Beautiful Mess EP (Free Digital Download)

by Natalie Hiong

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    Silk-screen printed tote bag with 'Beautiful Mess' design, specially designed by Samantha Branson. Perfect for day-to-day activities or school-use. A reminder to go out there and create your own 'Beautiful Mess'.
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about

"This beautiful mess of my own creation,
awash with colours of fear and excitement.
I'm an unstrung pearl lost in this world
Watching my own life unfold
No one I'm trying to impress
This is my beautiful mess"

credits

released March 17, 2013

All music and lyrics by Natalie Hiong

Natalie Hiong: Vocals & harmonies
Amos Tadete: Guitar & keyboard
Mah Chen Zhong: Bass
Er Chow Kiat: Drums
Daniel Chia: Saxophone
Vignesh Mohandasan: Trumpet
Jessie Chua: Percussions

Produced by Amos Tadete
Arranged by Natalie Hiong and Amos Tadete. Additional arrangements for ‘Beautiful Mess’ and ‘Unravelling’ by Bang Wenfu.
Recorded at Backbeat Studios, Sync Studios, Fluttersound Studios.
Mixed and mastered by Adrian Ng of Backbeat Studios.
Album art and photography by Samantha Branson

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Track Name: Time Of Our Lives
Time Of Our Lives
Music and lyrics by Natalie Hiong

Remember how we lived it up in London
Those nights that lasted till dawn
Winter’s chill in our little dresses
And freezing off our asses

Remember us sitting by the railway
Laughing, talking those hours away
We made a promise to be friends forever
But where’s forever just three years later?

Oh everything changes
Numbers add to our ages
These hands, these hands, they just keep on ticking

Chorus:
If I take this clock and break it
Could I make time stop?
Can I take this moment and frame it
I’ll keep it safe from time’s ravaging hands
Can I tie these hours to a hot air balloon
And let them float into the skies
I’d stop time now
While we’re having the time of our lives

Remember all those summer romances
Back when we dared to take chances
All the boys that we once kissed
And those we placed on our secret wish list

Remember us traipsing round Europe
Until we were nearly broke
But it was worth every dollar and dime
Cos soon we’d have the money but we’d have no time

Oh everything changes
Numbers add to our ages
These hands, these hands, they just keep on ticking

Chorus

Bridge:
No matter how we try
We can’t hit rewind
So let’s live today
Like it’s the last day of our lives

Chorus
Track Name: Beautiful Mess
Beautiful Mess
Music and lyrics by Natalie Hiong

It’s time to leave, no looking back
Have I packed everything yet?
I grab a photo of my family
I’ll always keep it close to me

Nineteen years in a porcelain castle
Time to break off from these shackles
I'm a thousand miles from home
Searching for a life of my own

Chorus:
This beautiful mess of my own creation
Awash with colours of fear and excitement
I’m an unstrung pearl lost in this world
Watching my own life unfold
No one I’m trying to impress
This is my beautiful mess

Walking down these concrete streets
And I’m grooving to the busker’s beats
The cityscape’s pretty, the sky’s so clear
I’m still figuring out my way round here

Making lullabies of midnight sirens
This recipe from home just doesn’t taste right
In this sea of people,
I’m just another sailing through

Chorus

Bridge:
I’m having the time of my life
But I miss you, I miss you
The stars in these velvet night skies
Are they the same ones you see too?

Chorus:
This beautiful mess of my own creation
Awash with colours of fear and excitement
I’m an unstrung pearl lost in this world
Watching my own life unfold
No one I’m trying to impress
This is my beautiful..
This beautiful mess of my own creation
Awash with colours of fear and excitement
I’m an unstrung pearl lost in this world
Watching my own life unfold
Searching for my destiny
The person whom I’m meant to be
No one I’m trying to impress
This is my beautiful mess
Track Name: Unravelling
Unravelling
Music and lyrics by Natalie Hiong

I’ve been tiptoeing round love’s broken edges
Careful to shield my heart from its trenches
You came along, saw the beauty entwined in this mess

What should I do, I’m scared of this feeling
Should I reveal, all I’m concealing
Will I regret letting you
Into my world

Chorus:
But now I’m unravelling, gently before your eyes
Knowing, you see through my disguise
I am laying it bare
Now I’m tangled up in you
Tangled up in you

The moon hanging low, your arms wrapped around me
These ribbons of love, you weave through my body
A love just like ours, I’d never have seen through my scars

Chorus

Bridge:
Unravelling
Untangling
Unwinding
Untying

I’m changing
I’m falling
I am yours

Chorus
Track Name: Go Fly A Kite
Go Fly A Kite
Music and lyrics by Natalie Hiong

You say I’m too quiet, I should learn how to talk back
You say I’m too nice, you don’t appreciate that
You want your lunch on your desk at noon
There’s only so much you can get a girl to do

You’re not quite as glamorous as they all say
Now I know you well enough, I can see right through
Like a bird in a cage, I’m dying to fly away
Cos’ nothing I do is ever good enough for you

Chorus:
All the money in the world
Can’t buy my love (can’t buy my love, can’t buy)
I’ve gotta find a way out
Cos’ that’s not what I’m made of (what I’m made of)
I’ll find someone who’s gonna
Treat me right (oh yes he’ll treat me right)
So go on, go on, go fly a kite!

You expect me to read you and your schizophrenic mood swings
I’ve put up with it long enough, I gotta make a living
You seduced me with your charm and a life of luxury
Babe, I’m a fool no more, I won't wear you like a trophy

Chorus

Bridge:
I tried to convince myself you were the one for me
Wanted to prove I could handle you easily
But I’m sick of this façade, it’s time to admit
You and I just aren't a good fit

Chorus
Track Name: Little Heart
Little Heart
Music and lyrics by Natalie Hiong

You fill my life with laughter
The silly faces you make,
Keep cracking me up, boy
You make everything alright

I love how you steal a kiss
And tell me I’m beautiful
Without any make up
I try to believe you

Oh, I figure I can live with this forever

Chorus:
Oh my little heart’s swelling with love for you
My little heart’s swelling with love for you
How I adore you
Oh my little heart’s swelling with love for you
My little heart’s swelling with love for you
I love you

I’ve never been one to gush
But this time’s an exception
I’ll shower you with affection
You know you like it

I think you’re so adorable
I know it’s not a word you’d like me to use
To describe you
But I can’t help it

Chorus

Some people warn this is just the beginning
Feelings are gonna fade before we know it
I know this time is different
I’m sure my heart knows what it's feeling

Chorus