Walking on the Chinese Wall

The Phoenix Horns, Philip Bailey

About Walking on the Chinese Wall

"Walking on the Chinese Wall" is a song written by Roxanne Seeman and Billie Hughes. It was recorded by Philip Bailey. "Walking On The Chinese Wall" was the last song chosen for the album. It became the title track of Philip Bailey's Chinese Wall album. Phil Collins produced, played drums and sang, as part of the backgrounds, on the recording, however the song was not credited as a Bailey and Collins duet. Josie James also sang background vocals on the song. The Phenix Horns and additional overdub recording took place in Los Angeles, with George Massenburg engineering and mixing. "Walking on the Chinese Wall" was the third single, released in 1985. In 1998, Sony Germany released a Philip Bailey compilation album entitled "Walking on the Chinese Wall." July 2018, Phil Collins announced the release of a career-spanning four album box set, "Plays Well With Others", a collection of recordings by artists with whom he collaborated and played with including Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, and Philip Bailey among them. Phil Collins produced, played drums, keyboards, and sang on "Walking On The Chinese Wall", which appears on the second album, track #4. "Plays Well With Others", was timed for release on September 28 with the launch of Collins "Not Dead Yet Tour". 


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Walking on a Chinese
Walking on a Chinese Wall

Watching for the coins to
Watching for the coins to fall

Butterfly spread your painted wings
From an answer from the Ching
By the stream
Stretching in the rocks
Tiger on the mountain-top

Walking on the Chinese Wall
Watching for the coins to fall

Now the sun is rising in the east
Looking for my golden fleece
Ivory skin
Scarlet colour deep
Lips that burn but do not speak

Three misty nights waiting by the shore
Maybe that my lover comes no more
Red chamber dream from the sky above
Ancient tales of hidden Chinese love

On the Chinese Wall
Watching for the coins to fall

Blue-red silk burning on my chest
Go to sleep but not to rest
Stepping stones on the yellow sea
Dreaming she'll be there for me

Come down the clouds to the sea of flames
From the mountain hear the cry of pain
Red chamber dream from the sky above
Ancient tales of hidden Chinese love

On the Chinese Wall
Watching for the coins to fall
On the Chinese Wall
Watching for the coins to fall
On the Chinese Wall (butterfly spread your wings)
From an answer from the Ching
Watching for the coins to fall Blue-red silk on my chest
Go to sleep but not to rest
Oh no
Walking on the Chinese Wall (walking on the Chinese Wall)
Walking on the Chinese Wall (watching for the coins to fall)
Watching for the coins to fall (watching for the coins to, watching for the coins to fall)

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Philip Bailey

Philip Irvin Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Bailey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with the band. He forms the heart of the current EWF line-up on stage along with Verdine White and Ralph Johnson and recently, Bailey's son, Philip Jr. more »

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Written by: Billie Keith Hughes, Roxanne Joy Seeman

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