Performed in front of a live TV audience, Deep Purple storm through the amazing song 'Child In Time'. This song features the classic Mk2 line up of Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice/Blackmore.



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


Deep Purple's Ian Gillan has said that "Child in Time" is based on It's a Beautiful Day's psychedelic song "Bombay Calling". It's a Beautiful Day in return borrowed Purple's "Wring That Neck" and turned it into "Don and Dewey" on their second album Marrying Maiden (1970). As Ian Gillan put it in a 2002 interview, "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 The line that's drawn between Good and bad

See the blind man Shooting at the world Bullets flying Ohh 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 Ooohhhh bow your head Wait for the ricochet

Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Ooo, ooo ooo Ooo ooo ooo

Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Ooo, ooo ooo Ooo ooo ooo

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh Aah I wanna hear you sing

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh Aaahhhh

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh

Sweet child in time You'll see the line The line that's drawn between Good and bad

See the blind man Shooting at the world Bullets flying Mmmm taking toll

f 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 Ooohhhhhhh bow your head Wait for the ricochet

Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Ooo, ooo ooo Ooo ooo ooo

Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo Ooo, ooo ooo Ooo ooo ooo

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh Aah I gotta hear you sing

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh Aah

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh Aah

Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh Aahh, aahh aahh

Oh..God oh no..oh God no..oh..ah..no ah AAh..oh.. Aawaah..ohh



Songwriters: Ian Gillan / Ian Paice / Jon Lord / Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover

Child In Time lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC