Charm School

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 10 September 2009

Available on:

  • Travelling Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms and Other Strange Places
    • 12″ Vinyl in Sleeve
  • The Per Gessle Archives A Lifetime of Songwriting
    • The Roxette Demos!, Vol. 2 5″ CD

Per: Sep 10, 2009, Tits & Ass Studio, me and my guitar! This song was written for… you guessed it… Charm School… but never made it. The chorus is quite nice though, it had something special. We recorded it but left it wide open. Had another go for the Travelling-album, I changed the title and off we went!

– Roxette Facebook, Saturday, 2 November 2013

Roxette – Touched by the Hand of God [Original Version] 3:48

Tea at 8 o’clock
I took the dog for a walk in the morning
I never really liked him but let’s keep that between you and me
I rain into this woman at a crowded café
There’s nothin’ else to say, she took my breath away
She said: -“I’m Prudence, I just came out to play out of charm school”

How on earth could it be
I’m touched by the hand of God
Pretty hard to believe
Hey, I’m touched by the hand of God
She’s got her mind set on me
Yeah, I’m blessed with the power of love
The power of love

Heaven in her smile
I took a break for a while with good reason
Drownin’ in her eyes
I was mesmerized and buried and gone
I guess my kind of talkin’ was misplaced like hell
Just like the “funk” in Art Garfunkel
But hey sweet Prudence, you’re doin’ so well out of charm school

How on earth could it be
I’m touched by the hand of God
Pretty hard to believe
Don’t you know I’m touched by the hand of God
She’s got her mind set on me
Yeah, I’m blessed with the power of love
The power of love

She said she had a ’57 Chevrolet
There’s nothin’ more to say, she took my breath away
Hey sweet Prudence, won’t you come out to play out of charm school

  • Words and Music by Per Gessle
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music

Available on:

  • Travelling Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms and Other Strange Places
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Digital Download
    • 12″ Vinyl in Sleeve
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case