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81 Out of Hand

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

A friend wrote to me…'Ian, is this song about the music business?'

I replied…'Oh dear, you mustn't think that…'

Of course that's the problem with being enigmatic, everything is open to interpretation.

It seems obvious to me that Francesco del Giocondo's wife had haemorrhoids when sitting for Leonardo da Vinci and that Eric Cantona's famous quip - "When seagulls follow a trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea." - was rhetoric at its finest. The media has never been insulted so cleverly - most journalists publicly chose not to understand it - Ha!

Out of Hand

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

Shiny silver faces
Coloured paper falling into their hands
Never to be seen again
It must have been a one night stand
Up until the dawn
I could have sworn that everything was alright
Thieving bastards stole my life
And legged it off into the night

It's a dirty business
It's a dirty game
Everybody different
But they're all the same
They draw you in
You hear a siren call
Build you up
So they can see you fall

You've seen it all before
Been there since time began
You know what's coming next
Everything gets out of hand


They've got the lot and god knows what
They think that they deserve even more
Psychopathic tendencies
They've got a lot to answer for
Scratch my back and I'll stab yours
No wonder it's a universal sickness
Who are they you well might ask
Come with me and you can be my witness

It's a dirty business
It's a crying shame
You blink your eye
And all the laws have changed
They draw you in
You hear a siren call
Build you up
So they can see you fall

You've seen it all before
Been there since time began
You know what's coming next
Everything gets out of hand


It's a dirty business
It's a crying shame
You blink your eye
And all the laws have changed
They say the vulture

Is a bird of prey No-one told me
It would come this way

You've seen it all before
Been there since time began
You know what's coming next
Everything
Everything gets out of hand

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