Tracks

01. Highway Star
02. Maybe I'm A Leo
03. Pictures Of Home
04. Never Before
05. Smoke On The Water
06. Lazy
07. Space Truckin'
08. When A Blind Man Cries



01. Highway Star

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Oooh, it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Like a driving power
Big fat tyres and everything

I love it, and I need it
I bleed it
Yeah, it's a wild hurricane
Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my girl
I'm gonna keep her to the end
Nobody gonna have my girl
She stays close on every bend
Ooh, she's a killing machine
She's got everything
Like a moving mouth
Body control and everything

I love her, I need her
I seed her
Yeah, she turns me on
Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my head
I got speed inside my brain
Nobody gonna steal my head
Now that I'm on the road again
Ooh, I'm in heaven again
I've got everything
Like a moving ground
An open road and everything

I love it, and I need it
I seed it
Eight cylinders all mine
Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Ooh, it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Like a driving power
Big fat tyres and everything

I love it, and I need it
I bleed it
Yeah, it's a wild hurricane
Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star


02. Maybe I'm A Leo

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Peeping round the door I got a big surprise
Couldn't see a thing but open skies
They've taken her away, where is she now?

Wish that she was here, wish she'd hold my hand
Maybe she would laugh, maybe understand
Why was I so cruel, where is she now?

Acting like a fool I had to make her cry
Maybe I'm a Leo but I ain't a lion
I'm hurting oh so bad, I want her now


03. Pictures Of Home

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Somebody's shouting
Up at a mountain
Only my own words return
Nobody's up there
It's a deception
When will I ever learn?

I'm alone here
With emptiness, eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And whispering pictures of home

Wondering blindly
How can they find me
Maybe they don't even know
My body is shaking
Anticipating
The call of the black footed crow

I'm alone here
With emptiness, eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And taunting with pictures of home

Here in this prison
Of my own making
Year after day I have grown
Into a hero
But there's no worship
Where have they hidden my throne?

I'm alone here
With emptiness, eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And screaming out pictures of home


04. Never Before

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Somebody, somebody
Come to my side
I'm tired, I'm crying
I'm sick inside
My woman, that woman
Just wasn't right

Help me now, please my friend
I never felt so bad before
Never, never before

So funny, so funny
Just like a show
One name, two people
All in a row
Somebody, somebody
Someone must go

Help me now, please my friend
I never felt so bad before
Never, never before

I was hurt when I was younger
By a woman who was cold
She took my name
She took my body
And she threw away my soul

Can't hide, I can't hide
My misery
I know my sorrow
Won't set me free
She did it, d'you see
She did it to me

Help me now, please my friend
I never felt so bad before
Never, never before


05. Smoke On The Water

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty, cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We made a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we'll never forget

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water


06. Lazy

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
You're lazy, you just stay in bed
You're lazy, you just stay in bed
You don't want no money
You don't want no bread

If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
You don't want to live
You don't want to cry no more

Well my trying ain't done no good
I said my trying ain't done no good
You don't make no effort
No, not like you should

Lazy, you just stay in bed
Lazy, you just stay in bed
You don't want no money
You don't want no bread


07. Space Truckin'

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
We had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
Meeting all the groovy people
We've rocked the Milky Way so far
We danced around with Borealice
We're space truckin' round the stars

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on
Space truckin'

Remember when we did the moonshot?
And Pony Trekker led the way
We'd move to the Canaveral moonstop
And everynaut would dance and sway
We got music in their solar system
We're space truckin' round the stars

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on
Space truckin'

The fireball that we rode was moving
But now we've got a new machine
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah the freaks said
Man those cats can really swing
They got music in their solar system
They've rocked around the Milky Way
They dance around the Borealice
They're space truckin' everyday

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on
Space truckin'


08. When A Blind Man Cries

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
If you're leaving, close the door
I'm not expecting people anymore
Hear me grieving, I'm lying on the floor
Whether I'm drunk or dead I really ain't too sure

I'm a blind man
I'm a blind man
And my world is pale
When a blind man cries
Lord, you know there ain't no sadder tale

Had a friend once, in a room
Had a good time but it ended much too soon
In a cold month, in that room
We found a reason for the things we had to do

I'm a blind man
I'm a blind man
Now my room is cold
When a blind man cries
Lord, you know he feels it from his soul