Deep Purple - Space Truckin'




"Space Truckin'" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple. It is the seventh and final track on the Machine Head album and its lyrics talk of space travel.


When it was first performed live, the band appended an instrumental that was originally part of the song "Mandrake Root" from their first album but gradually evolved into a showcase for Jon Lord's Hammond organ and Ritchie Blackmore's guitar solos. This usually took the length of the overall song to over twenty minutes, and it was always performed as the last number of the main set.


A good example of this arrangement can be found on the Made in Japan album, wherein Blackmore also quotes the "cello" solo of "Fools" off Fireball.




Lyrics


We had a lot of luck on Venus

We always had a ball on Mars

Meeting all the groovey people

We've rocked the Milky Way so far

We danced around with Borealice

We're space truckin' round the the stars

Come on let's go Space Truckin'


Remember when we did the moonshot

And Pony Trekker led the way

We'd move to the Canaveral moonstop

And everynaut would dance and sway

We got music in our solar system

We're space truckin' round the stars

Come on let's go Space Truckin'


The fireball that we rode was moving

But now we've got a new machine

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah the freaks said

Man those cats can really swing

They got music in their solar system

They've rocked around the Milky Way

They dance around the Borealice

They're Space Truckin' everyday

Come on



Songwriters: Ian Gillan / Ian Paice / Jon Lord / Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover

Space Truckin' lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC





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