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76 Above and Beyond

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

It was during the writing of this song that Ian Paice brought us the news of Jon Lord's death. Jon was the nearest thing we ever had to a leader and - along with Ritchie and Ian - was the founder of Deep Purple in 1968. Roger and I were the new boys (we joined in '69). But the house is still standing and here we were in Nashville with Steve and Don, in the summer of 2012. After a period of quiet reflection we shared some old familiar anecdotes about Jon and before long his spirit filled the room. I scribbled the line 'Souls, having touched, are forever entwined.' And then he sang these words to us all…

Above and Beyond

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

Light up a candle
Start one for me
Let it float on the water
Right down to the sea

Draw back your curtain
Wave me goodbye
Lift up your arms
And look up to the sky

Start me a candle
Keep it alight
Put it there in the window
And I'll come back tonight

Touch me in the darkness
I'll send you a sign
Give me your loving
And I'll give you mine

I may be leaving
But I won't be gone
I'll be there when you want me
Above and Beyond

Nothing I can tell you
It's all up to you
I'll be here if you need me
Am I getting through

Rest on your sadness
And tomorrow we'll find
That souls having touched
Are forever entwined

I may be leaving
But not for too long
I'll be there when you want me
Above and Beyond

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