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

66 When A Blind Man Cries

(Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)
Originally the B-side to the single Never Before by Deep Purple & also from Gillan's Inn

This is supposed to be merely dripping but the irony is a bit thick, so you may need a trowel.

However, Jeff Healey got it in one.

He understood that this was the story of an uncomplaining blind person who was used to dealing with the crappy hand he'd been dealt in life.

When a blind man cries it really has to be something serious.

I am often reminded and inspired by this as I look around and watch agape at today's music scene, seemingly loaded with self-serving whining little oinks, mostly devoid of talent and graciousness, let alone style or commitment.

I had many a good argument with a dear friend of a darker pigmentation.

He would say, 'White boys can't play The Blues'. I knew from whence he came, but could not agree.

Nor would Jeff Healey.

When A Blind Man Cries

(Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)

If you're leaving, close the door.
I'm not expecting people anymore.
Hear me grieving, I'm lying on the floor.
Whether I'm drunk or dead I really ain't too sure.
I'm a blind man, I'm a blind man and my world is pale.
When a blind man cries, lord, you know there ain't no sadder tale.

Had a friend once in a room,
Had a good time but it ended much too soon.
In a cold month in that room
We found a reason for the things we had to do.

I'm a blind man, I'm a blind man, now my room is cold.
When a blind man cries, lord, you know he feels it from his soul.

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