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Martyr Of My Dreams

by Shueh-li Ong

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The story is about the dreams that people hold very firmly to and try to attain but are sometimes out of their reach. In this song I added a chorus sung by me in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect from the province Fukian, interposed with the tin-whistle which I regard as from my Australian heritage. The theremin features at the start and end.

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LYRICS:
I see it in your eyes, my paradise
Show me the stone you carry
Tightly round your neck, you idolise it
The foundation is heavy
At a tender time you fantasize, four mirrors are what you're facing
At your journey's end to paradise, will you still recognise me?

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released October 22, 2007
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PERFORMANCE :
Shueh-li Ong (theremin, synths, programming/sound design, tin whistle, voice).
John A Martinez (drums).
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PRODUCTION:
Written, Recorded and Produced in Dallas by Shueh-li Ong.

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Shueh-li Ong Nashville, Tennessee

Shueh-li is an Aussie-born Singapore composer-synthesist-thereminist-producer.
She layers exotic synths & ethnic moods to create bombastic productions and haunting ballads!

After writing, recording and performing with synthpop band, Xenovibes, which she founded in 2004, she decided a fresh chapter was needed.
Her debut solo album is A WORKING TITLE - SPECIAL EDITION.
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