The complete lyrics - all in good time
some = all / the effluxion of time

26 The Second Movement

(Gillan, Lord)

From the album Concerto for Group and Orchestra by Deep Purple
and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold (1969)

and

From the album Concerto for Group and Orchestra by Deep Purple
and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann (1999)

 
 

There wasn't the greatest amount of enthusiasm for, nor was there much understanding of, Jon Lord's magnum opus in 1969. We (DP) were mostly interested in getting Deep Purple in Rock released ...... our minds were elsewhere until the last minute.

These words, or most of them, were written on a napkin in an Italian restaurant near The Royal Albert Hall just before the final dress rehearsal. It was Jon's patient encouragement that drew from me these introvert and vaguely incongruous lines.

I am pleased we all had a chance to redeem ourselves thirty years later when the anniversary performance was approached with much more enthusiasm and understanding, by both group and orchestra.

Thank you Jon

Second Movement 5/4 Section

(Gillan, Lord)

How can I see when the light has gone out
How can I hear when you speak so silently
More than enough is never too much
Hold out a hand I'm so out of touch

Do unto me as your heart would have you do
Words in my head can I get the message through
Sword in my hand can cut through the wood
Peace in my heart can soften the mood

Second Movement 6/8 Section

(Gillan, Lord)

What shall I do when they stand smiling at me
Look at the floor and be oh so cool

How shall I know when to start singing my song
What shall I do if they all go wrong

What shall I do when they stand laughing at me
Walk through the door and be oh so cool

How shall I know when to stop singing my song
What shall I do when it all goes wrong

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