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Pearls Of Passion /1986/
Debutové album, kterému se ještě nepodařilo prorazit za hranice Švédska. Psal se podzim 1985, kdy Per pozval Marii do svého studia Tits´n ´Ass, aby jí přehrál nový song s názvem "Neverending Love". Manažer stockholmské gramofonové firmy Rolf Nygren tehdy Perovi navrhl, aby tu skladbu nahrál jako duet. Pera napadlo, že by mohl s anglickými texty prorazit za hranice. Marie, která už tou dobou měla úspěšně rozjetou sólovou kariéru, byla k celému projektu zpočátku skeptická, ale protože se jí Perovy songy docela líbily, tak nakonec souhlasila. Název projektu "Roxette" si Per vypůjčil z jednoho starého songu od Dr. Feelgood. Pilotním singlem desky byla právě skladba "Neverending Love", která se stala ve Švédsku velkým letním hitem. Následovaly další singly - v roce 1986 "Goodbye To You", v roce 1987 "Soul Deep" a v roce 1988 "I Call Your Name". Deska se ve Švédsku stala multiplatinovou. Na jaře roku 1996 bylo album znovu vydáno pod názvem "Pearls Of Passion - The First Album".
Neverending Love /1986/

7" singl

Side A: Neverending Love
Side B: Neverending Love (Love mix)



12" maxisingl

Side A: Neverending Love (Euro mix)
Side B: Voices (Montezuma demo)

Goodbye To You /1986/

7" singl

Side A: Goodbye To You
Side B: So Far Away

Soul Deep /1987/

7" singl

Side A: Soul Deep
Side B: Pearls Of Passion

I Call Your Name /1988/

7" singl

Side A: I Call Your Name (Frank Mono mix)
Side B: Surrender



12" singl

Side A: I Call Your Name (Frank Mono 12" remix)
Side B: Soul Deep



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...



SECRETS THAT SHE KEEPS
Words & music by Per Gessle

I move all right, I got the wheels going round
Making ways in the night
Yea we´re movin´ all right, wipin´ the rain from the ground
And the pale from the sky
But something happens in his heart when the morning comes

The secrets that she keeps away from me
The tears on her pillow she don´t want me to see
Well every little thing she does is for me
But somebody new is breaking us in two

He´s the kind of love that makes a whirl in your mind
Like the tide and the time
With just a little bit o´ soul he fights to find peace of mind
In these shattering eyes
But something happens in his heart when the morning comes

The secrets that she keeps away from me
The tears on her pillow she don´t want me to see
Well every little thing she does is for me
But somebody new is breaking us in two
The secrets that she keeps away from me
The love of you and me...



GOODBYE TO YOU
Words & music by Per Gessle

Goodbye to you, goodbye to broken hearts
Goodbye to romance, hiding in the dark, nights that leave a scar
Goodbye to you, goodbye to empty cards
Goodbye to this ball of bliss, I'm dancing from your arms

And I fill the bedroom with silent visions of rain
And I paint the morning with echoes from pleasure in pain
I don't want to touch emotions, I just got to run away
Electric blue like oceans, wild like lovers sway

Goodbye to you, goodbye to broken hearts...

And I seal the pillow and shatter dreams down the hall
And I hang the heartache like pictures on the wall
Can you hear the sound of angels playing hurting games?
Well, I'm a stranger when I'm leaving, I was a stranger when I came

Goodbye to you, goodbye to broken hearts...



I CALL YOUR NAME
Words & music by Per Gessle

It´s a madman situation
Reminissing in the rain
And I´ve lost your love again
I call your name
And I don´t wanna think about it
When I go to sleep at night
Can you hear it in the wind?
I call your name

I call your name
I call your name
I call your name
I call your name

And I close the door behind me
And I turn the light all down
There´s no one there beside me
I call your name
And I don´t wanna think about it
But I wind up all the same
Nothing´ll ever change
I call your name

I call your name...

Lie awake under the stars
Lie awake under the stars

I call your name...



SURRENDER
Words & music by Per Gessle

She knows I'd do anything she wants me to
The love she finds is deeper than the ocean
She knows I'd do anything she wants me to
A river of dew, warmer than the dawning

Surrender - tie the cover to the ground
Surrender - tie the cover to the ground
But don't turn around and walk away again
Don't turn around and walk away again

He knows I'd say anything he wants to hear
Loud and clear calls the voice of lovers
He knows I'd do anything he wants me to
Like ruby rain, I wash away the pain

Surrender - tie the cover to the ground
Surrender - tie the cover to the ground
But don't turn around and walk away again
Don't turn me down and walk away again

She knows I'd do anything she wants me to
The love she finds is deeper than the ocean



VOICES
Words & music by Marie Fredriksson / Per Andersson

I knew this would happen and I don´t want to be around
When it gets out I´ve closed the last picture
And painted the window inside and out
Give me your dreams and I´ll give you my time
Together we´ll cross the borderline

Voices - cracking the night
Voices - that cut like a knife
Voices - hear them singing: Ooh ooh

From sparks to the fire, from here to obsession
They cover the end twisting a match
And see the reflections of hunters of men
Give me your dreams and I´ll give you my time
Until we make it to the borderline

Voices - cracking the night
Voices - that cut like a knife
Voices - hear them singing: Ooh ooh



NEVERENDING LOVE
Words & music by Per Gessle

Chasing your shadow, the senses together
Four-leafed and clever I come from behind
Chasing your shadow, I wander in circles
You're one in a million, we're two of a kind

It's you that I long for, it's you that I hunger
Oh you are the maker of waves in my mind

We dance in the moonlight, a run on the wire
Drawing a fine line, a neverending love
The fever turns slowly into a fire
Drawing a fine line, a neverending love

Chasing your shadow, moon and the water
Field and the reaper, star and the sky
Chasing your shadow, hammer and heartbeat
Clay and new concrete, I follow the signs

It's you that I long for, it's you that I hunger
And you are the maker of waves in my mind

We dance in the moonlight, a run on the wire...



CALL OF THE WILD
Words & music by Per Gessle

I know her and every notion I get from her I wear inside me
I know her all of the broken leaves of love she leaves behind
Don't you hide away from the rain
Can you tell me the name of this game
I gotta get through to you

Behind the door
Another wall
A lonely cry
A call of the wild
A dancing daze
An empty face
A crystal high
A call of the wild

And there is something that sweeps the dark
A lover's dart, the call of a broken heart
Wrapped in the night, behind these eyes, oh hear the cry
A call of the wild...



JOY OF A TOY
Words & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

You wake me up in the middle of the night and burn the cover down
You´re on the phone, in the air, like a record try to spin me round
Oh won´t you move away oh honey get away

The joy of a toy - is it all that you came for?
The joy of a toy - got the look of a life
The joy of a toy - put the hurt into action
The joy of a toy - you can kiss this love goodbye

How can you win when you don´t know a thing what love is all about?
Don´t want to fight so get out of my sight I won´t surrender now
It´s independence day oh honey get away

The joy of a toy - is it all that you came for?
The joy of a toy - got the look of a life
The joy of a toy - put the hurt into action
The joy of a toy - you can kiss this love goodbye

Hello Goodbye



FROM ONE HEART TO ANOTHER
Words & music by Per Gessle

Echoes of loneliness
Traces from love affairs
Will never disappear
Always come through
And I thought I´d never know
The time to see you go
Two people turn into one
Thinking as one
A hint in the night
The touch of a dream
Has come to an end

We run from one heart to another again
The rose of our love has whithered and torn
And gone from one heart to another again



LIKE LOVERS DO
Words & music by Per Gessle

Take the line between us, and hold it close to you
I want us to get together, like lovers do
Let me kiss away your troubles, the cold and lonely nights
Just take this heart I'm giving, and love is on the rise

Like lovers do - want to hold you thru the night
Like lovers do - and when I look into your eyes
Like lovers do - oh I'm drowning in an ocean of emotion

It feels just like forever, since I made love to you
September days of scarlet, April morning dew
So take the love between us, and hold it close to you
I want us to get together, like lovers do

Like lovers do...



SO FAR AWAY
Words & music by Per Gessle

In the coldest time of year
Darkness all around my heart
I was alone but didn't fear
To wander in the light 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 here

You're so far away, so far away
You left me, you told me you would stay
You never said goodbye
And I'll keep asking why
I keep on asking 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 were lovers sleep
Winds would knock and disappear
Still I felt the music near
Like the first time we 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 on wondering how
Oh come inside me now
I keep on wondering how
Oh come inside me now



PEARLS OF PASSION
Words & music by Per Gessle

There was a banquet of believers
When we walked into the room
December days of Christmas
Felt like days in June
And there were morning light
And sunrise chimes echoed all around
Now´s the time for weary minds
The moon is northern bound

And you know I´m going back
Going back today
Back to where I came from
And you know I´m going back
Going back to stay
To the alleys where pearls of passion came my way

There´s a promise in the twilight
It´s so innocent and wild
Two hearts that break the silence
You can hear a distant cry
And there´s emptiness and loneliness
It´s more or less the same
Let´s run between the raindrops babe
And catch the midnight train

And you know I´m going back
Going back today
Back to where I came from
And you know I´m going back
Going back to stay
To the alleys where pearls of passion came my way
And you know I´m going back
Going back today
Back to where I came from
And you know I´m going back
Going back to stay
To the alleys where pearls of passion came my way

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