"no one came" (ritchie blackmore / ian gillan / roger glover / jon lord / ian paice)

(fotografia de d. w. mellor, "twist, venice", 1995)

"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 an 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 through
Where's my Robin Hood outfit
Well I've come and I've gone before you wink an eye
No one ever cared enought 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?" (1)

deep purple

(1) retirado do cd dos deep purple, shades 1968-1992 (1999)

4 comentários:

Manuel L. Rodrigues disse...

excelentes os Deep Purple... Obrigado pola letra. Tivem um tempo umha ligeira obsessao com um tema da banda.

Saudaçoes desde a Galiza (a outra orela da lingua portuguesa ... e perseguida)

alice disse...

vou roubar a foto ;) beijinhos

jorge vicente disse...

são excelentes mesmo, caro amigo. não tiveram tanta influência em mim como os led zeppelin tiveram, mas adoro-os na mesma.

um grande abraço deste portugal

jorge vicente disse...

então rouba-a, usa-a como bem entenderes. algumas fotos são para se roubar mesmo!

um grande beijinho