"Pictures of Home" as written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Anderson Paice....
Somebody's shouting
Up at a mountain
Only my own words return
Nobody's out there
It's a deception
When will I ever learn?

I'm alone here
With emptiness eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And whispering pictures of home

Wondering blindly
How can they find me
Maybe they don't even know
My body is shaking
Anticipating
The call of the black footed crow

I'm alone here
With emptiness eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And taunting with pictures of home

Here in this prison
Of my own making
Year after day I have grown
Into a hero
But there's no worship
Where have they hidden my throne?

I'm alone here
With emptiness eagles and snow
Unfriendliness chilling my body
And screaming out pictures of home


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"Pictures of Home" as written by Ian Paice Ian Gillan

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    General CommentThis...song...rocks!

    Seems to be about the singer's mistake in coming to a certain place (his career?) and longing for his home.
    archagonon March 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentian gillan said this song is about the small furry creatures sometimes found in Roger Glovers pockets.

    awesome song, paices drumming outstanding!!
    tufruskyon August 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrocks!!!deep purple rocks!!!!
    about being lost without anything familiar
    pieroyinon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat can i say... its another amazing DP classic. Listen to the solo courtsey of mr.Blackmore.. it was the first shades of neo-classical metal which years later will be perfected by the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen and Michael Romeo.. and even though Yngwie says that the classic influence in his music comes from classical artists other than Ritchie.. but he only wished to be like Ritchie.
    Yngwie Malmsteen covers this tune from time to time in live concerts..
    MMM88on January 16, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIIRC it's about when they were recording Machine Head & it was really cold & miserable weather the band were longing for home.
    NJJon May 08, 2009   Link

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