Per Gessle – Writer

Demo, 17 July 1994

Board a plane to Katmandu
Talk to Indians in Peru
Find out how the fire went
Was it all an accident?
Trace a modern voodoo chile
Maybe Jimi’s still alive
Retrospective
Big intrigue
The early ’80s
The Human League

She wants to be a writer – workin’ for a magazine
She wants to be a writer – got a big editorial dream

Take the government to court
Is the Mayor really bought?
Who went to the Hockney show?
Michael Caine, Brigitte Bardot
Ol’ Lee Harvey will never die
CIA or the FBI?
Feed sir Santa’s nose a tissue
Centrefold, the xmas issue

She wants to be a writer – workin’ for a magazine
She wants to be a writer – got a big editorial dream
She wants to be a writer – watchin’ from the trampoline
She wants to be a writer – keepin’ her desk very clean

She wants political operations
She wants porno queen sensations
She wants wanted men’s descriptions
And some celebrity addictions
She wants acces to the ANC
She wants lunch with British Royalty
She wants the management to tell her
where she can interview this guy called Per

She wants to be a writer – workin’ for a magazine
She wants to be a writer – got a big editorial dream
She wants to be a writer – watchin’ from the trampoline
She wants to be a writer – keepin’ her desk very clean

Keepin’ her ass very clean
Keepin’ her nose very clean
Keepin’ her laundry clean
Oooh ooh

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

Per: Hahahaha! My Gosh, forgotten gem, right? Micke Syd on drums, MP + me on guitars. It sounds better with “She’s such a good reporter”, don't you think? On the other hand “Paperback Writer” has got a great touch to it! Oh well, guess I was trying to write some Gyllene Tider-candy in English at the time. The whole The World According to Gessle is full of power pop dreams.

– Roxette Facebook, Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Reporter [Original Version]

Board a plane to Katmandu
Talk to Indians in Peru
Find out how the fire went
Was it all an accident?
Trace a modern voodoo chile
Maybe Jimi’s still alive
Retrospective
big intrigue
The early ’80:s
The Human League

She’s such a good reporter – working for a magazine
She’s such a good reporter – got a big editorial dream

Take the government to court
Is the Mayor really bought?
Who went to the Hockney show?
Michael Caine, Brigitte Bardot
Old Lee Harvey will never die
CIA or the FBI?
Feed sir Santa’s nose a tissue
Centrefold, the xmas issue

She’s such a good reporter – working for a magazine
She’s such a good reporter – got a big editorial dream
She’s such a good reporter – watching from the trampoline
She’s such a good reporter – keeping her desk very clean

She wants political operations
She wants porno queen sensations
She wants wanted men’s descriptions
And some celebrity addictions
She wants acces to the ANC
She wants lunch with British Royalty
She wants the management to tell her
where she can interview Marie and Per

She’s such a good reporter – working for a magazine
She’s such a good reporter – got a big editorial dream
She’s such a good reporter – watching from the trampoline
She’s such a good reporter – keeping her desk very clean

Keeping her ass very clean
Keeping her nose very clean
Keeping her laundry clean
Oooh ooh

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