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The Ballad Hits /2002/
Po 7 letech se Roxette rozhodli znovu zrekapitulovat svou dosavadní kariéru - kompilaci svých největších hitů tentokrát rozdělili do dvou samostatných alb. "The Ballad Hits" bylo prvním z nich. Na desce jsou zařazeny prakticky všechny balady, které byly vydány jako singly. Album navíc obsahuje dvě novinkové skladby - baladu "A Thing About You", která je první skladbou na albu a vyšla rovněž jako singl, a baladu "Breathe", která celou desku uzavírá. Album bylo distribuováno jednak ve standardní 1CD verzi a jednak v limitované edici, která navíc obsahuje bonusové CD se 4 dříve nevydanými skladbami.
A Thing About You /2002/
CDM

01 A Thing About You
02 The Weight Of The World
03 A Thing About You (video)

Jediný singl z alba "The Ballad Hits", zamilovaná balada s jednoduchou melodií, po dlouhé době zase jeden kousek v Perově podání. Nicméně "A Thing About You" rozhodně nepatří k největším skvostům kapely, druhá novinková balada na albu "Breathe" je rozhodně lepší a kdyby volba při výběru singlu padla na ni, domnívám se, že by Roxette mohli opět po delší době mít VELKÝ HIT. Per dodává: "Když se dostanu do té správné skladatelské nálady, je napsání takovéhle balady úplná maličkost. Demo jsem nazpíval já. Marie si ji okamžitě zamilovala a trvala na tom, že musíme uchovat původní atmosféru, takže hlavní vokály a akustické kytary jsme nechali z demo verze.".



A THING ABOUT YOU
Words & music by Per Gessle

I pick up the phone
I´m dialin´ your number
While I pray you´re at home
At home and alone
Cos I can´t function on my own
And I´ll never stop believin´
The reapin´ is done
You are the one
The radio is on
But the sound is all gone
And I want to walk out in the sun
But lately that´s been very hard to do

I´ve got a thing about you
And I don´t really know what to do
Cos I´ve got a thing about you, hey you

I pick up the phone
I´m dialin´ that number
And my heart like a stone
Waits for the tone
Oh I can´t make it on my own
And I´ll never stop believin´
I know what is right
And this is so wrong
Alone in my bed
Better off on my own
The TV is on
But the colours are gone
And lately you´ve been paintin´ my world blue

I´ve got a thing about you
And I don´t really care what you do
I´ve got a thing about you, yea you

Lately you´ve been paintin´ my world blue

I´ve got a thing about you
And I don´t really know what to do
I´ve got a thing about you
Hopin´ this story cuts through
Yea, I´ve got a thing about you
A thing about you



BREATHE
Words & music by Per Gessle

I´ve got to come down
I´ve been awake for far too long
My eyes look torn
They were so strong
I wore the crown
I wrote the song
Now it´s fading
My heart was open
Like a window to a summer breeze

I breathed your love
I filled my lungs and veins
And I breathed your love
Until I felt the pain
And like rain it slipped away

I tried to find out
What love was really all about
Behind the curtain waits the sky
It´s rare I feel enough to cry
I´m drying up inside
My life was open
Like a window to the summer breeze

I breathed your love
I filled my lungs and veins
And I breathed your love
Until I met the pain
And like rain it slipped away
Just like a little rain

I breathed your love
And nothing stayed the same
Yes, I breathed your love
And filled my heart in vain
Cos like rain it slipped away
Just like rain it swept away



THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
Words & music by Per Gessle

Sunday morning I’m still hidin’ in bed
Listenin’ to the rhythm of the rain above my head
And all that I have said
I should have saved that love for you
But what could I do?
If I’d been talkin’ to the wall
It wouldn’t make any difference to you
That’s the art of bein’ you

I think I carry the weight of the world
Sometimes you lose
The weight of the world
Sometimes you cry

I kiss your smile
I wish you’d stay the night
I put my arms around your golden head
And turn off the lights
Oh I love to watch your eyes

When I make love to you, wait little world
Sometimes you lose
The weight of the world
Sometimes you cry
Sometimes you cry

The weight of the world
Sometimes you lose
The weight of the world
Sometimes you cry
Yes sometimes you cry



IT HURTS
Words & music by Per Gessle

Can you tell me where it leads
When it’s neverending
Can you tell me where to go
When no one’s home

And I know you know
It hurts, it hurts to be alone
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
On the one~way train goin’ down

Can you tell me what to say
When there’s no one listenin’
Can you show me what to do
When all is done

Oh I know you know
It hurts, it hurts to be alone
The plan has gone wrong
Like the one~way train goin’ down
Goin’ down down down
Goin’ down, goin’ down

Yes I know you know
It hurts, it hurts to be alone
You’re wrong, oh you’re wrong
On the one~way train goin’ down
Goin’ down, goin’ down down down
Goin’ down, goin’ down down down
It hurts to be alone
It hurts to be alone
Goin’ down



SEE ME
Words by Per Gessle & music by Marie Fredriksson

With the moon and the sun in his eyes
He’s arrivin’
And I don’t know what I’d do without him
I got life suddenly

See, see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
See me
I’ve got nothing to hide
See me

I’m layin’ my heart in the palm of his hand
So gently
I know he knows that I love him
Though I’ve never said
Is there an easy way?

See, see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
See me
I’ve got nothing to hide
See me

Comin’ home, I’m comin’ home
It feels like I’m comin’ home
Comin’ home, I’m comin’ home

See, see me
I’ve got nothing to hide
See me
I’ve got nothing to hide
See, see me



EVERY DAY
Words by Per Gessle & music by Marie Fredriksson

Every day I see him comin’
Every day he walks on by
Life used to be so plain and simple
Before he came into my life
Every night I keep on dreamin’
Every night I take him home
We always go to bed together
I always wake up all alone

Oh it’s strange, so strange
What he’s doin’ to me
Oh it’s strange, so strange
Did this ever happen to you
The way it has happened to me?
The way it just happened to me?

Every day outside my window
Always been it’s close to eight
I wish he’d stay a little longer
But his bus is never late
Every night we dance so slowly
I play the music he adores
Like Sinatra then we’re talkin’
All important things for sure

Oh it’s strange, so strange
What he’s doin’ to me
Oh it’s strange, so strange
Did this ever happen to you
The way it has happened to me?
Oh it’s strange, so strange
What he’s doin’ to me
Oh so strange, real strange
Did this ever happen to you
The way it has happened to me?
The way it just happened to me?

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