Tracks

01. Speed King
02. Bloodsucker
03. Child In Time
04. Flight Of The Rat
05. Into The Fire
06. Living Wreck
07. Hard Lovin' Man
08. Black Night
10. Cry Free



01. Speed King

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Good Golly, said little Miss Molly
When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
Tutti Frutti was oh so rooty
When she was rockin' to the east and west
Lucille was oh so real
When she didn't do her daddy's will
Come on baby, drive me crazy, do it, do it

I'm a speed king, you gotta hear me sing
I'm a speed king, see me fly

Saturday night and I just got paid
Gonna fool about ain't gonna save
Some people gonna rock some people gonna roll
Gonna have a party to save my soul
Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man
They been causing trouble since it all began
Take a little rice, take a little beans
Gonna rock and roll down to New Orleans

I'm a speed king, you gotta hear me sing
I'm a speed king, see me fly

Good Golly, said little Miss Molly
When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
Tutti Frutti was oh so rooty
When she was rockin' to the east and west
Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man
They been causing trouble since it all began
Take a little rice, take a little beans
Gonna rock and roll down to New Orleans

I'm a speed king, you gotta hear me sing
I'm a speed king, see me fly


02. Bloodsucker

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

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

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


03. Child In Time

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Sweet child in time, you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between, the good and the bad
See the blind man, shooting at the world
Bullets flying, taking toll
If you've been bad, oh Lord I bet you have
And you've not been hit by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes, and bow your head
And wait for the ricochet

Sweet child in time, you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between, the good and the bad
See the blind man, shooting at the world
Bullets flying, taking toll
If you've been bad, oh Lord I bet you have
And you've not been hit by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes, and bow your head
And wait for the ricochet


04. Flight Of The Rat

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Spread the word around
The rat's leaving town
The message is a song
The misery is gone

Once I had a dream
To sing before the queen
She didn't want to know
She wouldn't see the show

Oh, what a fright
I couldn't do it right
Oh, what a night
Oh, what a sight

Mystic demons fly
All about the sky
With memories of a clown
The saddest show in town, oh yes

When I was seventeen
Me mother said to me
Be careful what you touch
You shouldn't take so much

I blew my mind
She was so kind
I could have cried, oh no

Ooh, in my mind
I had to find
A kind of new way
Of being oh so cool
Like a blue blooded
Well studded
English fool

Speak about the past
Times are changing fast
Once I was so weak
I couldn't even speak, not a word

Shaking out a curse
Nothing could be worse
Walking through the door
Who could ask for more

Now I'm free
And I can see
And I am me
Yes I am free

Spread the word around
The rat's leaving town
The message is a song
The misery is gone

Shaking out a curse
Nothing could be worse
Walking through the door
Who could ask for more

Now I'm free
And I can see
And I am me
Yes I am free


05. Into The Fire

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Take the trouble to decide the things you do
Will not be the things that don't appeal to you
See the mess your makin', can't you see your fakin'
Gonna make it hard for you, you're gonna
Into the fire

Turn on to the mandrake that was given to you
See if you can make it like the others do
Feel the blood a knockin', when you're finger poppin'
Gonna make it hard for you, you're gonna
Into the fire

Stop your bleeding mind before it's over and done
Listen very closely to the message I've sung
Feel the blood a knockin', when you're finger poppin'
Gonna get a message through, you're gonna
Into the fire


06. Living Wreck

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
You came along for a weekend
But you only stayed for one night
You took off your hair, you pulled out your teeth
Oh, I almost died of fright

You'd better do something for your own sake
Yes it's a shame
Ah you know you're a living wreck

You said you were a virgin
Full of promise and mystery
But I know that you would bring me down
'Cos everyone calls you big G

You'd better do something for your own sake
Yes it's a shame
Ah you know you're a living wreck

You said you're gonna love me
You said you're gonna set me free
But I knew that you would bring me down
And cause me misery

You'd better do something for your own sake
Yes it's a shame
Ah you know you're a living wreck


07. Hard Lovin' Man

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Break my back with hard lovin'
Take my hand and keep movin'
Don't slow down, we're nearly there now
Oh oh oh oh, can you stand the pain
I'm a hard lovin' man

What's your name, it's alright now
Trick or treat, we're uptight now
Wanna feel ya, I wanna hear ya
Oh oh oh oh, here we go again
I'm a hard lovin' man

Come back here, it's not over
Can't you see, there's still time girl
I can last, make if fast now
Oh oh oh oh, gotta catch a train
I'm a hard lovin' man


08. Black Night

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Black night is not right
I don't feel so bright
I don't care to sit tight
Maybe I'll find on the way down the line that I'm free
Free to be me
Black night is a long way from home

I don't need a dark tree
I don't want a rough sea
I can't feel, I can't see
Maybe I'll find on the way down the line that I'm free
Free to be me
Black night is a long way from home

Black night, black night
I don't need black night
I can't see, dark night
Maybe I'll find on the way down the line that I'm free
Free to be me
Black night is a long way from home


10. Cry Free

Music & lyrics by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Pass your mother, lose your brother
Be a lover too
Well, all together, make it better
You gotta cry free

Bridges burnin', eyes are turnin'
Now they're learnin' fools
They're gonna talk it over
While they're talkin'
You gotta cry free

Cry free, cry free

Fists are shakin', homes are breakin'
Know what's makin' blues
Oh, true convictions, satisfaction
While you cry free