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    "Japanese Hands" Lyrics

    Elton John

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    Outside I can hear the fireworks
    Beyond the paper walls
    Where the symbols painted black and white
    Run together when the rain falls
    And the wind chimes across Kyoto
    Each time the earth moves
    Was it the quake that shook me
    Or was it something to do with you

    And the hot wind heats the bamboo blinds
    And your almond eyes always shine
    Sitting cool behind your painted fan
    All the secrets of the east
    Conceal the beauty and the beast
    For tender is the man in her Japanese hands

    Flesh on silk looks different
    Than on a cotton sheet back home
    Where no one wears their hair like yours
    Beneath those oriental combs
    And with your thirsty fingers
    Running up and down my spine
    You forget the western woman
    When you're sleeping on Kyoto time

    And the sky explodes
    and the moon grows cold
    To the distant sound of drums
    And the sky explodes
    And the moon grows cold
    As the dragons on the mainland
    Wait to heat the sun
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Bernie Taupin, Elton John.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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