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Queen of Rain

Notes

Also written for the Joyride-album. Considered as closing track, but in last minute replaced by “Perfect Day”. Instead cornerstone on 1992’s Tourism-album and one of Per’s favourite Roxette tracks. “A classy single”, he says, blushing slightly.

– The Ballad Hits liner notes, 2002

Talk about leftovers… This was left out from the Joyride-album. We had decided to bring on Vicki Benckert for the Join the Joyride-world tour and she could play the accordion really well. MP and me had written this other ballad “Perfect Day” (featuring an accordion) so we chose that one as the closing number on Joyride instead of QOR. PD was to be an amazing last song to perform live. QOR, of course, became the closing song on “Tourism” + a single instead. Which one do you prefer? Tough choice for me… /P.

– Roxette Official, Thursday, 28 February 2019

Versions

Per Gessle – Tits & Ass Demo, 2 January 1990

Available on:

Roxette – Original Version 4:49

In that big big house there are fifty doors
And one of them leads to your heart
In the time of spring I passed your gate
And tried to make a start

All I knew was the scent of sea and dew
But I’ve been in love before
How about you?

There’s a time for the good in life
A time to kill the pain in life
Dream about the sun you queen of rain

In that big old house there are fifty beds
And one of them leads to your soul
It’s a bed of fear a bed of threats
Regrets and sheets so cold

All I knew your eyes so velvet blue
I’ve been in love before how about you?

There’s a time for the good in life
A time to kill the pain in life
Dream about the sun you queen of rain

It’s time to place your bets in life
I’ve played the loser’s game of life
Dream about the sun you queen of rain

Time went by as I wrote your name in the sky
Fly fly away bye bye

  • Words by Per Gessle
  • Music by Per Gessle and Mats “MP” Persson
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music

Available on:

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

Roxette – Una reina va detrás de un rey [Original Version] 4:51

Una puerta más
Una llave más y todas me llevan a tí
Hace tiempo que tu casa abrí
Y no te encontré

Yo sentí el perfume del amor
Me enamorado de tí
Pero tú no

Hay un día para querer y un día para olvidar
Una reina va detrás de un rey

Una casa más
Una cama más
Y todas me llevan a tí
Todas las abrí
Y las dormí y nunca te encontré

Yo sentí las alas del amor
Me he enamorado de tí y tú no

Hay un día para querer y un día para olvidar
Una reina va detrás de un rey

Hay un día para ser y un día para recordar
Una reina va detrás de un rey

Yo no sé cuántas cosas olvidaré
Pero de tí me acordaré

Hay un día para ser y un día para recordar
Una reina va detrás de un rey
Una reina va detrás de un rey
Una reina va detrás de un rey
Mmmm

  • Words by Luis Gomez Escolar
  • Music by Per Gessle and Mats “MP” Persson
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music

Per Gessle – Live at Gamla, Borgå, Finland on 26 August 2017 1:52

Available on:

  • En vacker kväll Live sommaren 2017
    • 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
    • Digital Download