Deep Purple: Smoke On The Water (testo canzone)

Artista: Deep Purple
Canzone: Smoke On The Water
Album: Machine Head (1972)

Smoke On The Water

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, a fire in the sky, smoke on the water

They burned down the gamblin’ house,
It died with an awful sound
and 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, a 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, I know we’ll never forget
Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky ,smoke on the water


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Smoke on the Water è una delle canzoni più famose del gruppo hard rock britannico Deep Purple riconoscibile grazie al riff di chitarra di Ritchie Blackmore passato alla storia del rock. La canzone fu inserita nell’album Machine Head (1972) e pubblicata come singol nel 1973.

Smoke on the Water racconta un episodio realmente accaduto a Montreux (Svizzera) nel 1971, quando verso la fine di un concerto di Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention uno spettatore sparò un razzo segnaletico che incendiò il Casinò. La Rivista Rolling Stone posiziona la canzone al #426 posto dell lista The 500 Greatest Songs of All Times. (Wikipedia)

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