The Great Wall of China

Album: River Of Dreams (1993)
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  • Advice is cheap you can take it from me
    It's your's to keep cause opinions are free
    Nobody knows about the trouble I've seen
    Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean
    It coasts too much and takes too long to find out too late
    Some words aren't heard 'til after they're spoken
    Your role was protective, your soul was too defective
    Some people just don't have a heart to be broken

    We could've gone all the way to the Great Wall of China
    If you only had a little more faith in me
    In lieu of diamonds, gold, and platinum
    reminders will still shine bright
    All the king's men and all the king's horse
    Can't put you together the way you used to be
    We could have been standing on the Great Wall Of China

    You take a piece of whatever you touch
    Too many pieces means you're touching too much
    You never win if you can't play it straight
    You only beat me if you get me to hate
    It must be so lonely to think that you have only
    Somebody elses life to live if they let you
    I ain't too selective, but it don't take no detective
    To find out how fast your friends will forget you

    We could have gone all the way to the Great Wall of China
    Now all you're going to be is history
    Help yourself, it's all you can eat at the Empire Diner tonight
    You coulda had class, you coulda been a contender
    Charlie, you shoulda looked out for me
    You could have been standing, standing on the Great Wall of China

    This was not your calling, just look how far you've fallen
    I heard your story, man, you've got to be joking
    Keep things in perspective, this is my true objective
    Why tear this heart out if it's only been broken?

    We could've gone all the way to the Great Wall of China
    If you only had a little more faith in me
    In lieu of diamonds, gold, and platinum
    reminders will still shine bright
    All the king's men and all the king's horse
    Can't put you together the way you used to be
    We could have been standing on the Great Wall Of China Writer/s: BILLY JOEL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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