White Lion - When The Children Cry (1987)
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"When the Children Cry" is a song performed by Danish-American glam metal band White Lion. It is the third single and 10th ...
"When the Children Cry" is a song performed by Danish-American glam metal band White Lion. It is the third single and 10th and final track on their 1987 album, Pride. The power ballad peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, number two in Canada, and number 88 in the United Kingdom.
The song was also re-recorded in 1999 on the album Remembering White Lion (also released as "Last Roar" in 2004). A live version was released on the album Rocking the USA. The re-recorded and live versions were both released as promo singles and later on iTunes. In 2004, an acoustic version of "When the Children Cry" was included on the VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped compilation.
In early 2003, the song was covered by Christian indie rock group Seventh Day Slumber. In 2008, the song was sampled by Sabac Red on "As Children Cry".