"Chinatown" as written by Justin Harwood, Dean Wareham, Stanley Demeski and Sean Eden....
In the tiny tiny hours
(be) tween the evening and the day
We have placed our final bets
We have come out to play
Fancy drinks a lucky toasts
I like this time the most

You're out all night
Chasin' girlies
You're late to work
And you go home earlies

Lookin' lost in Chinatown
Why are we hidin' from our friends
Rushing 'round in taxi cabs
Is it time to make amends
You'll get yours and I'll get mine
You can't be lucky all the time

You're out all night
Chasin' girlies
You're late to work
And you go home earlies


Lyrics submitted by Palladian

"Chinatown" as written by Justin Harwood Dean Wareham

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    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first to post for such a good song..um, I'm pretty sure it's about being lost, but not literally..I don't know, It's hard to say...Great song, though.
    BLAHness90on June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems like the carefree days of youth. Also the recklessness of gambling...

    "we have placed our final bets
    we have come out to play"

    and

    "you'll get yours and i'll get mine
    you can't be lucky all the time"

    which can combine to be very dangerous, yet fun as you go chasing girlies. a interesting lyrical paradox... if paradox is the right word for this song...
    Palladianon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone that keeps going out on the town because it's his favorite thing to do. He keeps going out even though he knows it's causing him to slack at work and that he'll get in trouble if he gets caught. It seems that he finally comes to the realization that it's time to fess up and face the music.
    SomethingCleveron March 03, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningYeah, I'll go along with Palladian -- to me it's just basically about being in your early twenties and enjoying life and not thinking about any consequences. Everyone deserves to feel this way for a little while in their life. I know I did. Then everything just got so damn complicated....
    illrideron January 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Chinatown" is about living a party lifestyle, and how it eventually catches up to you. It was inspired by the guy who was Luna's A&R rep at Elektra Records (his name escapes me now, but I think it was Terry).
    leamancon September 01, 2009   Link

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