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This was sung by Suzanne Vega at the Rainforest Benefit on 24 September 1988

Lyrics By
Robyn Hitchcock
Music By
Robyn Hitchcock
Lyrics

Watching Romeo dissolve I was tempted to join him
By the mirror of the lake where the statues unfurled
I had never seen a man so abuse his reflection
As the light shines through your Chinese bones

Watching Juliet unrobe I would hasten toward her
But around her feet I sat that her serpent was curled
And her eyeballs had rolled up so her pupils had vanished
And the light shines through your Chinese bones
As the light shines through your Chinese bones

I met an interesting dwarf and I told him a story
As he walked towards the East then the shadow was right
Something Shakespeare never said was 'you've got to be kidding'
As the light shines through your Chinese bones
As the light shines through your Chinese bones

The line between us is so thin I might as well be you
And everywhere I've ever been I know you're going too

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    Watching Romeo dissolve I was tempted to join him
    By the mirror of the lake where the statues unfurled
    I had never seen a man so abuse his reflection
    As the light shines through your Chinese bones

    Watching Juliet unrobe I would hasten toward her
    But around her feet I sat that her serpent was curled
    And her eyeballs had rolled up so her pupils had vanished
    And the light shines through your Chinese bones
    As the light shines through your Chinese bones

    I met an interesting dwarf and I told him a story
    As he walked towards the East then the shadow was right
    Something Shakespeare never said was 'you've got to be kidding'
    As the light shines through your Chinese bones
    As the light shines through your Chinese bones

    The line between us is so thin I might as well be you
    And everywhere I've ever been I know you're going too

    This was sung by Suzanne Vega at the Rainforest Benefit on 24 September 1988