7 Chinese Brothers

Album: Reckoning (1984)
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  • This mellow, sweet, short-haired boy, woman offers pull up a seat
    Take in one symphony now, we've just begun to battle
    Wrap your heel in bones of steel, turn the leg, a twist of color
    Autumn waited hold it to you in the colored come another

    Seven Chinese brothers swallowing the ocean
    Seven thousand years to sleep away the pain
    She will return, she will return

    This mellow, sweet, short-haired boy, woman offers pull up a seat
    Take in one symphony now, we've just begun to battle
    Wrap your heel in bones of steel, turn the leg, a twist of color
    Autumn waited hold it to you in the colored come another

    Seven Chinese brothers swallowing the ocean
    Seven thousand years to sleep away the pain
    She will return, she will return

    This mellow, sweet, short-haired boy, woman offers pull up a chair
    Take in one symphony now, I guess we lost that battle
    Wrap your heel in bones of steel, turn the leg, a twist of color
    Autumn waded seven seas swimming colored come

    Seven Chinese brothers swallowing the ocean
    Seven thousand years the Communi did reign
    She will return, she will return

Comments: 5

  • Karl from AustraliaAndrei from Chicago, Il Mitch co-produced the album he wasn't a guest guitarist on it. M!
  • Andrei from Chicago, IlStipe was never quite satisfied with the track. Guest guitarist Mitch Easter recalls: "He never thought the mix was right. He always thought the drums were too loud."
  • Nicole from Nottellin, OrThe music to this song is so, so good. Wonderful guitar and bass and drums. Pete Buck's tight guitar goes well with Michael's voice on this (as usual). It's a fantastic song that takes me away.
  • Terry from Ocean Springs, Ms"The Voice of Harold" is one of the best REM songs ever.
  • Terry from Ocean Springs, MsThe Chinese brother who swallows the ocean is probably a folk reference to Tsunami. When a tidal wave approaches, the sea often pulls far back revealing the sea bed. People would die when the wave finally came rushing in because they had walked out on the sea bed to gather fish, etc.
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