MADE IN JAPAN

Album recorded in Japan 1972

Highway Star Highway Star
Child in Time Child in Time
Smoke on the Water Smoke on the Water
The Mule
Strange Kind of Woman
Lazy
Space Truckin'

All songs composed by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice


Highway Star

- A song called Highway Star, this one.
Nobody gonna beat 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's got everything
Like a driving power
Big fat tyres and everything

I love it and I need it, I feed it
Yeah, it turns me on
Alright, hold tight
I'm a highway star, yeah

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

I love it, I need it, yeah
Yeah, she turns me on
Alright, hold tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my head
Now that I'm on the road again
Nobody gonna take my head
I gonna beat my..., yeah, yeah
Ooh, I'm in heaven again
I got everything
Like an open road
All my friends and everything

I love it and I need it, I feed it
Yeah, it turns me on
Alright, hold tight
I'm a highway star

Oh, my soul

Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna take my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Ooh, it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Oh, a moving mouth
Big fat tyres and everything

I love it and I need it, I bleed it
Yeah, it turns me on
Alright, hold tight
I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star
Oh, yes I am, you mothers
- A song called Highway Star, this one.
- Thank you.
That's a new one, taken off Machine Head.
This is a song about...


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Child in Time

Sweet child in time, you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between the good and the bad
See the blind man, he's shooting at the world
The bullets flying, they're taking toll
If you've been bad, Lord, I bet you have
And you've not been hit by flying lead
You've not been hit by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes
You'd better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I'm cryin' for you day and night
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
A-a-ah, a-a-ah
I wanna hear you say
A-a-ah, a-a-ah

Sweet child in time, you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between the good of us and the bad of us
See the blind man, shooting at the world
The bullets flying, they're killing everyone
If you've been bad, Lord, I bet you have
And you've not been hit by flying lead
You've not been hit by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes
You'd better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I wanna be inside of you
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
A-a-ah, a-a-ah
I gotta hear you sing
A-a-ah, a-a-ah
- You're only about four foot six,
but don't worry about it, 'cause
there's always someone smaller than you.
You're about seven foot fourteen,
don't worry about it either...
[indistinguishable] ...there's always
someone one million stone heavier
than you... [indistinguishable]


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Smoke on the Water

- 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, a thing
called Smoke On The Water, this one.

Alright, wooh

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

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
- Thank you.

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The Mule

- Yeah, everything up here, please.
And a bit more monitor if you got it. Ah?
-(...everything louder than everything else.)
- Yeah, can we have everything louder
than everything else? Right.

No one sees the things you do
Because I stand in front of you
But you drive me all the time
You put evil in my mind
I used to sing and say my prayers
Live my life without a care
Now I have become a fool
'Cause I listen 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
(...???..., yeah)
- Ian Paice on drums, yes.

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Strange Kind of Woman

Alright
There once was a woman
A strange kind of woman
The kind that gets written down in history
Her name was Nancy
Her face was nothing fancy
She left a trail of happiness and misery

I loved her
Everybody loved her
She loved everyone and gave them good return
I tried to take her
I even tried to break her
She said, I ain't for takin' won't you ever learn

I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
Ooh, I got a strange kind of woman, yes I have

She looked like a raver
But I could never please her
On Wednesday mornings boy you can't go far
I couldn't get her
But things got better, she said
Saturday nights from now on, baby, you're my star

I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
Ooh, I got a strange kind of woman

Ooh, my soul, I love you

I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
Ooh, I got a strange kind of woman, yes I have

She finally said she loved me
I wed her in a hurry
No more callers and I glow with pride
I'm dreaming
I feel like screaming
I won my woman just before she died

I want you, I need you, I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you, I need you, ha ha ha
Ooh, I had a strange kind of woman, yeah

She was so fat
She was the worst thing you've ever seen

Ooh, my soul, I love you, baby
- Hey, thank you, thank you.

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Lazy

- Here's a thing called Lazy, this is a song
from Machine Head, and it's a song, a thing
called Lazy, this one, Lazy.

You're lazy, stay in bed
You're lazy, yeah, stay in bed
Don't want no money, don't want no bread, oh, shut up

If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
You don't want to live, don't want to cry no more, no

My trying ain't done no good
I said, my trying ain't done no good
You don't make no effort, no not like you should

Lazy, stay in bed
Lazy, lazy
Want no money, you don't want no bread, oh

- Yeah.
- Ian Paice on drums, yes.

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Space Truckin'

- Come on, everybody, clap your hands.
Well, we had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
We're meeting all the groovy people
We've rocked the Milky Way so far
We're dancing 'round the Borealis
We're space truckin' round the the stars

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go Space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on

Remember when we did the moonshot
And Pony Trekker led the way
We moved to the Canaveral moonstomp
Every naut would dance and sway
We got music in our solar system
We're space truckin' every day

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on

The fireball that rode was moving
But now we've got a new machine
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, a freak said
Man those cats can really swing
They got music in the solar system
Rock around the Milky Way
Dancing 'round the Borealis
They're Space truckin' every day

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on

Come on, come on, come on
Let's go space truckin'
Come on, come on, come on

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Space truckin'
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
- Thank you, good night.
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