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Songs

Beautiful Things, Terrible Things

Notes

Marie: This feels like the beginning of a new way to work. I got this very beautiful lyric from Per and wrote the music from that. It was very inspiring. Per: I was stuck. And then Marie came back with this melody. What a wonderful chorus. Marie: First time we’ve done it that way. Per: But not the last.

– Have A Nice Day track by track, 1999

Versions

Per Gessle – Demo, 7 April 1996

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

Marie Fredriksson – Beautiful Things [Demo, 1998] 4:12

Roxette – Beautiful Things [Original Version] 3:48

Beautiful things are coming my way
Beautiful things, I want them to stay
But after a while my beautiful things don’t seem beautiful at all

Terrible things like when you wake up and all of your dreams seem to crack up
Like things you have done like breaking my heart
For you it don’t seem terrible at all

Is there someone I can talk to?
Someone on the line?
Does anybody want to hear what’s on my mind?

Beautiful things like leaves on a tree
Beautiful things, the sky and the sea
Since you’ve been gone no beautiful things seem beautiful to me

Is there someone I can talk to?
Someone out there on the line?
Does anybody want to hear what’s on my mind?

Make the grass grow in the garden when the rain is passing by
Does anybody want to know what’s on my mind?

Is there someone I can talk to?
Someone out there on the line?
Does anybody want to hear what’s on my mind?
Want to hear what’s on my mind?
Want to hear what’s on my mind?
Does anybody want to know?
Does anybody want to know?
Does anybody want to know?
Does anybody want to know?

  • Words by Per Gessle
  • Music by Marie Fredriksson
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music and Shock the Music

Available on:

  • Have A Nice Day
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Rox Archives Vol. 6 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
    • 20th Anniversary Edition 12″ Vinyl in Sleeve
  • The Rox Box
    • CD 3 5″ CD