Tracks

01. Any Fule Kno That
02. Almost Human
03. Don't Make Me Happy
04. Seventh Heaven
05. Watching The Sky
06. Finger To The Bone
07. Jack Ruby
08. She Was
09. Whatsername
10. '69
11. Evil Louie
12. Bludsucker



01. Any Fule Kno That

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
If you're in the right city at the right time
What's the last thing going through your mind
Not talking 'bout your
Ask no questions, you know it's a lie
You could have been the victim of a corporate crime
All the signs of a shark attack
You've got rivers of blood
On the streets, don't look back
Nothing personal, just another snack
'N Harley said you're better off sticking to your guns
Any fule kno that

Oh Moronica Queen of the Biz
And her friend Flash harry thinks he knows what it is
Tin Pan Alley Fat Head Larry don't know shit
Just trying to keep her happy
There's no laughing in heaven
Not the one, not the seven
And you'll never get to heaven in her row boat
Pea brain pisser, dog breath kisser
'N Harley said you're better off sticking to your guns
Any fule kno that

Won't it be nice
When everything falls into place

Salad days go a-tickling by, have a high time
Burn money in the meantime, they bleed you dry
Those suckers are smaller than life
Oh Moronica Queen of the Biz
And her friend Flash harry thinks he knows what it is
Tin Pan Alley Fat Head Larry don't know shit
I'm better off sticking to my guns
Any fule kno that

Won't it be nice
When everything falls into place

Danny went down to the river one day
Didn't come back, that's the last, they say
We ever saw of him, that's no lie
Spitting in your eye, have no fear
You don't want the truth
Stick your finger in your ear
Any fule kno that


02. Almost Human

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
I know you're the only one who understands
Afore ye go, before you leave
You always shake my hand
Even when I'm crazy, on fire and naked
Just as Nature intended
No style but easily blended

You always know where I'll be found
Hanging somewhere near the ground
Help me up or help me down

Don't want to lose those days
When everything is just a haze
I'm dreaming

I believe I could walk before I learned to crawl
When I look up, the Devil's looking back
From the mirror on the wall
You can open the door
Got my feet stuck to the floor
I may have lost my way
But I didn't get where I am today

Don't want to lose those days
When everything is just a haze
I'm dreaming

You spin into my empty room
And once again I'm almost human
Almost human


03. Don't Make Me Happy

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
You stare into the room, nothing there but space
No sign of any message gone without a trace
But I don't want your pity, if that's what you think
I'll take my comfort from this hole I'm sinking in
Waste my time, drink my wine, take my money
That's alright, I don't mind but don't try to be funny

Don't make me good
Don't make me mad
Don't make me fly
Don't make me happy

It's nice here in this room, you would like it, yes you would
It's got a bed, two chairs and a table, I'd leave here if I could
There's a man standing up who's down on his knees
Outside the cold wind sends a shiver through the trees
On the line, left behind, under pressure
It's so bad, leave me be, I don't want to get better

Don't make me good
Don't make me mad
Don't make me fly
Don't make me happy

I don't care what you think but think about this
It could have been somebody else, beware of what you wish
Now the door is closed, locked and sealed
And now you think you know how rejection feels
Waste my time, drink my wine, take my money
That's alright, I don't mind but don't try to be funny

Don't make me good
Don't make me mad
Don't make me fly
Don't make me happy


04. Seventh Heaven

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
I've been to places where the sun goes down
Each day and never rises
I've been to places in a dark room
Where we played with our disguises

Heaven, I'm in heaven
I'm in seventh heaven now
Seventh heaven

It was a dream, I heard a voice
I put it down to wishful thinking
It was a dream, a silent scream
Out of the blue, a new beginning

Heaven, I'm in heaven
I'm in seventh heaven now
Seventh heaven

And then I fell upon a stroke of luck
That led to my good fortune
And then I fell upon my knees
And gently kissed the ground you walk on

Heaven, I'm in heaven
I'm in seventh heaven now
Seventh heaven


05. Watching The Sky

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
I sit here alone
I sit here alone
I look at the walls
Look at the walls
Look at the walls
I look at the walls

You shouldn't be out on your own
Oh no not with a condition like that
Oh no sir constant care
A condition like that, a condition so rare
A penny for the guy, a penny for your thoughts
One a penny, two a penny in your pocket
Ding dong bell, who can tell
Wild Man Fisher got nothing on me

I sit by the water
I sit by the water
Watch it go by
Clouds going by
I'm watching the sky

I left my luggage at the station
Didn't know how to say goodbye
I walked away from all the fury
And the madness and the fury
And the madness and the fury
And the madness

I smile to myself
I smile to myself

You're on the blind side, I'm on the other side
Now I'm on the outside looking for another side
Upside down side, I'm still lucid
I may be crazy but I'm not stupid
Try to get out, the parking lot's full
No matter, no matter, what's a man going to do
One two buckle my shoe
Zip my lip


06. Finger To The Bone

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
Everything went wrong
I'm sorry boys, I've got to let you go
We've had some hard times
And the long rain, it didn't show
Hired hands, I've seen them come and go
But you don't come much better
Today's Blue Monday
I just got a bad news letter

This day has come
The darkest cloud on our horizon
My hands are tied down
To that promise note I signed upon
Always been this way
It's the poor man who gets hurt
All you ever work for
Is to leave your footprints in the dirt

You work your fingers to the bone

The deed is done
The fruit will fall to someone else's hand
That's how the land lies
Now we all know where we stand
You'll have to walk away
Don't let them see you running
Today's Blue Monday
I should have seen it coming

You work your fingers to the bone

If sweat and tears were all it took
To make this valley green
We'd be alright but now it's gone
They've taken everything
They say it's just an act of God
And that's the way ill wind blows
You've got thirty days to pack your bags
Say goodbye, hit the road

You work your fingers to the bone


07. Jack Ruby

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
There's no method in my madness, no craft, no guile
No expertise, no self assuring smile
No wizardry or witchcraft, no crass deceit
No dark conspiracies, I stand on my own two feet
I'm coming through just like Jack Ruby

I ragged around the edges but I got control
There's no way around it and I got control
I reach out for my program, still got control
Straight down to business, who needs control
I've got panache just like Jack Ruby

I don't beg forgiveness, I don't beg at all
But I beg to differ cos I got the ball
There was no invitation, you're not my type
And what's gone, it ain't worth having, kiss it all goodbye
Right on the money just like Jack Ruby


08. She Was

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
She was, she was
She was all that she said she was
She was all that she said she was

I couldn't want for more but all I want is more
I just want her more and more and more and more and more
But she's untouchable
And I lay my head down, I lay my head down
And then she's lovable

Who were you with last night?
Who were you with last night?
Were you thinking of me?
And where you thinking of me?
Unforgivable sin, unforgivable sin, unforgivable
You're untouchable
And I lay my head down, I lay my head down

She coming my way, she coming my way
I don't know what to say, she coming my way
She fading away, she fading away
And I lay my head down, I lay my head down


09. Whatsername

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
Unforgettable face, I can't think of her name
It's on the edge of my tongue, gathering dust in the back of my brain
Something 'bout the way she ignores me that's vaguely familiar
Makes you wonder what it was you ever did to thrill her

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here I go again

I never felt the need to soothe her savage breast
She never felt obliged to tell me of her change of address
Caught me on a downward swing but I fell through her arms
How could I be so careless, I never meant to go so far

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here I go again

Oh she's back in town
Oh she's back in town
I'm not leaving
I'm running away

She took it all away, now she's back for the rest
Took it all so easy, wouldn't settle for less
She doesn't know what she wants but she knows how to get it
I can't remember the time, she never let me forget it

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here I go again

Oh Whatsername's back in town
She's back in town
I'm not leaving
I'm running away

Oh she's back in town
Oh she's back in town
I'm not leaving
I'm running away


10. '69

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
Flying through the night in a beat up wagon
A mike stand up my jacksy
Give me a beer and I'll stand on a chair
And slip into something sexy
Black Cat Woolwich, The Tiger's Head
The Cafe des Artistes, The Revolution and the Bag O' Nails

I'll see you down the Speak'
Your Ma said you slept real good in your food last nigth
But you couldn't hold it down
And you broke up a damn good fight
Ligging at the Old Marquee, spinning Jack a line
Even he knew better than me, back in sixty nine

Sixty nine, sixty nine
Sixty nine, sixty nine

On the road to Paradiso
Back of your head, got to pay some dues
Rugged looked down as the Thames swallowed
His life at the Boathouse, Kew
Hot girls, no AC, cheap TV, sleep on the floor
Hallelujah what's a roadie, hush my baby sleep no more


11. Evil Louie

Lyrics by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
Some say the state of Texas
Could accommodate the entire human population
Five point six billion versions of the truth
Under one roof, some revelation
Tale a bit of this, give a bit of that
Put it in a blender, pull it out a hat
There's no going back
It's a lie, it's a fact
Has the cat got your tongue
Been too long in the sun
There's dust on your tracks
There's no going back

Come to think of it's a load of monkeys
Every time you listen to your sun kissed lover's words
Evil Louie is tomorrow's sadness
It's a game of madness in a perfect world

Some would say French cuisine's more appealing
Than a cold drink, burgers and fries
Some have said that a pillar of society
An upright citizen's incapable of lust and crime
Tale a bit of this, give a bit of that
Put it in a blender, pull it out a hat
But he don't stand a change
With his pants around his ankles
Has the cat got your tongue
Been too long in the sun
There's dust on your tracks
There's no going back


12. Bludsucker

Lyrics by Ritchie Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice
Got a black breast Chinese eyes
Got an English brain that's gonna make me wise
Got a long story that I want to tell
To a rhythm that I know so well
Really got a lot of loving that I want to give
Baby I'm a mystery but you know I got to live
I tried another, she didn't want to know
Oh no no no

Take a hold now if you can
Take a lesson from a hard loving man
I'm a long way from where I want to go
Guess I'll stay a while, I really love you so
How's about another sip of all the wine you've got
Take a tip from me and give it here, I'll drink the lot
I'm not a winey, I'm putting on a show
Wah no no no

You really grab me but I gotta move
Before they know I'm here and spread the news
Maybe in while when I move around
I can find a way to pay you back your twenty pounds
Really got a lot of loving that I wan to give
Baby I'm a mystery but you know I got to live
I tried another, she didn't wanna know
Oh no no no