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Star

by KALA CHNG

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1.
Shock them into focus when they give you hate Show them what love is, love is great You’re gonna change the world my friend, you’re gonna change it all Nothing is too big for you, your heart was never small Only love can save the day Only love will know the way I feel it through the push and pull And even though I don't have wings I won’t fall And even though I don't have wings I won’t fall I opened up who I am: A mixed up mess Butterfly emerging, as I confess The river runs, the moon it rules, my fire burning bright An Empress rising this is me, no dragons left to fight Only love can save the day Only love will know the way I feel it through the push and pull And even though I don't have wings I won’t fall And even though I don't have wings I won’t fall Only love can save the day (Only love, only love, only love, only love) Only love will know the way (Only love, only love, only love, only love) I feel it through the push and pull (The push and pull, the push and pull) And even though I don't have wings I won’t fall And even though I don't have wings I won’t fall
2.
Faded 03:09
Oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh There’s something that I feel inside It’s locked up in my messed up pride I feel it in my bones, do you feel it in my tones And even though I know I’m wrong I just can’t figure out our song Do we have something left to save? It’s time for truth and to be brave I can’t believe this faded But my heart keeps coming back to you uh oh To you uh oh I don’t believe this baby How my mind keep coming back to you uh oh To you uh oh Oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh I know we’ve been through this before But still we have unsettled scores The notes are crying out for this, something I forgot to miss I feel the love it’s hidden well It’s wrapped up deep inside my shell It’s time to break it out my friend, if we have something left to mend I can’t believe this faded But my heart keeps coming back to you uh oh To you uh oh I don’t believe this baby How my mind keep coming back to you uh oh To you uh oh And in the end I can’t let go Let’s throw away I told you so I feel it in the air sometimes It hurts my heart it blurs my mind I can’t believe this faded But my heart keeps coming back to you uh oh To you uh oh I don’t believe this baby How my mind keep coming back to you uh oh To you uh oh Oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh oh oh
3.
Boombox 03:30
Verse 1: Light and dark, this year has been a rollercoaster Shocked my heart, someone wake me when it's over Stop and go, this ebb and flow that we must master Do you know; some hide, some shine, some’ve seen disaster Pre-chorus 1: We bend our bows so we don't break The fools, no rules, the things we make Chorus: Just gimme that boombox Crank up the tunes let's dance Just gimme that boombox Crank up the tunes Just gimme that boombox Crank up the tunes let's dance Just gimme that boombox Crank up the tunes, Crank up the tunes V2 Back and forth, this distant dodging, orderly queues, Down is north, there's no normal it's just all new Rise and fall, do all the things that we desired Throw a ball, some say they'd start a rebel choir Pre-chorus 2: These empty spaces I regret Forgotten faces never met Repeat Chorus... Middle eight: Music makes the world go round, world go round, world go round Music makes the world go round, (repeat) Repeat Chorus...
4.
Red Sea 04:22
There’s something in the rain fall There’s something in the red sea There’s something in air oh There’s something you cannot see Is it too late too late too late too late Is too late to rescue this It can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait As we sink in the abyss Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on It’s written in the mirror Breathe on the reflection you'll see It’s hidden in the windows, when the wind blows you hear it seeps Forget it, forget it, forget it Forget it all Forgive it, forgive it, forgive it Can I forgive it when you made me feel so small Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on An ocean stands between Where we need to go Raise the waves between us Walk through you see, you know Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on Oh when the storm goes harder Will the sun come higher When the rain hits harder Gonna keep on, gonna keep on Gonna keep on, gonna keep on Gonna keep on, gonna keep on
5.
Since when was it so cool to be Up in my face, it’s such a disgrace One more shot and then you’ll see Running around my name over town Oh take a look inside your heart Where’s the light, where’s the dark Take a look inside my heart Watch and you will see I can be a good badass girl Imperfect I break the rules You can be a good badass girl It’s time that you’all got schooled Badass girls rule And we can be good girls too Badass girls rule And we can be good girls too Wicked me, I am no fool Think that you know, this isn’t a show Love, be kind, ignore the cruel Throw it away, I’ve nothing to say Show me something good to be Save the love, don’t kill the sinners Show me something good to see Let go and you’ll be free I can be a good badass girl Imperfect I break the rules You can be a good badass girl It’s time that you’all got schooled Badass girls rule And we can be good girls too Badass girls rule And we can be good girls too Tell me what’s the deal Get rid of all this (ish) and just be real I can be a good badass girl Imperfect I break the rules You can be a good badass girl It’s time that you’all got schooled Badass girls rule And we can be good girls too Badass girls rule And we can be good girls too I can be a good badass girl I can be a good badass girl I can be a good badass girl
6.
You’re just across the street, just out of reach But I hear your voice is gone And oh how I miss your face, I miss this place But I stayed for far too long And I know who you are And you know, you know me And I loved you from afar But still, but still I see Well if we can’t be lovers then can we be friends No under the cover, love has no end Well if we can’t be lovers then can we be friends No under the cover, love has no end I learned that change was good, sometimes we should Know when to move on My heart needs time, no longer mine But where, where have you gone Distant memories Feel so, feel so close to me But everything I see You’re still, you’re still a part of me Well if we can’t be lovers then can we be friends No under the cover, love has no end Well if we can’t be lovers then can we be friends No under the cover, love has no end Oh how, oh how, time goes, time goes by Feel the changes, rearranging Oh how, oh how, time goes, time goes by Feel the changes, rearranging Well if we can’t be lovers then can we be friends No under the cover, love has no end Well if we can’t be lovers then can we be friends No under the cover, love has no end
7.
Blind 03:59
Back in the week Back in the week when everyone was who I thought they were Who I thought they were Now that it’s flipped My heart eclipsed, I fell into a dark dark hole A dark dark hole uh oh It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your mind Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your mind Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your mind Open your eyes They pulled him down They pulled him down, threw him to drown - was a long time waiting A long time waiting Over the world Their voice was heard but we still had debate and confusion This is no elusion uh oh Go back and forth, go back and forth, go back and forth, let it go Go back and forth, go back and forth, go back and forth, let it go Go back and forth, go back and forth, go back and forth, let it go Go back and forth, go back and forth, go back and forth, let it go It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me It’s not that simple, I’m not that blind You still know me, you still know me (Go back and forth, go back and forth) Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your mind (Go back and forth, go back and forth) Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your mind (Go back and forth, go back and forth) Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your mind (Go back and forth, go back and forth) Open your eyes
8.
Water, Falls 03:35
When the rain comes tumbling down It’s not easy to pick up your frown When the wheel spins fast and you go kinda dizzy Don’t fall down, stand your ground ‘Cause I Know what you’re talking about When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When you feel like life’s burning you out There’s always a way to figure it out When you feel low, no way to go Breathe in, breathe out, shake it all about ‘Cause I know you can rise up and shout When it's’ dark don't hide your light It’s time, let your heart shine bright No fear just jump right it Ride the wind and sing When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls When the water falls
9.
Star 03:33
V1 Our history is a part of us Who we're meant to be is it up to us What people say shapes our hearts It's time to know you’re a star Ch Tell me something real baby (better word here than baby??!) I gotta know, Does my sparkle make you fear (baby) Just let it go Go find your light (baby) I've found mine You're just a star like me so go shine But don't put out mine V2 A mystery; what were put here for Find our destiny; what we all strive for When we come alive that's our purpose If we hold it back only hurts us Ch Do you know who you are We're all stars we're all stars (x2) (Repeat) Ch But don't put out mine But don't put out mine Go find your light baby Go find your light baby But don't put out mine
10.
I’m stumbling stumbling What do I do? I’m stumbling stumbling It’s all up to you I’ve fallen down, fallen down Can I get back up I’m drowning in tears, but I won’t lose no more years It’s never too late We all have our fate It’s make, make or break It’s never too late I’m coming back, coming back Can you see me? I’m coming back, coming back What do you see? I’m growing now, growing now No more I’m stuck I’ve fallen in deep for who I could be It’s never too late We all have our fate It’s make, make or break It’s never too late If I left it back, what would that take Imagine it now, oh I hear your heart break My dreams are in me, your dreams are you It’s all up to us now to help them come true It’s never too late We all have our fate It’s make, make or break It’s never too late It’s never too late
11.
I see the streets are empty, one step, two step, three step, four I see the skies are empty, no more knocking at my door As time goes by the earth can heal But still they die, I don’t know what to feel And the earth sings I can breathe again, I can breathe again I can breathe again, I can breathe again I can breathe again, I can breathe again I can breathe again, I can breathe again We have come together, even though we’re far apart Over fences we chatter, old friends, long calls, fallen hearts Life goes slow and fast for others We question life and fear for our future And the earth sings I can breathe again, I can breathe again I can breathe again, I can breathe again I can breathe again, I can breathe again I can breathe again, I can breathe again Count your blessings; water, shelter Do all that you meant to do Reflections, rainbows, love and laughter Now's the time to go be you As time goes by the earth can heal But still they die, I don’t know what to feel And the earth sings I can breathe again, I can breathe again And the world sings I can breathe again, I can breathe again And the people sing I can breathe again, I can breathe again And my hearts sings I can breathe again, I can breathe again And the earth sings And the world sings And the people sing And my hearts sings And the earth sings
12.
Sometimes I cry, for what I’ve got I lost myself in the music And when I die, what will I pass? I’ll leave my love in the music And I I go where the wind takes me I go where the wind takes me And I I trust in the world above To show me love I saw my dreams, I let them go I fell in with the music What is this world, without our loves? Just live your life to your music And only I can save my soul The way we live our lives, what makes us whole And I I go where the wind takes me I go where the wind takes me And I I trust in the world above To show me love Sometimes I cry, for what I’ve got I lost myself in the music And when I die, what will I pass? I’ll leave my love in the music

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The theme of the album is; We are all stardust, we are all stars, we are all connected.
It's a message of love, hope, joy, forgiveness, community and possibilities, that I wrote over the last two years. Each song is from a different moment in those 2 years, listening to and witnessing the world around me.

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released February 4, 2022

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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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Banner: Chris Dean Photography
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