(I Could Never) Give You Up

Notes

Per: This was written for the LS-album but wasn’t included on the original LP! We had too many songs and this fell off the shelf! However, it was included on the CD-release. I have no big story to tell about this. It was written and demoed in the middle of so many songs at the time. Still have the demo somewhere. Probably on a cassette…

– Roxette Facebook, Saturday, 2 November 2013

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 18 December 1987

Available on:

  • Look Sharp!
    • 30th Anniversary Edition 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
    • The Demos 5″ CD
  • The Per Gessle Archives A Lifetime of Songwriting
    • The Roxette Demos!, Vol. 5 12″ Vinyl

Roxette – Original Version 3:51

I’ve been hiding
Lost in the love of another
I’ve followed the moon and a song
And I thought it would take me forever
To find a place where I belong

I watch a rainbow rise
I give you all I’ve got

I could never give you up
The way you make my love shine
I could never give you up
The way you make true love shine

I believe you when you say
You don’t want to be lonely
I’ll carry your heart like a bridge
When you need all the time you can find
To get the hurt out of your mind

I’ll watch the rain go by
And give you all I’ve got

Cause I could never give you up
The way you make my love shine
I could never give you up
The way you make true love shine

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

Available on:

  • Listen to Your Heart
    • 7″ Vinyl in Sleeve
  • Look Sharp!
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Digital Compact Cassette
    • MiniDisc in Jewel Case
    • Rox Archives Vol. 2 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
    • 30th Anniversary Edition 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve