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Liedjies / Per Gessle

Stay (at Home, at Work, at Play)

Tits & Ass Demo, 5 Julie 1995 4:00

You took a ride to the other side
But I loved you
You took a flight in the middle of the night
But I loved you
You took a swim in an ocean of fools
I still loved you
You took a dream then you painted it blue
But I loved you

I thought you never would come back
I thought you never could come back
Oh no

Stay
Stay another day
I want you all the way
At home, at work, at play
Won’t you stay, make it easy, babe
Wait another day
Stay home, at work, at play

You tried to learn from history
You tried to kiss like a lover should
On the balcony
You took a dive where the fish was alive
But I loved you
You took my smile and it turned into a cry
But I loved you

I’d never suspect you of looking back
I’d never expect you to come back
Oh no

Stay
Stay another day
I want you all the way
At home, at work, at play
Please stay, make it easy, babe
Wait another day
Stay home, at work, at play

Won’t you stay
Please stay

  • Woorde deur Per Gessle
  • Musiek deur Per Gessle en Mats “MP” Persson
  • Uitgegee deur Jimmy Fun Music
  • Opgeneem by Tits & Ass Studio (1), Halmstad, Swede op Woensdag, 5 Julie 1995 deur Mats “MP” Persson
  • Voorsang: Per Gessle
  • Bas: Mats “MP” Persson
  • Dromme: Micke “Syd” Andersson

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Per: Hahaha! Stay! At home, at work, at play! That last phrase came from a Sparks-song. I always loved that! This demo was recorded at Tits & Ass in the summer of 1995 with Micke Syd on drums, MP on bass guitar and me fooling around with loads of guitars. I love that solo!!! It took off with the lyrics and then I wrote the music together with MP, I think most of the chorus came from him actually. There are some chords in there I wouldn't have used myself… This was just after the Crash! Boom! Bang!-tour had ended and I geared up for the first Gyllene Tider-comeback in 1996. Neither Rox nor myself recorded it “properly”, this is the only version that exists that I’m involved in. However, a Danish girl, Ann-Louise did a version of it. You’ll probably find it on YouTube.

– Roxette Facebook, Sondag, 29 September 2013