Dressed For Success
Lyrics Roxette

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Tried to make it little by little
Tried to make it bit by bit on my own
Quit the job
The great believers
Another town where I get close to the bone

Whatcha gonna tell your brother?
Oh oh oh
Whatcha gonna tell your father?
I don't know!
Whatcha gonna tell your mother?
Let me go...

I'm gonna get dressed for success
Shaping me up for the big time, baby
Get dressed for success
Shaping it up for your love
For your love
Yea yea yea

I'm not afraid
A trembling flower
I'll feed your heart and blow the dust from your eyes
And in the dark
Things happen faster
I love the way you sway your hips next to mine

Whatcha gonna tell your brother?
Oh oh oh
Whatcha gonna tell your father?
I don't know!
Whatcha gonna tell your mother?
Let me go...

I'm gonna get dressed for success
Shaping me up for the big time, baby
Get dressed for success
Shaping it up for your love
Look sharp!

Whatcha gonna tell your brother?
Oh oh oh
Whatcha gonna tell your father?
I don't know!
Whatcha gonna tell your mother?
Let me go...

Get dressed for success
I'm gonna get dressed for success

I'm gonna get dressed for success
Hitting the spot for the big time, baby
Get dressed for success
Shaping it up for your love
For your love, yea yea yea [x4]

Song facts

"Dressed for Success" was released on 28 June 1988 and is the second single from the Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1988 album Look Sharp!. Originally, "Dressed for Success" was their first Swedish single to promote Look Sharp! album in 1988.

"Dressed for Success" peaked up at #14 on the American Billboard Chart. "Dressed for Success" was also a top 10 Australian hit in September 1989. The track entered the UK Singles Chart for the first time in July 1989 peaking at #48, but after the re-release soon after the success of "It Must Have Been Love" it peaked at #18 in November 1990. It reached the top five in Canada, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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