Bittersweet Melodies

by Modern Children

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Paperplane I can’t unfolded The car trunk is fully loaded Wanna go further, but I can’t When there’s a sudden blackout Nothing is according to this plan Chase for the future, but we can’t You’re the one who keeps us together We’ve been looking back to good old days Bittersweet memories All those good times and the tears we shed All those careless things we said Bittersweet melodies To love someone I care about To miss someone I never meant to lose Looking back to good old days Looking back to good old days Looking back to good old days Looking back to good old days
Have you ever wonder what’s going on Ooo in this universe Comet showers all night long Ooo in this universe I’d like to traverse Galaxy clusters what might go wrong Ooo what else could be worse Cosmic wonder what lies beyond Ooo I’ve lost all my words to this universe Moon is shining upon you Night is silent anear you Stars are hanging above you Sun is burning inside you Stardusts flying across you Planets revolving around you Space expanding before you All that happens out there My little star I wonder what you are My brittle star I wonder how you are
Join me tonight Play a little game with you Find me out there Everywhere we go Be brave have fun Hide and seek whatever you do Wonders of life Little that we know There would be times when we Go round and round Lost in circles dunno where to go And then you will find Light around the corner Just hang on it will be alright Be not afraid (and then you will see) There I’m waiting for you Just go on it’ll be alright (That there will be light)
Tragedy, it happens Sympathy, deep down in your soul Reality? Yea… many boundaries Identity, fades away With no wisdom, your paths are crooked in the desert With confession, you‘re far from wrong (it’s time to move on) It’s time to Respond It’s time to Move on It’s time to Evolve It’s time to Reborn With no Wisdom, your paths are crooked in the desert With no Vision, world makes you stumble down the road With Devotion, you can gain much more (no regret at all) With Confession, you‘re far from wrong, it’s time to move on Find yourself, and your sensation Fight back to the institution Climbing up the wall of nation Rebuild this generation REBORN……
We run around the world We dream around the world We run around the world We seek around the world Round around around around the world
For a thousand years in your sight are like a day Before the shadow comes in, we were dwelling in your place In the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry For our trouble and sorrow they will quickly pass away we fly away, fly away, far away. Return to dust, o sons of men, o sons of men He wept our tears in our eyes, in our eyes. we fly away, fly away, far away.
Take a look Over there Who is looking for you Listen up Do you hear Someone’s speaking to you Ah oh~ All children of sorrow Are waiting to be free You, angels of freedom For our mere mortal souls Why’re they hunting you down What’s that all about Careful! They’re coming at you Strive for all that you can No one can stop us anymore No one can stop us, heading on and no one can deny us all No, they can’t! They can’t kill us all
Turn turn turn turn the wipers off off off watching all the clouds disperse, it’s like the end of the last encore Slowing down, the river caught my eyes following the sun lit path Passing through the modern town Drive... Driving by the glistering side, captured by its tarnished charm i’ve gotten off the path, too far I’m lost I’m lost Bring me to a quiet place Longing for a respite Take me to this quiet place Far away, this daily craze (Far away) (Bring me to a quiet place Searching for a sign of grace Take me to this quiet place Not far away, not far away, a place to stay.) Tell tell tell me honestly why I feel so empty, with all i have Turn... I’ve turned the car around I’ve seen it all and still alone how could beauty embrace? You’re here, You’re here
You have a wife and daughter, Mr Q You have this cozy home deep in your mind, it seems the right way You have this well paid job, but fail to communicate. You have this hatred soul deep in your mind, Is this the right way? Dare you to stand up now, It doesn’t matter how We can change it now We can change it now Our heads held up high Our heads held up high You are puppeteered by the big party Only lies are told But no one is sold Is this the right way? You can stand up now It doesn’t matter how You can change it now You can change it now Dare you to stand up now, It doesn’t matter how You can change it now You can change it now We can change it now... Our heads held up high
These black ashes coverin’ the sky are falling This old glacier could not outrun this black rain What should we see? beyond this grey is sky blue All that we could see in this darkest time a fading star All that we could do in this snowy blizzard hold on to it all When the dark is gone, there will be a way Calm your weary soul When the light shines through, You’ll find the way When there’s nothing left at all Dig deep you’ll see...... Light’s shining through…... When the dark is gone; You’ll find the way…… When the light shines through; Hold on to it all……


released January 14, 2017

Produced by Modern Children
Recorded and Mixed by Law Chun Him at Group Studio
Mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studio
All music and lyrics written by Modern Children

Lyrics of Hide and Seek, Cosmic Wonder, Mr.Q and Charlie
written byWinnie Lau
Lyrics of Quiet Place
written by Kokdamon Lam, Arthur Chung and Kenneth@Modern Children
Lyrics of Glacier
written by Arthur Chung and Kenneth@Modern Children

Bonus Tracks: Music and Lyrics of How Much Will We Remember written by the pancakes, arranged and produced by Modern Children, Map Dealers Original Version written and produced by Choi Sai Ho, Lyrics by Kenneth@Modern Children

Reborn, Glacier, Run Around The World, Charlie & Hide and Seek:
featuring vocal and instruments by Winnie Lau
Trumpet on Cosmic Wonder: Winnie Law
Choir on Reborn: Lylon Lai, Katie Fan, German Cheung, Sophine Wong and Joanne Lun
Strings: Julian Chan, Rex Chow, Wong Ho Lun, Mag Cheng, Becky Leung, Yuen Eugene Oscar
String Recording Engineer: OL Ho
Assistance recording engineer: Hannah Lin, Leo Chiu
Strings arrangement: Tsui Lung Wei@Modern Children, except Mr. Q by Winnie Lau
String Coordinator: Meiling Chan, Monique Hui
Photo and Design by Kenneth@Modern Children, band photo by Joanne Lun

Modern Children would like to thank:
All supporters from Musicbee, Musicbee, Law Chun Him@Group Studio, Choi Sai Ho,Jap Tak Hung, the pancakes, Terry Wong, Lorraine Leung@metropop, Rachel Mok@Bitetone, Jacky@903, Eric Leung@RTHK, Michael Tang, per se, Ck@Supper Moment, siuhungmo, GDJYB, Lil’ Ashes, Charles Sin, Amber Lo, Maggie Shum, The Creator and our families.

In memory of Jimmy Cheung 1984-2016
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Modern Children Hong Kong

Modern Children is an indie band based in Hong Kong

They play indie rock and post rock. Their positive music and passionate live performance brought them to Macau, Shanghai, Singapore and Japan. In 2011, they released their mobile App Album. ... more

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