O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

 

Someday we’ll get it together and we’ll get it undone

Someday when the world is much brighter

Someday we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun

Someday when the world is much lighter

 

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

 

Someday we’ll get it together and we’ll get it undone

Someday when the world is much brighter

Someday we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun

Someday when the world is much lighter

 

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

 

Someday we’ll get it together and we’ll get it undone

Someday when the world is much brighter

Someday we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun

Someday when the world is much lighter

 

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

Right now right now

 

Songwriters: Stan Vincent

O-o-h Child lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Why this song?

A song of hope in hard times. Nina Simone certainly lived through many of those. Some of her music speaks directly to the terrible injustices and outrages perpetrated against blacks (take a listen to Mississippi Goddam, one of the bravest songs ever written). Others, like this, looked forward to a better time. – Submitted by Rose

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