When pale turns to pink With a soft unnerving ease And all you’ve built around May just tumble to the ground
We stand or fall With your future in another’s hands We stand or fall When your life is not your own
When white turns to red In the not too distant days Will force and misery Be the life you have to lead?
We stand or fall With your children in anothers world We stand or fall When your town is not your own
White China White China
When crimson takes a hold When the lights go down on all you’ve ever known When all you’ll ever do Is worked out for you
We stand or fall When the thoughts you have are not your own We stand or fall When the freedom slips away
(Repeat chorus 3 times)