April is a cruel time
Even though the sun may shine
And world looks in the shade as it slowly comes away
Still falls the April rain
And the valley's filled with pain
And you can't tell me quite why
As I look up to the gray sky
Where it should be blue
Grey sky where I should see you
Ask why, why it should be so
I'll cry, say that I don't know

Baby once in a while I'll forget and I'll smile
But then the feeling comes again of an April without end
Of an April lonely as a girl
In the dark of my mind I can see all too fine
But there is nothing to be done when I just can't feel the sun
And the springtime's the season of the night

Grey sky where it should be blue
Grey sky where I should see you
Ask why, why it should be so
I'll cry, say that I don't know
I don't know

Lyrics submitted by Philadelphia Eagles, edited by imbadin

April Lyrics as written by Ben Aylward Nicola Schultz

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    General CommentApril is my favorite Deep Purple song. I Love the lyrics, but the music is even more fantastic. I think it is about some bad memories about something that happened i april, maybe someone was lost or maybe a depression?
    DK_CPH_Kimon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentman this one is like a master piece stands together with child in time in my opinion
    eshtaryuson January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, very child in time-alike.

    what I wonder about is, does anyone know what albums did this song appear at?
    die kleine Hexeon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit is on the self-entitled album "Deep Purple".
    eshtaryuson December 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery good song.
    Mozakon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinterestingly, i just noticed some resemblance to T.S.Eliot's The Waste Land. I wonder whether there is any connection...
    die kleine Hexeon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIncredible!
    gweepson April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGrey sky is the atmosphere he creates within his mind, and april is , i believe, his term ( a metaphore) for the general situation. It is created by the pain which comes from a common curse of the modern humankind. The inability to see the love, the higher good things, instead of the insatisfactory, sadness. He feels the bitter guilt because of the inability to give the love to the one he believes she deserves to get.
    observeron May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Legend of Zelda theme song bears a striking resemblance to the first 2-3 mins. of this song.
    deadmaker7on April 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of the Deep Purple's music clip suggests that this song can be about holocaust in German concentration camp. Type this in youtube if you would like to see: Deep Purple April P2 German TV 1970.
    We see almost naked men who are jumping to the trunks of the lorries. Then there are two scenes: one when they went out from the lorries and the next one - the gray smoke from the chimney. In my opinion this clip can be connected with the words: 'gray sky, where it should be blue, gray sky, where I should see you". Besides, it;s one of the best Deep Purple song, especially combination of classic fragment with powerful rock final :)
    konradm10on October 08, 2016   Link

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