We were watching T.V. Watching T.V. We were Watching T.V. Watching T.V.
In Tiananmen Square Lost my baby there My yellow rose In her bloodstained clothes
She was a short order pastry chef In a Dim Sum dive on the Yangtze tideway She had shiny hair She was the daughter of an engineer
Won't you shed a tear For my yellow rose My yellow rose In her bloodstained clothes
She had perfect breasts She had high hopes She had almond eyes She had yellow thighs
She was a student of philosophy Won't you grieve with me For my yellow rose Shed a tear
For her bloodstained clothes She had shiny hair She had perfect breasts She had high hopes
She had almond eyes She had yellow thighs She was the daughter of an engineer So get out your pistols
Get out your stones Get out your knives Cut them to the bone They are the lackeys of the grocer's machine
They built the dark satanic mills That manufacture hell on earth They bought the front row seats on Calvary They are irrelevant to me
But I grieve for my sister People of China Do not forget do not forget The children who died for you
Long live the Republic Did we do anything after this I've a feeling we did We were watching T.V.
Watching T.V. We were watching T.V. Watching T.V. She wore a white bandanna that said
Freedom now She thought the Great Wall of China Would come tumbling down She was a student
Her father was an engineer Won't you shed a tear For my yellow rose My yellow rose
In her bloodstained clothes Her grandpa fought old Chiang Kai-shek That no-good low-down dirty rat Who used to order his troops
To fire on the women and children Imagine that imagine that And in the spring of '48 Mao Tse-tung got quite irate
And he kicked that old dictator Chiang Out of the state of China Chiang Kai-shek came down in Formosa And they armed the island of Quemoy
And the shells were flying across the China Sea And they turned Formosa into a shoe factory Called Taiwan And she is different from Cro-Magnon man
She's different from Anne Boleyn She is different from the Rosenbergs And from the unknown Jew She is different from the unknown Nicaraguan
Half superstar half victim She's a victor star conceptually new And she is different from the Dodo And from the Kankanbono
She is different from the Aztec And from the Cherokee She's everybody's sister She's symbolic of our failure
She's the one in fifty million Who can help us to be free Because she died on T.V. And I grieve for my sister
Writer/s: ROGER WATERS
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Bmn from Hisuan, ArgentinaThis song became a hit in Iran after the June 20, 2009 brutal killing of Neda Salehi Agha Soltan, during the 2009 Iranian election protests. The similarity between Waters' song and Neda actually being a "student of philosophy" mentioned first by Komeil Bahmanpour in his Facebook lit and spread the fire.
Alienanthropologist from Silver Spring, Md1. She's not fictional. In fact, you can hear her speak on the track. 2. It's not so much about HER as it is about you and me watching her and then going down to Applebees for the $7.99 steak sizzler or stopping off at Starbucks for a latte. He is ridiculing US for our lack of action in the face of reality.
Freddy from Alajuela, OtherThis song refers to the Tiananmen Square massacre which I sadly remember watching "on TV". Waters has done a great job as usual.
Shelby from Out Beyond The Wall, KyNo one's commented? Wow. Never heard the song, but the lyrics sound like typical Roger Waters and they sound pretty darn good. Heh.
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