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Around the Corner (The Comfort Song)

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Music is an extraordinary thing. It can bring a smile to your face and create so many wonderful images in your heart and mind. It can also help you through grim times. Some songs even feel like they were written just for you, especially for you. Isn’t that strange? Or maybe it just means we’re all the same?⁣ ⁣ I finished writing ”Around The Corner” the day after Marie died. Three days later my mother-in-law died. Death was on the plate. I wrote it for me. But I guess I also wrote it for all of you out there. We are many who lost someone dear and don’t really know where to go.⁣ ⁣ I spent an intense afternoon in the T&A Studio with MP Persson on December 16th. Two days later Helena Josefsson jumped on a northbound train and joined us for some singing. I didn’t really listen that much over xmas but the first week of January 2020 I sent what we’d done to Clarence Öfwerman who wrapped it up with some beautiful sounds and poured even more love over it. ⁣ ⁣ Here it is, my comfort song.⁣ ⁣ /P.⁣

– Per Gessle Official, Thursday, 27 February 2020

Versions

Original Version 3:42

Hold a candle to your heart
Let the shadows on your face
Rock you gently with their grace
It's been a long and lonely day

I don't know what you've been through
You have to continue to care about you
Things have to end to start anew
No one can change those rules

In the dark the earth keeps on turning
Craving for some morning light
It takes the backroads, fools the night
It knows the sun is burning
Somewhere around the corner
Around the corner

Do get some rest, you need it bad
Sometimes the laughter just makes you sad
Sometimes the joy can make you so scared
It's been a long and lonesome day

I can't tell what you've been through
But I won't ever stop telling you
Some things have to go to start anew
I know it I've been there too

In the dark the earth keeps on turning
Longing for the morning light
It takes the backroads and fools the night
It knows the sun is shining
Somewhere around the corner
Around the corner

  • Words and Music by Per Gessle
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music
  • Produced by Per Gessle
  • Recorded at Tits & Ass Studio (3), Halmstad, Sweden during 16–18 December 2019 by Mats “MP” Persson and in January 2020 by Clarence Öfwerman
  • Mixed by Per Gessle and Mats “MP” Persson at Tits & Ass Studio (3), Halmstad, Sweden in January 2020
  • Lead Vocals: Per Gessle and Helena Josefsson
  • Guitar: Per Gessle
  • Keyboards: Per Gessle and Clarence Öfwerman

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