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A collaboration with the at-risk youths.

We asked the youths to share and celebrate their hopes and dreams with us. Then we turned their words into a song, so that you will get to share and celebrate their hopes and dreams too.

lyrics

She was a regular girl next door
Chasing seconds that ticked on the wall
Building sandcastles of dreams

One day, she had a sudden knock on her door
The stranger came and started a war
Drowning sandcastles within

All her crowns of yesterday
Broke and flew away
As the dawn broke and senses woke
These words sang in her head

Life is like a giant playground,
It’s a climb up or a ride down the slide
Your wind give me wings to fly and ride

Enter pain, he crept by to visit her fall
Stripped her pride and dug up a knoll
Of loneliness and heartache

Then came hope, he came by and planted a trace
In her mind and birthed daily grace
Even when she couldn’t see

All her crowns of yesterday
Broke and flew away
As the dawn broke and senses woke
These words sang in her head

Life is like a giant playground
It’s a climb up or a ride down the slide
Your wind gives me wings to fly
The bully’s gone now, he was chased out
by a bigger and stronger Hero
who picked me up from the dusty sand
It’s no myth that we can stand
after the fall and ride on

Standing at the edge of unknown
Looking for a light
Waiting for a sign from above
To cross over and take flight

Life is like a giant playground
It’s a climb up or a ride down the slide
Your wind gives me wings to fly
The bully’s gone now, he was chased out
by a bigger and stronger Hero
who picked me up from the dusty sand
It’s no myth that we can stand
after the fall and ride on

credits

from Diamonds On The Street, released December 18, 2013
Vocals by the amazing choir at Diamonds on the Street
Piano, synthesizer and composition by Clara Lim at Diamonds on the Street
Vocal and instruments recording engineered by Andrew Yeo at Canticle Music Studio
Mixed and mastered by Jerry Chua at MYX Music Studios

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Diamonds On The Street Singapore

Diamonds on the Street enlivens communities and the city with hope through the arts. We believe in its power to heal, unite and celebrate lives. We collaborate with communities in need of hope by co-creating music, stories and drama so that they are healed and empowered to be a voice of hope to others. ... more

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