In an uncertain time of lockdowns, social disconnection, virus contagion, and economic troubles, to live at all is a daunting challenge. To give life and raise a child in such times is a frightful responsibility. This song is a love letter from me as a parent to my firstborn child to not only survive, but to thrive, by living courageously on the power of hope, faith, and love.
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Music & lyrics by Ronald JJ Wong
Featuring Ethel Yap on backing vocals
Mixed by Wong Jian Liang and Wong Jian Ming of Aeonix
Mastered by James Lye of Maker Records
Distributed by Maker Records
Dedicated to my firstborn and all the children who have to grow up in these parlous and terrifying times.
1 Will you be a caged bird with a fearful trill
Or one who dares to claim the sky?
Your nest cupped in firm hands of a mighty tree
Or float on seas of longing sighs?
2 And still everyone sings to a different tune
So wait and hold fast to your song
You’ll light every grey cloud with your brilliant plume
Implore your name, they’ll come along
Above the valleys you will soar higher
See through the prism of the sun
May you be fashioned in love’s pure fire
Lead the tribes into royal dance
Hope will give you wings, will you fly?
Faith glides on the winds, take your time
Love will surely win, hang on tight
Love, you’ll never lose your light