"Chinese Blues" as written by and Francis Healy....
The snow was falling on his shoulders by the side of the road
And he watched as the sun went down
Falling on the building
Swallowing the children
It's the gun in your back
It's the heart attack
It's the way you look back before you step out

In time to see the number of the bus that's running you down
A million lonely people with their bead in the sand
Trying to make some sense of what they don't understand
Waiting on somebody just to give them a hand
You're designed to fall apart on the day the warranty ends
And you try but you just can't stop
Running round in circles
Knocking over hurdles
It's the knife in your back
It's the heart attack
It's the way you look back before you step out
In time to see the shadow of the one that's cutting you down

The snow was falling on his shoulders by the side of the road
And he watched as the lights came on below
And the children were sleeping
And the women were weeping
There was nobody keeping him here


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"Chinese Blues" as written by Francis Healy

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    General Commenti can't figure out clearly the whole meaning. I just wanna say that I love the words about ppl with their heads in the sand waiting for somebody's hand. I feel pretty much like all those.
    It all about us and the lost people without love in this world
    Iheton October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is direct.

    Everyone is destined to die one day. No matter what you do and how much you try, you can't run away and escape death.

    And though the manner of death is different, we all leave behind the same feelings with our loved ones. And eventually we all are forgotten.

    Awesome song! Shame there is only one comment!
    Caradhrason October 26, 2011   Link

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