George Harrison Shanghai Surprise cover

Shanghai Surprise
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Pop
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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
Verse 2
You must be crazy
And you got no money
And you're a liar
Verse 3
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
Verse 4
Whatever you're saying, I want it anyway in
Been hanging 'round like a kid at your back door
(Ooh, babe)
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
Verse 5
You must be crazy
(Crazy)
And you got no money
(Money)
And it seems like madness
Verse 6
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
Verse 7
But baby you look like any common crook
That's hanging 'round in those real shady places
(Ooh, babe)
While you assess me, why not try to impress me?
Step over here, let me see what's there in your eyes
Oh, Shanghai surprise
Verse 8
I don't understand how I got delayed
I should be sailing today on a liner
Was kicked in the ass on a dock at Yangtse
It's no way for a man to see China but I'm ready
Verse 9
You must be crazy
(Crazy)
And you got no money
(Money)
But you're a trier
Verse 10
My straits are dire from the, the wok into the fire
I'd like to meet you but I've broken my chopstick
Sometimes there's no hope in, in chasing promises
I wanna love you though it could prove to be unwise
Shanghai surprise
Verse 11
Whatever you're saying, I want it anyway in
Been hanging 'round for a ride on your rickshaw
(Ooh, babe)
You may correct me, now that you've inspected me
Come over here, let me feel you cut down to size
Oh, Shanghai surprise
Verse 12
My straits are dire from the, the wok into the fire
I'd like to know you but I'm not really social
Sometimes it's no joke, can't cope with opium
I'd like to love you but I'm not sure what's in your eyes
Shanghai surprise
Verse 13
Shanghai surprise, Shanghai surprise
And you got no money
But you're a trier

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