"Princess of China" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri Pall Dyrason, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson and Brian Eno....
Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

Once upon a time somebody ran
Somebody ran away saying, "Fast as they can"
I got to go
I got to go

Once upon a time we fell apart
You're holding in your hands
The two halves of my heart
Oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

Once upon a time we're burning bright
That all we ever seemed to do is fight
On and on
And on and on and on

Once upon a time on the same side
Once upon a time on the same side
In the same game, now why'd you have to go
Have to go and throw it all in my flame

Could've been a princess, you'd be a king
Could have had a castle and worn a ring
But no, you let me go

I could've been a princess, you'd be a king
Could have had a castle and worn a ring,
But no, you let me go

Stole my star
La-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
You stole my star
La-la-la-la-la-la

Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

'Cause you really hurt me
Oh, you really hurt me
'Cause you really hurt me
Oh, you really hurt me
'Cause you really hurt me
Oh-oh, you really hurt me
'Cause you really hurt me
Oh-oh, you really hurt me


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"Princess of China" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a break up.

    "Once upon a time somebody ran
    Somebody ran away saying fast as they can
    About to go, I got to go"

    The girl 'said' that as she left him or she is leaving him.


    "Once upon a time, we fell apart
    You're holding in your hands the two halves of my heart"

    He talks about how they broke up, and how she broke his heart.

    "Once upon a time, we were burning bright"

    She talks about how they once loved each other very much and had that 'spark' in their relationship.

    "Now we all ever seem to do is fight
    On and on, and on and on and on"

    And now all they do is fight.

    "Once upon a time, on the same side
    Once upon a time, on the same side
    In the same game"

    How they used to get along well and used to agree.

    "And why'd you have to go?
    Have to go and throw out all of my things"

    In this part, the girl feels like HE left her. Whereas in the beginning of the song he feels like SHE left him.

    "I could've been the princess, you'd be a king
    I could have had a castle, and worn a ring
    But no
    You let me go
    I could've been the princess, you'd be a king
    I could have had a castle, and worn a ring
    But no
    You let me go"

    She talks about what they could have been and how happy they could have been if the relationship had continued, but no it had to end.

    "Cause she really hurt me
    No, you really hurt me,
    Cause she really hurt me
    No, you really hurt me,
    Cause she really hurt me, oh
    You really hurt me, oh
    Cause she really hurt me, oh
    You really hurt me"

    How much the break up hurt both of them.
    Nicole401on October 24, 2011   Link

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