Last electric Sunday mornin' waitin' in the park for the dawn
Listenin' to all the animals in the Park and in the city beyond
Flashin' with my lady. Sky goin' black to blue
She said I got a surprise for you
A child is coming
A child is coming
A child is coming to you

What you gonna do when Uncle Samuel comes around
Askin' for the young one's name
And lookin' for the print of his hand for the files in their numbers game
I don't want his chance for freedom to ever be that slim
Let's not tell 'em about him --

It's gettin' better
Like a mornin' to be born


Lyrics submitted by Shoot_Me

A Child Is Coming song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentA song about the soon to be child of Kantner and Slick, China Kantner.

    What's interesting about this song is how it was used by the religious right in the 80's and their listening to rock recordings played backwards.

    In their distorted minds, the phrase; "It's gettin' better" came out backwards saying "Son of Satan". So to them the child in the song is their son of satan.

    These religious nuts really know how to spice up a rock song don't they.
    brumuson January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome of Grace Slicks best vocalizations.

    A great song of love and hope.
    Loraqson July 10, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain