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Up on the hill
People never stare
They just don't care
Chinese music under banyan trees
Here at the dude ranch above the sea
Aja
When all my dime dancin' is through
I run to you

Up on the hill
They've got time to burn
There's no return
Double helix in the sky tonight
Throw out the hardware
Let's do it right
Aja
When all my dime dancin' is through
I run to you

Up on the hill
They think I'm okay
Or so they say
Chinese music always sets me free
Angular banjoes
Sound good to me
Aja
When all my dime dancin' is through
I run to you



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    monsterpdFeb 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    It's about the relationship with a woman of Asian decent. Aja is a rare name and a quite exotic name for a chic. Quiet, mysterious, and obviously beautiful-- one that you come home to. They have written this about a family member who is married to one.
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    akakOct 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    Asian dancer in SF yearning to return "home" after earning sufficient money thru "dime dancing" probably sending most of it back home to relatives.

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