I Had To Jump In My Car

I Had To Jump In My Car

Cars are the theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Plenty of songs to choose from again. I have gone for a blast from the past. Roxette carved their very own niche in the music world and I am glad they did.

“Joyride” was apparently one of their most successful singles. I loved the cry of “Hello, you fool, I love you!” which was apparently inspired by Per Gessle’s then girlfriend, now wife, leaving him a note with those words in Swedish “Hej, din tok, jag älskar dig”.

There track generally packs plenty of interesting features in – there is a Beatles-esque moment, whistling, and a well produced pop rock combination that made Roxette popular internationally. It’s always fun to reminisce with Roxette’s repertoire.

Credits: Per Gessle

I hit the road out of nowhere
I had to jump in my car
And be a rider in a love game
Following the stars
Don't need no book of wisdom
I get no money talk at all

She has a train going downtown
She's got a club on the moon
And she's telling all her secrets
In a wonderful balloon

She's the heart of the funfair
She's got me whistling her private tune

And it all begins where it ends
And she's all mine, my magic friend

She says: Hello, you fool, I love you
Come on join the joyride
Join the joyride

She's a flower, I can paint her
She's a child of the sun
We're a part of this together
Could never turn around and run
Don't need no fortune teller
To know where my lucky love belongs,
Oh no

Cause it all begins again when it ends
And we're all magic friends

She says: Hello, you fool, I love you
Come on join the joyride
Join the joyride

Be a joyrider

I take you on a skyride
A feeling like you're spellbound
The sunshine is a lady
Who ROX you like a baby

She says: Hello, you fool, I love you
Come on join the joyride
Join the joyride

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