The Roxette Site

Songs

Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)

Notes

Per: Well, that’s us in those days. A pop tune followed by a power ballad. This was written in a hotelroom in Canada late 1989. Marie: It’s probably the most American sounding song we ever did. Per: A lot of people said we sounded American. I always thought we came more from the English pop tradition. Hard to tell here, though. Marie: A huge hit in Europe and #2 in the US… Per: …after “Eternal Flame” with the Bangles, another female dominated American band.

– Don’t Bore Us – Get to the Chorus! liner notes, 1995

Having scored four #1 singles and one #2, it seemed that by 1991 Roxette could do nothing wrong in the USA. This majestic follow-up to the chart-topping Joyride single was the group’s last attempt at defining the Big Power Ballad sound. It was rewarded with year another #2 spot on the Billboard chart. Still in their live repertoire, “Fading Like a Flower” is today mostly performed in a stripped down acoustic version.

– The Ballad Hits liner notes, 2002

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 31 August 1990

Available on:

Roxette – Original Version 3:54

In a time where the sun descends alone
I ran a long long way from home
To find a heart that’s made of stone
I will try, I just need a little time
To get your face right out of my mind
To see the world through different eyes

Every time I see you oh I try to hide away
But when we meet it seems I can’t let go
Every time you leave the room
I feel I’m fading like a flower

Tell me why
When I scream there’s no reply
When I reach out there’s nothing to find
When I sleep I break down and cry

Every time I see you oh I try to hide away
But when we meet it seems I can’t let go
Every time you leave the room
I feel I’m fading like a flower

Fading like a rose
Fading like a rose
Beaten by the storm
Talking to myself
Getting washed by the rain
It’s such a cold cold town

Every time I see you oh I try to hide away
But when we meet it seems I can’t let go
Every time you leave the room
I feel I’m fading like a flower

  • Words and Music by Per Gessle
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music
  • Produced by Clarence Öfwerman
  • Recorded at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden in July 1990 by Anders Herrlin and Alar Suurna
  • Mixed by Per Gessle, Alar Suurna and Clarence Öfwerman in 1990
  • Lead Vocals: Marie Fredriksson
  • Backing Vocals: Staffan Öfwerman
  • Guitar: Jonas Isacsson
  • Keyboards: Clarence Öfwerman
  • Programming: Anders Herrlin and Clarence Öfwerman

Available on:

Roxette – Live at Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia on 13 December 1991 3:55

Available on:

  • How Do You Do!
    • Compact Cassette in Card Sleeve
    • 5″ CD in Card Sleeve
    • 5″ CD in Slimline Jewel Case
    • 7″ Vinyl in Sleeve

Roxette – Soy una mujer [Original Version] 3:45

Puede ser que la tonta sea yo
Que sin saberlo algo falló
Puede que si… puede que no

El caso es que mi vida va al revés que
Que me arrepiento siempre después
Cuando no hay nada que hacer

Soy una mujer y a veces me equivoco
Porque me fío de mi corazón
Soy una mujer y por amor
Yo soy capaz de todo
Soy así impulsiva y natural
En el fondo persona normal para bien o para mal

Soy una mujer, si, y a veces me equivoco
Porque me fío de mi corazón
Soy una mujer y por amor yo soy capaz de todo
Soy capaz de todo
Soy capaz de todo hasta de perder

Soy una mujer si me quieres tener
No juegues con mi amor
Oh… no juegues con mi amor

Soy una mujer si y a veces me equivoco
Porque me fío de mi corazón
Soy una mujer
Y por amor yo soy capaz de todo

Soy una mujer y a veces me equivoco
Porque me fío de mi corazón
Soy una mujer
Y por amor yo soy capaz de

Soy una mujer y a veces me equivoco
Porque me fío de mi corazón
Soy una mujer
Y por amor yo soy capaz de todo

  • Words by Luis Gomez Escolar
  • Music by Per Gessle
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music

Roxette – Live at Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile on 5 May 2012 5:02

Available on: