Lyrics

In Control

– ”What is life?”, you ask

Anything can happen

Fine with me just as long

As I’m in control

In control control

In control control

I appreciate your support

Your mint green passport

It doesn’t look like mine at all

I’m in control

With different moves

We play different games

You make me feel I’m on a roll

I’m in control

I’m in control

I’m in control

Just leave it neat and tidy

No fake

No confusion

No cracks

No beginning

No end

– ”What is life?”, you ask

Looking through the window

You kick it in, you pack it up

But you’re in control

Life lies between your thighs

And your silver jeans

Fine with me just as long

As I’m in control

I’m in control

I’m in control

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music    

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LaLaLove

We loved to drive a million miles

A fastback car and you and I

You craved the speed, I don’t know why

Some simple need to feel alive

Every heart is a weaver

Of dreams of la la la la love and devotion

When the two of us are put into motion

We run on la la la la love and devotion

I really loved ya

Ooh how I loved ya

I used to know you were so loud

A gothic t-shirt in the crowd

You never once could get enough

That DJ made us fall in love

Every heart is a weaver

When the two of us are set into motion

We run on la la la la love and devotion

I really loved ya

Ooh how I loved ya

Every heart is a weaver

Of la la la la love and devotion

When the two of us were set into motion

Of la la love and devotion

We run on la la la la love and devotion

I really loved ya

Ooh how I loved ya

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Words by Per Gessle

Music by Per Gessle + Alex Shield

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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Down By The Riverside

Down by the riverside

I lost myself I lost my pride

Down by the riverside

I lost myself to the tide

I kneeled before the beauty

Floating free I drank the rain

No need to disappear

My only wish was to be near

Down by the riverside

The night was young, a bashful breeze

Down by the riverside

Rewrite the diaries, darling please

Haven’t got got got any

Oh I got no regrets

Haven’t got got got any

I got no regrets

Down by the riverside

The night was young, a bashful breeze

Down by the riverside

Rewrite the diaries, darling please

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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Best Way To Travel

I saw you in the paper

Or someone looked a bit like you

You starred in a space movie

Or someone had the same tattoo

Outside the trees are blue

The snow is turning green

Hey Maureen

Nothing is what it seems

You’re only in my dreams

It’s the best way to travel

Best way to travel

I’m setting a small table

I’m waiting by the phone

Some faces by my window

But I’d rather be alone

Well, I know I should pretend

I’m making lots of friends

Hey Maureen

Nothing is what it seems

You’re only in my dreams

It’s the best way to travel

Best way to travel

Hey Maureen

Nothing is for real

We’re floating in my dream

Might be the best way to travel

Nothing is what it seems

You’re only in my dreams

It’s the best way to travel

Best way to travel

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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I Found My Soul At Marvingate

Just leave it neat and tidy

No fake

No confusion

No cracks

No beginning

No end

I was walking on water

I moved between the raindrops

Out of tune and out of the blue

Somewhere on the sidewalk

I bumped into a stranger

I swear she looked exactly like you

I found my soul at Marvingate

Hey, I was told it was too late

I thought I’d never get it back

Jumpin’ Jack had painted it black

I gave my heart to a simple plan

You’re all I want, you’re all I am

Oh days of June they can’t die young

Can’t die young

I won’t let them

Just leave it neat and tidy

No fake and no confusion

No cracks, no beginning, no end

My wishes are so humble

I invite you with a kiss

It’s me and you all over again

I found my soul at Marvingate

I really thought it was too late

I thought I’d never get it back

That Jumpin’ Jack had painted it black

I gave my heart to a simple cause

Your crazy love won’t follow laws

Oh nights of June they can’t die young

Can’t die young

I won’t let them

Just leave it neat and tidy

No fake

No confusion

No cracks

No beginning

No end

Words + Music by Per Gessle

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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Tell Him I Said Hi!

I was a dreamer then, I’m still the same

Nothing in my world has really changed

(Say Hi!)

She had a plastic pearl this brown-eyed girl

She pressed the button to play but then she slipped away

(Say Hi!)

I was the lonely silent one who stared into the sun

If you see him pass by

The moonlight in his eyes

Tell him I said Hi!

Tell him I said Hi!

Well, it’s kind of a blur, lilacs in her hair

Like Jennifer Juniper

(Say Hi!)

Some nights I play some sad sad soul

Some nights I crave it save it just for her

(Say Hi!)

The sighing of the midnight train takes me back again

If you see him pass by

The sunlight in his eyes

Tell him I said Hi!

Tell him I said Hi!

If you ever meet him

Just tell him I miss him

Tell him I said Hi!

Tell him I said Hi!

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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Message Of Love

With a fever rising high

Your mind is set to take off

To the sky

With your candle burning low

There is blackness darkness

A secret code

Peace

This is a message of love

This is a message of love

When the tide is really high

Moondancers make waves

In the sky

When the spark is really low

And you don’t have a clue

Where to go

Shine your light on me

Hold a message of love

This is a message of love

Peace

Take this message of love

This is a message of love

Shine your light on me

Hold a message of love

This is a message of love

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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Sugar Rush

Saturday 6 a.m.

Woke up for certain

Blinded by a summer sky

Guess I failed drawin’ the curtain

Curtain

Lookin’ at dreams

Spilled on my pillow

Shady and lean

Most of them seemed kinda hollow

Narrow

I got stains all over my shirt

And I’m all shattered and covered in dirt

I’m hidin’ in my head being crushed

Lookin’ for a sugar rush a sugar rush

In the desert when I’m dyin’ of thirst

I wanna grab a kiss but first things first

I’m bangin’ on my brain being crushed

Lookin’ for a sugar rush a sugar rush

Leavin’ my shell

Pourin’ some coffee

Callin’ your cell

But nobody is there to free me

Save me

Lookin’ at dreams

Strangely unspoken

In spite of the screams

And most of them look kinda broken

Broken

I got stains all over my shirt

And I’m all shattered and covered in dirt

I’m hidin’ in my head being crushed

Lookin’ for a sugar rush a sugar rush

In the desert when I’m dyin’ of thirst

I wanna grab a kiss but first things first

I’m bangin’ on my brain being crushed

Lookin’ for a sugar rush a sugar rush

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Words by Per Gessle

Music by Per Gessle + Alex Shield

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

Stranger On A Bus

The answer in the open

The question in the mind

When you close your eyelids

I wonder what you’ll find

Laughter turns to teardrops

Beauty becomes dirt

Some notes should not be written

Some music is just made to hurt

What have we become?

A silver cloud of dust

You’re just a stranger

On a bus

I knew I thought I loved

It’s so hard to adjust

You, the stranger

On a bus

Nothing has been altered

Everything has changed

The streets, the mighty buildings

They all appear the same

I’m feelin’ kinda funny

Can’t seem to find my way

I know so many people

You have so many faces, names

What have we become?

A silver cloud of dust

You’re just a stranger

On a bus

A love so beautiful

A love that just got bust

You, the stranger

On a bus

Words by Per Gessle

Music by Andreas Broberger + Per Gessle + Hannes Lindgren

Published by Jimmy Fun Music + Sony/ATV Music

Mile-Melter

To keep it up

                             Is not keepin’ me up                         

To keep it up

Is not pickin’ me up

To keep it up

Is not lickin’ me up

To keep it up

Is not up up up up

To hold it down

Is not takin’ me down

To hold it down

Is not bringin’ me down

To hold it down

Is not pushin’ me down

Down Down Dee Dee

Deep Deep Down Down

Down Down Dee Dee

Deep Deep Down Down

Down Down Dee Dee

Deep Deep Down Down

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Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

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Save Me A Place

When you come around

Doesn’t matter when

I’m soakin’ up the sound

I dare to face the bend

And I won’t miss a beat

Attack and then sustain

Lose myself in love

Dryin’ in the rain

And I will look at you

When you look at me

Mighty like a mountain

Precious like a sea

Save me a place next to you

Save me a place next to you

That’s where I wanna be

That’s where I wanna be

Almost like a prayer

When I go to bed

Underneath the layers

Deep inside my head

And I won’t miss a beat

Attack and then sustain

Lose myself in love

Dryin’ in the rain

I will speak to you

Like you speak to me

Everything’s in motion

Leaves upon a tree

Save me a place next to you

Save me a place next to you

That’s where I wanna be

That’s where I wanna be

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Words by Per Gessle

Music by Michael Einziger + Per Gessle + Jack Hisbach + Giorgio Tuinfort

Published by Jimmy Fun Music + Piano Songs + What A Publishing

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Love Is Loud

I had a dream last night

Kissing in a downtown bar

Lost in a rush that was able to last

That would last forever

But I left it all far behind

I had to run, I ran out of time

A desire inside to hide in the rain

My pleasure was your pain

Love is loud

Love is loud

My pleasure was your pain

I left my single bed

I walked around the tiny room

I felt so alone I had to give you a call

I knew you were sleeping

But I left it all way behind

I had to run and ran out of time

The trickiest thing is the need to explain

My pleasure is your pain

Love is loud

Love is loud

My pleasure is your pain

Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music

Couldn’t Believe My Luck

I couldn’t believe my luck

I could have looked the other way

I couldn’t believe my luck

Can I see you again?

Again

I didn’t catch your name

The future will never be the same

I couldn’t believe my luck

Can I see you again?

Again

I shake my head

And lose myself

Just hang around

Stop that sound

I need a break

To leave the ground

It’s time to take off

I couldn’t believe my luck

I could have walked the other way

It really wears me out

Can I see you again?

Again

I shake my head

And lose myself

Just hang around

Stop that sound

I need a break

To leave the ground

It’s time to take off

Words + Music by Per Gessle

Published by Jimmy Fun Music