China Girl
David Bowie Lyrics


Oh, oh, oh, little China girl
Oh, oh, oh, little China girl

I could escape this feeling, with my China girl
I feel a wreck without my, little China girl
I hear her heart beating, loud as thunder
Saw they stars crashing
I'm a mess without my, little China girl
Wake up mornings where's my, little China girl
I hear her heart's beating, loud as thunder
Saw they stars crashing down
I feel a-tragic like I'm Marlon Brando
When I look at my China girl
I could pretend that nothing really meant too much
When I look at my China girl
I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
Visions of swastikas in my head
Plans for everyone
It's in the whites of my eyes
My little China girl
You shouldn't mess with me
I'll ruin everything you are
You know, I'll give you television
I'll give you eyes of blue
I'll give you men's who want to rule the world
And when I get excited
My little China girl says
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth
She says, sh-sh-shhh
She says, sh-sh-shhh
She says
She says
And when I get excited
My little China girl says
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth
And when I get excited
My little China girl says
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth
She says, sh-sh-shhh
She says

Oh, oh, oh, little China girl
Oh, oh, oh, little China girl
Oh, oh, oh, little China girl
Oh, oh, oh, little China girl

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Written by: David Bowie, James Osterberg

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

frustriert

Oh, little China girl
Oh, little China girl

I couldn't escape this feeling with my China girl
I feel a wreck without my little China girl
I hear her heart beating, loud as thunder
Saw these stars crashing

I'm a mess without my little China girl
Wake up in the morning, where's my little China girl?
I hear her heart is beating, loud as thunder
I saw these stars crashing down

I'm feeling tragic like I'm Marlon Brando
When I look at my China girl
And I could pretend that nothing really meant too much
When I look at my China girl

I stumble into town
Just like a sacred cow
Visions of swastikas in my head
Plans for everyone
It's in the white of my eyes

My little China girl
You shouldn't mess with me
I'll ruin everything you are
You know
I'll give you television
I'll give you eyes of blue
I'll give you a man who wants to rule the world

And when I get excited
My little China girl says
"Oh, baby, just you shut your mouth"
She says, "Ssh"
She says "Ssh"
She says
She says

And when I get excited
My little China girl says
"Oh, baby, just you shut your mouth"
And when I get excited
My little China girl says
"Oh, baby, just you shut your mouth"
She says, "Ssh"
She says

Oh, little China girl
Oh, little China girl
Oh, little China girl
Oh, little China girl



All comments from YouTube:

Vantastic!

The bass line in this song is fantastic.

Gabriela Crnic

but guitar is awesome too.

pirolo

it slaps

Péter Horváth

Synthetizator line too.

Quas

Heavy bass even by today's standard

The Angry Hippopotamus

... I sang this to my kamikaze!

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BigBopper

This song absolutely hammers me. One of many songs I have to listen to through studio quality headphones. Love the bass groove around 1:51. Love the desperation of the vocals and guitar at 2:20 and who can escape the sweet guitar solo at 3:30. This song is magic!

Wayne North

RESPECT to you ... I like to connect with his spirit through covering some of his songs on my YT bonkers channel ... great fun doing the videos... thanks David for sharing & waiting up for me.

Bryan Peterson

@Joe Bot - I wouldn't go that far - but he sure made it special.

Maikeru Go

@steveh46 come to think of it I should have known that this was the single version since it sounds like what's often played on the radio. Also, thanks for linking the album-length version—it's a lot closer to what I'd imagined!

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