Tracks

01. The Battle Rages On
02. Lick It Up
03. Anya
04. Talk About Love
05. Time To Kill
06. Ramshackle Man
07. A Twist In The Tale
08. Nasty Piece Of Work
09. Solitaire
10. One Man's Meat



01. The Battle Rages On

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan ,Lord,Paice
Been so many words so much to say
Words are not enough to keep the guns at bay
Some live in fear some do not
Some gamble everything on who gets the final shot

Oh don't talk to me of love
It's obvious it's not enough
Annihilation kill them all
Capitulation watch the mighty fall
The road to glory is lined in red
And though the reason now is gone
The battle rages on

Was it love or hate that got here first
Hate's a habit it's hard to shake the curse
Kill to live and live to die
Human nature you let the strong survive

Oh don't talk to me of love
Be serious it's not enough
Annihilation kill them all
Capitulation watch the mighty fall
The road to glory is lined in red
And trough the reason now is gone
The battle rages on


02. Lick It Up

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
My shoes are heavy
My feet are winding down
I look for her in comers
But she's not around
What I eat is eating me
It hits me hard
I'm one jack short of a royal flush
A stranger holds the card

Here come the salvation in the shape of my guitar
And I'm gonna ride it like a shooting star

I don't want your money
I don't want your soul
I don't need a reason
I just want to get right down and lick it up

Mother Mercy told me
A picture never lies
She told me no self respecting hero
Ever cries
The prisoner walks in circles
The victim walks alone
Scissors cut the paper
The paper wraps the stone

Standing at the entrance to the gates of paradise
The lights go down the heat goes up that's when I cry

I don't want your money
I don't want your soul
I don't a reason
I just want to get right down and lick it up

I put my faith in fortune reaching for the sky
The only game in town that gets me high

I don't want your money
I just want to get right down and lick it up
I don't want your soul
I just want to get right down and lick it up
I don't need a reason
I just want to get right down and lick it up


03. Anya

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover,Lord
I'm so far away
From everything you know
Your name is carried on the wind
Your ice blue waters Anya
Where do they flow
Where have they been
Where have they been

A hidden passion
Touching a spark
Flame of revolution
Burning wild in your gypsy heart
Your gypsy heart

Anya - The spirit of freedom
Anya - Oh Anya

The light of freedom buried
Deep within your soul
Across the puszta plain to see
The rhapsody of angels
Refuse to dance alone
What do they mean
What do they mean

Your jewel flashing
Across the dark
Forbidding distance
I love your gypsy heart
Your gypsy heart

Anya


04. Talk About Love

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
Talking real world, all that pain
Try to fix it still comes out the same
Get down to Rosie's
Won't you pull that plug
Last week
Someone made a mess of that rug

Talking big house way up town
One day one day
I'll put the money down
All that baby talk it's for the birds
Let's make some honey
Honey in so many words

Oh no
Don't want a serious conversation
I just want to get you serious
Serious
I want to talk about love

You talk about the weather
Rain or snow
Talking cold wind
The way it's going to blow
Talking good times night and day
Talk talk a stronger man
Could lose his way

Aphrodite now there's a girl
Good good loving
She spreads around the world
Forget your dancing all that boogaloo
Drag that purse over here
I got to talk to you

Oh no
Don't want a serious conversation
I just want to get you serious
Serious
I want to talk about love


05. Time To Kill

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
Consider your position position your defense
Why don't you let me ask you is it mere coincidence
Feeding speculators on a downhill gravy train
Like vultures ripping out the eyes to reach the dying brain

Listen to the wind - a silent scream
Tearing at your broken heart
Like a forgotten dream

And there's a time for peace a time for war
Wondering what we've been put here for
A time for giving a time to take
A time for love and a time for hate
A time for beg and a time to steal
So you gamble on that spinning wheel
Of all these things I've had my fill
Lord I need some time to kill

Ten percent of nothing is exactly what you got
You thing you've got the given right to take another shot
I'll take away your money all you've got is coloured beads
Find a piece of land where you can sow your seeds

Listen to the wind - a silent scream
Tearing at your broken heart
Like a forgotten dream

There's a time for passion a time for pain
A time to learn that we're all the same
A time to remember a time to forget
Wondering how we're going to pay our debts
A time for thunder a time for rain
Waiting for the seasons to change
Of all these things I've had my fill
Lord I need some time to kill


06. Ramshackle Man

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
My clothes don't fit and I have no point of view
I got a bad reputation but I don't believe it's true
I had something going but I blew it down the can
Not exactly what I planned
I'm a ramshackle man
That's what I am

I look like a joker but I feel like a one eyed jack
Shuffling around never get to the top of the park
I said to the dealer put the ace in my hand
But he couldn't give a damn
I'm a ramshackle man
That's what I am

I sit down thinking bout the things I have to do
I start out fine then I pick up something new
Stumbled through the door that's how it all began
Now it's buried in the sand
I'm a ramshackle man
That's what I am

The stars shine bright when the boys come out to play
Never feeling more than I'm feeling right here today
I used to be fresh but now I'm second hand
I do what I can
I'm a ramshackle man
That's what I am


07. A Twist In The Tale

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
As you watch from your house on the hill
World keeps spinning around you you're standing still
And a thought rivers enters your mind
Something happened once in my life
A fading picture of you that's so hard to describe
I've been where the sun never shines

That's alright there's a change in the story
That's alright there's a change in the plan
A twist in the tale

Face in the mirror head in the clouds
Hanging on to a dream that you can't do without
As it drops like a stone without trace
Give what you want take what you need
Squeezing so hard there's no room to breathe
And your flavour has fallen from grace

That's alright there's a change in the story
That's alright there's a change in the plan
A twist in the tale

I saw you dancing
Dancing on air
You were lost in the in the starlight
No one but me really cared

Every question turns out a lie
Can't you swallow the truth for once in your life
I loved you but don't ask me why

It's alright there's a change in the story
It's alright there's a change in the plan
A twist in the tale


08. Nasty Piece Of Work

Lyrics by lackmore,Gillan,Glover,Lord
I got my feelers out
Pleasure I can give you pain
I'm the demon of misfortune
Let me tell you that bad luck is my game

Fires burning make you cold
You can touch but you can't hold
It's an even split
Between zip and the number on your ticket
Nothing to brag about dragging in the dirt
I'm a nasty piece of work

Down get down on your knees
Running gonna bring you down
I'm the demon of disorder
You know I'm gonna drive you into the ground

As you're stepping through the door
My shadow crawls across your floor
Your dream of love
It's not enough it's gonna come to nothing
You ain't seen nothing it's gonna get worse
I'm a nasty nasty

It's an even split
Between zip and the number on your ticket
Your dream of love
It's not enough it's gonna come to nothing
Nothing to brag about dragging in the dirt
You ain't seen nothing it's gonna get worse
I'm a nasty piece of work


09. Solitaire

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
Door
Don't close the door
I want to feel the cold
I want to see the light
Momma where you gone
This is no dream
Can't make it right if it's wrong

Dancing with strangers
Fighting with friends
It's a matter of time between love and despair
Falling over the line
Empty hearts and icy stares
Call me Solitaire

The eyes
In the face on the wall
Follow me round the room
Follow me everywhere
A heart without an echo
A man without a child
Alone with all my sorrow

Dancing with strangers
Fighting with friends
It's a matter of time between love and despair
Falling over the line
Empty hearts and icy stares
Call me Solitaire


10. One Man's Meat

Lyrics by Blackmore,Gillan,Glover
Cold beer and a strange cigarette
Getting you high getting you wet
Falling in love falling out of debt
Straight gay black or white
Strutting in the dark hiding in the light
Doing it wrong doing it right just doing it

You got your life on the one hand
Mine in the other
I got the right we all got the right

One man's meat is the other man's lousy luck
One man's meat is someone's empty well
One man's meat is some guy's aching butt
One man's meat is another man's living hell

Short fat thick or thin
Take it in the gut take it on the chin
Living in glory living in sin
Hard day's work going down slow
Riding the road where the greengrass grows
Watching in die what d'you know
Watch it

You got your life on the one hand
Mine in the other
I got the right

One man's meat is the other man's lousy luck
One man's meat is someone's empty well
One man's meat is some guy's aching butt
One man's meat is another man's living hell