When I got back home I found a message on the door
Sweet Regina's gone to China cross legged on the floor
Of a burning jet that's smoothly flying
Burning airlines give you so much more

How does she intend to live when she's in far Cathay
I somehow can't imagine her just planting rice all day
Maybe she will do a bit of spying
With micro cameras hidden in her hair

I guess regina's on a plane a Newsweek on her knees
While miles below the curlews call from strangely stunted trees
The painted sage sits just as though he's flying
Regina's jet disturbs his wispy beard

When you reach Kyoto send a postcard if you can
And please convey my fond regards to Chihhao's girl Yu-lan
I heard a rumor they were getting married
But someone left the papers in Japan

Left them in Japan

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody has commented this song! It's one of my favorite's from Eno, and has a great rhythm do it. Very innovative; I love it.

    Although I'm not entirely sure what the message is that Eno's trying to get across.
    DJDangerJonason July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthere's probably nothing to take from "I guess Regina's on the plane, a Newsweek on her knees...", but I just like the idea that the narrator's guessed that Regina's probably on the plane, and then proceeds to tell all the incidental details to her fact of being on the plane
    eleventyon October 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEno lyric = message??

    what a futile endeavour.

    he went into music. if he'd wanted to send messages, well there's Western Union.
    foreverdroneon January 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentRegina is flying via transcendental meditation (to China).
    peter10769 (Malwurf)on November 30, 2021   Link

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