Xizi She Knows
Imogen Heap Lyrics


We come to your shores over misty millennial
From hustlers to emperors
For power and pleasure
We carve through the cars
Dance around the Daily News
Cue in the Grande ballabile
Even your ten-ton tone rings home for Marco Polo

(Slow down)
From a thread of sky (Slow down)
To the warp and weft your being (Slow down)
You're beautiful, graceful, like no other
Pretty damned good as you are

(Slow down)
Friend of mine (Slow down)
In a terrible hurry for change (Slow down)
As you unravel your marvels
From evergreen gardens
Remember we loved you this way

To treasure it all, scroll out to see
In gold, fire, wood, clay and water
Your structure and flow, adagio to allegro
With leaves to the tide
In full moon, plum blossom, we salute to you

(Slow down)
From a thread of sky (Slow down)
To the warp and weft your being (Slow down)
Dynamic and playful, you opened my eyes yeah
Pretty damned good as you are

(Slow down)
Friend of mine (Slow down)
Could you go for progression not pace (Slow down)
As you unravel your marvels
Don't lose them all on the way

(Slow down)
From a thread of sky (Slow down)
To the warp and weft your being (Slow down)
You're beautiful, graceful, like no other
Pretty damned good as you are

(Slow down)
Friend of mine (Slow down)
In a terrible hurry for change (Slow down)
As you unravel your marvels
From evergreen gardens
Remember we loved you this way

(Slow down)
To the warp and weft of your being
Beautiful, graceful, like no other
Pretty damned good as you are

(Whoa) Xizi she knows that once it's gone, then it's gone
Xizi she knows that once it's gone, then it's gone
Xizi she knows that once it's gone, then it's gone

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: IMOGEN JENNIFER JANE HEAP

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Comments from YouTube:

TheKHUE

Usually, when people want to depict a beautiful China, they show ancient China. I love that Imogen effectively shows a beautiful modern China.

avedic

I love how the Chinese culture/people are presented. As an American, I fucking HATE how politicians shit on other nations as a whole. Is there deep corruption in the Chinese government? Yep, lots. Even more than in America, and that's saying something. BUT...it's a nation of over 1 BILLION human beings. It's ethically dense to paint that many people with a broad brush. Chinese culture, art, fashion, food, architecture, history...all of it, is so fascinating and alluring to me. And THAT is what I love about China....which has nothing to do with their shady politicians just in it for themselves.

Much like Japan, it is a very very ancient civilization with DEEP roots in the past.....while also being supremely modern. I find that juxtaposition very intriguing. Especially as an American....because America just isn't like that. We're a very very young country....and while we're certainly "modern," I don't think we embrace radical technological and cultural change as much as other nations. America sometimes feels like a sulky snarky self-centered teenager. While China feels like a very old wise elder....who has a vibrant inner child inside.

I know I'm kinda reducing and simplifying it myself. But I definitely understand and respect the deep nuance and subtlety....of both nations, America and China.

Anyway....I'm clearly rambling. I just love this video. Makes me feel the same way as the video for the Grimes song "Realiti." Similar concept. And both just excellent songs....

Diidi Irving

TheKHUE I'm even more obsessed now that you've pointed that out. 😍

You Tube´s staff are spying hackers, gang stalkers and YT refuses to answer their targets anything.

How is it possible for this woman to not be more known? A little more than 400 000 views on this?! What is wrong with the world?

SMOOTHIE

She is known.
She might not be known by the average bubble-gum pop audience, but that doesn't mean she isn't known lol

Just Mi

She's too real.

Y N

@HN lady Gaga is a legend tho. Amazing actress, amazing songwriter, amazing activist and an amazing woman 👀

HN

That's what I said!!!!!!. The real talented artists get little to no exposure yet we get crap like lady gaga and iggy on the radio smh

Sumtinrandom

I totally loved the ladies with the pink umbrellas. They had so much poise.

DoggoDaddy

For me, this song is appropriately about the Mother Earth warning her children, humanity, of the dangers they set ahead of themselves. They shouldn't be in such a hurry to bring that on themselves. "Once it's gone, then it's gone." This song feels very spiritual to myself.

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