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Distance

(unreleased song, 1987)

(later renamed "China" and released on Little Earthquakes, 1992)

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Verse 1:

China all the way to New York
I can feel the distance getting closer
You're right next to me
But I need an airplane
I can feel the distance as you breathe

Chorus:

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build the great wall around you?
In your eyes I saw a future together
You just look away in the distance
Verse 2:

China decorates our table
Funny how the cracks don't seem to show
Pour the wine, dear
You say we'll take vacation
But we never can agree on
Where to go

Chorus:

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build the great wall around you?
In your eyes I saw a future together
You just look away in the distance

Verse 3:

China all the way to New York
Maybe you got lost in Mexico
You're right next to me
I think that you can hear me
Funny how the distance
Learns to grow

Chorus:

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build the great wall around you?
In your eyes I saw a future together
You just look away in the distance

I can feel the distance
I can feel the distance
I can feel the distance
Getting close


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