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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets … more »

Trying to find chinatown
Trying to find chinatown
A hungry man
Can hold out a long time

For some soul food
Good food, whole food
I know I was that man
Maybe sometimes hold out a little too long

I took a right
Then I took a wrong turn
Someone asked me for a quarter
It didn't seem to fit

He didn't look too much like a chinaman
Trying to find chinatown
Trying to find chinatown
An old black man

Pushing a shopping trolley
Filled with tin cans
Avoided his glance
I'm nervous and I'm lost

And I don't see too many restaurants
A guy laid out
With a knife in his back
A cop came along

Told him, move on
Go home and sleep it off
I didn't know if I should get involved

Trying to find chinatown
Trying to find chinatown

Written by: JOE JACKSON

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