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Tiananmen Square

Cameron Blake
Language: English


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Fear Not
fear
A little Asian flare on your tea set there
Placemat made of bamboo
Sake cups hang from elephant tusks
And a helmet from World War II

He never came home last Monday
His dinner’s still sittin’ there
She shuts the blinds when the sun don’t shine
And she carries his things upstairs

He held her close that morning
Never one for goodbyes
At the grocery he asked if they could fill up his flask
With the strongest stuff money could buy

Then he swallowed an army
And the whole world was there
Yes, he swallowed that army
After he held them in the palm of his hand in Tiananmen Square

Is there anyone who will take up his calling?
Split the good fortune in two?
You see China has changed since they opened exchange
And the stock market went through the roof

They tore off his mask like a camera lens cap
And marched him into the room
Heard he stood tall before the firing squad
Heard he cried out to the Mandarin moon

Then he swallowed an army
And the whole world was there
Yes, he swallowed that army
After he held them in the palm of his hand in Tiananmen Square

I knew you
I knew you
I knew you then

When you swallowed that army
And the whole world was there
Yes, you swallowed that army
When you held them in the palm of your hand

The mind is soft. The mind is weak
The untrained mind’s such a frightful thing
It could fall asleep with the enemy
Was I born for this?

1989 in the prime of spring
We were flyin’ high on Democracy
Then those hounds came blazin’ down the Beijing streets

Was I born for this?
I was born for this
Was I born for this?

I was born to swallow an army
Now the whole world is here
Yes, I’ll swallow this army
After I hold them in the palm in my hand in Tiananmen Square

Contributed by Dq82 - 2019/6/4 - 12:21



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