Lyrics



DEEP PURPLE
NOW WHAT ?!


A SIMPLE SONG (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)


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 itís gone

Once you sang
A simple song
It all went wrong

Time, it does not matter
Time is all we have


WEIRDISTAN (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

We travelled through time and weíre on the stretcherís end
Weíre all from up north and I live in Wonderland
Dear neighbor of mine was centuries, light years apart
You carry no flame, youíre 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 canít prove that something holds me back

The man in the moon is looking the other way
And while heís distracted we turn to another page
No questions or guilt, it seems like weíre just out of say
You do what you will, Iíll do another thing

Imagine when weíll wake up
Scratching here, everythingís changed
While you spray here with it
Youíll know realityís been rearranged

Itís beautiful
Oh yes, itís beautiful
Oh yes, we merge into one

Itís beautiful
Oh yes, itís beautiful

Itís beautiful
Oh yes, itís beautiful
Beautiful


OUT OF HAND (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

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.


HELL TO PAY (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

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


BODYLINE (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

Iíve been watching you dancing all night long
Your legs go on forever
Exquisite synchronicity, they never stayed together
My headís spinning, keeping focused on my mind and building this
I donít know who you are but Iím enslaved to make your service

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

Chilling to half it mustíve 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 thatís like just emptied it
Wouldnít wanna be disillusion

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

When weíre 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
Itís your body line
You do that thing you read
Make you fall in line
Clearly defined
Itís your body line, body line
A perfect outline, so divine


ABOVE AND BEYOND (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

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 Iíll give you mine

Iím maybe leaving
But I wonít be gone
Iíll be there when you want me
Above and beyond

Youíre fading like I tell you
Itís all up to you
Iíll be there if youíll need me
If I get it through
Reached on your settlers
And tomorrow youíll find
Your souls had been touched
Are forever entwined

Iím maybe leaving
But I wonít be gone
Iíll be there when you want me
Above and beyond

Yes Iím maybe leaving
But not for too long
Iíll be there when you want me
Above and beyond


BLOOD FROM A STONE (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

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
Thereís 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
Iíll spend the rest of my days in some stinking jail
I wonít 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 thatís damn nothing
Uh, I donít care

You rob me blind without a gun
How can you sleep after what youíve done?
Thereís nothing but darkness deep in your soul
Thereís no reflection, itís dark and itís cold

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


UNCOMMON MAN (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

Our days fall together in time
You said you canít have it all
Beast and the broom, I have that kind of feeling
Itís got to be twenty foot tall

But the man
Is still alive
Oh, oh, oh
Itís good to be king

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

If Iím back
Itís walk and talk
Oh, oh, oh
Itís good to be king
Itís good to be king

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

If you let all the fear right in
Weíd never betray you
Believe what you see
Itís late as enticing, drift away

Itís good to be king
Itís good to be king
Itís good to be king
Yea, itís good to be king


APRES VOUS (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

Shouldíve been there to start the game
To witness why I was in
Me still the usual bow, got the awesome right ahead
Well thatís 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
Thereís nothing about it
Another world
While you go ahead, Iíll clench my thirst
Apres vous, so go first

Things got new since we tend to do
Weíll 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 youíre standing
Itís not much you think
Itís only a blink between takeoff and landing

Then we hit the lights
Maybe we should bring the girl that is
Thereís nothing about it
Another world
While you go ahead, Iíll clench my thirst
Apres vous, so go first

Uh, come on man
Feel the boot turn
If itís a burst, so what can you do?
Yes I know that she wants me too
But I canít jump the queue so apres vous

While you go ahead, Iíll clench my thirst
Apres vous!


ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

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


VINCENT PRICE (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice/Ezrin)

Lightning smashing on heavy like beat
Excuse me the diff but I just canít wait
Deep in a dungeon thatís rattling the chains
Man got to fight, heís 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 vampireís dying, heís got him wild
Red blood dripping, she doesnít have a prayer
I know itís not real but I just donít 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!


IT'LL BE ME (Jerry Lee Lewis)

Well, if you hear somebody knockin' on your door
If you see something crawlin' across the floor
Baby, it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

If you see a head a-peepin' from a crawdad hole
If you see somebody climbin' up a telephone pole
Baby, it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

Gonna look on the mountain and in the deep blue sea
Gonna search all the forests and look and look in every tree

Well, if you feel somethin' heavy on your fishing hook
If you see a funny face in your comic book
Baby, it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

If you hear a thought a-callin' out in the night
If you see somebody hangin' from a lamppost bright
Baby, it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

If you see somebody lookin' in all the cars
If you see a rocketship on its way to Mars
Baby, it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

Gonna look in the city where the lights are blue
Gonna search the countryside, all the haystacks, too

If you see a new face on a totem pole
If you find a lump in your sugar bowl
Baby, it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you.


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