"Peking Saint" as written by and Marshall Cat Power....
In Peking
There is a son who
Is much greater
Than you want to be

Carnival arms have
A medical wonder
Who would of guessed that
It was not a real body part

In Peking
There is a mother
Who is laden
With who she has to be

Carnival arms have
A medical wonder
Who would of guessed that
It was not a real body part

In Peking there is someone who
Is who they should exactly be.


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"Peking Saint" as written by Chan Marshall

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    General Commenti tend to think of moonpix as one whole seamless piece, rather than individual songs. but this track never seemed to fit the rest of the album-- it's not as atmospheric or lush as the rest and kind of stands alone. i, um, usually don't play it.
    jillycon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this track. The way she says "medical wonder". It makes me wonder about medical things.
    Schizimaon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think there are some lines here that point to a person dealing with issues surrounding their transsexuality.
    pollutedmindon September 15, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think by 'Peking Saint' she is referring to the Peking Man - the earliest human fossils ever found. I like how she uses Saint to juxtapose the religious and the scientific (these fossils kind of contradict the teachings of the bible, etc.). But Moon Pix is in my opinion a very religious album, almost every track pines for God, hence "was not a real body part". I think this song is about celebrity or vanity - Chan's saying no matter what you achieve in your life or how important you think you are, the Peking Saint will be known forever.
    Afternoonmoonon June 19, 2012   Link

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