Lyrics for Lhasa Town by Dave Stewart and Chris Jagger from the album Rock The Zydeco / Atcha

Song lyrics for Lhasa Town by Dave Stewart and Chris Jagger

Taken from the album Rock The Zydeco / Atcha

Song Information

Lyric ID
565
Artist Dave Stewart and Chris Jagger
Title Lhasa Town
From The Rock The Zydeco / Atcha album

Lyrics

They came from the east
They came from the west
From the Kashmir lakes
& the Asian steppes,
The Chinese court
& the Kublai khan
& they headed down to Lhasa town

To Lhasa town to Lhasa town
Its cold & dry & two miles down
But you won't see the Dalai Lama round
If you’re heading down to Lhasa town

If you’re hanging around the old Jokhang
Watch out for those video cams
Plain clothes police follow you around
Lhasa looks like a Chinatown
Don’t you try to run too fast
Else that breath
May be your last
Sit with nodding monks & pray,
But don’t say “free Tibet” today
In Lhasa town etc.

They came from the easy
They came in the night
They came with guns and dynamite
To free the peasants from their chains
& make damm sure they don’t rise again
But if you won’t tow
The party line
Best defect & say goodbye
Become a refugee with a home
& never return to Lhasa town
To Lhasa town etc

They came from the east
They came from the west
From the Kashmir lakes
& the Asian steppes,
They kissed the ground
As they headed down to Lhasa town
To Lhasa town to Lhasa town