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Song Lyric Sunday – Smoke

This week Jim Adams, our host of Song Lyric Sunday, has prompted us with Burn/Fire/Flame. I have chosen and old favorite that still sounds great – Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple. It has a memorable intro. The song was released in 1973 and there is a backstory. Roger Glover the bass guitarist, dreamed of a fire and several days later it eerily came true while the band was recording in Monreux, Switzerland, just ahead of the Music Festival. If you are interested in reading it, click here

I hope you enjoy it!


Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water
We ended up at the Grand hotel
It was empty cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We make a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we'll never forget

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

Songwriters: Ritchie Blackmore / Ian Gillan / Roger D Glover /
Jon Lord / Ian Paice
Smoke On The Water lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


He slowly rowed the
small boat
to the middle of the lake
never saying where
he was going
Just knowing what to take

Peace and solitude
It was a favorite
way to escape
He went quietly
without a sound
his plan taking shape

No one around
to question his actions
No fear of his daughter
Hell to pay
if she only knew of
his smoke on the water

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Tuesday Writing Prompt from Go Dog Go Cafe – Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)

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