Tracks

01. A Simple Song
02. Weirdistan
03. Out Of Hand
04. Hell To Pay
05. Body Line
06. Above And Beyond
07. Blood From A Stone
08. Uncommon Man
09. Après Vous
10. All The Time In The World
11. Vincent Price
12. It'll Be Me



01. A Simple Song

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
Time it does not matter
But time is all we have to think about

The road it has no end
Crossroads every turn and so it goes

Once you sang a simple song
It got confused
Went on too long

Why does the promise fade
You lie on the bed you make

Stranger than fiction further from the truth
Beyond imagination those seeds have taken root

Wild as a dream could be

From black and white to blue and red
Golden circles float above your head

Once you sang
A simple song
It got confused and now it's gone

Once you sang a simple song
It all went wrong

Time it does not matter
Time is all we have


02. Weirdistan

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
We travel through time and meet on a stretch of sand
We are from up north and I live in wonderland
Dear neighbour of mine we're centuries, light years apart
You carry no flame but you're visible in the dark

Way across the border all those people waving flags
Sending me encouragement but I can't move
Something holds me back

The man in the moon is looking the other way
And while he's distracted we turn to another page
No questions of guilt it seems like we're just out of sync
You do what you will and I'll do what I think

Imagine when you wake up, scratch your head and everything's changed
Nothing's where you left it, your normality's been rearranged, it's beautiful
Oh yes it's beautiful
Leave our skin as we merge into one

It's beautiful
Oh yes it's beautiful

It's beautiful, beautiful
Oh yes it's beautiful
Beautiful


03. Out Of Hand

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
Shiny silver faces, coloured paper falling into their hands
Never to be seen again it must have been a one night stand
Up until the dawn I could have sworn that everything was alright
Thieving bastards stole my life and legged it off into the night

It's a dirty business it's a dirty game
Everybody different but they're all the same
They draw you in you hear a siren call
Build you up so they can see you fall

You've seen it all before
Been there since time began
You know what's coming next
Everything gets out of hand

They've got the lot and god knows what they think that they deserve even more
Psychopathic tendencies, they've got a lot of answer for
Scratch my back and I'll stab yours, no wonder it's a universal sickness
Who are they, you well might ask, come with me and you can be my witness

It's a dirty business it's a crying shame
You blink your eye and all the laws have changed
They draw you in you hear a siren call
Build you up so they can see you fall

You've seen it all before
Been there since time began
You know what's coming next
Everything gets out of hand

It's a dirty business it's crying shame
You blink your eye and all the laws have changed
They say the vulture is a bird of prey
No-one told me it would come this way

You've seen it all before
Been there since time began
You know what's coming next
Everything, everything gets out of hand


04. Hell To Pay

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
Take pity on two-tone Eddie
His hair was never right
He used to be cool with a glint in his eye
But he lost it overnight

Spinning world is changing
Things are rearranging
But Eddie says to me
Nothing wrong with the way it was
That's the way it's meant to be

Up the Revolution
We're all prepared to die
Up the Revolution
That was the battle cry

There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay
There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay

Eddie was a die-hard rebel in the good old days of way back when
A cigarette was cool and all the kids in school could read and count to ten
Everyone said he had a future bright of that there was no doubt
He never could make us understand what the rebellion was all about

Up the revolution
We're all prepared to die
Up the revolution
That was the battle cry

There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay
There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay

Two-tone Eddie drew up battle plans for making love not war
Everybody laughed at the fighting in the street from behind a guarded door
It came to nothing when it all went down and the band began to play
Another plan
Put your head in the sand live to fight another day

Up the revolution
We're all prepared to die
Up the revolution
That was the battle cry

There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay
There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay
There's gonna be hell
Hell to pay
There's gonna be Hell


05. Body Line

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
I've been watching you dancing all night long your legs go on forever
Exquisite synchronicity but they never stayed together
My head is spinning keeping focus on my whirling dervish
I don't know who you are but I'm enslaved and at your service

It's your bodyline
A moving silhouette
It's your bodyline when you do that pirouette
Your bodyline
Clearly defined
It's your bodyline
A perfect outline so divine

Chillin' at the fire-pit lost in a haze of smoke my eyes are poppin'
Back-light shines through your gossamer gown no wonder my jaw is droppin'
Gropin' in the dark for any excuse forgive me this intrusion - no everything's fine just as it is
Wouldn't wanna be disillusioned

It's your bodyline
So heavenly enshrined
It's your bodyline
My oh my oh my oh my
Your bodyline
A perfect outline so divine
Your bodyline

Animal attraction
Will bring me to your knees
Sensual distraction
Is what I need

It's your bodyline
A moving silhouette
It's your bodyline
You do that pirouette
Your bodyline
Clearly defined
It's your bodyline, your bodyline
A perfect outline so divine


06. Above And Beyond

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
Light up a candle
Start one for me
Let it float on the water right down to the sea
Draw back your curtain
Wave me goodbye
Lift up your arms and look up to the sky

Start me a candle
Keep it alight
Put it there in the window and I'll come back tonight
Touch me in the darkness
I'll send you a sign
Give me your loving and I'll give you mine

I may be leaving
But I won't be gone
I'll be there when you want me
Above and beyond

Nothing I can tell you
It's all up to you
I'll be here if you need me
Am I getting through
Rest on your sadness
And tomorrow we'll find
That souls, having touched, are forever entwined

I may be leaving
But not for too long
I'll be there when you want me
Above and Beyond


07. Blood From A Stone

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
There's a shadow in the hole where my door used to be
You never give up you want more out of me
Come on in
Help yourself
Scratch around
Look at these empty shelves
Nothing left that I can see
Except a string of beads and some old potpourri

You rip flesh from the bone
You suck blood from a stone

I will consider a life of crime
So I can feed these kids of mine
And should I falter
Should I fail
Spend the rest of my days in some stinking jail
I will know who left me empty inside
Stripped of my dignity
Low and dry

You left me nothing
But I don't care

You rip flesh from the bone
You suck blood from a stone

You robbed me blind without a gun
How can you sleep after what you've done
There's nothing but darkness deep in your soul
There's no reflection
It's dark and it's cold

You rip flesh from the bone
You suck blood from a stone


08. Uncommon Man

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
Things fall together in time
Who said you can't have it all
The beast in the room
Heavy kind of feeling
It's got to be twenty foot tall

But the man is standing high
Oh, oh, oh it's good to be king

Standing together again
Everyone's starting to sway
Up on a hill
Close to the sky
Oh it's a fabulous day

And the man is walking tall
Oh, oh, oh it's good to be king

Bow your head, the carriage is waiting to take you away

Remember the feeling
Remember the day
Believe what you're seeing
As the ladies-in-waiting drift away

It's good to be king
Ah it's good to be king
It's good to be king
Yes it's good to be king


09. Après Vous

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
You should'a been there at the start of the game
To witness what we said
Me, Steve and the usual bull
'Bout the awesome night ahead

Well that was the plan you understand
The prospect for our mission
Nothing could possibly go awry
Until we lost our inhibition

Then we hit the Red Lights
And the Michelin girls
Another life
Another world
Well you go ahead
I'll quench my thirst
Après vous
You saw her first

Things got looser as they tend to do
More liquefied confusion
As we displayed our skills of romance
And the art of self-delusion

We were the chosen few and our confidence grew
Depends on where you're standing
Despite what you think it's only a blink between take-off and landing

Red Lights
And Michelin girls
Another life
Another world
Well you go ahead
I'll quench my thirst
Après vous
You saw her first

C'mon man
Fill your boots
It's a bust
So what can you do
Yes, I know that she wants me too
But I can't jump the queue
So après vous


10. All The Time In The World

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
There's still a long way to go
And the nights are closing in
But if I'd travelled any faster babe
Lord knows where I might have been

Right from those early days I put my faith in the axle, not the wheels
Like old Zeno's toytus
With Achilles snapping at my heels

Don't worry
There's no hurry
Here we are with all the time in the world

I could have been a high-flying dealer
But I have no desire for speed
I could have been a wild receiver
But I've got everything I need

And so I watch the world go racing by
Tearing up the street
I lay back in the long grass
Take it easy and rest my feet

Don't worry
You know, there's no hurry
Here we are with all the time in the world

No-one ever held me back
No-one ever put me in chains
No-one ever saw me racing ahead
No-one had to tug on my reins

As everybody knows, I may be slow
But I never quit
Sometimes, on a good day, I sit and think
Sometimes I just sit

Don't worry
Relax, there's no hurry
Here we are with all the time in the world


11. Vincent Price

Music & lyrics by Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Bob Ezrin
Lightning flashing on a heavy iron gate
Scares me to death but I just can't wait

Deep in the dungeon there's a rattling of chains
Mad Dr Phibes gonna eat my brains

It feels so good to be afraid
Vincent Price is back again

Heart pumping louder
The music's out of time
The vampire's dying
He's got to have wine

Red blood dripping, she doesn't have a prayer
I know it's not real but I just don't care

It feels so good to be afraid
Vincent Price is back again

I want seven screaming virgins on a sacrificial altar
Howling dogs, creaking doors and zombies to die for


12. It'll Be Me

Music & lyrics by Jack Clement
Well, if you hear somebody knocking on your door
If you see something crawling across the floor
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

If you see a head a-peeping from a crawdad hole
If you see somebody climbing up a telephone pole
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

I'm gonna look on the mountain and in the deep blue sea
Gonna search all the forests and look and look in every tree

Well, if you feel something heavy on your fishing hook
If you see a funny face in your comic book
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

If you hear a thought calling out in the night
If you see somebody hanging from a lamp post bright
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

Well if you see somebody looking in all the cars
If you see a rocket ship on its way to Mars
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

Gonna look in the city where the lights are blue
Gonna search the countryside, and all the haystacks, too

We'll, if you see a new face on a totem pole
If you find a lump in your sugar bowl
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you