"Western Promise" as written by Christopher Thomas Allen, Warren Reginald Cann, William Currie and Midge Ure....
Hai!

Oh mystical East, on old postcards,
Your childhood dreams and energies.
Your temples' gardens, old world charm,
An ancient culture, torn and scarred.

This is my Western promise.

Oh mystical East, you've lost your way,
Your rising sun shall rise again.
My Western world gives out her hand,
A victor's help to your fallen land.

This is my Western promise.

Hai!

Mystical East, all taxi-cabs,
All ultra-neon, sign of the times.
Your Buddha Zen and Christian man,
All minions to messiah Pepsi can.

This is my Western promise.


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"Western Promise" as written by Midge Ure Christopher Thomas Allen

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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, about 20 years ago, I tripped out because of the way it sounds, especally thru headphones. I believe it is about post-war Japan and about how the American re-construction of the country brought more problems than it solved.
    unclegummybearon June 27, 2006   Link

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