Smoke on the Water

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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members claimed that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre. They were once listed by the Guinness Book of W… more »

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

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

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


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