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Smoke on the Water Lyrics

Deep Purple - Machine Head

Machine Head

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHard Rock
LabelsPurple Records, Warner Bros. Records
Ranked#1 for 1972 , #14 all-time
Album rating :  95.1 / 100
Votes :  93
5. Smoke on the Water (5:40)
Track rating :  98 / 100       Votes :  27       [ ]
We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky & Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We made a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we'll never forget

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Smoke on the water
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Deep Purple - Machine Head
Machine Head - Album Credits
Other staff
  • Deep Purple : Producer
  • Martin Birch : Engineer, Mixing Engineer
  • Jeremy "Bear" Gee : Assistant Engineer
  • John Coletta : Cover Art
  • Roger Glover : Cover Design
  • Shephard Sherbell : Photography
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