I can't understand how I've gone astray
I should be sailing away on a liner
I was knocked on my back on a dock at Yangtse
It's a hell of a way to see China but I'm ready
You must be crazy
And you got no money
And you're a liar
My straits are dire from the, the wok into the fire
I'd like to trust you but I've broken my rickshaw
Sometimes there's no hope in, in chasing opium
I'd like to love you but I'm not sure what's in your eyes
Mm, Shanghai surprise
Whatever you're saying, I want it anyway in
Been hanging 'round like a kid at your back door
(Ooh, babe)
You could be kinder, and show me Asia minor
I'll let you love me, let you see what's here in my eyes
Shanghai surprise
You must be crazy
(Crazy)
And you got no money
(Money)
And it seems like madness
Back streets so crowded that no room to swing a cat
I'd like to know you but you're acting so coolie
I'm finding out pursued by evil looking dudes it's
Getting hot for me like tofu when it deep fries
Oh, Shanghai surprise
But baby you look like any common crook
That's hanging 'round in those real shady places
(Ooh, babe)
While you assess me, why not try to impress me?
Step over here, let me see what's there in your eyes
Oh, Shanghai surprise
I don't understand how I got delayed
I should be sailing today on a liner
Was kicked in the ass on a dock at Yangtse
It's no way for a man to see China but I'm ready
You must be crazy
(Crazy)
And you got no money
(Money)
But you're a trier
My straits are dire from the, the wok into the fire
I'd like to meet you but I've broken my chopstick
Sometimes there's no hope in, in chasing promises
I wanna love you though it could prove to be unwise
Shanghai surprise
Whatever you're saying, I want it anyway in
Been hanging 'round for a ride on your rickshaw
(Ooh, babe)
You may correct me, now that you've inspected me
Come over here, let me feel you cut down to size
Oh, Shanghai surprise
My straits are dire from the, the wok into the fire
I'd like to know you but I'm not really social
Sometimes it's no joke, can't cope with opium
I'd like to love you but I'm not sure what's in your eyes
Shanghai surprise
Shanghai surprise, Shanghai surprise
And you got no money
But you're a trier
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