Lyrics for singles by Deep Purple

Smoke On The Water
Hush
Highway Star
Space Truckin'
Woman From Tokyo



Smoke On The Water

[spoken while introducing during _Live in Japan_]
"Here's a song which is also from the last album.  It tells the story
of how we recorded it and what went wrong when we did it.  It happened
in Switzerland, the song's a thing called Smoke On The Water, this one."

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time, no

Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground, now

Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
Smoke on the water
But burning down

You know
They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
He was pulling kids out of ground

When it all was over
We had to find another place
Swiss time was running on
It seemed that we would lose the race now

Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
(It was burning)
Smoke on the water

Down to the ground, it was

You know
We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty, cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there

A few red lights, a few old beds
We made a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know, I know we'll never forget

Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
Smoke on the water
Everywhere
It was tumbling down
Everybody was crying




Hush

I got a certan little girl she's on my mind
No doubt about it she looks so fine
She's the best girl that I ever had
Sometimes she's gonna make me feel so bad

Hush, hush
I thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
She broke my heart but I love her just the same now
Hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
I need her loving and I'm not to blame now

(Love, love)
They got it early in the morning
(Love, love)
They got it late in the evening
(Love, love)
Well, I want that, need it
(Love, love)
Oh, I gotta gotta have it

She's got loving like quicksand
Only took one touch of her hand
To blow my mind and I'm in so deep
That I can't eat and I can't sleep




Highway Star

Nobody gonna take my car, I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car, it's gonna break the speed of sound
Ooh it's a killing machine it't got everything
Like a driwing power big fat tires everything

I love it and I need it I bleed it
Yeah it's a wild hurricane
Allright hold tight. I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my girl I'm gonna keep her to the end
Nobody gonna have my girl she stays close on every bend
Ooh she's a killing machine she's got everything
Like a moving mouth, body control and everything

I Love her, I need her, I seed her
Yeah she turns me on
Allright hold tight I'm a highway star

Solo:

Nobody gonna take my head I got speed inside my brain
Nobody gonna steal my head now that I'm on the road again
Ooh I'm in heaven again I'v got everything
Like a moving ground, throttle control and everything

I love it, I need it, I seed it
Eight cylinders all mine
Allright hold tight I'm a highway star




Space Truckin'

We had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
Meeting all the groovey people
We've rocked the Milky Way so far
We danced around with Borealice
We're space truckin' round the the stars
Come on let's go Space Truckin'

Remember when we did the moonshot
And Pony Trekker led the way
We'd move to the Canaveral moonstop
And everynaut would dance and sway
We got music in our solar system
We're space truckin' round the stars
Come on let's go Space Truckin'

The fireball that we rode was moving
But now we've got a new machine
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah the freaks said
Man those cats can really swing
They got music in their solar system
They've rocked around the Milky Way
They dance around the Borealice
They're Space Truckin' everyday
Come on




Woman From Tokyo

Fly into the rising sun
Faces, smiling everyone
Yeah, she is a whole new tradition
I feel it in my heart

My woman from tokyo
She makes me see
My woman from tokyo
She's so good to me

Talk about her like a queen
Dancing in a eastern dream
Yeah, she makes me feel like a river
That carries me away

My woman from tokyo
She makes me see
My woman from tokyo
She's so good to me

But I'm at home and I just don't belong ...

So far away from the garden we love
She is what moves in the soul of a dove
Soon I shall see just how black was my night
When we're alone in her city of light

Rising from the neon gloom
Shining like a crazy moon
Yeah, she turns me on like a fire
I get high