Phil Collins - Like China Lyrics

Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going! cover art
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My mom and daddy both say
I must be crazy to be this infatuated
But I know you know
We got something special never felt before
You get me going just looking at you
And the feeling's not hard to recognize so
Alright I'll come out in the open with it
Will you walk out with me

'Cause you're the first girl I've ever loved
Tell me do you feel the same way
Well I'll show you I'm not like all the rest
'Cause I know who I am

Your skin is smooth as silk and your eyes like stars
You're just like a picture book standing there
But I can't go on
No, I can't go on thinking you don't feel the same way as I do

I'll be so careful I'll hold you like china
I'll promise not to hurt you I'll hold you like china
You won't feel nothing, I'll hold you like china
'Cause I know it's your first time

Your mom and dad don't like me
And they tell me every time I call around to see you
I don't know why
'Cause I always straighten my tie and comb my hair
I know your brother thinks that
I'm a limp wristed wimp from the other side of town
I know he's got me wrong
Because I'm really not like that, I'll tell you why

You're the first girl I've ever loved
Tell me do you feel the same way
Well I'll show you I'm not like all the rest
'Cause I know who I am

I remember the very first time I held your hand
And that was the last time you were so close to me
But I can't go on
No, I can't go on thinking you don't feel the same way as I do

I'll be so careful I'll hold you like china
I'll promise not to hurt you I'll hold you like china
You won't feel nothing, I'll hold you like china
'Cause I know it's your first time

I know, you know and now I wanna, I wanna tell everybody
I know you, know and now I want them all to see
I know, you know and now I wanna, I wanna tell everybody
I know you, know and now I want them all to see

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Don't Care Anymore
  • 2 I Cannot Believe It's True
  • 3 Like China
  • 4 Do You Know, Do You Care?
  • 5 You Can't Hurry Love
  • 6 It Don't Matter to Me
  • 7 Thru These Walls
  • 8 Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
  • 9 The West Side
  • 10 Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Phil Collins
    album: Track 3 in album Hello, I Must Be Going!
    release date: 1982
    popularity : 107 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:09
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin