This song is a tribute to a forgotten piece of history in San Francisco's 'Chinatown.' Check out the link to more information as well as the lyrics below....
About 'Forbidden City'
Forbidden City-- Brian Gore (GEMA Publishing)
I took a walk from the docks
Up to Chinatown
For some fun and libation
Before my ship headed out
Under the gun
Before headed out to war
Against the Land of the Rising Sun
I was in for a shock
A surprising one, too
Never thought I'd hear and oriental chanteuse
Who could sing the blues
A club in the fog
If that ain't entertainment
I'm a lump on a log
Golden dragons, shots of burbon
Steamy smell of dim sum
Chinese 'Old Blue Eyes' from behind velvet curtains
Singing 'I'm in the Mood for Love'
There's a guy they call the 'Asian Fred Astaire'
He does a little whistling in a tap dance thing there
(Whistle/Tap Dance Interlude)
And when I'm on the edge of a battle
Just before Sarge gives the go
Amidst all the ruckus and the rattle
I think of the players in that show
When the future is slightly uncertain
And there's tension in the air
I just think of the 'Forbidden City'
And for a while my fears disappear
I came back by
My son was at Berkeley
My wife still alive
I went up to Sutter Street
And looked all around
'Forbidden City' was nowhere to be found
That show was so good
I think it should still be playing, still be playing, now!