Graham Parker Discovering Japan Lyrics

Live Alone! Discovering Japan Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 That’s What They All Say
  • 2 Platinum Blonde
  • 3 Mercury Poisoning
  • 4 Sweet 16
  • 5 No Woman No Cry
  • 6 Lunatic Fringe
  • 7 Long Stem Rose
  • 8 Discovering Japan
  • 9 Don’t Ask Me Questions
  • 10 Watch the Moon Come Down (revisited)
  • 11 Just Like Hermann Hesse
  • 12 Too Many Knots to Untangle
  • 13 Chopsticks
  • 14 Short Memories
  • Her heart is nearly breaking, the earth is nearly quaking

    The Tokyo's taxi's braking, it's screaming to a halt

    And there's nothing to hold on to when gravity betrays you

    And every kiss enslaves you-oo-oo

    She knows how hard her heart grows under the nuclear shadows

    She can't escape the feeling repeating in her head

    When after all the urges some kind of truth emerges

    We felt the deadly surges

    Discovering Japan--an --an

    Discovering Japan--an --an

    The GIs only use her, they only ram right through her

    Giving an eastern promise, that they could never keep

    Seeing a million miles, between their joke and smiles

    She heard their hard denials [don't pause]

    As the tears dropped sideways down her face, face

    I woke up talking in the tongue of a different race, race

    And as the flight touches down my watch says 8:02

    But that's midnight to you,

    Midnight to you Midight to you
    I dreamed headlong collisions in jet lag panavisions

    I shouted sayonara it didn't mean goodbye

    But lovers turn to posers show up in film exposures

    Just like in travel brochures
    Discovering Japan Discovering Japan

    (x6 and fade)

    Written by: Graham Thomas Parker

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