The Great Wall of China Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 2 in album River of Dreams
release date: 1993-8-10
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length: 5:48
producer: Danny Kortchmar
drums: Zachary Alford
vocal: Billy Joel
mixer: Niko Bolas
bass: T.M. Stevens
background vocals: Billy Joel, George Simms and Frank Simms
guitar: Leslie West and Danny Kortchmar
piano & organ: Billy Joel
percussion: James Saporito
synthesizer: Jeff Jacobs
orchestrator: Ira Newborn
lyricist: Billy Joel
composer: Billy Joel

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): Canada
format: CD
barcode: 074645300320
script: Latin

Cover Art

Billy Joel River of Dreams cover art


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Advice is cheap you can take it from me
It's your's to keep cause opinions are free
Nobody knows about the trouble I've seen
Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean
It coasts too much and takes too long to find out too late
Some words aren't heard 'til after they're spoken
Your role was protective, your soul was too defective
Some people just don't have a heart to be broken

We could've gone all the way to the Great Wall of China
If you only had a little more faith in me
In lieu of diamonds, gold, and platinum
reminders will still shine bright
All the king's men and all the king's horse
Can't put you together the way you used to be


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 No Man's Land
  • 2 The Great Wall of China
  • 3 Blonde Over Blue
  • 4 A Minor Variation
  • 5 Shades of Grey
  • 6 All About Soul
  • 7 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • 8 The River of Dreams
  • 9 Two Thousand Years
  • 10 Famous Last Words