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

68 Bloodsucker

(Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)
From the Deep Purple album Deep Purple in Rock

Hard to remember what self-ravaging motive was behind this, but the obscurity of focus indicates a nascent awareness of the parasitical side of our/my nature as we got to grips with the slippery pole of life in the big time.

It's amazing to reflect on the nature of my/our (what I mean is Roger Glover and I - we wrote the words. That's the reason for the Wordography, as the instrumental side of things has been covered many times, in other places) naivety and think what it is we lose and gain when maturity replaces youth and perspective replaces self-discovery. That's one of the lessons I've learned: There's a charm about innocent vulnerability that draws you in but when you learn to build castles around your weaknesses you discover that people give up trying to understand you because they can't get at the heart that was previously worn on your sleeve.

Bloodsucker

(Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)

Gotta black breast Chinese eyes
Got an English brain that's gonna make me wise
Got a long story that I wanna tell
To a rhythm that I know so well
Really got a lot of lovin' that I wanna give
Baby I'm a mystery but you know I gotta live
I tried another but she didn't want to know

Take a hold now if you can
Take a lesson from a hard lovin' man
I'm a long way from where I wanna go
Guess I'll stay awhile I really love you so
How's about another sip of all the wine you got
Take a tip from me and give it here I'll drink the lot
I'm not a winey I'm a puttin' on a show

You really grab me but I've gotta move
Before they know I'm here and spread the news
Maybe in a while when I've moved around
I can find a way to pay you back your twenty pounds
Really got a lot of lovin' that I wanna give
Baby I'm a mystery but you know I gotta live
I tried another but she didn't wanna know

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