"Millions" as written by and Andy Partridge....
We smelled your soup on the fire cooking
We saw your toys and your pencils looking bright
So bright
And yet they come from oh, so far away

We heard your flags and your banners flapping
We felt the air from from your hands all clapping time
In time
I'm sure your time is not so far away

Millions, all moving forward
Millions, all babbling crossword
Millions, all flow as water
Millions, all bright with laughter
He make you glowing
He bake you golden like the Yangtse mud

I saw your writing on paper landing
Your stamps showed bridges and temples standing still
So still
And yet they're standing oh, so far away

I, I, I, I, I saw you asking for western thinking
I say it's poison that you'll be drinking
Stay as East
As far away as dreams will let you be

Millions, all moving forward
Millions, all babbling crossword
Millions, all flow as water
Millions, all bright with laughter
He make you glowing
He bake you golden like the Yangtse mud

Millions, all moving forward
Millions, all babbling crossword
Millions, all flow as water
Millions, all bright with laughter
He make you glowing
He bake you golden like the Yangtse mud


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"Millions" as written by A. Partridge

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    General CommentSong about the Chinese. I love the lyrics -

    'I saw you asking for western thinking
    I say it's poison that you'll be drinking
    Stay as East, as far away as dreams will let you be'
    MrLongroveon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat a prophetic message. especially about the toys, forgot to mention lead, lol then we have poison also, but it's western poison, alas, he was always ahead of its time about political stuff
    Deodataon November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a great example of how more musically advanced XTC had quickly become (especially compared to their punk/new wave contemporaries) since their debut album. The bass line in "Millions" is so different and unusual but oh so incredibly effective. And the frenetic rhythm guitar - who else would even begin to think about playing it in that style. These guys were a genius group.
    Rickveeon April 10, 2018   Link

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