China Doll lyrics by Grateful Dead, 1 meaning, official 2019 song lyrics | LyricsMode.com
Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
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.
La-la-la-la-la-la-la.
×



Lyrics taken from /lyrics/g/grateful_dead/china_doll.html

  • Email
  • Correct

China Doll meanings

  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    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.
    Add your reply
    View -4 more meanings

    Write about your feelings and thoughts about China Doll

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!

    Top meanings Post my meaning

    • U
      0
      Unregistered
      I've heard it said, it's about suicide. But if it was, the bells of heaven wouldn't ring? Has... Read more →

    official video

    Featured lyrics

    0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z