Deep Purple

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1. A SIMPLE SONG

Time, it does not matter
But time is all we have
To think about, think about

Road, it has no end
Crossroads every turn
So it goes, so it goes

Once you sang
A simple song
Got confused
Went on too long

Why does the promise fade
You lie on the bed you make

Stranger than fiction
Further from the truth
Beyond imagination
Those seeds have taken root

Wild as a dream could be

From black and white
To blue and red
Golden circles
Flow above your head

Once you sang
A simple song
You got confused
And now it’s gone

Once you sang
A simple song
It all went wrong

Time, it does not matter
Time is all we have




2. WEIRDISTAN

We travelled through time and we’re on the stretcher’s end
We’re all from up north and I live in Wonderland
Dear neighbor of mine was centuries, light years apart
You carry no flame, you’re visible in the dark

Bring it across the border, all those people are waiting flags
Some of them need a few rich men but I can’t prove that something holds me back

The man in the moon is looking the other way
And while he’s distracted we turn to another page
No questions or guilt, it seems like we’re just out of say
You do what you will, I’ll do another thing

Imagine when we’ll wake up
Scratching here, everything’s changed
While you spray here with it
You’ll know reality’s been rearranged

It’s beautiful
Oh yes, it’s beautiful
Oh yes, we merge into one

It’s beautiful
Oh yes, it’s beautiful

It’s beautiful
Oh yes, it’s beautiful
Beautiful




3. OUT OF HAND

Shiny silver faces, coloured paper falling into their hand.
Never to be seen again it must have been a one night stand.
Up until the dawn I could have sworn that everything was alright.
Thieving bastards stole my life and legged it off into the night.
It's a dirty business it's a dirty game.
Everybody different but they're all the same.
They draw you in you hear a siren call.
Build you up so they can see you fall.
You've seen it all before.
Been there since time began.
You know what's coming next.
Everything gets out of hand.
They've got the lot and god knows what they think that the deserve even more.
Psychopathic tendencies, they've got a lot of answer for.
Scratch my back and I'll stab Yours, no wonder it's a universal sickness.
Who are they, you well might ask, come with me and you can be my whitness.
It's a dirty business it's a crying shame.
You blink your eye and all the laws have changed.
They draw you in you hear a siren call.
Build you up so they can see you fall.
You've seen it all before.
Been there since time began.
You know what's coming next.
Everything gets out of hand.
It's a dirty business it's crying shame.
You blink your eye and all the laws have changed.
They say the vulture is a bird of prey.
No-one told me it would come this way.
You seen it all before.
Been there since time began.
You know what's coming next.
Everything, everything gets out of hand.




4. HELL TO PAY

Big Betty or Two-tone Annie his hair was never right
He used to be cool with a glint in his eye but he lost it overnight
Spinning would change and things are rearranged and then Annie says to me
Nothing wrong with the way it was that's the way it's meant to be...

Up the revolution we're all prepared to die
Up the revolution that was the battle cry

There's gonna be Hell, Hell to pay
There's gonna be Hell, Hell to pay

Annie was a die-hard rebel in the good old days of way back when
The cigarette was cool and all the kids in school could read and count to ten
Annie once said he had a few to bribe of that there was no doubt
He never could make us understand what the rebellion was all about...

Up the revolution we're all prepared to die
Up the revolution that was the battle cry

There's gonna be Hell, yeah, Hell to pay
There's gonna be Hell, Hell to pay

Two-tone Annie drew up battle plans for making love not war
Everybody laughed at the fighting in the streets and behind the garden door
It came to nothing when it all went down and the band began to play
Another plan put your head in the sand live to fight another day...

Up the revolution we're all prepared to die
Up the revolution that was the battle cry

There's gonna be Hell, Hell to pay
There's gonna be Hell, Hell to pay
There's gonna be Hell, Hell to pay
There's gonna be Hell




5. BODY LINE

I’ve been watching you dancing all night long
Your legs go on forever
Exquisite synchronicity, they never stayed together
My head’s spinning, keeping focused on my mind and building this
I don’t know who you are but I’m enslaved to make your service

Makes you fall in line
A moving silhouette
It’s your body line
You do that thing you read
Make you fall in line
Clearly defined
It’s your body line
A perfect outline, so divine

Chilling to half it must’ve been hazy
Smoking my eye a poppin
Fight for your country, you got something to gain
No one but Mike Jones driving
Girl come in and out, my excuse to get me is in danger
No will but that’s like just emptied it
Wouldn’t wanna be disillusion

Makes you fall in line
So heavenly ashamed
It’s your body line
My oh my, oh my, oh my
Make you fall in line
A perfect outline, so divine
Body line

When we’re moving, connection
Well bring me to the main view
It seems to want distraction
But what I need

Makes you fall in line
A moving silhouette
It’s your body line
You do that thing you read
Make you fall in line
Clearly defined
It’s your body line, body line
A perfect outline, so divine




6. ABOVE AND BEYOND

Light turn the candle
I spark one for me
Let it float on the water
Right down to the sea
You draw back your curtain
A wavy goodbye
Lift up your arms
And look up to the sky
To the sky!

Stop me a candle
And keep it in the light
Thought it pairing window
And I come back tonight
You touch me in the darkness
I send you a sign
A give me your loving
And I’ll give you mine

I’m maybe leaving
But I won’t be gone
I’ll be there when you want me
Above and beyond

You’re fading like I tell you
It’s all up to you
I’ll be there if you’ll need me
If I get it through
Reached on your settlers
And tomorrow you’ll find
Your souls had been touched
Are forever entwined

I’m maybe leaving
But I won’t be gone
I’ll be there when you want me
Above and beyond

Yes I’m maybe leaving
But not for too long
I’ll be there when you want me
Above and beyond




7. BLOOD FROM A STONE

In the shadow of the whole
Where my door used to be
You never give up, you want more out of me
Come on in, help yourself
Scratch around over these empty shelves
There’s nothing else that I can see except a string of these in some old bowery

You rip flesh from a bone
You sip blood from a stone

I will consider a life of crime
So I can feed these kids of mine
And should I fall down, should I fail
I’ll spend the rest of my days in some stinking jail
I won’t know who left me to your side
Stripped of my dignity low and dry

You rip flesh from a bone
You sip blood from a stone

Uh that’s damn nothing
Uh, I don’t care

You rob me blind without a gun
How can you sleep after what you’ve done?
There’s nothing but darkness deep in your soul
There’s no reflection, it’s dark and it’s cold

You rip flesh from a bone
You sip blood from a stone

You rip flesh from a bone
You sip blood from a stone




8. UNCOMMON MAN

Our days fall together in time
You said you can’t have it all
Beast and the broom, I have that kind of feeling
It’s got to be twenty foot tall

But the man
Is still alive
Oh, oh, oh
It’s good to be king

Standing together again
Everyone is starting to sway
I wanna hit all the clubs to the sky
Oh, it’s a fabulous day

If I’m back
It’s walk and talk
Oh, oh, oh
It’s good to be king
It’s good to be king

By the way,
The carriage is waiting
To take yo away

If you let all the fear right in
We’d never betray you
Believe what you see
It’s late as enticing, drift away

It’s good to be king
It’s good to be king
It’s good to be king
Yea, it’s good to be king




9. APRES VOUS

Should’ve been there to start the game
To witness why I was in
Me still the usual bow, got the awesome right ahead
Well that’s just to bring, you understand the prospect of our mission
Nothing could possibly go alright til we lost out inhibition

Then we hit the lights
Maybe we should bring the girl that is
There’s nothing about it
Another world
While you go ahead, I’ll clench my thirst
Après vous, so go first

Things got new since we tend to do
We’ll liquefy the future
We just played our skills in romance
In the art of self-delusion
We went from chosen few, our confidence grew
It depends on where you’re standing
It’s not much you think
It’s only a blink between takeoff and landing

Then we hit the lights
Maybe we should bring the girl that is
There’s nothing about it
Another world
While you go ahead, I’ll clench my thirst
Après vous, so go first

Uh, come on man
Feel the boot turn
If it’s a burst, so what can you do?
Yes I know that she wants me too
But I can’t jump the queue so après vous

While you go ahead, I’ll clench my thirst
Après vous!




10. ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

There's still a long way to go
And the nights are closing in
But if I'd travelled any faster babe
Lord knows where I might have been

Right from those early days
I put my faith in the axle not the wheels
Like old Zeno's toytus
with Achilles snapping at my heels

Don't worry
There's no hurry
Here we are
With all the time in the world

I could have been a high-flying dealer
But I have no desire for speed
I could have been a wild receiver
But I've got everything I need

And so I watch the world
Go racing by tearing up the street
I lay back in the long grass
Take it easy and rest my feet

Don't worry
You know, there's no hurry
Here we are
With all the time in the world

No-one ever held me back
You know that no-one ever put me in chains
No-one ever saw me racing ahead
No-one had to tug on my reins

As everybody knows
I may be slow but I never quit
Sometimes on a good day I sit and think
Sometimes I just sit

Don't worry
Relax, there's no hurry
Here we are
With all the time in the world




11. VINCENT PRICE

Lightning smashing on heavy like beat
Excuse me the diff but I just can’t wait
Deep in a dungeon that’s rattling the chains
Man got to fight, he’s gonna eat my brain

It feels so good to be afraid
Vincent Price is back again

The heart pumping now, the music sound of time
The vampire’s dying, he’s got him wild
Red blood dripping, she doesn’t have a prayer
I know it’s not real but I just don’t care

It feels so good to be afraid
Vincent Price is back again

I want seven screaming virgins on a sacrificial altar
Hell and God, screeching doors, zombies, aaaaah!