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THIS COMPILATION FOR
THE 28TH SEA GAMES CELEBRATES
THE EXTRAORDINARY IN EACH ONE OF US
AS WE RUN OUR RACES,
JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE AND
SING OUR OWN PARTICULAR SONG...

SYDNEY TAN

MUSIC DIRECTOR
28TH SEA GAMES

GREATEST

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

DAPHNE KHOO

About the song

'Greatest' sings of the place and moment when dreams are born and the journey to make those dreams come true. The song declares that we are amazing, as we choose to have faith to overcome self-doubt and disbelief.

There's a spark

In our hearts

When dreams are born

 

It's just the start

We've come so far

It's time to soar

 

And there's no fear

Though my heart is beating fast.

It’s our time

And we can’t let this moment pass

 

CHORUS

We are the greatest

We are the ones who will overcome

All we need is love

 

We are the fastest,

We are the stars that will shine a light

Won't give up the fight

We are the greatest

 

The climb is hard

But don’t lose your mark

Keep moving on

 

And don’t give up

No we won’t stop

Till we’re through the storm

And with each step

I’m getting closer everyday

The best is yet

To come and I am on my way

 

CHORUS

We are the greatest

We are the ones who will overcome

All we need is love

 

We are the fastest

We are the stars that will shine a light

Won't give up the fight

We are the greatest

 

BRIDGE

Look to the sky

No mountain’s too high to climb we can make it

Stop asking why and keep going, just believe

We’re the greatest

 

And there’s no fear

Though my heart is beating fast

We were born

To give everything we have

 

Woah, woah

Woah, woah

FLAGS UP

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

The SAM WILLOWS

About the song

‘Flags Up’ was written to inspire athletes, sportsmen, and spectators to unite under a great universal banner as we aspire to be “more than man”. The games represent a chance to come together in sportsmanship and friendship, to test the resilience of our dreams through the obstacles faced and sacrifices made.

I've run this course I've put up a fight

I've made my record show

I swear I've hurt, and burnt out and cried

But I know I'm not alone

Come my brothers to my left and my right

Come my sisters keep shining your light

Like a thousand voices, all through the night

Let’s go (3x) and get your flags up

 

CHORUS

Woah, we are we are, we are ONE

we are we are

And get your flags up

 

We light the sky, our feet off the ground

Tonight we're more than man

Here we are as one, our dreams are aligned

To our anthem, flag in hand

 

Come our time is now let our colours collide

Come on, run this race with pride

With a thousand hearts but we're beating as one

Let’s go (3x) and get your flags up

CHORUS

Woah, we are we are, we are ONE

we are we are

And get your flags up

 

BRIDGE

I take this broken life

I take this partial fight

I blind them city lights

And get my flags up

UNBREAKABLE

WRITTEN BY

AMIR MASOH

PERFORMED BY

TABITHA NAUSER

About the song

‘Unbreakable’ is about that moment in everyone’s life when you feel like quitting. In that moment, you are reminded that, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Whatever your dream is, no one can take it from you, unless your mind surrenders.

Given the choice

Would you still wanna

Reach for the stars

To higher ground

 

Could you let go

Your fear of falling

Would you give up

The safe and sound

 

You tell your heart to take another step

You’ve got another thousand miles to go

(Unbreakable)

 

CHORUS

You are a champion

You are the moment

Within your mental vision

You are unbreakable

 

You are a champion

You are the moment

Within your mental vision

You are unbreakable

Here on the ground

You feel defeated

Hope in the wind

On broken wings

 

Looking around

You’ll find your reason

You can’t give up

So don’t you give in

 

You’re searching for the strength to carry on

It’s just another hundred miles to go

 

CHORUS

You are a champion

You are the moment

Within your mental vision

You are unbreakable

 

You are a champion

You are the moment

Within your mental vision

You are unbreakable

 

Who would you rather be (Unbreakable)

Who would you rather be (Unbreakable)

ORDINARY

WRITTEN BY

AMIR MASOH

PERFORMED BY

The SAM WILLOWS

About the song

'Ordinary' represents the journey of a man who has a dream and dares to pursue it. Written from a mature perspective, the song brings out the realities that those we idolise have to go through, and the persistence we need to be more than ordinary.

When I was just a little boy from a little town

I made a wish that someday I could turn this around

I made believe that I was right on top of the world

 

And in my mind I saw the many valiant hearts

They held on to their dreams and never once fell apart

Like superheroes standing tall

they’re unbreakable

 

But beneath the moonlight you could see their hearts breaking down

The rise and fall of hope has never made a sound

 

CHORUS

Run, run, run

Far beyond the setting crimson sun

Never meant to be easy

When you’re trying to be

more than ordinary

 

Run, run, run

It’s not over till it’s said and done

Never meant to be easy

Just believe that you could be more than ordinary

And ten years later I found myself in front of a crowd

They look to me for hope to end their burning doubt

Within my hands I held on to their flames of desire

And their prayers guide me as I swim amongst the shooting stars

This little boy isn’t dreaming (and) he could see it now

 

CHORUS

Run, run, run

Far beyond the setting crimson sun

Never meant to be easy

When you’re trying to be

more than ordinary

 

Run, run, run

It’s not over till it’s said and done

Never meant to be easy

Just believe that you could be

more than ordinary

 

And now I tell my little boy from this little town

The road ahead is hard but you’ll find your way around

Someday you’ll wake up feeling like you’re on top of the world

CHAMPION

WRITTEN BY

CHARLIE LIM

PERFORMED BY 

THE SAM WILLOWS

About the song

The lyrics in ‘Champion’ revolve around confronting both personal and universal struggle, and our coming together to face these challenges and fears regardless of our differences. While the tone of the song is positive and empowering, it also highlights how vulnerable the human spirit can be.

We may speak in a different tongue

But on this path we are brothers in arms

Neighbouring shores come together as one

For this race we've been blessed to run

 

Through the struggle and all the tears

Reaching out for the strength within

Test our spirit and face our fears

Follow through all our promises

 

Brave the storm and the burning sun

Drum a song from this beating heart

 

CHORUS

I am a champion

Lift up the torch

Fly high the flag

 

I am extraordinary

I've come so far

I won't look back

 

I am a warrior

I'll fight my way

To the finish line

 

We will celebrate

Lift up your voice

It's our time to shine

Moving forward, we’re marching on

This endless journey where we belong

Embrace the moment we’re dreaming of

A glorious victory awaits us all

 

Brave the storm and the burning sun

Drum a song from this beating heart

 

CHORUS

I am a champion

Lift up the torch

Fly high the flag

 

I am extraordinary

I've come so far

I won't look back

 

I am a warrior

I'll fight my way

To the finish line

 

We will celebrate

Lift up your voice

It's our time to shine

STILL

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

CHARLIE LIM

About the song

The song depicts how a champion struggles to persevere in the face of external noise, distraction and negativity, echoing the sentiment of learning to be “still” in the eye of the storm. In the powerful refrain “Look to your heart” there is a call-to-arms for everyone to look within for the answers that we seek.

In the eye of the storm

I’m standing still

Against the tide

I’m setting sail

 

At the end of the day

Giants will fall

Mountains will crumble

It’s always darkest before the dawn

 

CHORUS

What is a flag

But a cloth to wrap my spirit

What is a race

But a dance with my friends through the fire

When everything else fades

What do you see

What is a dream

But a childhood memory

 

Look to your heart, look to your heart

At the flare of a gun

There’s a spark in the air

Echoing our anthem

A hundred doubts but not one regret

 

CHORUS

What is a flag

But a cloth to wrap my spirit

What is a race

But a dance with my friends through the fire

When everything else fades

What do you see

What is a dream

But a childhood memory

 

Look to your heart, look to your heart

A LOVE SONG- UNBREAKABLE

WRITTEN BY

DON RICHMOND

PERFORMED BY

BENJAMIN KHENG

About the song

Love Song was written for Act 3 of the SEA Games Opening Ceremony. It is an ode to one of the most powerful moments in a young boy or girl’s life: first love. In its obsessive nature, the feeling of being unbreakable, the bond that seems so powerful, there are true parallels that can be drawn between that and sporting excellence.

First time my eyes laid on you

Words that are unspoken thoughts unseen

How could I have lived without you

Now that I've awoken from my dream

 

Paint a million portraits but I've never felt your face

Drift a thousand lives and I've finally found my place

 

Now my world... Embraceable

You and I... Unmistakable

My Heart... Unshakable

This Love... Unbreakable

 

CHORUS

Unbreakable

We’re unbreakable

Spread your wings and you embrace me

From starlight to morning's kiss of sun

Breathe in and now you have me

From this dawning hearts will beat as one

 

Now that you are with me you can never be replaced

Memories here on now can't be erased

 

Now my world... Embraceable

You and I... Unmistakable

My Heart... Unshakable

This Love... Unbreakable

 

CHORUS

Unbreakable

We are unbreakable

FOREVER

WRITTEN BY

JOSHUA WAN

PERFORMED BY 

THE STEVE MCQUEENS

About the song

‘Forever’ describes a clear vision of an extraordinary calling, a dream, and the imperative to answer it with all we have got. It recognizes the briefness of the opportunity to achieve something that is greater than ourselves, that will outlast us and our mortality.

Head first, that’s my intuition

Landing’s never been a question

In my head

Into the great unknown

We are all in

We are invincible

 

BRIDGE

We plunge into the deep

Wash away the ordinary

My soul to keep

A love that’s legendary

 

CHORUS

We blaze the sky

Above the reasons why

We keep, we keep our eye on forever

Hold out your hands

This is our one chance to be

Forever

Forever. Forever

You are all I wanna be

You’re making it; your place in history

You belong to this generation

Light the fire; our imagination

 

BRIDGE

We plunge into the deep

Wash away the ordinary

My soul to keep

A love that’s legendary

 

CHORUS

We blaze the sky

Above the reasons why

We keep, we keep our eye on forever

Hold out your hands

This is our one chance to be

Forever

Forever. Forever

YOU'RE ALMOST THERE

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

JOEL TAN

(GENTLE BONES)

CO-WRITTEN BY

RUTH LING

About the song

Written in the context of a conversation where hopes, visions and dreams are acknowledged, as is the journey of challenges and hard work ahead. The encouragement given is that every mistake is only a chance to climb higher, and not to give up because the end is in sight.

We picture the world

As an endless well

Of hope, visions and dreams

For each day you wake

Both your eyes open

As one winning team

 

Don’t take that slip as another mistake

It’s a chance to climb higher than this

 

CHORUS

Now take away the limits

Cast aside the lines

Just run as fast as you can

The more that you dream

The nearer it seems

And the further you will get

Don’t stop believing

I know you’ve been trying

Your hard work goes somewhere

So don’t give up now

You’re almost there

It’s never the end

Only another mountain to climb

You’ve got all that you need

And the only thing left is to

Reach for the finish line

 

Just leap for the end now

Go on my friend

The rest of the road is yours

 

CHORUS

Now take away the limits

Cast aside the lines

Just run as fast as you can

The more that you dream

The nearer it seems

And the further you will get

Don’t stop believing

I know you’ve been trying

Your hard work goes somewhere

So don’t give up now

You’re almost there

YOU'RE WONDERFUL

WRITTEN BY

AMIR MASOH

PERFORMED BY 

TAY KEWEI,

GAYLE NERVA &

TABITHA NAUSER

About the song

‘You’re Wonderful’ is an upbeat pop number about the winning mindset: waking up positive, holding on to ‘every dream that you’ve believed in and constantly reminding oneself of how truly wonderful everything is, if one just goes “looking for the gold.”

Time to wake up, hey good morning

Hear the world sing while you are waiting for your turn

You’re wondering if it’s time

 

And the sun shines through your window

As you look out you frame your life into this show

You’re looking for the gold

 

You feel like everyday is wonderful

Today would be the day you rule your world

 

CHORUS

Every step

Every beat

Every breath that left you singing

Every dream that you’ve believed in

 

Every heart

That’s gonna break

Every tear that left you wondering

If everything was worth the wait

 

You’re wonderful

Can you hear it, from a distance

Hope is calling for you to the light fire within

There’s no more giving in

 

You feel like everyday is wonderful

Today would be the day you rule your world

 

CHORUS

Every step

Every beat

Every breath that left you singing

Every dream that you’ve believed in

 

Every heart

That’s gonna break

Every tear that left you wondering

If everything was worth the wait

 

You’re wonderful

DANCING ON THE WORLD

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

HUBBABUBBAS

About the song

‘Dancing on the world’ is about the longing to rise above our own sense of insignificance, our fears of not attaining our aspirations, and the final breakthrough into a belief that we can do what our hearts tell us to do.

Aren’t you a giant small thing

A tremble in the clouds

Trying to chase the wind

Like a fleeting shroud

We’re longing for change

We’re fighting for legends

We’re longing for change

We’re fighting for legends

 

CHORUS

You and me

We’ll dance for the world to see

You and me

When our hearts are full there’s nothing we can’t be

Aren’t you feeling a little raw

A marginal lesion in your soul

You stay rooted in the claws

Are you afraid of ghosts?

We’re longing for change

We’re fighting for legends

We’re longing for change

We’re fighting for legends

 

CHORUS

You and me

We’ll dance for the world to see

You and me

When our hearts are full there’s nothing we can’t be

COLOURS

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

JEAN TAN

About the song

'Colours' is about embracing life in its range of hues: there are bright aspirations, victories, and experiences, but also dark and grueling times. When we understand our potential for greater good and our individual journeys as ultimately beautiful, we can overcome the hurdles that come with strength and tenacity.

Hearts beat to the same moments

Laughter and surprising seconds

Fallen steps and dreamin’ to no end

 

Conversations 'round our stories

A million stars in the ordinary

Come on now I'll race you 'round the bend

 

Oh I know when I see you here

With me

 

CHORUS

Life is full in all its colours

Everything I see

Everything in you and me

Don't you love this life in colour?

Everything we are

Everything we're meant to be

 

Run now to tell the world our stories

Of a million stars in the ordinary

Set fire to the palettes in our eyes

 

Still I know when I see it all

Don't ya think that

 

CHORUS

Life is full in all its colours

Everything I see

Everything in you and me

Don't you love this life in colour?

Everything we are

Everything we're meant to be

BRIDGE

Even when it’s lonely

Even when it hurts sometimes

There is so much more to see

The little things so beautiful because

 

CHORUS

Life is full in all its colours

Everything we see

Everything we see

Everything in you and me

 

Life is full in all its colours

Everything we are

Everything we're meant to be

Don't you love this life in colour?

Everything we see

Everything in you and me

 

TAG

Everything we see

Everything in you and me

Everything we are

Everything you're meant to be

REACH

WRITTEN BY

DICK LEE

PERFORMED BY 

THE MGS CHOIR

(FEATURING DICK LEE)

About the song

The song hopes to inspire participants and spectators alike to reach fearlessly for their goals. By drawing on their dreams to fuel their passion, they can empower themselves to achieve their ambitions.

How do we get to the top of the game?

How do we reach for the highest peak?

How do we strive to perfect our aim?

How do we find what we’re seeking?

 

All we must do is to truly believe

We have the strength within us

Trust in ourselves

And we’re bound to achieve

All that we’re meant to do

 

BRIDGE

Go for the goal for It’s waiting to be

All that we want it to be

Take it and make it

The challenge and chase till we see Victory!

 

CHORUS

If we just reach for all of our dreams

We’ll find they are never as far as they seem

Just reach up high as we can

Then the future will be in our hands

And the dream will be ours in the end

Follow the road that we’ve chosen to take

Know that it leads to a higher ground

Strengthen and build with the plans we must make

Eyeing the target we’re bound for

 

How do we know If we’re on the right track?

What if the path’s uncertain?

All we must know is, there’s no turning back

All we must do is try

 

BRIDGE

Go for the goal for It’s waiting to be

All that we want it to be

Take it and make it

The challenge and chase till we see Victory!

 

CHORUS

If we just reach for all of our dreams

We’ll find they are never as far as they seem

Just reach up high as we can

Then the future will be in our hands

And the dream will be ours in the end