"Space Truckin'" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple. It is the seventh and final track on the Machine Head album and its lyrics talk of space travel.


Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore claims in Classic Albums: Deep Purple – The Making of Machine Head that the song composition started with the half-step riffs in the refrain, which were inspired by the theme music for the Batman TV programme composed by Neal Hefti. Blackmore asked singer Ian Gillan if he could write any lyrics over the riff, and the rest of the song evolved from there.





Lyrics


Well we had a lot of luck on Venus

We always had a ball on Mars

We're meeting all the groovy people

We've rocked the Milky Way so far


We danced around with Borealis

We're space truckin' 'round the stars


Come on come on

Come on let's go Space Truckin'

Come on come on come on

Space Truckin'


Remember when we did the moonshot

And Pony Trekker led the way

We'd move to the Canaveral moonstop

And everynaut would dance and sway


We got music in our solar system

We're space truckin' 'round the stars


Come on come on

Come on let's go Space Truckin'

Come on come on come on

Space Truckin'


The fireball that we rode was moving

But now we've got a new machine

Yeah yeah yeah yeah the freaks said

Man those cats can really swing


They got music in their solar system

They've rocked around the Milky Way

They dance around with Borealis

They're Space Truckin' everyday


Come on come on

Come on let's go Space Truckin'

Come on come on come on

Space Truckin'


Come on come on

Come on let's go Space Truckin'

Come on come on come on

Space Truckin'


Yeah, yeah, yeah, Space Truckin'

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Space Truckin'

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Space Truckin'

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Space Truckin'

Yeah, yeah, yeah