Smooth Dancer

Album: Who Do We Think We Are (1973)
  • Black suede, don't mean you're good for me
    Black suede, just brings your mystery
    I want to be inside of you
    But you're black and I don't know what to do

    You're a smooth dancer
    But it's alright
    'Cause I'm a freelancer
    And you can never break me though you try

    To make me think you're magical
    Baby, you're the one who can never see the sun
    Because it don't shine nightly
    Don't you look at me because I'm gonna shake free

    You'd better hang on tightly
    You want to rule the world,
    But you're acting like a girl
    Who's got a false pregnancy
    You've swollen up inside
    With nothing but your pride

    And yet you keep on dancing
    Black suede, don't waste your time on me
    Black suede, I sense your mockery
    I tried to go along with you

    But you're black and I know just what to do
    You're a smooth dancer
    But it's alright
    'Cause I'm a freelancer

    And you can never break me though you try
    To make me think you're magical
    I think you're crazy, your two-timing ways
    They don't bother me none

    You'd better do it right because one day or night
    I'm gonna walk to freedom
    You know I loved you once and I want to love again
    But you don't give nothing

    You can see it in my eyes so you've got to realize
    Baby, I ain't bluffing
    Black suede, don't waste your time on me
    Black suede, don't bring me misery

    I tried to be inside of you
    But you're black and now I know what to do
    You're a smooth dancer
    But it's alright

    'Cause I'm a freelancer
    And I can tell you're faking though you try
    To make me think you're magical
    Baby, you're the one who can never see the sun

    Because it don't shine nightly
    Don't you look at me because I'm gonna shake free
    You'd better hang on tightly
    You know I loved you once and I want to love again

    But you don't give nothing
    You can see it in my eyes so you've got to realize
    Baby, I ain't bluffing
    Baby, you can rock 'n' roll

    But you can never show your soul, smooth dancer Writer/s: RITCHIE BLACKMORE, IAN GILLAN, ROGER GLOVER, JON LORD, IAN PAICE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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