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

94 The Long Way Round

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

This is a counterflow to fashionable thinking and definitely the way to go; I tell myself.

The Long Way Round

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

You canít get me down, I got the
ĎThings are looking upí blues
I know it happens
But it never sticks to my shoes

Itís been a long time coming
I never thought it would last
I think about the future
Who knows what might have happened in the past,

Nothing is real, but it feels
Pretty good all the same
I know you from somewhere, but I
Canít remember your name

I donít need much space
But, you donít have to step on my toes
I was looking over there, and all the time
It was under my nose

I should have known
Which way the wind was blowiní
I was facing the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

Never looking the right way
Always going the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

Never looking the right way
Always going the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

You can reel me in slowly and surely
But thereís a catch to this deal
Itís not over yet, I get
One more spin of the wheel

I promised myself
I would not get trashed again
But the way Iím feeling right now
That promise is going down the drain

I should have known
You were coming and I was gone
I was facing the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

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