China In Your Hand

It’s time for another 80s classic from the “year of years”, 1987. Today I’m playing T’Pau’s China In Your Hand. The lyrics make reference to the story of Frankenstein, and according to the lead singer, Carol Decker, when you hold a china cup up to the light you can see your hand through it, so “china in your hand” refers to something as transparent. I’ve played the song in B Flat major, but interestingly the released version is half way between B Flat and B, because the speed of the recording was increased to reduce the running time of the single!

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