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The Peking King And The New York Queen

Lyrics

Well I heard a story, you can judge its worth
About the sun and the moon, the time they came down to earth
They passed in the heavens each day up above
Time after time and it soon became love
But they could not touch, they could not kiss
They had no flesh, no earthly bliss

So they made a scheme, they made a plan
They would come down to earth as a woman and a man
She rode a lunar wave, he flew a solar beam
They took on human forms to live out a dream
The most beautiful people that I've ever seen
They were the Peking King and the New York Queen
I said, the Peking King and the New York Queen

As fate would have it in the toss of the dice
They went to opposite ends of this world of our lives
Opposite eyes, opposite minds
Such things matter in these troubled times

"We read a book from right to left."
"You read a book from the left hand of the page to the right."
"We see a rabbit in moon."
"When you look at the moon, it's a man in the moon."
"Raw fish is very tasty, thank you."
"Eating raw fish is disgusting."
"Buddha is only way."
"Jesus is the one way."
"Communism."
"Democracy."
"East is Red."
"Better dead than Red."

Peking in the east and New York in the west
Each place thought that it was the best
But the sun and the moon on their earthly quest
Knew without a doubt that it was all the best
They say, "What does it matter how you read a book?
It's all the same no matter how it looks."

Well the only thing important to the Peking King
Was being in the arms of his New York Queen
Thousands of miles, they were so far apart
How to get together, where to start
On the California Zephyr and the Shanghai Express
He headed to Hong Kong, she headed out west

No passports, no visas, no government quotas
No secret missile sites in South Dakota
No red tape, no Red Guard could stop the dream
Of the Peking King and the New York Queen
I said, the Peking King and the New York Queen
So they found a little island in the Phillipines
It was a perfect little place to live out a dream

They say east is east, west is west
They say the twain won't meet but don't you take that bet
'Cause you're invited to the wedding and to share the dream
Of the Peking King and the New York Queen
The Peking King and the New York Queen

Let's go away

Well you're invited to the wedding and to share the dream
You're invited to a wedding and to share in the dream
Of the Peking King and his New York Queen
I said, invited to a wedding
Come on along, everybody
We're gonna share the dream
We're invited to a wedding
Of the sun and the moon
It’s an alchemical wedding
The Peking King and the New York Queen

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