Saturday, June 20, 2015

The log was in my pocket

"My tastes ... are pretty broad. I occasionally think about what might be my top 10 records and it ranges from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet to Deep Purple’s Knocking at Your Back Door."

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale opening up to the Daily Telegraph there. The Deep Purple track, released in 1984, when Johnny was 25, and working for Mrs Thatcher, is about a form of sexual gratification, with a euphemism familiar to students of the blues from long ago - as acknowledged by Ian Gillan, who wrote the meisterwork with Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover.

Divorced John is a member of The Cornerstone group of Conservative MPs ("Flag, faith and family"), a signatory of the 2010 Westminster declaration, and voted against the same-sex marriage bill in 2013.

Here's the full lyrics:

Sweet Lucy was a dancer
But none of us would chance her
Because she was a samurai
She made electric shadows
Beyond our fingertips
And none of us could reach that high

She came on like a teaser
I had to touch and please her
Enjoy a little paradise
The log was in my pocket
When Lucy met the rocket
She never knew the reason why

I can't deny it
With that smile on her face
Oh it's not the kill
It's the thrill of the chase

Feel it coming
It's knocking at the door
You know it's no good running
It's not against the law
The point of no return
And now you know the score
And now you're learning
What's knockin' at your back door

Sweet Nancy was so fancy
To get into her pantry
Had to be the aristocracy
The members that she toyed with
At city club were something in diplomacy
So we put her on the hit list
Of a common cunning linguist
A master of many tongues
And now she eases gently
From her Austin to her Bentley
Suddenly she feels so young

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