Chow Mein
The Gaylords Lyrics


No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

I could cry all night in sorrow
I could moan all day in pain
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up
And my life just ain't the same
If I live at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

There's a fortune teller lady
Crying in her fortune cakes
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up
Now she shivers and she shakes

If she lives at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

Now my love and I remember
How we spent our flaming youth
Eating egg foo young and kissing
In the red and yellow booth

If we live at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

If the Chinaman don't come back I think I'll die

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tadeo5

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

I could cry all night in sorrow
I could moan all day in pain
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up
And my life just ain't the same

If I live at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

There's a fortune teller lady
Crying in her fortune cakes
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up
Now she shivers and she shakes

If she lives at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

Now my love and I remember
How we spent our flaming youth
Eating egg foo young and kissing
In the red and yellow booth

If we live at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

If the Chinaman don't come back I think I'll die



Max Kernfeld

@ddelarosa96 doesn’t matter.
The meaning is still the same.
If he already left or already is gone, the song is still about how he would miss the food or how he misses the food. 🤷🏼‍♂️

The song and the lyrics still isn’t about rac!sm or d!sc!imnation.
Read the lyrics.

Just about a China man who gave the place up:
„I could moan all day in pain
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up“

You are simply reading too much into.
Just enjoy the song and don’t see things that aren’t there.

P.S. I don’t disagree that those times weren’t rac!st but there is no evidence that this song is about these serious Situations.
Again.
Just a song about a guy missing his favorite foreign restaurant.
Heck I could even say that this actually happened to one of the fellas and they just made a song about it 🤷🏼‍♂️



Dmitry Tamm

@Guernsey Biscuit
Sorry for not responding for a while. 

I am not from CE, but from Eastern Europe. It does not really matter, most states here are brainwashed by their pro-Western governments, so, you can say, English is somewhat (not official though) second state language here. Let's say, I am from 51'st US state. 

1) I don't see how the second most antidepressant consuming nation can be overall healithier, safer, less poor. I will admit, they have a good welfare/resource distribution system, but only if we compare it to Anglo-Saxon system. IMO, welfare is the bane of society. Society used to be family-based, with no welfare system whatsoever. Now many people abuse welfare, while sitting on the coach, while others work so they can consume their health insurance, social security etc. Secondly, Scandinavian nations are highest 'developed' in feminism. And I am 99% sure you are pro-feminism anyway, so I really see no reason to address my conservative arguments against your liberal one's. What I will say though, is that there is a reason why cheating (children euthanasia, lgbt rights, incest etc.) is such a normal topic these days. There is a reason why men turn weak because they actually make less than their wives (in many cases, at least, despite the myths feminist fanatics spread). There is a reason why marriage is a financial and juridical hell right now and has nothing to do with creation of a union. And all these problems are more than relevant for the Western world, especially Scandinavia. 
By spiritual health I keeping your mind and body clean so that you would not go ill and have to consume pills, which contain chemicals, that would in turn cause more damage to your health than without. I don't even want to get started on compulsory injections they make these days. I am quite acknowledged you ain't religious, let alone spiritual person. Once again, there is no point in exchanging conservative vs liberal arguments here. It's the same as talking to the wall and expecting to convince it, that it's not a wall, but a tree.

2) Well, I agree about mass propaganda being key to biggest bloody events of the past. But what I mean is the fact that now media technology is so advanced, we can't really compare it to the past anymore. It is a new era we live in. I can't imagine Serbian nationalists of the WWI period to praise America, for instance. Nor did not German people under Nazi regime dream about becoming 51'st State of America. What I mean is that now we use stuff (clothing, social networks, operational systems, PC's), which are branded in the US. We kind of "owe" them, as an example. Let's see the recent Charlie Hebdo massacre. Millions mourn, yet hundreds, thousands of innocnet people die in Eastern Ukraine daily as Kievs bloody regime kills them. Nobody talks about that. Isn't that a mass brainwashing? P.S. before you accuse me of being Kremlin's puppet, please look at Oliver Stones recent material as well as quite a lot of underrrated Western material available in open sources about war in Ukraine, which do not copy the lies of Western media. The same about Odessa massacre, recent terrors in Grozny, which the West, of course, ignores. Instead, they "mourn" for bastards, which created offensive piece of shit cartoons, calling it a freedom of expression. Hundreds of people who like to talk about freedom of speech, are they really mourning? No, they are following another trend in the media. These are zombies, who exclude any form of collective feeling and instead rely on their individual selves. I wonder if West was instead broadcasting pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, instead of Kieve, what would be reactions of these so-called mass free speech support rallies? This is more than propaganda, this is complete zombification.

3) Since you have, obviously, started with feminism achievement, I've briefly addressed them above. There is really no point in discussing social genocide, at least for me. What is the differene between liberalism and conservatism, is that the lattest does not like to discuss immoral genocide, just like you do when Israel is killing Palestinian children. Instead of brining Israhell to justice, the West, namely US and the UK, fully support it and supply it with weapons. Sometimes, they call their PM a chickenshit, but aside from this media bullshit, they continue supporting it. Liberal arts and so-called 'political science' classes conduct seminars and conferrences talking about if Israel is good or bad, instead of organizing mass rallies in calling Israel to justice. They kind of did the last summer, but that's nothing compared to killing 12 people associated with Charlie Hebdo people and hundreds of other double-standard occasions.
Women rights..geeez...I suggest you try some dating. 

4) Well it's not really about the government itself. I am myself a huge fan of Machiavelli. But I mean, the people these days. They are masses, not individuals, despite the fact that they seem to say just that. And that's why governments are immoral, because people allow them to manipulate them. I mean we can discuss quite a bit about philosophy of Power and where it comes from, but I've already seen number of comments and opinions, which actually justify mass survilience, saying that it kind of protects us from terrorist, which is a complete horseshit. And honestly, coming back to the topic of crime, I'd rather live in 40's-50's,when mob guys could extort me, kill me, mugg me, torture me etc., than in the contemporary age, where same could be done by the government, just 'legally'.
 

5) GMO's are extremely harmful. Funny how most Health Associations, conducting "researches" on resource consumption, health, food industry etc. are complete sell-outs to corporations, who produce GMO's, and stuff masses buy/consume. The problem with guys like you, and by no mean I don't want to offend here, is the fact that you like 'officially approved' label on everything you read, that is, media, government sources, national health associations etc. If something has 'British scientists have discovered" in the begginign of the sentence, it automatically becomes true to you.

I am sure you are a healthy, powerful, happy and liberal, atheistic human being out there. While I am not religious person (I distinguish between faith and religion), I kind of wonder what is the reason behind materialistic atheism. I mean, living just to die and be eaten by worms?



All comments from YouTube:

tadeo5

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

I could cry all night in sorrow
I could moan all day in pain
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up
And my life just ain't the same

If I live at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

There's a fortune teller lady
Crying in her fortune cakes
Cause the Chinaman gave the place up
Now she shivers and she shakes

If she lives at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

Now my love and I remember
How we spent our flaming youth
Eating egg foo young and kissing
In the red and yellow booth

If we live at all
It will be in vain
Cause what is this life
If there's no chow mein

No more chow mein yakamein bean sprout
No more lychee nut wonton soup
No more Louie bring a bowl of suey
No more kissing in the yellow booth

If the Chinaman don't come back I think I'll die

Habicik

cool

Kid Shanks

Everyone calling this tune racist, it's just a nice tribute to Chinese food and culture, and how we would miss them if they left.

Goldy_On_Pc

@l o l i feel jusg one side isnt lound as the lrher because they have their lives to go about

l o l

@ Goldy_On_Pc I think people definitely care. The world is just stuck in some kind of idiotic cancel culture equation right now, where black people can't be racist, and if white people accused Asians of being racist, that would make the white person racist. I have no patience for this shit anymore.

Goldy_On_Pc

Everyone calls this racist while k popstars keep dropping the N word and none cares

Fook Nagga

it makes me hungry af for some chinese food

Chris Vela

Indeed

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WhoKnows&WhoCares?

I don't know what's funnier , how this wouldn't hold up for the PC culture or that the groups name is The Gaylords

soggy anus

@Nick Nack if you would’ve had an edited anime girl pfp while saying that I would’ve went out of my way to find you n tear off the nails on your ring fingers.

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