Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spending My Time - Roxette





"Spending My Time" was written by Per Gessle on the same day as the hit single "Joyride" and was the fourth single released from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1991 album "Joyride." 


It peaked at number 32 on Billboard's Hot 100, reached the top 10 in Canada and Germany, and was a sizable hit in many other places worldwide. It helped to solidify the group's superstar status following the multi-million success of "Look Sharp!"


I've updated this post with a video I created . . . "Spending My Time" is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite groups.  My video is followed by an unplugged acoustic video version of the song.











Spending My Time (Unplugged) - Roxette



What's the time?
Seems its already morning
I see the sky, its so beautiful and blue
The TV's on
But the only thing showing is a picture of you

Oh, I get up and make myself some coffee
I try to read a bit but the story's too thin
Then I thank the Lord above
That you're not there to see me
In this shape I'm in

Spending my time
Watching the days go by
Feeling so small
I stare at the wall
Hoping that you think of me too
I'm spending my time

I try to call but I don't know what to tell you
I leave a kiss on your answering machine
Oh, help me please
Is there someone who can make me
Wake up from this dream?

Spending my time
Watching the days go by
Feeling so small
I stare at the wall
Hoping that you are missing me too

I'm spending my time
Watching the sun go down
I fall asleep to the sound
Of "tears of a clown"
A prayer gone blind

I'm spending my time

My friends keep telling me:
Hey, life will go on
Time will make sure will get over you
This silly game of love you play you win only to lose

Spending my time
Watching the days go by
Feeling so small
I stare at the wall
Hoping that you are missing me too

I'm spending my time
Watching the sun go down
I fall asleep to the sound
Of "tears of a clown"
A prayer gone blind




This post was originally published
on May 8, 2008


Since JR died and I've been confronted with having to live life alone and without love, feeling like I've been on a wild ride at the carnival with bizarre looking clowns laughing at me in a wicked and mocking way as in a nightmare.

This song has multiple meanings for me . . . I've used this song in my writings before because it so fits me and is one of my all time favorite songs from one of my favorite groups . . . I'm still getting used to living life alone and will never get over dealing with losing my soul mate at such a young age. It doesn't feel fair and I feel like I've been cheated . . . and I can't get over it. When I try to move on, I am confronted with disappointment time and time again. And I can relate to this song with every heartache.

In the meantime, I watch the days go by.


I adore the music of Roxette!!





1 comment:

Burciko said...

I love this song!!!!!
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