Why Didn't Rosemary? - Deep Purple

"Vaguely inspired by an Otis Spann number, and again it's an
attempt to widen the scope of a plain 12 bar sequence; in fact
the verses are 14 bars long and the guitar solo verses are 17
bars long. Interesting words from Rod."

Just back here we have a crime
Everything I need but nothing's mine
Strange worlds are back here
Why didn't Rosemary ever take the pill?
Left me waiting, waiting for the kill
Old man won't do it, but the devil will

I'm losing time and my mind
Why can't I ever have what's naturally mine?
I got life and the thing that goes with it
If there's something else, where can I get it?
Left me waiting, waiting for the kill
Old man won't do it, but the devil will

Well here's my views, I always lose
Things I want to do are yesterday's news
Say life's a ball, I've had it all
I'm out flat when I have to dance all
Left me waiting, waiting for the kill
Old man won't do it, but the devil will

Take me as I am, a 'scuseful man
Whenever I push someone stops my hand
As a matter of interest, tell me if you will
Why didn't Rosemary ever take the pill?
Left me waiting, waiting for the kill
Old man won't do it, but the devil will

Oh, why won't Rosemary ever take the pill?

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