Aug 7, 2015

Kit Chan - Home (Cover by Gary Song & Javin Tham)


A recorded a piano cover as a tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, during the period when the nation lost her founding father in March. The song covered was "Home" by Kit Chan, a Singaporean singer.

Ask Singaporeans about the one NDP song they can best recall, "Home" is usually the answer.

Gary and I covered this song for this year's SG50 national day celebration (well I will be overseas during that weekend :P).
There are two language versions (English and Mandarin) sung separately by Kit Chan, and in this cover, we did the 2nd chorus in Mandarin - I love songs with at least a couple of languages in one, there's always surprise at the unexpected change of language sung, apart from drawing attention, things like that is just simply, cool.

Oh, look at our color combination, you're right! It totally looks like nothing but the flag of................. Indonesia.
LOL~~
Not forgetting the SG50 logo on a white background at the end of the video, which looks like the flag of Japan. Haha...

Hope you enjoy our cover and your SG50 holidays.



Whenever I am feeling low
I look around me and I know
There’s a place that will stay within me
Wherever I may choose to go
I will always recall the city
Know every street and shore
Sail down the river which brings us life
Winding through my Singapore

This is home truly, where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me, where that river always flows
This is home surely, as my senses tell me
This is where I won’t be alone
For this is where I know it’s home

When there are troubles to go through
We’ll find a way to start anew.
There is comfort in the knowledge
That homes about its people too
So we’ll build our dreams together
Just like we’ve done before.
Just like the river which brings us life
There'll always be Singapore

我的家 收藏 我的欢喜悲伤
只要点燃希望 梦就会自由飞翔
我的家 给我 一双坚定翅膀
我的梦 不论在何方
一生的爱 唯有家

This is home truly, where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me, where that river always flows
This is home surely, as my senses tell me
This is where I won’t be alone
For this is where I know it’s home
For this is where I know it’s home
For this is where I know I’m home

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

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