Anyone

Notes

Per: If you like Roxette, you’ll probably love this one. Marie: Yeah, it’s very much us. Originally chosen to be the first single. Per: Which is why we decided to let it wait a while. It’s a bit too predictable to serve as an appetizer for this… hrm… highly original album. But its time will come.

– Have A Nice Day track by track, 1999

One of Marie’s personal favourites, this Burt Bacharach inspired song was recorded almost live in the classic Atlantis studio in Stockholm. The video (by director Jonas Åkerlund) includes a controversial scene with Marie almost drowning, resulting in a ban by MTV and other TV-stations. Initially regarded as a flop by Roxette standards, the song has mysteriously gained momentum over the years.

– The Ballad Hits liner notes, 2002

Versions

Per Gessle – Anyone / I Love How You Love Me [Tits & Ass Demo, 26 July 1998] 4:12

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Per: This was my first intention writing “Anyone”. To combine it with “I Love How You Love Me”. I always loved the Paris Sisters version of that song. Still do.

– Roxette Facebook, Saturday, 14 September 2013

Roxette – Demo, 29 July 1998

Roxette – Original Version 4:32

Anyone who have a love close to this
Knows what I’m saying
Anyone who wants a dream to come true
Knows how I’m feeling

All I can think of is you and me
Doing the things I wanna do
All I imagine is heaven on earth
I know it’s you

Anyone who ever kissed in the rain
Knows the whole meaning
Anyone who ever stood in the light
Needs no explaining

But everything more or less appears so meaningless
Blue and cold
Walking alone through the afternoon traffic
I miss you so

Anyone who felt like I do
Anyone who wasn’t ready to fall
Anyone who loved like I do
Knows it never really happens at all
It’s over when it’s over
What can I do about it
Now that it’s over

Everything more or less is looking so meaningless
And fades to grey
Lying awake in an ocean of teardrops
I float away

Anyone who ever felt like I do
Anyone who wasn’t ready to fall
Anyone who loved like I do
Knows it never really happens at all
It’s over when it’s over
What can I do about it
Now it’s all over

  • Words and Music by Per Gessle
  • Published by Hip Happy

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    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
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    • CD 3 5″ CD
  • XXX The 30 Biggest Hits
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
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Roxette – Alguien [Original Version] 4:31

Alguien para descubrir el amor
Para quererse
Alguien para compartir el dolor
Y perdonarse
Toda la vida buscándote
Lejos de mi y eras tu
Esa persona que sabe querer
Y eres tu…
Alguien para dar un beso total
Y abandonarse
Alguien para dar un salto mortal
Y no morirse
Quien iba decirmelo
Tu eres el único, tu amor
Mi corazón desde el cielo al suelo
Buscándote…

Alguien para conocer la vida
Alguien para conservar el calor
Alguien para creer en todo
Alguien para disfrutar del amor

Después más que nada
Estar feliz contigo
Mi buen amigo…

Siempre buscándote
Ahora sintiéndote
Aquí en mi
Para los dos un amor
Sin testigos
Gracias a ti

Alguien para conocer la vida
Alguien para conservar el calor
Alguien para creer en todo
Alguien para disfrutar del amor
Después más que nada
Estar feliz contigo oh
Mi buen amigo, amigo

Alguien para conocer la vida
Alguien para conservar el calor
Alguien para creer en todo
Alguien para disfrutar del amor
Después más que nada
Estar feliz contigo oh
Mi buen amigo, tu eres ese alguien

  • Words by Luis Gomez Escolar
  • Music by Per Gessle
  • Published by Hip Happy

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