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Deep Purple - Lazy (Live1972) / Rock Heroes


Deep Purple - Lazy - About the song


Most definitely not to be confused with the Irving Berlin standard of the same name, this album track is actually quite an uptempo number. Although basically a blues-based ego trip for lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and keyboard wizard Jon Lord, vocalist Ian Gillan also chips in on harmonica. The song's most noticeable feature is its riff, the words are largely superfluous: You're lazy, just stay in bed You're lazy, just stay in bed You don't want no money You don't want no bread

"Lazy" was co-written by all five members of Deep Purple Mark II (ie Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice); group compositions being a trademark of this particular lineup. The studio version runs to 7 minutes 23 seconds and was recorded for the Machine Head sessions at Montreaux, Switzerland in December 1971. Being a track that lends readily to improvisation - as well as the aforementioned ego tripping - on stage it would often be spun out for considerably longer. A quarter of a century after it was released, Ritchie Blackmore's "Lazy" guitar solo was voted #75 of all time by a readers' poll for Guitar World magazine.


Lazy - Lyrics


You're lazy just stay in bed

You're lazy just stay in bed

You don't want no money

You don't want no bread


If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw

If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw

You don't want to live you don't want to cry no more


Well my trying ain't done no good

I said my trying ain't done no good

You don't make no effort no not like you should


Lazy you just stay in bed

Lazy you just stay in bed

You don't want no money

You don't want no bread


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