Roxette – Cinnamon Street

Notes

Per: There are two different versions of “Cinnamon Street”. One with me on lead vox, one with Marie. I never liked any of them. Wrong environment, wrong band. Next life, maybe!

– Roxette Facebook, Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Versions

Demo, 29 December 1991

Demo, 2 January 1992

Original Version 5:04

Growing up on Cinnamon Street
Everywhere you look there are lots of people to meet
It’s seven o’clock
The breakfast treat
Now the schoolbus is here
Hurry up and grab a seat

All the dreams are tiny ones
Another week has just begun on Cinnamon Street

There was a girl on Cinnamon Street
The same age as me
We shared the curiosity
I won her heart cos I could play guitar
She promised me heaven at once and later all the stars
But it all remained the same
Cos things can never change on Cinnamon Street

I can hear my heartbeat
The very first time we made love
Life was a lazy rest in the sun
Later we went dancing
Staying up all night long
Playing all our favourite songs
Cinnamon songs
Oh oh na na na na na

I say goodbye to Cinnamon Street
Springtime is here and the air is so dry and sweet
I walk in a cloud
The smell of cinnamon bread
It’s in my blood since the day I was born ’til I wake up… dead

And the sun is smiling gently
A funny shade of red
Cinnamon Street

I still feel my heartbeat
The very first time we made love
Life was a lazy day in the sun
Later we went dancing
Hanging out all night long
Singing all our favourite songs
Cinnamon songs
Oh oh na na na na na

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

Available on:

  • Tourism Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Rox Archives Vol. 4 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve

2 Cinnamon Street [Original Version] 5:01

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

Available on:

  • Tourism Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places
    • Rox Archives Vol. 4 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve