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The purpendicular waltz

Words & music by Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Steve Morse and Ian Paice


Put your money down, take your choice
That's the way it is every time with these boys
And you sense no shame and you feel no disgrace
Somebody wins, somebody loses - it's a dirty dirty race
Oh my life, it's a dog's life

One empty Monday out of the blue
Took a good luck turn and started something new
Out of the gutter, out of the rain
Out of my head and I'm feeling no pain
Oh my life, it's a dog's life

Mmm ah ouh...

Ducking in the shadows, diving in the dark
Rolling with the punches, striking at the heart
Touching all the senses, breaking those taboos
Bursting at the seams, blowing all my fuses

The turning of a page, burning of a book
If you're talking out of turn, just the way you look

When the time is right but the shape is wrong
And you find yourself where you don't belong
Back to reality, back on the line
Mmm back into this and you'll feel no pain
Oh my life, you wanna do it once again, ooh