coverlyrics

    CHINA
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    In the month of May, in the glory of the day
    Came the descendants of a hundred flowers
    And their fight it did begin with the aging Mandarin
    And they fought with an extraordinary power
    Everyone was smiling, their hearts were one
    In Tiananmen Square

    But it seems that the Spring this year in Beijing
    Came just before the Fall
    There was no summer at all
    In Tiananmen Square
    China... China

    There's peace in the emerald fields, there's mist upon the lakes
    But something is afoot in the People's Hall
    The spirit of Chu Ping is alive in young Chai Ling
    And the Emperor has his back against the wall
    Black sun rising over Tiananmen Square
    Over Tiananmen Square

    But it seems that the Spring this year in Beijing
    Came just before the Fall
    There was no summer at all
    In Tiananmen Square
    China... China

    In the month of June, in the darkness of the moon
    Went the descendants of a hundred flowers
    And time may never tell how many of them fell
    Like the petals of a rose in some satanic shower
    Everyone was weeping in all of China
    And Tiananmen Square

    But it seems that the Spring this year in Beijing
    Came just before the Fall
    There was no summer at all
    In Tiananmen Square
    China... China

    And even the moon on the fourth day of June
    Hid her face and did not see
    Black sun rising over Tiananmen Square

    And Wang Wei Lin, you remember him
    All alone he stood before the tanks
    A shadow of forgotten ancestors in Tiananmen Square

    And my blue-eyed son, you had no one
    You could call a hero of your age
    You have the rainbow warriors of Tiananmen Square, singing
    China Shall Be Free
    China Shall Be Free
    China Shall Be Free

    © 1989 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


Return to Main Page

Latest News - Tour Schedule - Biographical Info - Discography - Lyrics - Band and Crew - Photo Gallery - Joan on the Internet - Links - Contacts