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

39 Doing It Tonight

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)
From the Deep Purple album Bananas

There is a game called spin the bottle, its primary objective is to get girls naked. The contestants sit cross-legged in a circle and take it in turns to spin a bottle on the floor in front of them. When the bottle stops, the person to whom the neck is pointing has to remove an article of clothing. There's not much skill needed except for the collective efforts of the boys to spin the bottle so that it stops with the neck pointing at the same girl each time…that way you get to see some naughty bits much earlier in the game than you would with random and disconcerted efforts.

There was a time, when playing this game at a party, that all the bottles were occupied. It was early in the evening and none had yet been drained. However there were some girls who needed to be undressed, so a shoe was thrown into the ring with hilarious results; because Lenny had been drinking all day.

The main theme is about a girl who is desirable but unattainable, so the last verse is pure sour grapes and the word imagine takes on a different meaning.

Doing It Tonight

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

I don't have a problem
I'm not seeking her advice
I'm saving that for later
Yeh, it's something awful nice
I had a shaky feeling
When she floated into sight
I imagine we'll be doing it tonight

I'm ragged round the edges
All these people in the room
There's magic in the air
I'm guessing she can feel it too
Prospective recreation
Helps me keep her in my sight
I imagine we'll be doing it tonight

That's why everybody's sitting around
We can't think of nothing better to do
There's no empty bottle
They're all half full
So we end up spinning a shoe
We keep on going 'til poor old Lenny's
Got drool hanging off of his chin
He can't stop winning
When the shoe stops spinning
But he doesn't know where to begin

She wasn't in the running
She was never in the game
I could see her in the distance
But I could not lay my claim
Let me tell you 'bout this cherry
I never got a single bite
Therefore I imagine we'll be doing it tonight

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