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

79 Après Vous

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

You've heard of the famous Michelin Man no doubt; he's the front man for the tyre company.
One evening, somewhere in Germany on the Rock Meets Classic tour in January 2012, I was confronted by Michelin Girl. We were preparing for the encore; all the performers were to join me in a mass murder of 'Smoke on the Water'. Steve Lukather was strapping on his banjo as the audience rushed forward, led by Michelin Girl who was dressed (just about) in erotic threads that barely contained her wobbly bits. Throw in some big hair and a faceful of scarlet lipstick and you can imagine a scary figure lusting after me or Steve. I wasn't certain which of us she was aiming for but to be on the safe side I whispered in his ear 'Steve…You saw her first…après vous'.

That was the inspiration for an 'imaginary' night on the town that ended with my 'imaginary' friend making a complete arse of himself - as always.

Après Vous

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

You should'a been there at the start of the game
To witness to what we said
Me Steve and the usual bull
'Bout the awesome night ahead
Well that was the plan you understand
The prospect for our mission
Nothing could possibly go awry
Until we lost our inhibition

Then we hit the Red Lights
And the Michelin girls
Another life
Another world
Well you go ahead
I'll quench my thirst
Après vous
You saw her first

Things got looser as they tend to do
More liquefied confusion
As we displayed our skills of romance
And the art of self-delusion
We were the chosen few and our confidence grew
Depends on where you're standing
Despite what you think it's only a blink
Between take-off and landing

Red Lights
And Michelin girls
Another life
Another world
Well you go ahead
I'll quench my thirst
Après vous
You saw her first

C'mon man
Fill your boots
It's a bust
So what can you do
Yes, I know that she wants me too
But I can't jump the queue
So après vous

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