"Woman from Tokyo" as written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Anderson Paice....
Fly into the rising sun
Faces, smiling every one
Yeah, she is a whole new tradition
I feel it in my heart

My woman from Tokyo
She makes me see
My woman from Tokyo
She's so good to me

Talk about her like a queen
Dancing in a eastern dream
Makes me feel like a river

My woman from Tokyo
She makes me see
My woman from Tokyo
She's so good to me

But I'm at home
And I just don't belong

So far away from the garden we love
She is what moves in the soul of a dove

Soon I will see just how black was my night
When we're alone in her city of light

Talk about her like a queen
Dancing in a eastern dream
She makes me feel like a river

My woman from Tokyo
She makes me see
My woman from Tokyo
She's so good to me

My woman from Tokyo
She makes me see
My woman from Tokyo
She's so good to me


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"Woman From Tokyo" as written by Ian Paice Ian Gillan

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  • +1
    General CommentThe riff is phenomenol. One of the best ever Dp songs.
    MMM88on January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful....kind of funny thoug!! but nice
    The Stillborn oneon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot that great for Deep Purple, but it's ok.
    Croove55on January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis sonng is about john lennon n yoko ha
    Clearminded08on July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis famous best selling song is about devotional meditation (a whole new tradition, i feel it in my heart, she makes me see, etc).

    Various references to techniques and effects. Very obvious to someone who has had this same experience.

    Conclusion - At least one of the composers (listed above) who wrote the words received spiritual initiation in Tokyo, or else through a Japanese friend.
    Guru31on January 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite tune of theirs, and great vocals by
    Ian Gillan - it was no accident that Deep Purple
    took a step down when Ian left the band and
    David Coverdale took over
    rockboy52on December 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song is about hooking up with a Japanese woman and realizing how amazing she was. Put simply, whomever wrote the lyrics got laid in Japan. Why do you think Deep Purple went back to record Made in Japan?
    Jerrkyon May 17, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentIt's about how Asian women are hot.
    kfe2on February 04, 2006   Link

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