"Into the Fire" was written by Glover as a warning against drugs. The main riff developed after discussing chromatic scales with Blackmore.
Deep Purple in Rock is the fourth studio album by Deep Purple, released on 5 June 1970. It was the first studio album recorded by the Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.
Work on In Rock began shortly after Gillan and Glover joined the band in June 1969, with rehearsals at Hanwell Community Centre. The music was intended to be loud and heavy, to accurately represent the group's live show. Recording took place at various studios around London in between extensive touring, during which time songs and arrangements were honed into shape. In Rock was the band's breakthrough album in Europe and peaked at No. 4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for over a year; the band's prior MK I albums had been much better received in the USA.
"Into The Fire"
Take the trouble to decide the things you do Will not be the things that don't appeal to you See the mess your makin' can't you see your fakin' Gonna make it hard for you, you're gonna--into the fire Turn on the mandrake that was given to you See if you can make it like the others do Feel the blood a knockin' when you're finger poppin' Gonna make it hard for you, you're gonna--into the fire Stop your bleeding mind before it's over and done Listen very closely to the message I've sung Feel the blood a knockin' when you're finger poppin' Gonna get a message through, you're gonna--into the fire