Deep Purple - Child In Time - Made In Japan 1972




Inspired by the Cold War, Child in Time is featured on the band's 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock.

A live version later appeared on the 1972 album Made in Japan. The band were well known for their strong stage act, and had privately recorded several shows. The tour was successful, with strong media interest and a positive response from fans.

I couldn't find any video of Child in Time from Japanese tour. So I created a video of this legendary performance from different concerts.


The urban legend is that man committed suicide with gun when they were performing Child in Time. You can hear it at 10:02​

Gillan said: Never heard about that… it is probably a made up fact like most things…

If you know something more, please leave a comment.

A Rolling Stone readers' poll in 2012 ranked Made in Japan the sixth best live album of all time.




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