The Great Wall of China Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 2 in album River of Dreams
    release date: 1993-8-10
    popularity : 131 users have visited this page.
    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