Deep Purple - Pictures Of Innocence Lyrics




I hear they're trying to make us all the same
It's mind control by any other name
Who's gonna pay the price
For this foolish paradise
Oh:Momma don't take that train

I hear it said we're headed too far south
Chinese whispers go by word of mouth
Rules for every size and shape
The nag has gone, shut the gate
Once you're in you're never getting out

I'm so misunderstood
There goes my manlihood
She's in my face again
With that picture of innocence

No drinks, No smokes
No dicking around
No dirty jokes
Straight lace, straight face
The old straight jacket
We got no hope

I hear they're gonna try out something new
I can feel it sticking to my shoe
So this is what tomorrow holds
Hopes and dreams are bought and sold
But still the world is misty green and blue

I', so misunderstood
There goes my mannish boyhood
She's in my face again
With that picture of innocence

No deals, No strokes
No forbidden fruit
No holy smoke
What next, no sex
That's the end of the road
That's the end of the road
We got no hope

No drinks, No smokes
No dicking around
No dirty jokes
Straight lace, straight face
The old straight jacket
We got no hope

No deals, No strokes
No forbidden fruit
No holy smoke
What next, no sex
That's the end of the road
We got no hope





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  1. Budd Ha

    Kick ass song

  2. Budd Ha

    Wow....this gave me goosepimples.

  3. Kevin R.

    can't believe I can't find that album on spotify

  4. harryurz

    Glorious intro from Paicey.....

  5. Harold Smith

    Im so sick of these sanctimonious tight wads in the media, DC, and UN telling me what I cant say and do because of their idiotic master plans for utopia.

  6. SANJEEV PUNJ

    Yeah, its all in the Lyrics.Reflects our contemporary times post Y2K.

  7. Blueno

    this song came straight from heaven!

  8. Oli de la Marx

    Ég sýna typpið mitt að börnin þín

  9. Oli de la Marx

    ég ríða börnum til gamans

  10. J. Nathan Simmons

    Just discovered and started listening to this album , I think it's one of their strongest :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Mads Rud Larsen

    You are welcome. I totally agree with you! Very underrated album indeed! :)

  11. Mads Rud Larsen

    Well, I haven't stated anything about the lyrics. I copied the words said by Ian Gillan himself. I see him as a pretty reliable source in this context. ;)

  12. Hampus Jansson

    @Mads Rud Larsen are about the USA in the 50s when they were trying to control their entire population through laws.

  13. Hampus Jansson

    @Mads Rud Larsen Not to be a smartass or anything but the lurics

  14. Mads Rud Larsen

    Haha! You're welcome ;)

  15. musbobbb

    Thanks, I was drunk and don't understood :)

  16. Mads Rud Larsen

    It's about EU making stupid laws and everything has to political correct. For example: You can't drink or smoke, if you want to be political correct.
    I hope this helped! :)

    Larry Toering

    That's only one reference that picks up on the album's topic. Picture Of Innocence has nothing to do with that. It's about something very personal involving their manager and a female rock star. Ian didn't mention that, but it is what the song is actually about.

  17. Mads Rud Larsen

    You're so welcome! :)

  18. gehtdoch13

    many thanks for the upload :)

  19. musbobbb

    What They Meen: No Drinks, No Smokes? Охренели они там в своих европах!

  20. Mads Rud Larsen

    My pleasure! :)

  21. imqueeny

    wow, the lyrics are awesome. they're so true.
    thanks for sharing.

  22. Mads Rud Larsen

    You're welcome! :)

  23. Karen LY

    I like this song, thanks for the lyrics