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

22 Puget Sound

From the Gillan album 'Mr. Universe'

In the early '60s I made a trip to America with my mother and sister. We flew from London to New York and then took a Greyhound bus to Spokane. We each had a $99 touring ticket, which allowed for three months of travel by bus anywhere in the U.S.A.

Somewhere along the line a girl got on board. I joined her in the back of the bus where we were alone for much of the journey west. We were going to spend the summer (6 weeks) with my Aunt who lived in Tacoma, Washington, and the girl was moving permanently to the Seattle area.

When it was time to go home, there she was at the bus station, with a ticket; and we employed the next four days or so heading back east, and improving a technique which had begun so clumsily on the way out.

Puget Sound was where I spent some of the intervening time.

Puget Sound


I remember the bus just the Greyhound and us
It was in between St. Paul and Fargo
There were two days to go but we virgins were slow
And my hand hadn't moved since Chicago

Moving over your knee was new territory
We were passing though Billings Montana
As we slipped through Spokane you said something profane
And I shifted up into Nirvana

I can feel you I can see
Puget Sound you belong to me
I can feel you mighty sea
Puget sound you belong to me

Lying there like a pearl oh my Ithica girl
We've got 44 days in Tacoma
As we lay in the sand with my life in your hand
I just drifted in Pacificoma

I can feel you gentle sea
Puget Sound you have set me free
Feel the ocean feel the sun
Puget Sound feel your waters runs

There was nothing to say we just shivered all day
As we touched and I kissed you all over
They said go West young man and it's true that you can
For an old 99 dollar rover

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