"When The Children Cry" as written by and Vito/tramp Bratta....
Little child dry your crying eyes
How can I explain the fear you feel inside
'Cause you were born into this evil world
Where man is killing man and no one knows just why
What have we become just look what we have done
All that we destroyed you must build again

When the children cry let them know we tried
'Cause when the children sing then the new world begins

Little child you must show the way
To a better day for all the young
'Cause you were born for all the world to see
That we all can live with love and peace
No more presidents and all the wars will end
One united world under God

When the children cry let them know we tried
'Cause when the children sing then the new world begins

What have we become just look what we have done
All that we destroyed you must build again
No more presidents and all the wars will end
One united world under God

When the children cry let them know we tried
When the children fight let them know it ain't right
When the children pray let them know the way
'Cause when the children sing then the new world begins


Lyrics submitted by ahier316, edited by Aaryq, HymanStank

"When the Children Cry" as written by Mike Tramp Vito Bratta

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    General CommentHAHAHA The Scorpions weren't that great....
    This is soo much better than Winds of Change .....
    sleeping_sun07on April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song its so sad
    jlo05476on March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song would be good to put on the radio now in times like these.

    Obviously an anti-war song, and a really good one.
    Willowbearon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAside from it being written when I was a kid, this is a pretty downer of a song. But this song is pretty much about the older generation saying sorry for all the trouble we caused and we hope you can make it better.

    This CD however was released on Oct. 25, 1990. Communism was all but dead, Germany was reunified, and just over a year later, the USSR disbanded from overspending on nukes in the arms race.

    THis song does have feeling today and the guitar work is decent. But a better song of this type is Winds of Change by The Scorpions—native Germans that lived under the Berlin Wall's shadow.
    feedmetotheforeston July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUmm, no, this disc was released in 1987. But good try. Thus, communism still reigned, Germany was two different colours on a map while the Soviet Union was one, and--though I can appreciate the stretch--The Scorpions resembled the band only in hair volume.
    fishboneon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSTOP CRYING!!!
    Someusernameon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song its just sooo sad the guitars cool its not meant to be a huge big 80's hair song its kinda deeper then the other Hair metal. Anyway the point is its cool and thats coming from a Nirvana,ALICE IN CHAINS lover haha if u dont think its cool okay whatever
    BlamedTonight314on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this Song....
    mikael_schifferon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a song you play at a childs funeral.
    Necronicon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!! More people should comment on it. Wow there should be more of White Lion songs on, I love them.
    metalfan4everon January 16, 2007   Link

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