Tracks

01. Fireball
02. No No No
03. Demon's Eye
04. Anyone's Daughter
05. The Mule
06. Fools
07. No One Came
08. Strange Kind Of Woman
09. I'm Alone
10. Freedom
11. Slow Train



01. Fireball

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
The golden light above you shows me where you're from
The magic in your eye bewitches all you gaze upon
You stand up on your hill, they bebop all around you
They wonder where you're from, oh yeah
They wonder where I found you

Oh my love it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way

Tried to understand you, tried to love you right
The way you smile and touch me always sets my heart alight
Your lips are like a fire, burning through my soul
And people ask me where you're from
They really wanna know

Oh my soul it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way

Magic woman wreckin' up my soul
Things you tell me have never been told
Magic woman I don't know
Electric before me, I love you so, I love you so,oh

You're racing like a fireball, dancing like a ghost
You're gemini and I don't know which one I like the most
My head is getting broken, and my mind is getting bust
But now I'm coming with you down the road of golden dust

Oh my love it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way


02. No No No

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Really hate the running, really hate the game
Looking at them all I wanna be unborn again
Their suit is getting tighter, altho' they're getting thin
The flies are crawling on their face and trying to get in
People say that we're to blame I say
No no no, it's just the game

Must we let them fool us? No No No
Have we got our freedom? No No No
Is it getting better? No No No
Do we love each other? No No No
Must we wait forever? No No No No No

Heads are getting stronger, bodies getting weak
Looking at them all it feels good to be a freak
Their hands are getting closer, they're reaching out so far
The greenies gonna get them make them serve the stars
Tell them how it is and they say
No no no, we know it all

Must we let them fool us? No No No
Have we got our freedom? No No No
Is it getting better? No No No
Do we love each other? No No No
Must we wait forever? No No No No No

The washing's getting dirty, the air is getting thin
It's all in such a mess that no one knows where to begin
They talk about creating, but all they do is kill
They say we're gonna mend it but they never will
Poison in the rain but they say
No no no, we ain't to blame

Must we let them fool us? No No No
Have we got our freedom? No No No
Is it getting better? No No No
Do we love each other? No No No
Must we wait forever? No No No No No


03. Demon's Eye

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
I don't mind, just what you say
I never heard you baby
Never heard you anyway
I don't care
What you do
A'just so long as
It ain't me and you
Sly, sly, like a demon's eye

Everything's good, everything's fine
You don't know, don't know
It's the end of your time
How does it feel
To be turned away?
I've known it baby
Almost every day
Sly, sly, like a demon's eye

Don't need you anymore
Don't want you baby
Hanging round my door
You slip and slide
Around my brain
You think you're so clever
But you know you're insane
Sly, sly, like a demon's eye

I d-d-don't mind
Just what you say
I never heard you baby
Never heard you anyway
Everything's good, everything's fine
You don't know
It's the end of your time
Sly, sly, like the demon's eye

Like the demon's eye...


04. Anyone's Daughter

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
I stood under your bedroom window
Throwing up a brick
No one came I threw one more
That really did the trick
Your daddy came and banged my head
He said what kind of man
Is this that's hanging 'round my girl
And threw me in the can

You're a farmer's daughter
You're a farmer's daughter
Why do I always get
The kinda girl I didn't oughta get
I won't get no more eggs and water
Now I've laid the farmer's daughter

Imagine I was a full-grown man
And I could talk just right
Could I come and see you here
And do this every night
Wham! The door comes crashing down
Your daddy's face all pale
Says come with me you hairy bum
I'll put you in my jail

You're a judge's daughter
You're a judge's daughter
Why do I always get
The kinda girl I didn't oughta get
Now I'm getting jail and torture
'Cause I made the judge's daughter

It seems they're screaming law and order
When I go with anyone's daughter

Woman I should like some peace
And daddy hold your tongue
I think you're gonna die of fright
When I tell you what I've done
I can hear your tales and lies
You say I'm dumb and scraggy
But man this dumb and scraggy is
Your daughter's baby's daddy

She's a lucky daughter
Such a lucky daughter
Why did I always get
The kinda girl I didn't wanna get
Now I've got what I always fought for
'Cause I've married a rich man's daughter


05. The Mule

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
No-one sees the things you do
Because I stand in front of you
But you drive me all the time
Put the evil in my mind
Used to sing and say my prayers
Live my life without a care
Now I have become a fool
Because I listened to the mule
How can I change when my mind is a friend
Of a Lucifer hid in the ground
Just another slave for the mule


06. Fools

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
I'm crying
I'm dying

I can see what's wrong with me
It's in my head
I can see what's gonna be
As I lie in my bed
Man is not my brotherhood
I am of the dead

I died as I lived as I loved and was born
On some distant hill
The reasons to hide were the reasons I cried
Fools pass laughing still

There can be bad blood in all, I can see
It's in my brain
You don't know the pain I feel
As I must live again
Rocks and stones can't bruise my soul but
Tears will leave a stain

They smile to themselves as they lay down my head
On some distant hill
The blind and the child sweep a tear from their eye
Fools smile as they kill

I got my own way to go, and now I want
To take your minds
I believe if you could see
The blood between the lines
I believe that you could be
A better kind

Please lead the way so the unborn can play
On some greener hill
Laugh as the flames eat their burning remains
Fools die laughing still


07. No One Came

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Maybe it's because I'm only starting
That I think it won't take too long
Maybe it's because I can see you laughing
That I think you've got it wrong
Maybe I could be like Robin Hood
Like an outlaw dressed all in green
Someone said what's he gonna turn out like
And someone else said never mind
Well I was big and bold and more than twice as old
As all the cats I'd ever seen
I grew my hair and bought a suit
Of shiny white or was it cream
I shook and shivered danced and quivered
And stood on a mountain top
No one came from miles around and said
Man your music is really hot

Well I knew what they meant because I was a freak
My throat was tired and worn
My pretty face just looked out of place
As they poured on the scorn
I wrote on yellow paper from a man who was the king
He said my boy we'll have some crazy scenes
There weren't any scenes at all like he was talkin' about
He must've been the king of queens
Well I could write a million songs about the things I've done
But I could never sing them so they'd never get sung
There's a law for the rich and one for the poor
And there's another one for singers
It's die young and live much longer
Spend your money and sit and wonder
No one came from miles around
And said man your music is really funky

I believe that I must tell the truth
And say things as they really are
But if I told the truth and nothing but the truth
Could I ever be a star
Nobody knows who's real and who's fakin'
Everyone's shouting out loud
It's only the glitter and shine that gets thru'
Where's my Robin Hood outfit?
Well I've come and I've gone before you wink an eye
No one ever cared enough to say goodbye
The money's good and the time you have
Fun and games galore
But you spend your money and lie in bed forgotten
And you wonder what you did it for
No one came from miles around
And said man who's he?


08. Strange Kind Of Woman

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
There once was a woman
A strange kind of woman
The kind that gets a'written down in history
Her name was Nancy
Her face was nothing fancy
She left a trail of happiness and misery

I loved her
Everybody loved her
She loved everyone and gave them good return
I tried to take her
I even tried to break her
She said I ain't for takin' won't you ever learn

I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
Oh I got a strange kind of woman

She looked like a raver
But I could never please her
On Wednesday mornings boy you can't go too far
I couldn't get her
But things got better
She said Saturday nights from now on baby you're my star

She finally said she loved me
I wed her in a hurry
No more callers and I glowed with pride
I'm dreaming
I feel like screaming
I won my woman just before she died

I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
Oh I had a strange kind of woman


09. I'm Alone

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
On the lonely road I'm travelling on
The road that leads nowhere
As the ground and the sky wondering why
I'm alone, so alone

I've been rolling on for just two years
The sun is my only friend
With the wind on the bend and my pack in my hand
I'm alone, so alone

I'm alone, so alone
I'm alone, so alone
I'm alone, so alone
And I feel like going home

With my money spent, my clothes all torn
My spirit's hanging low
I ain't got no friends where the highway ends
I'm alone, so alone

I'm alone, so alone
I'm alone, so alone
I'm alone, so alone
And I feel like going home


10. Freedom

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Oh my honey, take my money
I do what I wanna do
Don't you know the sun is shining
I'm sure tryin', I ain't cryin'
My feet won't touch the ground
I ain't got no more misery

Spread the word I'm livin' again
Tell the world I'm lovin' again
Don't you know I feel like givin' again
Freedom

No more walkin', or fast talkin'
Nothing is gonna wear me out
I'm sure glad I wasn't born a fool
Some day baby, you'll be my lady
I know that it won't be long
We ain't got no more misery

Spread the word I'm livin' again
Tell the world I'm lovin' again
Don't you know I feel like givin' again
Freedom

Oh honey honey honey, drinkin' all my money
I do what I really wanna do
Oh, the sun is shining
I tried, I tried, I tried, I tried, I never never cried
Oh, my feet won't touch the ground
I ain't got no more misery

Spread the word around I'm livin' again
Tell the world I'm lovin' again
Don't you know I feel like givin' again
Freedom


11. Slow Train

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
How can you live in such a state?
Your mind is empty and you're full of hate
The things you say and the things you do
Mark you down as a helpless fool
I know, I know, I know, I know
It's gonna be all right through the night
Tomorrow comes, and you're full of shame
Oh baby you play the crying game

Gonna be a long time baby
Before we get it sorted out, alright
I'll drag you off to Utopia, baby
We'll end up heading south
I need, I need, I need to know
If you're gonna do me right
If you do the things I ask of you
I'll tell the world tonight

You do me right, you do me wrong
Tell me, where do I belong?
You do me up, you do me down
I accept it all without a frown

You live like a woman in a fantasy
I admire you from my tree
You drain my life and you drain my brain
I end up running back again
I love, I love, I love the funny ways
Oh you throw me in a daze
If you ever left me woman
I'd destroy myself, sure as hell

We're gonna ride a slow train baby
And take all the whistle stops, oh yes we are
We'll pull down the blinds while the carriage grinds
And the engine grunts so hot
Well there's a city gent a' cryin'
About the fussin' going on
So I burn his Times to ash
Well there's a life to live and there's love to give
Ready, steady, smash

Now you just got to be out of your head
When you say you're good lookin' from the bottom to top
Well I'll be waiting and give you the rest
If you pass if I see you want to stop hop
Well there's a mountain bear who's howling
Looks like something's going on
And it's sure to end in pain
Just like me he fell in love
Ah now he feels the pain

We're gonna ride a slow train baby
And take all the whistle stops, oh yes we are
We'll pull down the blinds while the carriage grinds
And the engine burns so hot
Well there's a city gent a'cryin'
About the fussin' going on
So I burn his Times to ash
Well there's a life to live and there's love to give
Ready, steady, smash