Flight of the Rat Lyrics

Deep Purple


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
album: Track 4 in album Deep Purple in Rock
release date: 1970-6
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 7:56
engineer: Martin Birch

Cover Art

Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock cover art
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Spread the word around
The rat is leaving town
The message is a song
The misery is gone

Once I had a dream
To sing before the queen
She didn't want to know
She wouldn't see the show

What a fright
I couldn't do it right
Oh what a night

Mystic demons fly
All about the sk
With memories of a clown
The saddest show in town

When I was seventeen
Me mother said to me
Be careful what you touch
You shouldn't take so much

I blew my mind
She was so kind
I could have cried

In my mind
I had to fin
A kind of new way
Of being oh so cool
Like a blue blooded
Well studded
English fool

Speak about the past
Times are changing fast
Once I was so weak
I couldn't even speak

Shaking put a curse
Nothing could be worse
Walking through the door
Who could ask for more

Now I'm free
And I can see
That I am me

Spread the word around
The rat is leaving town
The message is a song
The misery is gone

Shaking out a curse
Nothing could be worse
Walking through the door
Who could ask for more

Now I'm free
And I can see
That I am me

Please stay away


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Speed King
  • 2 Bloodsucker
  • 3 Child in Time
  • 4 Flight of the Rat
  • 5 Into the Fire
  • 6 Living Wreck
  • 7 Hard Lovin' Man