Less is more

Here’s something for people who are into indie/jazz/soul, who appreciate substance over style. As you can see, this Charlie Lim guy seems pretty regular. His live performances are minimalist, without banter or antics, only allowing his voice and the guitar do the talking. I truly felt that distilled richness of emotion in his polished soulful voice that traversed seamlessly through the octaves. The lyrics are interesting too, probably giving a hint of some semblance of a church background, with references to ‘Lord’, and ‘Forgiveness is by Grace’ in his other single,’Rust’.

 

“I wasnʼt exactly alone when she left me
Figured I wasnʼt unhappy to live with my own world
I tend to make my mountains out of molehills
Iʼve always made my goddesses out of you girls
And Iʼve always had the chance to say
That I never got to scream when I drowned in your sea
You know Iʼve always been lonely so I guess I got used to it
But I guess I got used to dragging you down with me
So my sandcastle has been waiting for the waves
I carry lost love like some tragic disease
And I wonder why she never came back to put out the flames
But when I called her this was what she said to me

“It makes more sense to stay underwater
Itʼs not that hard to sing about being hurt
Itʼs kind of lucrative to write a love song
Because everybody else just canʼt get enough
Itʼs always easier to be victimized
You always blame the one who got you burnt
But itʼs kind of funny how things turned out for ya
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show”

Well I’m aware I’m gonna die someday
Might as well go down crashinʼ and burninʼ
Oh my Lord, can you help me out here?
Oh my Lord, why didn’t you just pick up the phone?
Oh my Lord, why did you forsake me?
I carried my cross I was bound in sin’s chains
Oh my Lord, you just not listenin’
But when I was on my knees this was all He said to me

“It makes more sense to stay underwater
Itʼs not that hard to sing about being hurt
Itʼs kind of lucrative to write a love song
Because everybody else just canʼt get enough
Itʼs always easier to be victimized
You always blame the one who got you burnt
But itʼs kind of funny how things turned out for ya
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show”

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50 mm 1.8

Did some random shots at Singapore Botanic Gardens at some outdoor concert with my 5omm 1.8. Love the pretty bokeh.

 

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Coolest Armchair ever

 

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My first pair of Ray Bans

 

 

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Pretty golden retriever?

 

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hey darling look at that…
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Some celebratory applause for our 1st Olympic gold medal/SG 51