China

Album: Little Earthquakes (1992)
Charted: 51
  • This lament about lost love was the third single released from American singer-songwriter Tori Amos' solo debut album, Little Earthquakes.
  • Amos told Rolling Stone: "There's been a side to me that's always been drawn to heart-wrenching love songs. And sometimes I find that you don't get those necessarily just in the contemporary singer-songwriter world, but also with musical theater, Gershwin, classics. I think that "China" probably came after a big bout of listening to Barbra Streisand. Because you know, if anyone can break your heart, she could."
  • This was the first song written for Little Earthquakes, and its original title was "Distance."

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