Let The Children Play

Songfacts®:

  • After his metaphysical phase - if one may use that expression - Santana released some commercial, fun material, and this is about as commercial and fun as they come. No message, just uptempto dance music, though with a great riff.
  • Running to 3 minutes 28 seconds and co-written by Carlos and Leon Patillo, this is the second track on the 1977 Festival album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Tomas from UsThis song has no message? It’s message actually is quite profound. Let the children play. We might learn something from them - how to be our natural selves.
  • Dr Aussie Harry from Brisbane Australia Takes me back to my first guitar lesson.
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