Can't Happen Here

Album: Difficult to Cure (1981)
  • It's looking bleak in this track, where Joe Lynn Turner sings about the many things that could bring the world to ruin. Environmental concerns are a big part of it, with "oily propaganda" that could both poison the Earth and lead to war.

    The common retort to these matters is, "Well, it can't happen here," a false sense of security. If someone lights the fuse, it will happen everywhere.
  • This Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover composition is Track 6 - Side 2, Track 1 - on the 1981 album Difficult To Cure on which it runs to 4 minutes 57 seconds. It was also released as a single (with a video), edited down to around four minutes; the B-side was "Jealous Lover."
  • In the Roy Davies biography Rainbow Rising: The Story Of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow it is said to have "highlighted an environmentally conscious lyricism." Roger Glover is not known for that sort of thing, but the claim rings true, and if you listen closely you will realize it is also partly autobiographical. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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