Roxette: Crash! Boom! Bang!

Roxette: Crash! Boom! Bang!

1994

 
  1. Harleys & Indians (Riders In The Sky) 
  2. Crash! Boom! Bang! 
  3. Fireworks 
  4. Run To You 
  5. Sleeping In My Car 
  6. Vulnerable 
  7. The First Girl On The Moon 
  8. Place Your Love 
  9. What's She Like? 
  10. Do You Wanna Go The Whole Way? 
  11. Lies 
  12. I'm Sorry 
  13. Love Is All (Shine Your Light On Me) 
  14. Go To Sleep 

Harleys & Indians (Riders In The Sky)

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

When I go to heaven,
Harley Harley heaven,
I want to meet a King like
The Panhead 48.
I want to meet the Fat One,
We can talk for hours,
When my time has come, Babe,
I won't be running late.

Flying high,
Riders in the sky.
Na na na na.
Flying high,
Riders in the sky.
Na na na na.

When I go to heaven,
Red-skin heaven,
I want to meet the Chiefs, yea,
I want to meet all Scouts.
I won't miss my friends cause,
I know where they'll be,
We're all part of the Indian Family.

Flying high,
Riders in the sky.
Na na na na.
Flying high,
Riders in the sky.
Na na na na.

It's alright, Baby,
I'm OK, honey,
I'm only travellin' thru this state of mine.
Hey it's alright, Mama,
I'm doin' fine now Mama,
I'm only in a certain state of mind. Hey!

When I go to heaven,
Hog Hog heaven,
I'll have a drink with Elvis
While Marlon's on his way.
We're kickin' and we're revvin',
We're dressing up in style,
It's time to take a ride on that freeway in the sky.

Flying high,
Riders in the sky,
Na na na na.
Flying high,
Riders in the sky.
Flying high (flying high),
Riders in the sky.
Na na na na.
Flying high (flying high),
Riders in the sky.
Na na na na.

(Come on, come on)
(Come on, come on)
(Come on, come on)
(Come on, come on)
(Come on, come on)
(Come on, come on)


 
 

Crash! Boom! Bang!

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Crash! Boom! Bang!

My Papa told me to stay out of trouble:
"When you've found your man, make sure he's for real!"
I've learned that nothing really lasts forever,
I sleep with the scars I wear that won't heal,
They won't heal.

Cause every time I seem to fall in love, Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the heart but then I hit the wall, Crash! Boom! Bang!
That's the call, that's the game,
And the pain stays the same.

I'm walking down this empty road to nowhere,
I pass by the houses and blocks I once knew.
My Mama told me not to mess with sorrow (sorrow)
But I always did, and Lord, I still do,
I'm still breaking the rules.
I kick it up, I kick it down.

Cause every time I seem to fall in love, Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the heart but then I hit the wall, Crash! Boom! Bang!
That's my real middle-name,
It has always been the same,
That's the call, that's the game,
And the pain stays the same.

I still feel the heat
(Slowly fallin' from the sky)
And the taste of the kissing
Shattered by rain
(Coming tumbling from behind)
And the wild holy war.

I kick it up, I kick it down.

And every time I seem to fall in love, Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the roses dying on the floor, Crash! Boom! Bang!
Crash! Boom! Bang!
That's the call, that's the game,
And the pain stays the same,
That's my real middle-name,
It has always been the same.
Oh yeah, oh yeah,
Oh yeah, uh,
Been the same, been the same,
It has always been the same.

It has always been the same.


 
 

Fireworks

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

I once knew a girl, I can't remember her name
But I remember her face cause her sister looked the same.
They both left school but they couldn't find a job,
So they said farewell and stole a small town car.

As they were riding by the beach some summer night,
Radio shouted out one of those songs
That might just change your life.

- It went like this:
"Checkin' in, checkin' out,
Making love I like watching all your fireworks,
I like it when I light those stars in your eyes,
Just like the fireworks in the sky".
- yes it did.

Throwing some poems to the ports and docks
They were sleeping outdoors pushing all their luck.
They sent me a letter full of pills and thrills
Then they both got rich and moved to Hollywood Hills.

Yea they made lots of money playing folk guitar
Cause everywhere the boys went crazy
Just to hear this words of art:
"Checkin' in, checkin' out,
Take it to the sky,
Making love I like watching all your fireworks,
I like it when I light those stars in your eyes,
Just like the fireworks in the sky,
Fireworks in the sky".

They're coming to get you,
They're coming to get you now,
Coming to get you now.
They're coming to get you,
Coming to get you now,
They're coming to get you now, right now,
Coming to get you now.
Coming, they're coming.

"Checkin' in, checkin' out,
Take it to the sky,
Making love I like watching all your fireworks,
I like it when I light those stars in your eyes,
Just like the fireworks in the sky,
Fireworks in the sky".

Watch the sky!
Watch the sky!


 
 

Run To You

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Baby,
Sometimes I feel like dying,
Driving while I'm closing my eyes,
Moving in and out of hiding,
Trying to catch some truth in my life.
Watching your stars and your moonlight
Come tumbling down from the sky,
Take it now.

I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna come to you,
I wanna find you,
In everything that I do.
I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you,
I'm gonna follow,
Baby, what else can I do?

Sunday morning, my town is sleeping (sleeping)
Lying all alone in my bed,
There's not a sound, I can't help but listening
Wishing I was somewhere else instead.
But sometimes they're too hard to handle
Those voices inside my head.
Listen now.

I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna come to you,
I wanna find you,
In everything that I do.
(everything that I do for you)
I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you,
I'm gonna follow,
Baby, what else can I do?

Take a walk inside my dream:
A church, a lonely road.
(All the people come and go)
All the people come and go
And come and go.

I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna come to you.

Do it now!

I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you,
I'm gonna follow.

I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna come to you,
I wanna find you,
In everything that I do.
(everything that I do for you)
I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you,
I'm gonna follow,
Baby, what else can I do?
I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you,
Baby, what else can I do?
(everything that I do for you)
I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you,
What else can I do?
I'm gonna run to you,
I'm gonna count on you.


 
 

Sleeping In My Car

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

I'll tell you what I've done,
I'll tell you what I'll do,
Been driving all night just to get close to you.
Baby Babe - I'm moving so fast,
You'd better come on.

The moon is allright,
The freeway's heading south,
My hard is going Boom!
There's a strange taste in my mouth.
Baby Babe - I'm moving real fast,
So try to hold on,
Try to hold on!

Sleeping in my car - I will undress you,
Sleeping in my car - I will caress you,
Staying in the back seat of my car making up, uh uh.

So come out tonight (come out tonight)
I'll take you for a ride,
This steamy of wagon
The radio is getting wild.
Baby Babe - we're moving so fast,
I try to hang on, oh,
Try to hang on!

Sleeping in my car - I will undress you,
Sleeping in my car - I will caress you,
Staying in the back seat of my car making love, oh yea!
Sleeping in my car - I will possess you,
Sleeping in my car - certainly bless you,
Laying in the back seat of my car making up, uh uh.

The night is so pretty and so young,
The night is so pretty and so young,
So very young.

Oh, sleeping in my car - I will undress you,
Sleeping in my car - I will caress you,
Staying in the back seat of my car making love to you.
Sleeping in my car - I will possess you,
Sleeping in my car - certainly bless you,
Laying in the back seat of my car making up, making love.

I will undress you,
I will undress you, yeah.
Sleeping in my car.

Sleeping in my car - I will undress you,
Sleeping in my car.
The night is so pretty and so young.


 
 

Vulnerable

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Everywhere I look I see her smile,
Her absent-minded eyes,
And she has kept me wondering for so long,
How this thing could go wrong?
It seems to me that we are both the same
Playing the same game,
But as darkness falls this true love falls apart
Into a riddle of her heart.

She's so vulnerable, like china in my hands,
She's so vulnerable and I don't understand.
I could never hurt the one I love,
She's all I've got,
But she's so vulnerable,
Oh so vulnerable.

Days like these no one should be alone,
No heart should hide away,
Her touch is gently conquering in my mind,
There's nothing words can say.
She's coloured all the secrets of my soul,
I've whispered all my dreams,
But just as nighttime falls this vision falls apart
Into a riddle of her heart, yea.

She's so vulnerable (she's so vulnerable), like china in my hands,
She's so vulnerable (oh so vulnerable) and I don't understand.
I could never hurt someone I love,
She's all I've got,
But she's so vulnerable,
Oh so vulnerable, yeah.
Don't hide your eyes.

She's so vulnerable (she's so vulnerable), like china in my hands,
She's so vulnerable (oh so vulnerable) and I don't understand.
I could never hurt the one I love,
She's all I've got,
She's so vulnerable (she's so vulnerable), like china in my hands,
She's so vulnerable (oh so vulnerable) and I don't understand.
I could never hurt someone I love,
She's all I've got,
But she's so vulnerable,
Oh so vulnerable.

She's so vulnerable,
My baby she's vulnerable,
She's so vulnerable, oh yea.
Oh so vulnerable,
She's all I got.
She's so vulnerable,
She's so vulnerable,
Oh so vulnerable.


 
 

The First Girl On The Moon

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

She was the first girl on the moon,
She didn't compromise,
When she took off that cold afternoon
Heading for the northern skies.

I told her I could come,
That I could come along.

She was the first girl on the moon,
I think I was her only friend.
She brought her ray-gun, an old harpoon,
Just in case of accidents.

I told her I could come,
That I could come along.
She didn't let me come along,
Wave goodbye,
Wave goodbye.

She was the first girl on the moon
Standing tall, flag in hand.
She looked around humming a tune,
The strangest song known to man.

I told her I could come,
That I could come along.
She never let me come along,
Wave goodbye,
Wave goodbye.


 
 

Place Your Love

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Sunday, sick o' my tears,
Monday morning I could've felt much better.
Tuesday, you're in my way,
I wish you would type my heart a letter.

Place your love in my world,
It's for you, it's made for you.
I need time, a lot o' time
To get you off my mind,
To get you off my mind.

Wednesday, nothing's ok,
Thursday afternoon, I wish I was sleepin'.
Friday and Saturday sun,
Getting up early but I can't get nuthin' done.

Place your love in my world,
It's for you, it's all made for you.
I need time, a lot o' time
To get you off my mind,
To get you off my mind.

Maybe you'll come here,
Maybe you'll disappear,
Maybe the clouds I fear will turn to flowers in the air.
These cool vibrations
They're hitting me all the time,
You've got me diggin' and divin' in the garden of my mind (of my mind).

Friday and Saturday sun.

Place your love (place your love) in my world,
It's for you, it's all made for you.
I need time (I need time), a lot o' time
To get you off my mind.
It's a high to watch you fly
Accross the sky all the time,
To watch you all the time.


 
 

I Love The Sound Of Crashing Guitars

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Mao Mao Mao.
Mao Mao Mao.
Mao Mao Mao.
Mao Mao Mao.

I love the sound of smashing guitars,
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Red guitars against the wall,
Big guitars can turn so small.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Show it!

The 6-string kick inside,
The 6-string kick inside,
The 6-string kick inside.

I love the sound of breaking guitars,
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Hey you long haired vintage Jesus (vintage Jesus),
Break the guitar into thousand pieces.
I love the sound of crashing guitars,
Don't you?

The 6-string kick inside,
The 6-string kick inside.

Mao Mao Mao.
Mao Mao Mao.

Don't you love the sound of crashing guitars?
Don't you love the sound of crashing electric guitars?
Don't you love that sound, drivin' in your car,
Don't you love the sound of crashing electric guitars?
Don't you?
Don't you?

I love the touch of watching the stars,
I love the sound of trashing guitars.
Custom made, Townshend's ace,
Smash the axe and break the case.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
Crashing and crashing!

The 6-string kick inside,
Oh oh oh yeah,
The 6-string kick inside.

Mao Mao Mao.
Mao Mao Mao.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.
I love the sound of crashing guitars.


 
 

What's She Like?

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

What's she like
When she turns around to kiss you goodnight?
When she wakes up in the morning by your side?
What's she like?

What's she like?
The yellow moon or the deep blue of the sea?
Do you feel the same way you did when it was me?
What's she like?

Oh I've been holding on,
I've been holding on for far too long.
I've been holding on,
I've been holding on much too long.

What's she like
When you're making love and stars are in her eyes?
When you're looking for the answers in her smile?
What's she like?

Oh I've been holding on (holding on),
I've been holding on for far too long.
I've been holding on (holding on),
I've been holding on much too long.
To long, to long, to long.

I never knew
I could love somebody
The way that I loved you.
I never thought
I'd be the broken-hearted,
Nothing hurts you like the truth.

So what's she like
When she turns to you, when push comes to shove?
When she whispers in your ear that she's in love?
Oh, what's she like?

Oh I've been holding on (holding on),
I've been holding on for far too long.
I've been holding on (holding on),
I've been holding on much too long.

So what's she like?
So what's she like?
I've been holding on.
Holding, I've been holding on.
I've been holding on.
Holding, I've been holding on.
Holding, I've been holding on.


 
 

Do You Wanna Go The Whole Way?

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Do wou wanna go the whole way?
Yea yea!

Before we take off all our clothes
And get close together (together),
Before it gets too serious
Both of us need to know.

Are we gonna go
The whole way this time?
This time?

Before all secrets are revealed
All scars must heal or wither.
But it's getting very late
And I can't wait anymore.

Are we gonna go (are we gonna go)
The whole way (are we gonna go) this time?
Do you wanna go the whole way for sure?
Do you wanna go (are we gonna go)
The whole way (are we gonna go) this time?
This time?
This time?

Do you wanna go the whole way now?
We're taking it easy.
Do you wanna go the whole way, Babe?
Kick it in, kick it in slowly.

Do you wanna go (are we gonna go)
The whole way (are we gonna go) this time?
Do you wanna go the whole way for sure?
Do you wanna go (are we gonna go)
The whole way (are we gonna go) this time?
This time?
Do ya?

Do you wanna go the whole way (are we gonna go)
(are we gonna go)
Do you wanna go
(are we gonna go)
The whole way this time?
(are we gonna go)

(are we gonna go)
I can't wait
(are we gonna go)
Anymore now.
(are we gonna go)
I can't wait. (are we gonna go)


 
 

Lies

(Words: Per Gessle)
(Music: Per Gessle & M.P. Persson)

Put'em on, put the big boots on,
Baby put them big boots on.
Make a mark, make a good kick start,
Kick yourself right outa my heart.

It's a cookin' jumpin' jivin' shout,
'Cos you're every little thing I can do without,
Every line you lay, every trick you trade,
They could never ever make the grade.

Lies, la-la-la-la-lies, it's all lies,
La-la-la-la-lies, you're all lies.

Honeybutt, keep your big mouth shut,
Baby keep that big mouth shut.

It's a streamin' jumpin' jivin' shout,
'Cos you're every little thing I still dream about,
But the love you lay, every prayer you pray,
It will never ever make my day.
Listen to me good.

Lies, la-la-la-la-lies, it's all lies, (only lies),
La-la-la-la-lies, you're all lies.

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo,
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo,
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo,
Doo doo doo doo doo doo, yeah yeah.

Lies, la-la-la-la-lies, it's all lies, (only lies),
La-la-la-la-lies, it's all lies, (only lies),
La-la-la-la-lies, it's all lies, (only lies),
La-la-la-la-lies, you're all lies,
You're all lies.


 
 

I'm Sorry

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

The first time we met time stood still,
You left me breathless, suddenly speechless.
Within the hour we were one,
Two total strangers kissing the moonlight.

Oh, you know I'm sorry I had to go,
I'm really sorry it had to die,
I'm really sorry I made you cry,
Cry.

We fell in love between the nights
Of too many lovers and too many teardrops.
And fate won't resist some satin sheets,
I was so helpless, totally ruthless.

Oh, you know I'm sorry I had to go,
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry you're hurt inside,
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry I made you cry,
Cry, cry.

Love is lifting you up and draggin' you down,
Makes you go round and round and round and round and round.
Time makes a stop then it's all gone,
Funny how memories keep lingering on.

Oh, you know I'm sorry I had to go,
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry it had to die,
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry I made you cry,
I'm really sorry,
Oh, you know I'm sorry I had to go,
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry you're hurt inside,
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry I made you cry,
I'm really sorry,
Cry.
I'm really sorry,
I'm really sorry,
Cry.
I'm really sorry,
Cry.
I made you cry.
I'm really sorry, I made you cry.
I'm really sorry,
Cry.


 
 

Love Is All (Shine Your Light On Me)

(Words & Music: Per Gessle)

Love is all,
Love is all around you.
Love is there in your laughter,
In your hair,
Love flows everywhere.

Love is old,
Love is older than you.
But the light shining through
Makes me see
Your love is all new.

Hey,
Sha la la,
Shine a light,
Shine on me,
Shine your light on me.
Sha la la,
Shine your light on me.

Love is all,
Love will always be The Law.
And higher love radiates on us all,
On us all.

Hey,
Sha la la,
Shine a light,
Shine on me,
Shine your light on me.
(Shine your light)
Sha la la,
Shine your light on me,
Shine...

Hey,
Sha la la,
Shine a light,
Shine on me,
Shine your light on me.
(Shine your light)
Sha la la,
Shine your light on me,
Oh oh.
Shine...

Love is all.
Love is all. Love is all.
Love is all.
Love is all. Love is all.
Love is all.
Love is all. Love is all.
Love is all.
Love is all.
Shine...

Shine, Shine your light,
Shine your light,
Shine on me,
Shine your light,
Shine on me,
Shine, Shine your light,
Shine on me,
On me.
Shine, Shine your light,
Shine on me,
On me.
Keep on, keep on,
Shine on me,
Shine, Shine your light,
Shine on me,
On me.
Shine, Shine your light,
Shine on me,
On me.
Shine, Shine your light,
Shine on me,
On me.
Shine, Shine your light,
Shine your light,
Shine on me,
Shine your light,
On me.


 
 

Go To Sleep

(Words: Per Gessle)
(Music: Marie Fredriksson)

Baby,
Before you go to sleep.
Baby.

There's a shadow on the terrace,
A snow dance for the living.
There's heavy weather on the way,
I heard it on the news.
And life's a though principal
Who wont reward the losers.
Your name is on the tea cup,
There's nothing I can do,
There's nothing I can do.

But to wish you'd think about me
Before you go to sleep.
And I wish you the best there is
Before you go to sleep.

There are tears without the colour,
A million seas of water,
An ocean full of people
Where shattered hearts can go.
And love's a golden ripple
Where answers are so simple,
But the explanations
Are very hard to do,
Are very hard to do,
Are very hard to do.

And I wish you'd think about me
Before you go to sleep (before you go to sleep).
And I wish you the best there is (the best there is)
Before you go to sleep.
Yes I wish you'd think about me
Before you go to sleep (before you go to sleep).
And I wish you the best there is (the best there is)
Before you go to sleep,
Before you go to sleep.

Baby,
Before you go to sleep.
Baby,
Before you go to sleep,
Go to sleep.
Baby.