The same issue of Burrn! also features an interview with Ian Gillan and a short review of inFinite (not very flattering). Apart from the things that have been said elsewhere during this promo campaign, Ian gives his track-by-track of the lyrics. Once again, exercise caution as this is just the gist of it and in reverse translation from Japanese.
Time for Bedlam
This is about frustration regarding the “system”. The lyrics are impressionistic. Roger wrote most of the lyrics in this album. In this song, I just added some phrases to Roger’s idea.
This is about the boots that come up to the hips that slaves in the US wore when escaping by the Mississippi. They brought the music along when they escaped. So the message is about hope.
All I Got is You
This is a simple song about a couple breaking up. You can tell that the music develops as a result of some jamming. It also shows how naturally the band is playing in the studio.
One Night in Vegas
Lyrics by Roger. A guy goes to Vegas, gets drunk, meets a girl, and gets married within 10 minutes of meeting. It’s a miracle, but they are together after 30 years.
Get Me Outta Here
Idea by Roger. He is in some undesirable situation, I am not sure what it was. I’m just imagining, since I have not been in such a situaion all that much myself.
This is really an instrumental tune. Very impressionistic.
Kids get together, form a band, play gigs, make some hit records, then get influenced by alcohol and drugs. People leave one by one, but two guys remain and continue to make good music. And everyone sings together. It is quite emotional. We have seen this happen many times.
On Top of the World
Ian’s wild experience in an Asian country, on top of a tall building. [As documented in his autobiography. — THS]
Birds of Prey
Again, Roger’s song, I don’t know what it is about, but very impressionistic. This is also basically an instrumental tune.
Thanks to Akemi Ono for the info.