The Centre of the Heart

Notes

Considered as a single but ultimately left off the Have a Nice Day album, “The Centre of the Heart” was revived during the Room Service sessions in the autumn of 2000. The song was completely re-recorded in a speeded-up tempo, adding the bizarre synth sounds of new team member Jimmy Monell (aka Shooting Star) from Swedish band The April Tears. Marie’s original vocal track was digitally pitched to fit the new tempo.

– The Pop Hits liner notes, 2003

Versions

Per Gessle – The Centre of the Heart (Is a Suburb To the Brain) [Tits & Ass Demo, 2 October 1997]

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Roxette – Original Version

Roxette – 2000 Re-recording 3:21

What am I gonna do when I get a little excited
A little in pain? Tell me
What am I gonna say when I find the centre of my heart
Is a suburb to the brain?

You wear them so well those innocent eyes
You’re putting on a wonderful disguise
I want you so bad. I’m pushing my luck
It feels like being hit by a truck
This is no place special. Don’t know why I came
If someone has a minute won’t you explain

What am I gonna do when I get a little excited
A little in pain? Tell me
What am I gonna say when I find the centre of my heart
Is a suburb to the brain?

Na nana nana na
Na nana nana na

Being with you; dealing with fire
Oh won’t you come around (come out)
come out (today) and play
(I want you so bad)
Answer my calls
Let’s spend the night within these walls
This is no place special.
Nothing for the saying (Nothing for the saying)
If someone’s got minute; do please explain

What am I gonna do when I get a little excited
A little in vain? Tell me
What am I gonna say when I find the centre of my heart
Is a suburb to the brain?

Na nana nana na
Na nana nana na

What am I gonna do when I get a little excited
A little in vain? Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. Tell me
What am I gonna do when I get a little excited
A little in vain? Tell me

What am I gonna say when I find the centre of my heart
Is a suburb to the brain?

Na nana nana na
Na nana nana na

What am I gonna to do

What am I gonna do when I get a little excited
A little in vain?

The centre of my heart
Yeah yeah yeah

What am I gonna say when I find the centre of my heart
Is a suburb to the brain?
What am I gonna do now?
What am I gonna say when I find the centre of my heart
Is a suburb to the brain?

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

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  • Room Service
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
  • The Rox Box
    • CD 4 5″ CD
  • XXX The 30 Biggest Hits
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Digital Download

Roxette – Stonebridge Club Mix 7:49

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Roxette – Stonebridge Club Mix Edit 3:37

Roxette – Stonebridge Peak Hour Dub 6:36

Roxette – Stonebrifge More Vox Dub 6:36

Roxette – Yoga Remix 3:29

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