Chinatown Lyrics

Joe Jackson


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Joe Jackson
album: Track 2 in album Night and Day
release date: 1982-6
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acoustic/Experimental
length: 4:05
lead vocals: Joe Jackson
engineer: Michael Ewasko
arranger: Joe Jackson
co-producer: David Kershenbaum and Joe Jackson
co mixer: David Kershenbaum and Joe Jackson
lyricist: Joe Jackson
composer: Joe Jackson

Cover Art

Joe Jackson Night and Day cover art
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Trying to find chinatown
Trying to find chinatown
A hungry man
Can hold out a long time

For some soul food
Good food, whole food
I know I was that man
Maybe sometimes hold out a little too long

I took a right
Then I took a wrong turn
Someone asked me for a quarter
It didn't seem to fit

He didn't look too much like a chinaman
Trying to find chinatown
Trying to find chinatown
An old black man

Pushing a shopping trolley
Filled with tin cans
Avoided his glance
I'm nervous and I'm lost

And I don't see too many restaurants
A guy laid out
With a knife in his back
A cop came along

Told him, move on
Go home and sleep it off
I didn't know if I should get involved

Trying to find chinatown
Trying to find chinatown


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Another World
  • 2 Chinatown
  • 3 T.V. Age
  • 4 Target
  • 5 Steppin' Out
  • 6 Breaking Us in Two
  • 7 Cancer
  • 8 Real Men
  • 9 A Slow Song