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Come Back (Before You Leave)

Notes

Per: I always liked this one for some strange reason. We didn’t include it on the Joyride-LP due to lack of space but it popped up on the Tourism-album, didn’t it? A good way to learn how to program a new synthesizer is to write a song! I did that with “The Look” and “Don’t Believe in Accidents” and also with this one. Then I just added some string pads with MP at the T&A Studio. Voila! The Rox version with Marie’s vox sounds terrific. Great programming by Clarence and Jonas’ guitar parts in the outro are awesome. I’m sure it’s on Tourism if you want to check it out.

– Roxette Facebook, Sunday, 29 September 2013

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 4 April 1990 4:10

Available on:

Roxette – Original Version 4:34

Come back before you leave
Come back before you leave

Never looked back on a love affair
I never spent minutes on history
It made me sad, It made me so sad

And in no time, no time at all
A change has begun and the name is You
I feel strange, You’ve made my life strange

Cos baby, when you get close to me
I say there’s a certain chemistry

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
Come back before you leave
You shouldn’t go at all
You shouldn’t go at all

So many years and so many nights
I still can recall, oh the way that you move when you dance
Do you want to dance?

We’ve had our habits and attitudes
You make me remember the power when everything’s right
Please stay the night

Cos baby when you get close to me
There’s something about you I really need

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
Come back before you leave
You shouldn’t go at all, at all

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
Come back before you leave
You shouldn’t go at all
No, you shouldn’t go at all

Babe, come back before you leave
I’ll be the air for you when you breathe
I’ll be the rising sun
Close the door, let’s make love
All God’s angels, sing above
Into the rising sun

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
Come back before you leave
You shouldn’t go at all, no

Come back before you leave
I haven’t got room for a broken heart
Come back before you leave
You shouldn’t go at all
Hey, you shouldn’t go at all

Come back before you leave
Come back before you leave
Come back before you leave

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

Available on:

  • Joyride [Single]
    • 5″ CD in Slimline Jewel Case
    • 12″ Vinyl in Sleeve
    • 7″ Vinyl in Sleeve
  • Tourism Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Rox Archives Vol. 4 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
  • The Rox Box
    • CD 2 5″ CD