Radio 60, side B, track 13: “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette

Roxette - It Must Have Been LoveOh, Roxette, I had enjoyed your music before, but this is where I truly fell in love with you.  Then and now, I’m always a sucker for a powerful love ballad.  And while I’ve given you some guff in the past for lyrics that didn’t necessarily always make a lot of sense, I’ve got nothing to say on this one.  This is the kind of song where I would totally steal the lyrics to put in a love letter.  “Lay a whisper on my pillow.”  “I turn to water like a teardrop in your palm.”  Holy shit, Roxette, that’s beautiful!  And that’s WITHOUT adding your beautiful music to it.  Of course, since this song is featured in “Pretty Woman” (of which I owned the soundtrack), there’s no way I could co-opt these lyrics since every woman on the planet has seen “Pretty Woman” a thousand million times and would know exactly where I got them from.

Now, even though I have ALSO watched “Pretty Woman” a thousand million times, I am tempted to write about how the country embraced a light-hearted comedy about a prostitute who gives blowjobs but won’t kiss on the mouth and that such a movie was made into a light-hearted comedy in the first place.  I’m also tempted to write about my derision for Julia Roberts and her lack of talent beyond pursing her lips and braying/looking like a clown-horse.  BUT, like Julia Roberts’ teeth, I’m bigger than that.

Well, that last statement wasn’t true at all, obviously.  Of course I’m not bigger than that.   Unless you’re talking waistline.  But I would rather just focus on this wonderful song, Roxette.  Surprisingly, this isn’t even my favorite song of yours.  Unfortunately, as of this post, I’ve never been able to capture my favorite of your songs on tape or any other media.  I may have had the cassingle, but like Julia Roberts did with her previous marriage, I threw it away.  So here it is, just in case we never get to listen to it on here.  Thanks, Roxette, for giving me an excuse to listen to a couple of your wonderful songs as well as bash Julia Roberts.  That’s a good day.

“It Must Have Been Love”

<awesome Roxette jam>

Must have been love

But it’s over now

Lay a whisper

On my pillow

Leave the winter

On the ground

I wake up lonely

This air of silence

In the bedroom

And all around (all around)
Touch me now

I close my eyes

And dream away

It must have been love

But it’s over now

It must have been good

But I lost it somehow

It must have been love

But it’s over now

From the moment we touched

‘Til the time had run out

Make-believin’

We’re together

That I’m sheltered

By your heart

But in and outside

I turn to water

Like a teardrop

In your palm

And it’s a hard

Winter’s daaaay

I dream away

It must have been love (must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
It was all that I wanted
Now I’m livin’ without

It must have been love (must have been love)
But it’s over now (it’s over now)
It’s where the water flows

It’s where the wind bloooows

<awesome Roxette jam>

It must have been love (must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
It must have been good
But I lost it somehow

It must have been love (must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
From the moment we touched

‘Til the time had run out
Yeah, it must have been love (must have been love)
But it’s over now (it’s over now)
It was all that I wanted
Now I’m livin’ without

It must have been love

But it’s over noooow

It’s where the water floooows

It’s where the wind bloooooows

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2 thoughts on “Radio 60, side B, track 13: “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette

  1. Steve says:

    Love, love, love Roxette!

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