All songs (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
The golden light above you shows me where you're from The magic in your eye bewitches all you gaze upon You stand up on your hill and be bop all around you They wonder where you're from oh yeah They wonder where I found you Oh my love it's a long way Where you're from it's a long way I tried to understand you, I tried to love you right The way you smile and touch me always sets my heart alight Your lips are like a fire burning thru' my soul And people ask me where you're from They really wanna know Oh my soul it's a long way Where you're from it's a long way Magic woman wreckin' up my soul Things you tell me have never been told Magic woman I don't know Electric before me I love you so I love you so You're racing like a fireball dancing like a ghost You're gemini and I don't know which one I like the most My head is getting broken and my mind is getting bust But now I'm coming with you down the road of golden dust Oh my love it's a long way Where you're from it's a long way
Really hate the running really hate the game Looking at them all I wanna be unborn again Their suit is getting tighter although they're getting thin The flies are crawling on their face and trying to get in People say that we're to blame I say No No No it's just the game Must we let them fool us No No No Have we got our freedom No No No Is it getting better No No No Do we love each other No No No Must we wait for ever No No No Heads are getting stronger bodies getting weak Looking at them all it feels good to be a freak Their hands are getting closer they're reaching out so far The greenies gonna get them make them serve the stars Tell them how it is and they say No No No we know it all The washing's getting dirty the air is getting thin It's all in such a mess that no one knows where to begin They talk about creating but all they do is kill They say we're gonna mend it but they never will Poison in the rain but they say No No No we ain't to blame
I don't mind just what you say. I never heard you, baby, never heard you anyway. I don't care what you do just so long as it ain't me and you. Sly, sly, like a demon's eye. Everything's good, I said, everything's fine. You don't know, don't know it's the end of your time. How does it feel to be turned away? I've known it, baby, almost every day. Sly, sly, like a demon's eye. I don't need you anymore, I don't want you, baby, hanging round my door. You slip and slide round my brain. You think you're so clever, yeah, but you know you're insane. Sly, sly, like a demon's eye. I d-d-don't mind just what you say. I never heard you, baby, I never heard you anyway, no I didn't. Everything's good, everything's fine. You don't know it's the end of your time. Sly, sly, like the demon's eye, like the demon's eye.
I stood under your bedroom window Throwing up a brick No-one came I threw one more That really did the trick Your daddy came and banged my head He said what kind of man Is this that's hanging round my girl And threw me in the car You're a farmer's daughter You're a farmer's daughter Why do I always get The kinda girl I didn't oughta get I won't get no more eggs and water Now I've laid the farmer's daughter Imagine I was a full grown man And I could talk just right Could I come and see you here And do this every night Wham! the door comes crashing down Your daddy's face all pale Says come with me you hairy bum I'll put you in my jail You're a judge's daughter You're a judge's daughter Why do I always get The kinda girl I didn't oughta get Now I'm getting jail and torture Cos' I made the judge's daughter It seems they're screaming law and order When I go with anyone's daughter Woman I should like some peace And daddy hold your tongue I think you're gonna die of fright When I tell you what I've done I can hear your tales and lies You say I'm dumb and scraggy But man this dumb and scraggy is Your daughter's baby's daddy She's a lucky daughter Such a lucky daughter Why did I always get The kinda girl I didn't wanna get Now I've got what I always fought for Cos I've married a rich man's daughter
No-one sees the things you do Because I stand in front of you But you drive me all the time Put the evil in my mind Used to sing and say my prayers Live my life without a care Now I have become a fool Because I listened to the mule How can I change when my mind is a friend of a Lucifer hid in the ground Just another slave for the mule
I'm crying I'm dying I can see what's wrong with me It's in my head I can see what's gonna be As I lie in my bed Man is not my brotherhood I am of the dead I died as I lived as I loved and was born On some distant hill The reasons to hide were the reasons I cried Fools pass laughing still There can be bad blood in all I can see It's in my brain You don't know the pain I feel As I must live again Rocks and stones can't bruise my soul but Tears will leave a stain They smile to themselves as they lay down my head On some distant hill The blind and the child sweep a tear from their eye Fools smile as they kill I got my own way to go and now I want To take your minds I believe if you could see The blood between the lines I believe that you could be A better kind Please lead the way so the unborn can play On some greener hill Laugh as the flames eat their burning remains Fools die laughing still
Maybe it's because I'm only starting That I think it won't take too long Maybe it's because I can see you laughing That I think you've got it wrong Maybe I could be like Robin Hood Like and outlaw dressed all in green Someone said what's he gonna turn out like And someone else said never mind Well I was big and bold and more than twice as old As all the cats I'd ever seen I grew my hair and bought a suit Of shiny white or was it cream I shook and shivered danced and quivered And stood on a mountain top No one came from miles around and said Man your music is really hot Well I knew what they meant because I was a freak My throat was tired and worn My pretty face just looked out of place As they poured on the scorn I wrote on yellow paper from a man who was the king He said my boy we'll have some crazy scenes There weren't any scenes at all like he was talkin' about He must've been the king of queens Well I could write a million songs about the things I've done But I could never sing them so they'd never get sung There's a law for the rich and one for the poor and there's another one for singers It's die young and live much longer Spend your money and sit and wonder No-one came for miles around And said man your music is really funky I believe that I must tell the truth And say things as they really are But if I told the truth and nothing but the truth Could I ever be a star Nobody knows who's real and who's fakin' Everyone's shouting out loud It's only the glitter and shine that gets thru Where's my Robin Hood outfit Well I've come and I've gone before you wink an eye No-one ever care enough to say goodbye The money's good and the time you have Fun and games galore But you spend your money and lie in bed forgotten And you wonder what you did it for No-one came from miles around And said man who's he?
(Included on the 25th anniversary edition of Fireball.)
Oh, my honey, take my money I do what I wanna do Don't you know the sun is shining I'm sure trying, I ain't crying My feet won't touch the ground I ain't got no more misery Spread the word I'm living again Tell the world I'm loving again Don't you know I feel like giving again Freedom, oh No more walking or fast talking No things are gonna wear me out I'm sure glad I wasn't born a fool, yeah Some day, baby, you'll be my lady I know that it won't be long We ain't got no more misery Spread the word I'm living again Tell the world I'm loving again Don't you know I feel like giving again Freedom Oh, honey honey honey, taking all my money I do what I really wanna do Oh, the sun is shining I tried, I tried, I tried, I tried, I never never cried Oh, my feet won't touch the ground I ain't got no more misery Spread the word I'm living again Tell the world I'm loving again Don't you know I feel like giving again Freedom