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17 Σεπτέμβριος 2014

Deep Purple – Wasted Sunsets ( Perfect Strangers )

Album Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers is the eleventh studio album by Deep Purple, released in September 1984. It represents the first album recorded by the reformed, the most successful and popular, ‘Mark II’ line-up.It was the first Deep Purple studio album in nine years, and the first with the Mk II line-up for eleven years, the last being Who Do We Think We Are in 1973. Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover arrived from Rainbow, Ian Gillan from Black Sabbath, Jon Lord from Whitesnake, and Ian Paice from Gary Moore’s backing band.

The CD and cassette versions of the album contained the extra track «Not Responsible» (one of few Deep Purple songs with profane lyrics, as the word «fucking» can be heard in the song). The album was remastered and reissued on 22 June 1999 with the bonus instrumental track «Son of Alerik». The latter had previously been available as a B-side on «Perfect Strangers» in 1984.

Lyrics
Wasted Sunsets

The day is gone
when the angels come to stay
And all the silent whispers
will be blown away
And lying in the corner
a pair of high heel shoes
Hanging on the wall
gold and silver for the blues

One too many wasted sunsets
One too many for the road
And after dark the door is always open
Hoping someone else will show

Someone is waiting behind
an unlocked door
Grey circles overhead empties
on the floor
The cracks in the walls have
grown too long
The slow hand is dragging on
afraid to meet the dawn

One too many wasted sunsets
One too many for the road
And after dark the door is always open
Hoping someone else will show