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80 Vincent Price

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

As musical idea rose from the depths and began to coagulate it was given the working title of 'Vincent Price'; it sounded like the sound track to a horror movie. When Roger and I were tackling the lyrics we started with a list. Something we imagined would be drawn up by the director of a Hammer Horror movie; a list of essential ingredients for any self-respecting Vincent Price movie of the 1960's.

So: Creaking doors, dungeons, rattling chains, howling dogs, dripping blood, vampires, thunder and lightning, sacrificial virgins and zombies to die for, etc.

And there you have it; the lyrics in a casket…manic laughter…fade.

Vincent Price

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

Lightning flashing
On a heavy iron gate
Scares me to death
But I just can't wait

Deep in the dungeon
There's a rattling of chains
Mad Dr Phibes
Gonna eat my brains

It feels so good to be afraid
Vincent Price is back again

Heart pumping louder
The music's out of time
The vampire's dying
He's got to have wine

Red blood dripping
She doesn't have a prayer
I know it's not real
But I just don't care

It feels so good to be afraid
Vincent Price is back again

I want seven screaming virgins
On a sacrificial altar
Howling dogs
Creaking doors
And Zombies to die for

George Best (Footballer, Manchester United, N. Ireland)

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