Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I can't understand how I've gone astray / I should be sailing away on a liner / Shanghai surprise! - George Harrison

Well, not a liner, but American Airlines flight 288 to Chicago. But I have a 7, 8, 9 hour delay. Gave me a chance to see some more of Shanghai ... but hope the plane's waiting for me.

Shanghai Surprise by George Harrison

I can't understand how I've gone astray
I should be sailing away on a liner
I was knocked on my back on a dock at Yangtse
It's a hell of a way to see China but I'm ready
You must be crazy
And you got no money
And you're a liar
My straits are dire from the, the wok into the fire
I'd like to trust you but I've broken my rickshaw
Sometimes there's no hope in, in chasing opium
I'd like to love you but I'm not sure what's in your eyes
Mm, Shanghai surprise
Whatever you're saying, I want it anyway in
Been hanging 'round like a kid at your back door

You could be kinder, and show me Asia minor
I'll let you love me, let you see what's here in my eyes
Shanghai surprise
You must be crazy
(Crazy)
And you got no money
(Money)
And it seems like madness
Back streets so crowded that no room to swing a cat
I'd like to know you but you're acting so coolie
I'm finding out pursued by evil looking dudes it's
Getting hot for me like tofu when it deep fries
Oh, Shanghai surprise
But baby you look like any common crook
That's hanging 'round in those real shady places

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