Thursday, February 11, 2016

Deep Purple: Child In Time (1970)

Anti-War



Deep Purple, the English rock band, perform “Child In Time,” which is the third track on side one of the studio album Deep Purple in Rock, which was released on June 3, 1970. It is an anti-war song, its anger and pain addressing, in particular, the Vietnam War [1955–75] and the United States’ increased involvement and participation in it. This song raises the question of whether being anti-war is the same as being pro-peace. My view is that the former might be the first step toward the latter, which is a much more profound, thoughtful and mindful position to hold.

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Child in Time
By Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

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
Oh 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

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
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