Who can tell me if we have heaven,
Who can say the way it should be;
Moonlight holly, the Sappho Comet,
Angel's tears below a tree.

You talk of the break of morning
As you view the new aurora,
Cloud in crimson, the key of heaven,
One love carved in acajou.

One told me of China Roses,
One a thousand nights and one night,
Earth's last picture, the end of evening
Hue of indigo and blue.

A new moon leads me to
Woods of dreams and I follow.
A new world waits for me;
My dream, my way.

I know that if I have heaven
There is nothing to desire.
Rain and river, a world of wonder
May be paradise to me.

I see the sun.
I see the stars.

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China Roses Lyrics as written by Roma Ryan Nicky Ryan

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    General CommentI think this song is far from about the effects of opium. Instead, I think it is about how everyone has a different idea of what heaven is, or what the greatest thing is. If you went around asking what people thought the passage to heaven was, you'd get so many different answers. Someone might say 'space' and another might say 'under a tree.'

    But, when it comes down to it, you don't have to ask what /other/ people think, because you should think of your owm heaven. Your own paradise. The place you love most of all. I think that:
    "I know that if I have heaven
    there is nothing to desire
    rain and river, a world of wonder
    may be paradise to me"
    is some proof of what I said about how all you need to know is your peacefuly place.

    And even more, is that if you can get there, to go.
    "I see the sun/I see the stars" She is saying that the speaker is actually there.

    And its an amazing feeling to be able to put yourself in the place you love. So if you know where that place is for you, you should try and spend time there. Even if someone says "whats so great about such-and-such?" What matters is that its where you feel most a peace.
    TheBreakDownon October 15, 2006   Link

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