The Chinese Way

from by Anders Eriksson

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The Chinese Way is inspired by a true story from the Cultural Revolution when Mrs Zhang Zhixin, who criticised Mao, was executed. Her husband and children were afraid to show their feelings about what happened (I read about this in the book “Nine Commentaries On The Communist Party, more info here). Today the grassroots movement ”Tuidang” (Withdraw from the Party) has created a positive impact in China. Tens of millions of Chinese citizens have withdrawn from the party and its affiliate organisations – a turning point in Chinese history.


Back in 1989 in Germany the Berlin wall
was fallin’ down.
The same year tanks were rollin’ in on Tianmen Square,
I heard the crazy sound.
Today China is a battlefield between good and bad.
Soon the walls gonna fall down here.
The frustration’s like a ticking time bomb,
that’ll make all the walls disappear.

Hey you people on the outside,
outside the border of this land.
Can’t you hear my call? We are suffocating!
Can somebody understand?

So many dynasties ago the emperor
let folks have liberty.
Nowadays the men in charge
are so afraid of losing power,
they talk about stability.
And the leaders of the party,
they got blood on their hands.
They got blood on their minds too.
They control my mind, my heart and soul,
they even control my tears. So what can I do?

I wanna cry out loud, I wanna cry my tears away.
But it’s not allowed, to sob in silence is the Chinese way.

Hey you people on the outside…

I wanna cry out loud, I wanna cry those tears away.
But then I'm gonna stand up proud, and quit the party.
THAT’S the Chinese way.
To quit the party, to quit the party, to quit the party,
is the Chinese way, the Chinese way.


from Music For Freedom, released June 23, 2009
Anders Eriksson – Vocals, acoustic guitar
Marcus Sigvardsson – Electric bass, percussion, electric guitars
Jens Ericson – Drums
Jonas Brunsten – Piano




Anders Eriksson

I have been writing songs since the middle of the 80s. My music is mixture of rock, soulful pop and American roots/folk music (Americana).

I have been engaged in the fight for human rights in China since many years. This commitment is reflected in some of my songs. For example "They Can’t Make Me Waver" which is a homage to the Chinese Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun.
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