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Grateful Dead – China Doll lyrics

A pistol shot, at five oclock, the bells of heaven ring,
Tell me what you done it for, no I wont tell you a thing.
Yesterday I begged you before I hit the ground,
All I leave behind me is only what I found.

If you can abide it, let the hurdy-gurdy play,
Stranger ones have come by here before they flew away.
I will not condemn you nor yet would I deny,
I would ask the same of you, but failing, will not die.

Take up your china doll, take up your china doll,
Its only fractured and just a little nervous from the fall.

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    I've heard it said, it's about suicide. But if it was, the bells of heaven wouldn't ring? Has someone been robbed & killed? And someone else's struggle with forgiveness. Maybe the china doll is symbolic of shooters road to redemption through the grace of God. After all everyone can't help but fail at Christianity, pickup your doll of grace after your fall from it.
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