Allen, Lily - Chinese Lyrics




I see you from the sky
And I wonder how long it will take me to get home
I wait for an hour or so at the carousel
I have a cigarette to pass the time
Cause the traffic's hell

I don't want anything more
Than to see your face when you open the door
You'll make me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea
And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV
Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
And in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
I'll be exhausted so I'll probably sleep
And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV

You wipe the tears from my eye
And you say that all that it takes is a phone call
I cry at the thought of being alone and then
I wonder how long it will take til I'm home again

I don't want anything more
Than to see your face when you open the door
You'll make me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea
And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV
Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
And in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
I'll be exhausted so I'll probably sleep
And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV

I know it doesn't seem so fair
But I'll send you a postcard when I get there

I don't want anything more
Than to see your face when you open the door
You'll make me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea
And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV
Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
And in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
I'll be exhausted so I'll probably sleep
And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV





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  1. moonlight

    i don’t know why her old music makes me cry so much

  2. Jamie Lye

    I'm going to marry my girlfriend and our first dance will be this.

  3. Vân Nguyễn

    11/8/2019-23:41

  4. Benito Mussolini

    She has an amazing voice

  5. Yossi Schneider

    This great song is underrated...it worth millions views

  6. Wayne Pappin

    Apparently this song was dedicated to her mum. I always thought she was singing this to her partner. Go figure!

  7. Carlos Manuel Blanco Gutiérrez

    Life is sometimes so dreadful without you, mom

  8. Spancakes

    My mother and I are complete opposites and we used to fight a lot (and still do sometimes) but when life got/ gets hard all I wanted was my mom. This song reminds me of her and how much I love her and she loves me. I just showed her this song and she hugged me with tears in her eyes, I love you ma

  9. vulkein

    I'm probably one of the only straight dude here... fuck it. Still shamelessly love this..

  10. Mae

    I listened to this song when I was little, it just reminds me of how good life felt. But knew deep down not everything was okay. We grabbed as much happiness as we could. It worked. I listen to this song now and I just wish things turned out differently.

  11. The Purple Helicopter

    Still such a pretty song 2019 ❤️😍🌺

  12. Resty Adelyne

    I see you from the sky
    And I wonder how long it will take me to get home
    I wait for an hour or so at the carousel
    I have a cigarette to pass the time
    Cause the traffic's hell

    I don't want anything more
    Than to see your face when you open the door
    You'll make me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea
    And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV
    Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
    And in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
    I'll be exhausted so I'll probably sleep
    And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV

    You wipe the tears from my eye
    And you say that all that it takes is a phone call
    I cry at the thought of being alone and then
    I wonder how long it will take til I'm home again

    I don't want anything more
    Than to see your face when you open the door
    You'll make me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea
    And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV
    Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
    And in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
    I'll be exhausted so I'll probably sleep
    And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV

    I know it doesn't seem so fair
    But I'll send you a postcard when I get there

    I don't want anything more
    Than to see your face when you open the door
    You'll make me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea
    And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV
    Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
    And in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
    I'll be exhausted so I'll probably sleep
    And we'll get a Chinese and watch TV

    Fanatique DiSanders

    Queen Adelyne thanks for the lyrics ❤️

  13. Justin Bohner

    One of the most existential songs ever written.

  14. Maciel ­.

    Where's the lyrics guy?

  15. Giuliano Lelli Mami

    This song is a simple way of saying "I love you" in the real life... Thank you Lily...

  16. brandon

    MEHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  17. Christian Alvarez

    I can imagine the music video in my head I wish I could produce a music video for it

  18. Julius Willis

    I think I just realized what this song is all about. She's leaving him...she's gonna send him a postcard when she gets home. Just took me nine years to get it. #mindblown

    hiếu hoàng

    it's about her mother

  19. yoshi 16

    my second favorite after "fuck you"

  20. Maria 101

    For the first time in my life, I'm in a relationship. I couldnt be fucking happier

    Zoned 247

    Hope you still are. Good for you. Get as much happiness as you can

  21. MayfairLady

    I intuitivly think of my Mother whey listening to this! She is the best person I know!

  22. Soaribb

    Happy songs like this one make me sad.

  23. Harvey Carroll

    2018 anyone?? 🎉🎊🙋

  24. Jef De Beuker

    Still listening to this😊😘

  25. sOWL

    This song is so fucking sad.

  26. Andy Fennell

    This and "Everyone's At It" should've been singles and they could've been released in early 2010.

  27. Aoeiu Bpmftd

    Makes me home sick every time...

  28. Pornô Triste

    Can't sing it without crying

  29. Iona Wheeler

    I was nine when this came out and I still love it

  30. michael scaglione

    35 Second commercial before Videos starts???
    Wow

  31. Animal finatic

    this songs makes me feel so incredibly happy, just one of those endlessly sweet songs that are impossible not to smile at when ever it crosses your mind. Just one of those things that remains untouched and forever pure.

  32. Animal finatic

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND IM CHINESE DMDJKENSKSJS

  33. Pedro Henrique

    miss you

  34. Pedro Henrique

    best music ❤❤❤❤

  35. claudio ezequiel piña silva

    "Chinese" and "I could say" are some of the most beautiful songs ever.

    PicàrdiaVEVO

    claudio ezequiel piña silva
    That's funny, you said the same thing on 'I Could Say'...

  36. Luis García

    I really love this song Lily 's the best ♡

  37. Likeabadgirlshould X

    This song is about mums. It's about when your mum takes care of you when you take a sick day off school.

    Megan Sutton

    Really? I didn't know that because of the lyrics, I think that's so cute and original

    Doll Parts x

    Megan Sutton the beginning she describing waiting to be picked up. The rest of the song is her mother taking care of her and she is most likely faking the illness to have a day off school to spend time with her mother and the rest of the illness waiting for her mum to come home from work. When I saw her live about 6 agos she stated this is the meaning of the song.

    Doll Parts x

    Megan Sutton it is very sweet. I had a week like this and I faked my illness a tad in the end because I enjoyed my mothers company and nurturing nature.

  38. claudio ezequiel piña silva

    What a lot of beautiful songs has Lily Allen, my God!

  39. Lara Cunha

    Meus 9 anos♥

    Joseph Mojica

    Lara Cunha NOSTALGIA

  40. chillager .c

    funny i find this song extremely beautiful specially if its for her mom(:

  41. Karl Dutsch

    One of best songs ich have ever heared👍

  42. WeMuckAround

    Haven't heard this song for about 5 years.. wow

  43. PotatoFridges

    Every time I listen to Lily's songs after a long time I cry my eyes out. I can barely see my screen rn lmao

    Júlia Drumond

    me too! especially chinese and I could say

    Sebizzar

    @Júlia Drumond Same here guys 😭 It's Not Me, It's You was an era full of emotions and now I feel nostalgic for that point in time.

  44. Kellene Hubbard

    Sweet song dedicated to her mum!

    Abby Inman

    Kellene Hubbard it's actually to her grandma

  45. Julien

    my baby troye brought me here

  46. Con Mac

    Troye Sivan recommended this song, love it

  47. Mariana Pérez

    This song makes me hungry.

  48. Alice Fish

    God. I was super young when I first heard this song. In the interim I've moved out/away from my mother and now hearing it, it means so much more, the struggle of being a young adult living alone etc. 'I don't want anything more than to see your face when you open the door/you'll makes me beans on toast and a nice cup of tea'

  49. Ilove Japan

    I'm Chinese. You can eat out of me anytime darling. *wink*

    unvalued

    oh shit

    Zoned 247

    Creepy Cunt, is extra creepy

  50. Dan Bleier

    she is so spice girl!!!

  51. Zane Humfully

    I am chinese,When I see this song,I am very happy,although I dont know what she sing .so I think I will focus on her.XD

    WeMuckAround

    Zane Humfully by Chinese she means a Chinese Take-Away meal

    Sophia Conway

    And also; notice that the truth is honestly what I can believe: Lily Allen's actual first name comes from the name of the flower called a lily, and that is what it reminds me of!!!

    Sophia Conway

    Oh, I see!!!

    Andy Fennell

    She means that she's far away from home and when she comes home, they will have some Chinese food while watching television.

    Holo Polo

    你是傻子吧 哈哈你还以为是歌颂中国人的歌吗:)

  52. X Shaw

    I am offensive and I found this song veryyyy Chinese!!!

    John Williams

    my name is John Williams and I like this video of Lily Allen

    fullsun beans

    ^ are you a robot

  53. quesadillo

    I like how this is about her mother, even though most people think it's about a significant other

    Üdlauch Stmacshauchnÿ

    I didn't know that - did she confirm it in an interview?

    Likeabadgirlshould X

    Θανάσης Pumpkin I saw her live a few years ago and she said it was about her mum. It's about being sick/faking sick and your mother caring for you and spending time with her.

    Sebizzar

    I know, it makes it so adorable :3

  54. William MacDonald

    Whooooo!!! Go Lily Allen!!

  55. Daniel Thornley

    fuckin choon bruv

  56. Daniel Nuppence

    this song makes me cry hahaha

  57. Mandy Siu

    YES GET ME IM A CHINESE THANKS

  58. Vanessa d

    thanks for inspiring baby troye 😍💖

  59. Phanic! at the Jaspar Sivan-Oakley

    ah, so Troyes boyfriend is Chinese? 😂

    Mandy Siu

    Not necessarily but I see your point

  60. icansleepallday

    this song inspired my favorite troye sivan song ever so i gotta give it a huge thanks.

    orlandoboi258

    icansleepallday what song

    Fran De Avila

    orlandoboi258 for him

  61. Abby Inman

    been stuck in my head all day

  62. jj bjk

    2016👌

  63. Sebastian Elorza

    2016 represent

    Joseph Mojica

    Sebastian Elorza 2018 respresent

  64. mirrin shields

    my sister used to sing this for me before she passed away, miss her..always brings me back to her

    A N X I T Y

    Awwww R.I.P

    Rocío Incera

    Oh! So sorry! I lost muy little sis too! She died in my arms :( such a nostalgia!

    realhet2

    I love this song, and I think this song will keep her memory.

  65. Mugen Games

    Chinese támbien la canción esta genial, Lily Allen :)

  66. David C

    Thanks for inspiring Troye Lilly ❤️❤️💕

    Jason Mynett

    David Castellanos ,

  67. Bella Nabila

    i really like this song. like ive been back for some years

  68. Jacob Anderson

    listening to prepare myself for 'for him.'

    Jacob Anderson

    @Grace Peak haha yeah i am, but i changed my username yesterday (now twitter.com/siIvermoons)

    DOG DAYS ARE OVER [TheSchwaWasntHere]

    Aww haha same, if I happen to be so lucky to. :)

    Spencer Norwick

    Jacob Anderson thumbs up from the future! hope it went well

    Sebizzar

    @DOG DAYS ARE OVER [TheSchwaWasntHere] Same... and unfortunately I'm 27 and life has never brought me anything in the love department 😞

  69. smokythecameraman

    song makes me cry, thinking of my grandmother

    Sophia Conway

    And All I had to do is think of her!!

    Medici The Kid

    ❤❤❤

  70. Val Tav

    song is so underrated!!!

  71. kurt krauer

    damnit again she gets me with a song, damnit

  72. Tommy Gun

    I feel like Chinese food now for some reason

  73. Patty J Lopez

    2015 and I'm still here. Love you Lily.

    Joseph Mojica

    Patricia Lopez 2018 still here

    Víctor Julián López Martínez

    Patricia lopez 2019 still here

    Bryson East

    2019 still here😂

    Medici The Kid

    Almost 2020🧡

  74. kawa saki

    the lag on your uploads makes them useless. they jitter like f##k.

  75. Salad Volcano

    @turnsout LOL

  76. Salad Volcano

    I was listening to The Beatles on YouTube and I ended up here
    Why?
    Just why the fuck

    Salad Volcano

    Do you want a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup?

    BrandonScott RobinsonMusic

    @Salad Volcano ROFL man you are funny as hell your youtube comments remind me of mine lmao this shit is funny 

    342ty

    Because Parlophone is the same record label for the Beatles

    Salad Volcano

    @342ty Thank you for that answer. You're right!

  77. Román MonteroVEVO

    This song is a music master-piece

  78. Gabriela megu

    Her voice is so delicate and soft in this song, and the lyrics are funny and cool at the same time. Gotta love it <3

    Keith Saxon

    I love the delicate tone as well. It makes all the difference.

  79. Jesus Christ

    you who read this, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Almighty God, to be free eternally.
    halleluYah!

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:18  kjv ( the authorized Bible)


    believe in the Lord Jesus Christ or face the wrath of God.

    Abby Inman

    I agree w/ ya dude cuz I'm a Christian, but y on Lily Allens video

  80. Serena Skye

    My favourite song love it :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) 

  81. UKPurplePanther

    *Poor Marnie and Ethel* having to wear *huge headphones* at Glastonbury because of loud music or _more likely because their mother is such an un ladylike piece of trash and can not control her swearing and abuse_ . . . . Maybe they should wear *eye masks as well, to shield them from Allen* flashing her fried eggs and knickers !   *Can't imagine how mortified poor Sam felt at while she was flashing her pubic hairs > YUK !*
    //// She has been sniffing too much gear to give a hoot what people say \\\\

  82. UKPurplePanther

    Lily makes out she isn't bothered about critics......crap…. _If she wasn't bothered she wouldn't go to so much effort with url badman_   
    *You are VERY bovvered Lilly LoL*

  83. Angelica art

    her music makes me so happy :)

  84. Sjaak Kazenbroot

    Inderdaad die heb mij volledig gecorrumpeerd,gelukkkig Eva de JONge uit Amsterdam,OOst!

  85. aquiesta

    This song is my favorite of hers. 

  86. SK AYUDA

    NO BAD LILLY ALLEN

    Darren Ball

    LILY * lol

  87. Rebecca Kaag

    Diese Lieder schließt man ins Herz. Und erinnert sich an alte Zeitenmit diesen Lieder...
    Lily Allen deine Lieder sind wuuuuuunnnnndeeeeerrrrrschöööööönnn<3

  88. Rebecca Kaag

    >Lieder<

  89. Rebecca Kaag

    Diese Lider sind zu perfekt

  90. Edward Grzarceż

    This is one of the most beautiful Lily's songs

  91. Andreas Landgren

    my fav by lily allen

    Animal finatic

    me too!

  92. Rock Fan

    Do lily and her mother love Chinese food?:)

    Dave Hendley

    Doesn't everybody?

    Esan

    @Dave Hendley  Chinese food in the UK is Cantonese, Chinese food is dumplings, pigs trotters and some other stuff. You are right though everyone loves Cantonese food

    Rock Fan

    @MrKillertube Yeah I like Cantonese but I'm frome Hunan.The food of Hunan is great,too.

    Nox Lumen

    @Fang Heather
    I have had Tibetan food and that was good. Is that technically Chinese too? Though I can't tell the difference between Cantonese and Hunan, but I know tasty things come from the restaurant that says "Chinese Food" on the door. Maybe they lie and it's all American any way, but it's yummy.

  93. Crazy_Girl9402

    i used to love this song when I was 7

  94. Joshua Nicholas

    At first I didn't like this song but now, knowing Lily for so long, I really like it!! It's so simple & so sweet!!

  95. Helena Alice

    It's so simple and lovely and British :)

  96. Norwoodlove

    "we'll get a chinese and watch TV" ..like let's go get some chinese food and go back home to watch TV .. i mean i'm french speakin' but i understood that simple shit...