Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Tom Odell – China Dolls lyrics
[Verse 1]
Don't be so hard on yourself
You gave it all you had
Something inside you
Petrified you
Try not to feel so bad

[Verse 2]
Don't be so hard on yourself
The game is cruel and tough
You had a straight
And a couple of aces
But it wasn't quite enough

[Chorus]
Oh
That's the way it goes
Some you win and some you don't
Some you sing and hearts get broke
Like china dolls, like china dolls
Delicate and beautiful

[Post-Chorus]
Look at their purple, look at their purple eyes
Your stepfather's on the phone
He wants to know if you're coming home
He's sick of you always getting stoned
With your china dolls
And your china dolls
Delicate and beautiful
Oh

[Verse 3]
Don't be so hard on yourself
We know that you tried
Gave 'em the love
And a couple of doves
That they didn't wanna fly

[Chorus]
And that's the way it goes
Some they fill your heart and soul
Some they treat you so damn cold
Like china dolls, like china dolls
Delicate and beautiful

[Post-Chorus]
Look at their devil, look at their devil eyes
The police are on the phone
They want to know if you're coming home
God, I wish that your mother had never sold
Those china dolls, those china dolls
Delicate and beautiful
Oh, your china dolls and your china dolls
China doll, your china dolls
×



Lyrics taken from /lyrics/t/tom_odell/china_dolls.html

  • Email
  • Correct

China Dolls meanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts about China Dolls

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!

Post meanings

U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

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