"Child in Time" is a rock song by British hard rock band Deep Purple. Featured on their 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock, the song is 10 minutes and 17 seconds long.
Written by the band in 1969, it is said by the band members themselves to have been inspired by a riff featured in a song by Purple contemporaries It's a Beautiful Day, called "Bombay Calling". The riff was played on violins and very much faster in tempo.…
Sweet child in time, you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between, the good and the bad
See the blind man, he's shooting at the world
The bullets flying and they're taking toll