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Wish I Could Fly

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Per: A lot of Roxette’s trademark is our voices and the way we produce our songs, so if you’ve followed us you’ll feel at home with a lot of the new stuff. But it should never sound like a copy of something you’ve already done. It has to be fresh. That’s why we chose “Wish I Could Fly” as the first single. Marie: It’s very Roxette-ish, but also very much now. Per: Well, it’s not exactly the production of “Listen to You Heart”. As I said, we’ve tried to do something that’s 1999, without missing what’s our fundamental strength: Marie’s great capacity as a singer and simple songs. Marie: My great capacity and your simple songs – hey, I liked that.

– Have A Nice Day track by track, 1999

The original idea was to see how a drum machine loop would fit with a big orchestra, but quickly evolved into something more substantial. The finished song was picked as the first single from the 1999 album “Have a Nice Day”, eventually becoming a major hit in continental Europe and the group’s first sizeable British hit in years.

– The Ballad Hits liner notes, 2002

Weergawes

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 18 November 1997

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Roxette – Oorspronklike Weergawe 4:40

Halfway through the night
I wake up in a dream
Echoes in my head
Make every whisper turn into a scream

I dreamed I could fly
Out in the blue
Over this town
Following you
Over the trees
Subways and cars
I’d try to find out
Who you really are

In the middle of the night
Cool sweating in my bed
Got the windows open wide
Thinking about all the things you said

I wish I could fly
Out in the blue
Over this town
Following you
I’d fly over rooftops
The great boulevards
To try to find out
Who you really are
Who you really are

I wish I could fly now
Wish I could fly now
Wish I could fly now

I wish I could fly
Around and around
Over this town
The dirt on the ground
I’d follow your course
Of doors left ajar
To try to find out
Who you really are

To try to find out
Who you really are

  • Woorde en musiek deur Per Gessle
  • Uitgegee deur Hip Happy
  • Vervaardig deur Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle, Michael Ilbert en Clarence Öfwerman
  • Opgeneem by El Cortijo Studio, Marbella, Spanje in Januarie 1998 deur Michael Ilbert en by Polar Studios, Stockholm, Swede in Maart 1998 deur Michael Ilbert
  • Verwerk deur Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle, Michael Ilbert en Clarence Öfwerman by Mono Music, Stockholm, Swede
  • Voorsang: Marie Fredriksson
  • 12-snaar Elektriese Kitaar: Micke “Nord” Andersson
  • Akoestiese Kitaar: Micke “Nord” Andersson en Per Gessle
  • Agtergrondsang: Marie Fredriksson en Christoffer Lundquist
  • Bas: Jonas Isacsson en Christoffer Lundquist
  • Simbale: Christer Jansson
  • Klawerborde: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Klavier: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Programmering: Michael Ilbert en Clarence Öfwerman
  • Snaarrangskikking: Per Gessle, Mats “MP” Persson en Clarence Öfwerman
  • Strykdirigent: Mats Holmquist
  • Strykers: SNYKO
  • Tom-tom: Christer Jansson

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Roxette – Quisiera volar [Oorspronklike Weergawe] 4:43

Una noche más
En blanco sin dormir
Tu sombra en la pared
La mente se me va en ti

Quisiera volar
Hacia la luz
Ir más allá
Donde estás tú
Lejos del mar
Y la ciudad
Besar el azul por donde tú vas

Otra noche sin dormir
Yo, que voy a hacer
Dando vueltas sin parar
Lo que diera por poder volar

Quisiera volar
Hacia la luz
Ir más allá
Donde estás tú
Lejos del mar
Y la ciudad
Besar el azul por donde tú vas
Por donde tú vas

Quisiera volar, quisiera volar, quisiera volar

Quisiera volar
Hacia la luz
Ir más allá
Donde estás tú
Lejos del mar
Y la ciudad
Besar el azul por donde tú vas
Por donde tú vas
Por donde tú vas

Quisiera volar, volar…

Una noche más
Otra noche sin dormir
Quisiera volar

  • Woorde deur Luis Gomez Escolar
  • Uitgegee deur Hip Happy

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Roxette – Lewendig by Ice Palace, Saint Petersburg, Rusland op 12 September 2010