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NINE DRAGONS

by KALA CHNG

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1.
Voices 03:41
I hear these voices [x2] V1 Stumbling through the darkest night Someone say it’s gonna be alright Tired of questioning my heart Knowing who I could be from the start Do I believe the things they say Or will I do this anyway Since I was young I knew my soul Shadowed by the doubt of all CH I hear these voices in my head I fear my choices where they’ve led I question who I am I watch the falling sand I hear these voices I fear my choices where they’ve led [x2] V2 My reflection is a blur Clouded by confusion, fear they stir Sometimes I break down and cry I see my years go slipping by But time to stand and show the world Not scared of what the future holds No wondering what if I die I’ve left no star up in the sky CH repeat Mid8 Bridging two worlds, Heart split in two Which one will rule, Tell me what’s true Look at my life, what do you see I hear your voice, tell it to me CH repeat Outro I fear my choices where they’ve led [repeat] [Overlaps - repeat Mid8]
2.
Dark Idea 03:28
(Intro: aahs) All the colours of my life I give as good as I get it All the thoughts in my mind Do I create them or hide? All the riches in my life They leave me wanting more And I feel guilty for dreaming That I could have it all It’s a dark idea, that’s what they say I keep on coming with my fists up, I do it my way I go running for my future But my destiny’s not clear I’m so busy looking back now In come creep the fears Still I feel the fire burning Nothing will put out the flame But I still feel bad for yearning For my selfish gain It’s a dark idea, that’s what they say I keep on coming with my fists up, I do it my way (aahs) It’s a dark idea, that’s what they say I keep on coming with my fists up, I do it my way
3.
Superhuman 02:39
Superhuman KALA CHNG Intro (8) V1 It's worth it's weight in gold all the fears you've lost Another dream unfolds, all the tears are dry Listen these whispers falling Your heart it keeps on calling 'cus they won't stop until you let them fly Chorus: It's not a fantasy, you could be that, be that It's your reality, if you believe that, believe that You're a superhuman (hu) You're a superhuman (ha) ….(hu) You're a superhuman (ha) …(hu) You're a superhuman (ha) …(hu) You're a superhuman (ha) V2 This life is yours to live let the truth be told You take the path to give, but you question why...This is so complicated Why is my fate so faded? Get up now baby this is do or die Middle eight: And it's a long long life to be wasting wasting So don't lose sight of your soul And it's a short short time don't be hasty hasty Stand tall and fight to be who you are Chorus repeat: It's not a fantasy, you could be that, be that It's your reality, if you believe that, believe that You're a superhuman (hu) You're a superhuman (ha) ….(hu) You're a superhuman (ha) …(hu) You're a superhuman (ha) …(hu) You're a superhuman (ha) Outro: ...hu ...ha ...hu ...ha
4.
Oh when the wind is calling I hear her talk to me She said your life's not falling It's just a gentle breeze And she knows how it goes when you cry alone But it’s time to stop and see I see (x3) Who I can be (x3) We are the lost no more (x2) I hear you sorrowed stranger Thanks for your honesty I see your scared and hurting I see your just like me And I know how it goes when you cry alone But it’s time to stop and sing I see (x3) Who I can be (x3) We are the lost no more (x2) Wake up wake up wake up it’s time to see Stand up stand up stand up it’s time to be Wake up wake up wake up it’s time to see Stand up stand up stand up it’s time to be I see (x3) Who I can be (x3) We are the lost no more (x2)
5.
Enough 03:26
Like a bird you came to me But I didn’t recognise Like a hawk you took me down I was so surprised Thought I knew you I don’t you All I can say is I’m sorry I’m not strong enough I’m sorry I’m not good enough I wish I was I’m sorry I’m not strong enough I’m sorry I’m not good enough I wish I could be good for you, I wish I could All the things I know are true They’re the ones that sting I don’t wanna fire back at you Hurt is not my thing It’s not easy with you and me So you can see yeah I’m sorry I’m not strong enough I’m sorry I’m not good enough I wish I was I’m sorry I’m not strong enough I’m sorry I’m not good enough I wish I could be good for you, I wish I could Running out of time, it goes through my mind, got a fever it’s burning, what’s down the line I can’t believe this, if you could see this, you’re doing battles with demons Your words knock me out and your hand slams the door Crawled on the floor getting back up once more, rolling like sonic, this chorus: ironic I won’t be watered down no more I’m sorry I’m not strong enough I’m sorry I’m not good enough I wish I was I’m sorry I’m not strong enough I’m sorry I’m not good enough I wish I could be good for you, I wish I could
6.
My fear is saying give it up you fool My head is saying run before you fail And my biggest critic is me but I power through But I keep holding on, because my faith is strong I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I feel it in my bones, it’s time I’m coming home Yeah, I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I feel it in my bones, it’s time I’m coming home My best friends says she’s my biggest fan who knew My man says you should feel proud of what you've done And my haters say I live in the clouds and I do But I keep dreaming on, ‘cus I live for the song I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I feel it in my bones, it’s time I’m coming home Yeah, I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I feel it in my bones, it’s time I’m coming home It’s never too late to follow your dreams, it’s never too late to try You’re never too lost, believe you are found, or your heart won't survive I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I feel it in my bones, it’s time I’m coming home Yeah, I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I feel it in my bones, it’s time I’m coming home Yeah, I break all the rules, you can’t touch me now I break all the rules….
7.
Anything 03:32
I’m struggling, I'm struggling to find the right words to say, words to say to define the time we’re in, the time we’re in it moves so fast, but don't get lost in little things ‘cus lifes so vast I will believe it I will receive it It's all around me The light has found me I don't need anything else but this One moment to feel the bliss I don't need anything else but this The world a beautiful place is this This yeah this yeah I am not, I am not a pretender, and I am not, I am not someone's teacher, I am just, I am just a nobody, but I am part, I am part of all of us I will believe it I will receive it It's all around me The light has found me I don't need anything else but this One moment to feel the bliss I don't need anything else but this The world a beautiful place is this This yeah this yeah The lost ones, they live in you I will believe it I will receive it It's all around me The light has found me I don't need anything else but this One moment to feel the bliss I don't need anything else but this The world a beautiful place is this This yeah this yeah
8.
Gonna Be 04:07
Seeing you drive with purpose, that it inspires me I am so proud of you my friend, I have no jealousy I know I have my journey, I know I have my art I know mine’s coming shortly, so fear doesn’t squash my heart Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Each of us born for something, each of us much to give Every fall’s not for nothing, you can learn as you live Don’t let them tell you their lies, trust the child in your soul You have so much to give my friend, riches to give the world Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Keep holding on keep standing strong, you’ve come so far Through all the years, through all the fears, you are a shining star Keep holding on keep standing strong, you’ve come so far Through all the years, through all the fears, you are a shining star Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star Aaaah, I’m gonna be where you are My friend you’re a shining star
9.
Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me The pain is old it slips away, my heart is here, it’s here to stay It’s a new beginning, this is what I'm feeling Good fortune comes to all, who give their best of all, I release the waters, this is for my daughter Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me My protector of the heart, I knew it all from the start Breaking out the queen inside, this ain't no thing of pride The knowledge in my mind, I leave my fears behind, Defender of the dark, defender of my heart Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me The yin and yang they balance now, I see the truth I see it now Guardian of the light, carries me through the night Heart of a dragon…. Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me Stand up got the heart of a dragon Give me courage like you’ll never imagine Tireless and brave, take it to the stage Your cosmic energy, here is the best of me

about

In East Asia dragons are like the heroes bringing good things to the people, unlike in western culture where they are a monster to be slain.

My dad is from Kowloon, next to Hong Kong Island, the literal translation for Kowloon in Chinese is NINE DRAGONS. I think maybe because there is a large wall there with 9 dragons (there are walls and screens with this art on them in many places too by the looks of google).

I looked up these dragons but I didn’t personally connect with the qualities of these specific nine dragons. So I came up with nine qualities that I and (I think) others journey through in order to become their best self and achieve their true potential – both in purpose and talent/skill they have to give to the world.

So on the album there is 9 songs (plus a bonus remix). Each song brings forth a dragon. The Dragon brings you a quality. Through singing along, playing, watching, etc you will gain the power of that dragon.
More info kalachng.com/nine-dragons-released/

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released February 26, 2021

All songs written and produced by Makala Cheung (KALA CHNG), except:
Superhuman co-produced by Phantom Trophies
Anything co-prod. by Jay Unearthed
Break The Rules *mix and master by Tony Salter
Heart of a Dragon produced and music by Phantom Trophies, co-produced by Jay Unearthed
Gonna be (and bonus track The Lost Ones Remix) co-prod. & *mix/master by Doc Moody.
All tracks Mixed and Mastered by Studio 9 except * above.
Cover art Bart Blazejewski

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KALA CHNG Bristol, UK

KALA CHNG from Bristol, UK (formerly Makala Cheung).

Music artist and songwriter, Happiness Champion, Culture Ambassador, Community Activist, Bristolian Voice, Arts/Culture/Community panelist.
I'm for connection, love, gratitude, joy + possibilities

Bristol Woman cover girl, various BBC Radio play, Festival and events headliner.

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