was asleep
Salvation

Some will get broken others will get lucky like me meeting you
Don´t pass me by

You crashed by the gate
Captured my fate
Salvation
My eyes couldn´t see
I hardly breathed
I was down on my knees
Salvation

Some will get broken others will get lucky like me meeting you
Don´t pass me by
Don´t pass me by

I found salvation, oh yea
You bring me salvation
I found salvation



PAY THE PRICE
Words & music by Per Gessle

I try to keep your name and still get rid of your face
I hate to be by myself all locked away in this place

You turn me inside out
You turn me outside in
Around and upside down
A rollercoaster within

Pay the price of love
When he calls for you
You´ve got to pay the price of love
When he calls for you

I grab my big black book and call the numbers I know
Something is melting this town like it was all made of snow

You turn me inside out
You turn me outside and in
Around and up and down
The elevator within

Pay the price of love (ooh la la la)
When he calls for you
You´ve got to pay the price of love (ooh la la la)
When he calls for you

Spending the evening alone with the 10 o´clock news
Looking at you through the holes in the soles of my old brown shoes



COOPER
Words & music by Per Gessle

Cooper went out late last night
I heard the slam from her door
Foggy ways, November daze
All the white wolves were smiling
Cooper went out walkin´ the clouds
She left everything in a mess
"Shut your mouth when you talk to me"
Her words were always so small

And there´s a sound from the telephone
When can I say she´s coming home?
Leave me the number you´re dialing from
And may I ask who´s calling? May I ask who´s calling?

Cooper went out, 3 o´clock sharp
I heard the bells from the church
Someone said they saw a car
Picking her up by the station
Cooper went out and that´s all there is
I´m just no one from next door
Everything will be alright
When all the flowers have cried

Then there´s a voice on the telephone
When can I say she´s coming home?
Leave me the number you´re dialing from
And may I ask who´s calling? (who´s calling?)
May I ask who´s calling? (who´s calling?)
May I ask who´s calling?



STARING AT THE GROUND
Words & music by Per Gessle

I´m staring at the ground
I´m bloodless, thrown away from the sun
What´s lost cannot be found
I can´t return your tears
If I ever live to be a thousand years
I´m staring at the ground
I never wished you a broken heart
Coincidence put you down
He won´t withdraw those tears
If you ever lived to be a thousand years

What do I have to say to make you stay?
What do I have to do to make you happy?

I´m staring at the ground
I wish I could bring the spring to your door
To the coldest side of town
I carry your wounded dreams
Like the devil´s deads in the pocket of my jeans

What do I have to say to make you stay?
What do I have to do to make you happy?



BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Words by Per Gessle & music by Marie Fredriksson

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 beatiful 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?



HAPPY TOGETHER
Words & music by Per Gessle

When she walked up, he walked down
Just like the seasons went round and round
She was in love, he wasn´t sure
She wrote some letters he tried to ignore

They could have been so happy together
They could have been so lucky in love
Sing la di da
So happy together
They could have run the Earth, the stars, the sun

She carried his ring since she left school
He knew she was precious, the prettiest jewel
She wanted a baby, but he wasn´t sure
He couldn´t make up his mind anymore

They could have been so happy together
They could have been so lucky in love
Sing la di da
So happy together
They could have run the Earth, the stars, the sun

I couldn´t ever hurt no one
If you feel shattered I´m sorry for what I´ve done

We could have been so happy together
We could have been so lucky in love
Sing la di da
So happy together
We could have run the Earth, the sky, the sun
Yea, we could have been so happy together
We could have been so lucky in love
Sing la di da
So happy together
We could have run the universe
Could have run the universe
Could have run the universe for fun
So happy together
So happy together
So happy together

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