Pay the Price

Notes

Marie: The intro is Per pretending to be The Artist Formerly Knows As Prince, doing “Raspberry Beret”. Per: The Artist Formerly Knows As… are you kidding? Eric Carmen and Raspberries would be more like it. Marie: Let’s say it’s bubblegum with a raspberry flavour then. Per: Check out the hand claps.

– Have A Nice Day track by track, 1999

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 16 September 1997

Available on:

Roxette – Original Version 3:48

I try to keep your name
And still get rid of your face
I hate to be by myself
All locked away in this place
You turn me inside out
You turn me outside in
Around and upside down
A rollercoaster within

Pay the price of love
When he calls for you
You’ve got to
Pay the price of love
When he calls for you

I grab my big black book
And call the numbers I know
Something is melting this town
Like it was all made of snow
You turn me inside out
You turn me outside in
Around and up and down
The elevator within

Pay the price of love (ooh la la la)
When he calls for you
You’ve got to
Pay the price of love (ooh la la la)
When he calls for you

Spending the evening alone
With the 10 o’clock news
Looking at you through the holes
In the soles of my old brown shoes

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

Available on:

  • Have A Nice Day
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Rox Archives Vol. 6 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
    • 20th Anniversary Edition 12″ Vinyl in Sleeve