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Breathe

Notes

Per: “Quite irresistible if I may say so. It was the winter of 2001. My wife was out; it was just me and my four-year old son Gabriel at home. He fell asleep and I wrote this song… or was it the other way around?”

– The Ballad Hits liner notes, 2002

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 10 January 2002

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Per: Oh yea! One of my favourites! I actually think the demo is way better than the final Rox-version. Don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I loved the song much more than Marie who weren't really into it. There’s a certain tone and warmth in the demo that’s lacking in the “real thing”. It happens sometimes.

– Roxette Facebook, Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Roxette – Original Version 4:34

I’ve got to come down
I’ve been awake for far too long
My eyes look torn
They were so strong
I wore the crown
I wrote the song
Now it’s fading
My heart was open like a window to a summer breeze

I breathed your love
I filled my lungs and veins
And I breathed your love until I felt the pain
And like rain it slipped away

I tried to find out what love was really all about
Behind the curtain waits the sky
It’s rare I feel enough to cry
I’m drying up inside

My life was open like a window to the summer breeze

I breathed your love
I filled my lungs and veins
And you breathed your love until I met the pain
And like rain it slipped away
Just like a little rain

I breathed your love and nothing stayed the same
Yes I breathed your love and filled my heart in vain
’Cos like rain it slipped away
Just like rain it swept away

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

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