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Opportunity Nox

Notes

Written by Per in March 2002 during a productive songwriting period that yielded ten new songs. One of them was a track called “Monster Hangover” – and remember where you read that first – but it was “Opportunity Nox” that came out a winner thanks to a slight glam rock-ish treatment in the finishing touches. “A big, dramatic ballad may sound more difficult, but I find it harder to write a simple pop tune like this. Either you create immediate attention, or you’re gone”. A special note to fans of Mr Gessle’s lead guitar playing: enjoy.

– The Pop Hits liner notes, 2003

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 4 March 2002

Available on:

Roxette – Original Version 3:01

Opportunity nox
Opportunity nox…

Well, I like you
I couldn’t think of anything but you
For a week I was in love with your hairdo
I couldn’t chew the smart things I used to
I knew I was way over the moon

When I met you
When I met you
I didn’t know what to do
When I saw you
When I saw you you said:

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m dying in a box but I’m out when opportunity rox on

I’m sleeping and I’m dreaming so solo
I saw you in the crowd in the front row
You couldn’t get it right in the disco
You’re dancing so much better in slo-mo

When I met you
When I met you
I didn’t know what to do
When I saw you
When I saw you, you said:

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m dying in a box but I’m out when opportunity rox on

When I met you
When I met you
I didn’t know what to do
When I saw you
When I saw you you said

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m living in a box but I’m out when opportunity nox…
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I’m dying in a box but I’m out when opportunity ROX

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

Available on:

  • The Rox Box
    • CD 4 5″ CD
  • XXX The 30 Biggest Hits
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Digital Download