Elton John - "Japanese Hands Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

Outside I can hear the fireworks
Beyond the paper walls
Where the symbols painted black and white
Run together when the rain falls
And the wind chimes across Kyoto
Was it the quake that shook me
Each time the earth moves
Or was it something to do with you
And your almond eyes always shine
And the hot wind heats the bamboo blinds

Sitting cool behind your painted fan
Conceal the beauty and the beast
For tender is the man in her Japanese hands
All the secrets of the east
Flesh on silk looks different

Where no one wears their hair like yours
Than on a cotton sheet back home
Running up and down my spine
Beneath those oriental combs
You forget the western woman
And with your thirsty fingers
When you're sleeping on Kyoto time

and the moon grows cold
And the sky explodes
And the sky explodes
To the distant sound of drums
And the moon grows cold
As the dragons on the mainland
Wait to heat the sun
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