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Deep Purple - Child In Time



"Child in Time" is a song by the English rock band Deep Purple. Loosely inspired by the Cold War, it is featured on the band's 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock and runs for over 10 minutes.


Ian Gillan said:


"There are two sides to that song - the musical side and the lyrical side. On the musical side, there used to be this song 'Bombay Calling' by a band called It's A Beautiful Day. It was fresh and original, when Jon was one day playing it on his keyboard. It sounded good, and we thought we'd play around with it, change it a bit and do something new keeping that as a base. But then, I had never heard the original 'Bombay Calling.' So we created this song using the Cold War as the theme, and wrote the lines 'Sweet child in time, you'll see the line.' That's how the lyrical side came in. Then, Jon had the keyboard parts ready and Ritchie had the guitar parts ready. The song basically reflected the mood of the moment, and that's why it became so popular."


Lyrics


Sweet child in time, you'll see the line Line that's drawn between the good and the bad See the blind man shooting at the world Bullets flying, ooh taking toll If you've been bad - Oh Lord I bet you have And you've not been hit oh by flying lead You'd better close your eyes, aahaouho bow your head Wait for the ricochet Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.. Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.. Aaa-aaa-aaa.. Oh, I wanna hear you sing.. Aaa-aaa-aaa.. Oaoh.. AAA-AAA-AAA!! AAA-AAA-AAA!! Sweet child in time, you'll see the line Line that's drawn between the good and the bad See the blind man shooting at the world Bullets flying, mm taking toll If you've been bad - Lord I bet you have And you've not been hit oh by flying lead You'd better close your eyes, aahaao bow your head Wait for the ricochet Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.. Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.. Aaa-aaa-aaa.. Oh, I gotta hear you sing.. Aaa-aaa-aaa.. Oaoh.. AAA-AAA-AAA!! Oh.. AAA-AAA-AAA!! Oh..god oh no..oh god no..oh..ah..no ah..AAh..oh..AAWAAH!!..oh






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