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Eric Clapton wrote this song, which is a testimony of faith. It's the first song he wrote all the lyrics for.
Steve Winwood sang lead, as he did with all of the Blind Faith songs. Clapton wanted him to sing it because he knew Winwood could hit the high notes.
This was Blind Faith's only album. They broke up after one difficult tour.
The song is about how Clapton was becoming more comfortable with his life. He had just left Cream at the peak of it's popularity, and was looking forward to playing with Blind Faith.
The album cover was a photo of a young girl with no clothes on holding a model spaceship. According to photographer Bob Seidemann, who shot the cover, he had the idea but did not have someone to pose. While riding the London subway, he saw a young girl who would be perfect and asked her to pose for the cover. He went to the girl's house to ask her parents' permission to pose topless for the cover. They agreed, but the girl backed out. However, the girl's younger sister begged the parents to let her pose instead. They agreed and the younger sister ended up posing for the cover. Seidemann called the image "Blind Faith" and Eric Clapton made that the name of the group. (thanks, Joel - Chicago, IL)
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, and Running On Empty
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