Charm School (2011)

Way out
(words and music, Per Gessle)

I used to work it out with my head in a cloud A record machine playin’ out loud I guess my fate had to turn Followed a star to a candle that burned Bag full of crackers an’ chocolate bars Breakin’ my back, sleepin’ in cars Ha! I always woke up in doubt Well, now I know what the fuss is about Way out, out of the blue I met a young girl It could’ve been you Hey, what was I supposed to do I didn’t want to fall in love Try to keep sane an’ savin’ the light Two things to do when you can’t fight the night I always lay down in doubt Well, now I know what the fuss is about Way out, out of the blue... Sometimes you don’t decide for yourself Sometimes you don’t decide for yourself Sometimes you can’t decide for yourself Way out, out of the blue...

No One Makes It On Her Own
(words and music, Per Gessle)

Have you ever had the feeling You take it all for granted You wake up every morning And expect to rise Have you ever had a moment To look into the mirror To find a person Who won’t open her eyes Have you ever felt a presence (or is it all in the past, dear?) So mesmerizing It chills you to the bone Have you ever been in love And overcome that first fear Well, then you know No one makes it on her own Did you ever catch a sunset Right across the ocean The universe revealed And it didn’t make sense at all When you came into my world Causing quite a commotion I could have sworn I’ve met you Many times before Cos there’s something in your eyes That links us together Something ‘bout your face your lips Your smile looks so alone Have you ever been in love And thought it’d last forever Well, then you know No one makes it on her own Hey, there’s something in your eyes That links us together Something ‘bout your face your lips Your smile looks so alone Have you ever been in love And thought it’d last forever Then you know No one makes it on her own

She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
(words and music, Per Gessle)

What she got she got to give it to somebody What she got she got to give it to someone It’s not a case of growin’ up or lots of money It’s just the fundamental twist of the sun What she got she got to let somebody find it (- “Really?”) What she got is not for her to keep alone (- “Oh!”) Nobody’s got a clue if there is such a reason (- “Yea?”) Why she wanna play it o-on her own She’s got nothing on but the radio She’s a passion play And like the break of day She takes my breath away What she got she got to give to some contender What she got is just like gold dust on a shelf And no one’s got a clue what’s on her brave agenda Why she wanna keep it keep it to herself She’s got nothing on but the radio It’s a passion play And like the break of day She takes my breath away Who did the painting on my wall? Who left a poem down the hall? Oh I don’t understand at all, he-he-hey

Speak To Me
(words and music, Per Gessle)

Speak to me with tenderness Speak to me with gracefulness Speak to me with happiness and love Speak to me in loneliness Speak to me in bitterness Speak to me in faithlessness with love You want to hide when you’re alone Where do you run to when you’re on your own? You’re looking to find some peace of mind But nothing’s in sight at the end of the line, oh no Speak to me in emptiness Speak to me in failed success Speak to me in speechlessness with love You want to hide when you’re alone Where do you run to when everything’s gone? You’re looking to find a good thing in life But nothing’s in sight at the end of the line So where do you hide when you’re alone? Where do you run to when you’re on your own? That dream in the dark just sank like a stone That voice in your heart, It won’t come to the phone, It never comes

I’m Glad You Called
(words and music, Per Gessle)

Hate to say I’m glad you called But you know i always tell the truth It’s been a while and lots of miles I wouldn’t sayI have been missing you The first week I stayed in my bed That summer went straight to my head The first year without you I walked like the dead Hate to say I’m glad you called Even though it doesn’t matter now There was a time I might’ve cared But I’m seeing someone else now I don’t have to think very hard To rewind every frame of my love I never I could never get enough Of your stuff Look around look around look around Babe, I look around I look around look around look around Babe, I look around Hate to say I’m glad you called But you know I always tell the truth It’s been a while and lots of miles I wouldn’t say that I’ve been missing you The first week I cried in my bed That summer I hurt and I bled The first year without you Is hard to forgive So hard to forgive So hard to forgive

Only When I Dream
(words and music, Per Gessle)

To every day there’s a history To every love that’s lost there is tragedy I saved a vision of you in my head Watched a new universe being born, raised and bred In the calm of my bed Some might say it’s over now I don’t believe them If I only got to you I’d prove I’m right Only when I dream I hear you, I’m near you I hold you close to me Only when I dream I touch you and I breathe you I feel you deep inside me Things were never easy for me In the temple we built to stay sacred and free I came lookin’ for more self esteem All I found was your voice On the answering machine Simple and clean Some might say it’s too far gone I don’t believe them If I could only talk to you I’d prove I’m right Only when I dream... I tried to catch a butterfly I tried to make God’s summer sky Heal me Rain exploding in my face Seems to fade without a trace Heal me

Dream On
(words and music, Per Gessle)

Dream on Yesterday is gone And it’s clear I’ll never get out of here No dice Got something in my eyes It might be a tear She never shoots her gun She only keeps it just for fun I wanna call her bluff But i never get close enough Though I love to hear her heartbeat Dream on... Eighteen times today I’ve been wishin’ my day away And it’s hard to say If I’m windin’ up ok But I pray I’ll hear her heartbeat Dream on... In my ear I hear the heartbeat In my ear I hear the heartbeat

Big Black Cadillac
(words and music, Per Gessle)

My baby came back in a big black My baby came back in a big black B-baby came back in a big black Cadillac She looked better than good like she once did You know she changed her name, Got one small kid My baby came back in a big black Cadillac Black Cadillac – it seems he lost the knack To block my mind attack when I came back Black Cadillac – I’m sure he missed my touch I never really missed him much She’s diggin’ for gold that’s what she’s doin’ I gotta be older than a ruin My baby came back in a big black Cadillac Black Cadillac – it seems he lost the knack... Someday I’ll sing and share My brand new song with you everywhere But there’s still something hangin’ in the air A sticky love affair, bubble gum in my hair My baby came back in a big black My baby came back in a big black B-baby came back in a big black Cadillac Black Cadillac – it seems he lost the knack... Black Cadillac – he thinks I went too far Arriving in that car, how bizarre!! Black Cadillac – oh lord he missed my touch I never really really missed him much

In My Own Way
(words and music, Per Gessle)

I gathered a mountain An ocean of teardrops A castle of break-ups To hide myself in I’ve waited a lifetime For someone to find me For someone to reach me Somewhere to begin Now I’m a woman I can tell by the look in your eyes We’re no strangers I can tell by the way that you smile I’ve painted the sunsets The dawnings I’ve missed you The hours I’ve kissed you To keep my heart alive It’s the heat of your breathing The way you are whispering The urge of your wanting I can’t leave you behind Now I’m a woman I can tell by the look in your eyes We’re no strangers I can tell by the waves in the night You bring a little hope, bring a little love I don’t want to own you I don’t want to lead you I just want to love you In my own way

After All
(words and music, Per Gessle)

Now it’s about time I wrote you a letter Hey baby, it’s me for worse or for better Got nothing to waste in pace for another lane No loss, only gain I know all we had has dried like the desert Stains from the sand are still on my T-shirt And I crave a drink of heavenly cool cool rain And after all you were the greatest After all I did my best There is nothing to regret, big or small After all, there wasn’t a loophole We were bound to take the fall Life goes on and on and on after all Now it’s about time I settled the story You slept in too late and missed all the glory Got stuck in a dream That finally blurred your brain I tried to stay sane Hey love is so blind it pops out the window But no one will find teardrops on my pillow As I raise a glass of heavenly cool champagne Cos after all you were the greatest After all I did my best There is nothing to regret, Large or small, oh no After all, peep thru any keyhole And you’ll see we were bound to fall But life goes on and on and on after all Yea, life goes on and on and on after all

Happy On the Outside
(words and music, Per Gessle)

You can watch her doin’ the rounds She’s there for everyone Throwin’ kisses, makin’ plans For midnight men, mornin’ sons Well, did the wine make her dance? No, she’s always been the star She’s got that riddle in her smile But a burden in her heart She’s so happy on the outside But she’s cryin’ on the inside And there’s nothin’ I can do To make her glad So happy on the outside Hurtin’ on the inside And it’s sad so sad Baby, it’s so sad Hey, did the wine make her dance? No, she’s always been a star So be prepared to fall in love Though her heart hides the scars She’s so happy on the outside Hurtin’ on the inside It’s such a sad sad sight Such a sad sad sight She’s so happy on the outside But she’s cryin’ on the inside And there’s nothin’ I can do To make it right She’s so happy on the outside Oooh, hurtin’ on the inside It’s such a sad sad sight Such a sad sad sight

Sitting On Top Of the World
(words and music, Per Gessle)

Hey I’ve paid my dues I’ve had my share of holes in the shoes I’m glad it’s all forgotten I love it when you’re free to spoil me rotten Those little things you know Night shopping for a soul to go I’m sitting on top of the world and I like it I’m sitting on top of the world I want this to be real Coming out of my cage made of steel God I know it’s final Decided to release my love on vinyl Those little things you show You kiss the wind you let it blow I’m sitting on top of the world and I like it I’m sitting on top of the world I like it I’m sitting on top of the world and I like it I like it Flip right through a magazine Bottle neck, a tambourine Light a candle at the show Swing it, high and low I’m watching the dawning I’m sitting on top of the world and I like it I’m sitting on top of the world and I like it I’m sitting on top of the world and I like it Sitting on top of the world and I like it