Sweet Child o' Mine
Guns N' Roses Lyrics


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She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry

Whoa, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I'd hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by

Whoa, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Whoa whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

Whoa, yeah
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh
Sweet love of mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, sweet love of mine

Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Ooh, oh, where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go? (Sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
Where do we go now?
Ah, ah

Where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Now, now, now, now, now, now, now




Sweet child
Sweet child of mine

Overall Meaning

In this iconic rock ballad, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose sings about his girlfriend (later wife), Erin Everly. The opening lines describe how her smile evokes memories of a simpler time, of childhood innocence and freshness. Seeing her face takes him away to that special place, perhaps a sweet memory from their own past. However, it's not all happy nostalgia, as Axl admits that staring at her too long would make him cry. This juxtaposition of happiness and sadness is characteristic of the song.


The second verse describes the girl's eyes, which are compared to "the bluest skies." It's interesting that Axl admits he'd hate to see any pain reflected in those eyes, perhaps a sign of his own fear of losing her or of hurting her in some way. Her hair is also described as a "warm safe place," which is another evocative and comforting image. As a child, he would hide in his own safe place, waiting for the storm outside to pass. The chorus repeats the title of the song, addressing the girl as the "sweet child o' mine" and expressing the singer's love for her.


The instrumental break features Slash's famous guitar solo, which has now become an iconic part of the song. The final section of the song is an outro featuring Axl's repeated question, "Where do we go now?" This is followed by several long "ohs" as the music fades out. This ending has a sense of open-endedness, as if there is more to come or more to explore. It gives the impression that the song could go on forever, showcasing the power of music to capture and express emotions beyond words.


Line by Line Meaning

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Her smile is so special and unique that it catches my attention


Reminds me of childhood memories
It brings back memories of my childhood


Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
A time when everything was so pure and simple and full of life


Now and then when I see her face
Occasionally, when I see her face


She takes me away to that special place
She takes me to a place in my mind that is calming and peaceful


And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry
If I look at her for too long, I might become overwhelmed with emotions


Whoa, oh, oh
An expression of awe and wonder


Sweet child o' mine
Addressing the subject of the song, a person who is very important to the singer


Whoa, oh, oh, oh
An expression of awe and wonder


Sweet love of mine
The love that the singer has for this person is special and unique


She's got eyes of the bluest skies
Her eyes are so blue they remind the singer of the color of the sky


As if they thought of rain
Her eyes have a depth to them that suggests they are contemplating something


I'd hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain
The singer cares deeply for this person and does not want to see them suffering


Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Her hair is comforting and reminds the singer of a place where he felt safe as a child


Where as a child I'd hide
A place the singer would go to escape from the world


And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by
A time when the singer could find peace in the midst of a storm


Where do we go?
A rhetorical question about the future


Where do we go now?
Wondering where to go from here


(Sweet child)
Referring to the subject of the song


Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
A repeated phrase expressing excitement


Ah, ah
An exclamation of joy and contentment


Now, now, now, now, now, now, now
An expression of urgency and impatience


Sweet child
Addressing the subject of the song, a person who is very important to the singer


Sweet child of mine
A term of endearment for the person who is the subject of the song




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler

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@that_jordieworld3096

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry
Whoa, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine
She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I'd hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by
Whoa, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Whoa whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine
Whoa, yeah
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh
Sweet love of mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, sweet love of mine
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Ooh, oh, where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go? (Sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
Where do we go now?
Ah, ah
Where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Now, now, now, now, now, now, now
Sweet child
Sweet child of mine



@erinqh5036

She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry

Oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh,
Sweet love of mine

Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, oh
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, (sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
No, no, no, no, no, no
Sweet child,
Sweet child of mine



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SLASH!!! That guitar solo part has always been my favorite part of the song

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