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

82 Bodyline

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

When I was a kid we played a game of silhouettes; basically you had to empty your pockets of string, marbles, keys, candles, coins, book matches etc (don't look at me like that) and throw the contents on a sheet of paper, then draw around the edges of the items creating a single line perimeter inside which you had to use your imagination to create a picture.

Roald Dahl's TV series Tales of the Unexpected had the silhouette of a naked woman dancing in the flames. Well, she seemed to be naked but she may have been wearing modesty items of the sheerest gossamer or possibly a rubber leotard; both of them a risky bet so close to the flames.

So, this is an erotic three-dimensional game of silhouettes. Feel free to let your imagination take the reins but don't get too close to the fire; you'll lose all perspective.


(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

I've been watching you dancing
All night long
Your legs go on forever
Exquisite synchronicity
But they never
Stay together
My head is spinning
Keeping focus
On my whirling dervish
I don't know who you are
But I'm enslaved
And at your service

It's your bodyline
A moving silhouette
When you do that pirouette
It's your bodyline
Clearly defined
It's your bodyline
A perfect outline so divine

Chillin' at the fire-pit
Lost in a haze of smoke
My eyes are poppin'
Back-light shines
Through your gossamer gown
No wonder my jaw is droppin'
Gropin' in the dark
For any excuse
Forgive me this intrusion - no
Everything's fine
Just as it is
Wouldn't wanna be disillusioned

It's your bodyline
A perfect outline so divine
Your bodyline
My oh my oh my oh my
Your bodyline
Clearly defined
It's your bodyline

Animal attraction
Will bring me to your knees
Sensual distraction
Is what I need

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