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Joyride /1991/
Třetí album "Joyride" plynule navázalo na fenomenální úspěch desky "Look Sharp!" a úspěšně rozjetá kariéra Roxette nabrala další akceleraci. Pilotním singlem alba se stala rockůvka "Joyride", která okamžitě dobyla většinu mezinárodních hitparád a v USA se stala čtvrtým #1. Jako druhý singl byla vydána rocková balada "Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)", která se stala velkým hitem v Evropě a v americkém Billboard Hot 100 se probojovala na #2. Další singly - typický "bubblegum" song "The Big L." a nádherná balada "Spending My Time" zaznamenaly velký úspěch v Evropě, ale ve Státech nebyly nikdy vydány. Z alba vyšly jako singly ještě další dvě skladby - "(Do You Get) Excited?" a "Church Of Your Heart". Po vydání alba následovalo první světové turné "Join The Joyride Tour 1991 - 1992", v rámci kterého Roxette vystoupili na 107 koncertech na 4 různých kontinentech před 1,5 milionem fanoušků. Alba "Joyride" se celosvětově prodalo přes 10 milionů kopií a stalo se tak jakýmsi komerčním vrcholem kariéry Roxette.
Joyride /1991/
CDM

01 Joyride (7" version)
02 Come Back (Before You Leave)
03 Joyride (Magic Friend mix)
04 Joyride (U. S. remix)

7" singl

Side A: Joyride
Side B: Come Back (Before You Leave)

Pilotní singl ze stejnojmenného alba. Okamžitě navázal na fenomenální úspěch svých tří předchůdců "The Look", "Listen To Your Heart" a "It Must Have Been Love" a stal se čtvrtým #1 v USA. Slova v refrénu vymyslela Perova manželka Asa. Jednou na jaře v roce 1990 mu nechala doma vzkaz, na kterém stálo: "Hej din tok - jag älskar dej!", což přeloženo do angličtiny znamená: "Hello, you fool - I love you!". Blázen neváhal, s úsměvem popadl kytaru a začal skládat song, ze kterého nakonec vznikla "Joyride". Okamžitě věděl, že to bude hit: "Nahrávací společnost čekala na nový singl. Od první chvilky jsem si byl jistý, že tohle bude monstrum.".
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Per: Čtvrtá #1 v Americe. Všechno to začalo vzkazem, který mi nechala moje holka na piánu: "Hello, you fool - I love you!". Znělo mi to jako refrén.
Marie: Absolutně dokonalá pro živá vystoupení.
Per: Kvůli ní jsme udělali Magical Mystery Tour. K názvu mě inspiroval jeden rozhovor s Paulem McCartneym, ve kterém říká, že skládání písniček s Johnem Lennonem byla dlouhá veselá jízda.
Marie: Per si opět nebyl jistý, jestli by měla být pilotním singlem...
Per: ... Zpíval jsem ji, chápej..., ale Marie byla skálopevně přesvědčená, tak bylo po jejím. Album "Joyride" se stalo naším zatím nejprodávanějším albem hlavně díky tomuhle songu. Tak díky, že jsi byla neoblomná.
Marie: Rádo se stalo.

Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave) /1991/
CDM

01 Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
02 I Remember You
03 Physical Fascination (Guitar solo version)
04 Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave) [Gatica remix]

Druhý singl z desky "Joyride", velká rocková balada, která v amerických hitparádách úspěšně následovala pilotní hit "Joyride" a v Billboard Hot 100 dosáhla #2. Byl to poslední singl od Roxette, který se významně prosadil ve Státech. Už nikdy víc tady Roxette nezaznamenali s žádným svým dalším singlem výraznější úspěch. V rámci živých vystoupení ji dnes Roxette hrají v odlehčené verzi jen s akustickou kytarou.
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Per: Velká rocková balada s popovou melodií. Napsal jsem ji v jednom hotelovém pokoji v Kanadě ke konci roku 1989.
Marie: Je to pravděpodobně naše nejvíc americky znějící písnička.
Per: Hodně lidí tehdy říkalo, že zníme americky. A já si vždycky myslel, že vycházíme spíš víc z tradičního britského popu. I když těžko říct.
Marie: Obrovský hit v Evropě a #2 v USA...
Per: ... po "Eternal Flame" od Bangles, americké kapely s ženskýma v čele.

The Big L. /1991/
CDM

01 The Big L.
02 One Is Such A Lonely Number (demo September ´87)
03 The Big L. (The Bigger, The Better mix)
04 The Big L. (U. S. mix)

Třetí singl z desky, který se stal velkým hitem v Evropě, ale v USA nikdy nevyšel. Při nahrávání tohoto duetu Roxette využili nově objeveného kouzla hlasové modulace, díky níž Perův a Mariin hlas navzdory rozdílnému rozsahu dokonale ladí. Georgem Harrisonem inspirované kytarové intro v podání Jonase Isacssona je chloubou tohoto songu.
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Per: Zase další "bubblegum" kousek. Napsal jsem ji na jaře 1990 pro album "Joyride". Velký hit v Evropě, v USA ho nikdy nevydali.
Marie: Zpočátku jsem byla trochu skeptická, ale pak jsme předělali melodii v refrénu a už to bylo ono.
Per: Udělali jsme ji trochu tanečně, jako "Dangerous", se sekvenátory a tak. Dnes bych ji spíš udělal víc ve stylu "She Doesn´t Live Here Anymore" - bleskový nácvik, naladit kytary a hurá na věc. Garážová melodie by měla mít garážový zvuk.
Marie: Opět velice gesslovská písnička.
Per: Nápadný kytarový rif, okamžitý refrén, svítí sluníčko, doneste pivo.

Spending My Time /1991/
CDM

01 Spending My Time
02 The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye
03 Spending My Time (Electric Dance remix)
04 Spending My Time (Electric Dance remix / instrumental)

Čtvrtý singl z desky, hořkosladká balada, kterou Per složil ve stejný den jako hit "Joyride". Balada se stala obrovským hitem v Evropě a v Jižní Americe, nicméně americká nahrávací společnost singl odmítla. Kdyby tak neudělala, možná by Roxette měli v USA páté #1. V rámci živých vystoupení ji Marie zpívá jen s klavírem, na který se sama doprovází. "Spending My Time" stále patří k nejhranějším baladám od Roxette na evropských rádiích.
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Marie: Tohle je písnička, kterou strašně ráda zpívám živě. Bez kapely, jen já sama za piánem. Hořkosladká a melancholická. Pořád se hodně hraje.
Per: Napsal jsem ji ve stejný den jako "Joyride", no věřil bys tomu? Osobně mám za to, že u téhle písničky zafungovaly hlavně slova. Je to jako den plný myšlenek... ale myslím si, že slova a melodie téhle písničky se k sobě zrovna moc nehodí. Pořád věřím tomu, že "Spending My Time" mohla být vůbec největším hitem Roxette, kdyby naše americká nahrávací společnost nebyla bývala vyhodila tolik... no, nevadí. Ať tak či onak, pro nás je to song s velkým S.
Marie: Má úroveň.
Per: Když Marie zpívá "Spending My Time", jsem vždycky strašně hrdý na to, že mám s Roxette něco společného.

(Do You Get) Excited? /1991/

Pátý singl z desky, prakticky nezaznamenal výraznější úspěch. Proč Roxette zvolili za pátý singl právě tuto lascivní skladbu, která na albu patří spíš k těm slabším, je velký otazník. Na albu jsou podstatně lepší a "hitotvornější" skladby, např. "I Remember You" nebo "Knockin´On Every Door". Ani videoklip se příliš nepovedl. Song se dnes v rádiích už vůbec nehraje.

Church Of Your Heart /1992/
CDM

01 Church Of Your Heart
02 I Call Your Name
03 Come Back (Before You Leave) [demo April 1990]
04 Soul Deep (Tom Lord Alge remix)

Šestý singl z alba "Joyride" se poněkud vymyká ze stylu celé desky. Šedesátými lety inspirovaný kytarový pop song spíš připomíná svým zvukem dřívější Perovu kapelu Gyllene Tider. Ve srovnání s dříve vydanými singly v hitparádách nijak zvlášť nezabodoval, ale byl první vlaštovkou nového, víc civilního a kytarovějšího stylu Roxette v následujících letech.



JOYRIDE
Words & music by Per Gessle

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 a 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 again when it ends
And we´re all magic friends

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



HOTBLOODED
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / Marie Fredriksson

You know I´m hotblooded, baby

Get on up and kick it all the systems are ready to go
Well, are you ready or not? Hey, I gotta know!
Baby, lay down the blues and let those guitars bleed
I´m everything you wanted, I´m all you ever need

Cos I´m hotblooded, hotblooded
I need your lovin´, I need your love so bad

Flash all the lights, I´ll be a camera tonight
I´ll snap the look on your face when I´m squeezing you tight
Yea, sisters o´soul, we gotta burn this old house down
Keep on beatin´those drums, keep on pumpin´up that sound, yea yea yea yea yea

Hotblooded, I´m hotblooded
I need your lovin´, I need your love so bad
I´m hotblooded, hotblooded
You gotta know it, I need a shot of love so bad

I stay up late where the night´s alive
No sleep at all I work nine to five
It´s honey do that and honey do this:
"Can I call you home?"
"Can I call you home?"
"Can I call?"
You can call me miss...



FADING LIKE A FLOWER (EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE)
Words & music by Per Gessle

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



KNOCKIN´ON EVERY DOOR
Words & music by Per Gessle

Hey now honey
You got to face the floor
You headed for the heart
But you couldn't find the door
Could you? Could you?
Well, I'm standing in the sun
But I'm living in the rain
I got to get a-whirlin'
Like a human hurricane over you, over you
Now you're looking like a fox on the run
And you're faster than a shot from a gun
I'm pointing at you, oh you
Talking 'bout you, hey you

I thought we had love in store - you keep on knockin' on every door
Babe, I've seen it all before - you keep on knockin' on every door
Ain't no lovin' you ignore - you keep on knockin' on every door
Keep keep knock knockin' on every door - you keep on knockin' on every door

Hey now honey
Time is all you've spent
You moved into the bed
But you couldn't pay the rent
Could you?
In the twinkle of an eye
You electrify
I got to get a-shootin'
Like a rocket in the sky, bye bye, goodbye
Now you're burning like you're hot on the scene
Don't you love to steal a part of my dream?
I'm looking at you, oh you
Talking 'bout you, yea you

I thought we had love in store - you keep on knockin' on every door
Babe, i've seen it all before - you keep on knockin' on every door
Ain't no sugar you ignore - you keep on knockin' on every door
Keep keep knock knockin' on every door
I thought we used to have love in store - you keep on knockin' on every door
Hey babe, don't run around here no more - you keep on knockin' on every door
Ain't no sugar you ignore - you keep on knockin' on every door
Keep keep knock knockin' on every door - you keep on knockin' on every door

You'd better learn your lesson now...



SPENDING MY TIME
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

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
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´ll get over you
This silly game of love
You play, you win only to lose



I REMEMBER YOU
Words & music by Per Gessle

Are you ready? Go!

I hear your footsteps
Like you´re walking
I hear your voice
Like you´re talking to me
And I can reach every moment
Every caress like I´m living a dream
Down to the bone
Go little darling

Oh I remember you
Feels like it was yesterday
I remember you
You´ve got me running back again

You shared my secrets
And my laughter
I fell in love
With the light in your eyes
And I believed that summer
Would go on and on for the rest of my life
Down to the bone
Go little darling

Hey I remember you
Feels like it was yesterday
I remember you
You´ve got me running back again
You´ve got me running
I say: na na na na na na na na na na



WATERCOLOURS IN THE RAIN
Words by Per Gessle & music by Marie Fredriksson

Going through the motions
Ending up nowhere at all
Can´t see the sun on my wall
Going through emotions
Ending up on a frozen morning
With a heart not even broken

Seems I´ve been running all my life all my life
Seems I´ve been running all my life all my life
Like watercolours in the rain

Find a place to settle down
Get a job in a city nearby
And watch the trains roll on by
I´ll find the falling star
I´ll fall in love with the eyes of a dreamer
And a dream worth believing

Seems I´ve been running all my life all my life
Seems I´ve been running all my life all my life
Like watercolours in the rain



THE BIG L.
Words & music by Per Gessle

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 the 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 gotta 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 night
Well, she´s my baby and I´m feeling alright
Heynow, 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

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...



SOUL DEEP
Words & music by Per Gessle

Save a prayer for a sinner and a saint, my baby's coming back
Say a prayer, hide hide away yea baby's coming back
Hey hey hey, ain't gonna trouble his wandering mind
Gonna take on the time to find out if my love is

Soul deep - spinning the heart round a wire
Soul deep - a heavenly wave
Soul deep - heating the heart like a fire
Soul deep is taking my breath away-ay-ay

Save a tear till the curtain will fall, well I'm saving them all for you
Knock on wood, is it understood that I'm saving it up for you
Hey hey hey, love is a hustle just a moment behind
Gonna walk on the line to find out if my love is

Soul deep...

Save a prayer for a sinner and a saint, my baby's coming back
Say a prayer, hide hide away yea yea baby's coming back
Hey hey hey ride on the soul train now I'm too close to hide
Gonna take on the time to find out if my love is

Soul deep...



(DO YOU GET) EXCITED?
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

When the day gets dark over a thousand streets
And you feel your heart is a living beat
When you´re all alone and you close your eyes
Naked to the bone the dream comes alive

Do you get excited when I touch you in the night? my oh my...
Do you get excited when I meet you every night?
You won´t let the night pass you by

When your body´s hot, the window´s open wide
This moment´s all you got in this race of life
When you feel the fire is getting close to you
Hey baby, you know I´m lonely too

Do you get excited when I touch you in the night? my oh my...
Do you get excited when I meet you every night?
You won´t let the night pass you by

I wanna know



CHURCH OF YOUR HEART
Words & music by Per Gessle

Can´t we leave the world outside
Just for a while? Just for a while?
And spend some time, you and I
Under this bright glorious sky
It´s been so long since I first saw you
But I still love that smile in your eyes

Yes, it´s true, right from the start
I believed in the church of your heart
Yes it´s you that made me be part of
And believe in the church of your heart

Step inside, lay yourself down
Just for a while, rest for a while
I can hear a thundering sound
Beating inside when you´re around
It´s been so long since I first met you
Since we made love, you know how time flies

Yes, it´s true, right from the start
I believed in the church of your heart
Yes it´s you that made me be part of
And believe in the church of your heart
In the church of your heart



SMALL TALK
Words & music by Per Gessle

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 hapen (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...



PHYSICAL FASCINATION
Words & music by Per Gessle

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



THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
Words & music by Per Gessle

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

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 the same



PERFECT DAY
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

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

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