Strangeways Lyrics

Deep Purple


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger David Glover
album: Track 8 in album The House of Blue Light
release date: 1987
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 7:36
composer: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Cover Art

Deep Purple The House of Blue Light cover art
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Strangeways
Strange, strange

I was born into confusion
My mother said to me
'When you become a man you'll understand'
But it's still a mystery
'And if you want to get ahead
Get some decent clothes
The only way to make it
Dress the part'
That gets right up my nose

And I think to myself in this river of doubt
This is something I can do without
But strangeways is what I got

The indians are coming Isaw it on tv
They're 20,000 strong
But they always get depleted by the cavalry
Salvation is at hand
It's guaranteed
Just send a donation straight to God
1-800 toll free

And I think to myself in this academy of fear
Where am I going what am I doing here
But strangeways is all I got

Have you seen the headlines
Princess engaged
3 million out of work
But that's on the 2nd page
The alien has landed
Finger in his ear
Can't hear a word I am saying
But that ain't such a bad idea

And I think to myself in this cradle of lust
Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust
But strangeways is all you get


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Bad Attitude
  • 2 The Unwritten Law
  • 3 Call of the Wild
  • 4 Mad Dog
  • 5 Black & White
  • 6 Hard Lovin' Woman
  • 7 The Spanish Archer
  • 8 Strangeways
  • 9 Mitzi Dupree
  • 10 Dead or Alive