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

88 Man Alive (Written in the late Spring of 2019)

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

A mother clutches her breast at the very moment her son falls on a distant battlefield near the end of the final war

Humanity goes the way of the dinosaurs

There is one survivor

A man alive

A man alone

Whoosh

Man Alive

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

Sun sets in the West
The boy has gone to rest
Mama clutch her breast

All creatures great and small
Graze on blood red soil
And grass that grows on city streets
It's been a quiet town
Since the juice went down
Now something's washed up on the beach
A man alive

(Middle spoken)
After some thousands of years,
Fewer than the smallest imaginable intake of breath
The wisest guys in the evolution of humanity
Became extinct
Mother Nature loves a vacuum
And so, the earth was cleansed
In no time at all

All creatures great and small
Graze on blood red soil
And grass that grows on city streets
It's been a quiet town
Until the word got round
And something washed up on the beach
A man alive

(End spoken)
A man alive
Washed up on the beach
Just a man
Whoosh

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