Lyrics

China

Sunday 7 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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CHINA all the way to new york
i can feel the distance
getting close
you’re right next to me
but i need an airplane
i can feel the DISTANCE
as you breathe

sometimes i think you want me to touch you
how can i
when you build a great WALL around you
in your eyes
i saw a future together
you just look away
in the distance

china decorates our table
funny how the CRACKS don’t
seem to show
pour the wine dear
you say we’ll take a holiday
but we never can agree on
where to go

sometimes i think you want me
to touch you
how can i when you build
that great wall around you
in your eyes
i saw a future together
you just look away
in the distance

china all the way to new york
maybe you got lost in MEXICO
you’re right next to me
i think that you can hear me
funny how the distance
learns to grow

sometimes i think
you want me to touch you
how can i when you build
a great WALL around you

i can feel the distance
i can feel the distance
i can feel the distance getting close