the mrbrown show: love song for singapore

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We know Monday’s show is early, but since Saturday is National Day, we decided to let this one out earlier. Here’s a little love song we wrote for Singapore.

Podcast iconPodcast: the mrbrown show 8 Aug 2008: so do me Download MP3 (MP3, file size: 4.2mb, Time: 00:04:29)

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  1. Home, truly « Pinch Me Says:

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  2. LC Says:

    Insightful, hilarious and heartfelt! As a Sporean overseas at the moment, this provided such a good laugh and served as a poignant reminder of all things Sporean :) Thanks to everyone at Mr Brown show :D Happy NDP everyone…

  3. haesel Says:

    Gosh, that did bring a tear to my eye… can reallie feel the passion there…

  4. Cbr Says:

    nice song

  5. jiahui Says:

  6. jiahui Says:

    and this one beats the one airing on tv/tvmobile handsdown :) i would sooner wave a flag to this tune.

  7. Ablog Says:

    That’s the spirit Mr Brown, The Singapore Spirit!

  8. xiuzhi Says:

    can we have the guitar tabs for this song? lol

  9. kf Says:

    Lovely song! Better than this year’s NDP song!

  10. fm Says:

    Your singing makes the hair on the back of my neck stand. That’s a compliment. :D

  11. genocide Says:

    very true, tugging at the heart-strings of sgporeans. love it~! maybe they should use this as the new anthem instead

  12. artmgs » Blog Archive » Happy National Day! Says:

    […] mrbrownshow has a truly sweet and wonderful song for National Day on the other hand. It is miles ahead of this year’s NDP song - Shine for Singapore. Go listen to it at mrbrownshow now. […]

  13. rainmusique Says:

    omg so nice!!

  14. WasAGod Says:

    Wow… … Overwhelmed.. This is one great national day song.

  15. pjbanana Says:

    wow! good job! better than the NDP song this year!

  16. wahman Says:

    wah power….the song is damn nice….

  17. ah pat Says:

    i love this song too! love it so much that I’ve typed out the lyrics liao! after listenining to it continuously for about 5 minutes!

    enjoy!

    love song for singapore
    ———————————-
    by mrbrown

    The trains they come and go
    Filled with faces I don’t know
    Sometimes they don’t stop for me
    I live near Woodleigh MRT

    The city’s changing every day
    I saw a new gantry on the way
    That is why I sold my car
    Why the bus-stop so damn far

    You took so much from me
    Got no cash to take taxi

    But I’m still in love with you
    But I’m still in love with you
    (And) when I grow old, and don’t do what I’m told
    I will still be in love with you

    I can’t afford a holiday
    Everything has gone up but my pay
    Can’t go out with all my friends
    Can’t afford the latest fashion pants

    You promised me paradise
    Overflowing with abundant rice
    I used to go for lunch buffets
    Now my breakfast’s half a yeow char kuey

    You took so much from me
    Got no cash to go high-tea

    But I’m still in love with you
    But I’m still in love with you
    And when I grow old, and don’t do what I’m told
    I will still be in love with you

    You took so much from me
    Got no cash to go high-tea

    But I’m still in love with you
    But I’m still in love with you
    And when I grow old, promise me you won’t turn cold
    Cos I’d still be in love with you

    Took so much from me
    Got no cash, but I’m happy

    I am still in love with you
    I am still in love with you
    And when I grow old, and don’t do what I’m told
    I will still be in love with you…

  18. Khongsha Says:

    我不喜欢,still prefer “blame it on somebody”

  19. wanwan Says:

    ‘you took so much from me BUT i still in love with you!’
    Hey! this is truly our singaporeans’ voices! thks! you guys are GREAT!
    better get ‘copyright’—7th mth getai is here.

  20. Hideyoshi Says:

    Nice! A representative voice of Singaporeans.

  21. VFKK Says:

    Mark was playing the guitar, and Ivan was playing… his chair….

    eeeeeee…….. (Think dirty oready)

  22. liuyanlin Says:

    nice one. voices from singaporean.
    rock on mrbrown!

  23. anon Says:

    that just rocked! That should be our NDP song instead.
    Marc played so well!
    Could we have the tabs?

  24. rich Says:

    there’s an error loading the file

  25. joe r Says:

    great song, best so far.

  26. rich Says:

    lol nice song
    i love it!

  27. jun kit Says:

    for those who want the chords, here you go! thanks to ah pat for typing out the lyrics.

  28. jun kit Says:

    whoops. screwed up the formatting. pdf copy here.

  29. IBaba Says:

    For all the events we criticized, this shows that We still LOVE Singapore…

  30. x12831 Says:

    Beats the official copycat NDP song hands down.

  31. Singaporean Overseas Says:

    Thank you Brown and crew!

    Feeling homesick now……… :(

    Who wrote the music and the lyrics?

  32. CHB Says:

    Nice song. Although the “still………….in love with you” is quite long .
    The first 2 parts is very awesome. though.

  33. Xianren Says:

    I love this song much more than the offical NDP song can! Thank you and Keep it going Mr Brown and co, you have my support forever ;D

  34. fan Says:

    totally deserves a mention by the PM at the NDP!!

  35. tiang Says:

    Well, Great song.

    No money to take cab..
    Should we sing insufficent $$ to take bus?
    Bus fars keep rising every year, not enough money liao.
    Hahhaa..

  36. Onlooker Says:

    Cool song. Better than the official hotel song anyway. :)
    National day is covered less than Olympic on some channel.
    So Our Nation Independence day has less significance than a one shot event in a rising third world country and yesterday the news report on “Patriot” PRC who eat durians to watch the O lim Pig.

  37. Sky Says:

    a true s’porean’s perspective…this should be the national day song or anthem..haha…but somehow would still love this country. Rock on Mr Brown and gang!

  38. Emo-ed Says:

    Spot on of my sentiment - Happy National Day.

  39. leinad Says:

    I’m not singaporean and even I like it.

  40. Curious Onlooker Says:

    Onlooker taken again.
    oh well, Hmmm cool song agreed.
    National day not covered as extensive as olympic agreed,but what cause this “complacent” behavior?
    And yes it is our independence (from british) day.Not a birthday unless the land mass is form when Singapore is declared independent.

  41. Pansies Says:

    WOW! Hilarious! Great lyrics, great singing, great music! Super nice! Go Mr. Brown! :) Happy National Day!

  42. Commoner Says:

    “Now my breakfast’s half a yeow char kuey”
    Muahaha best!

  43. Fahim Says:

    Happy National Day from us in Pakistan!

  44. mr brown fan! Says:

    you rock mr brown! love this song! it’s cool! the music is good and the chords and the lyrics!

    happy national day! :D

  45. slacker Says:

    Omg.. nice~ hmm.. can put the song up for download? wanna hear it on my ipod while going to school.. =]

  46. Lion Investor Says:

    Really nice vocal and song. Thanks Mr Brown.

  47. Jon Says:

    You guys are amazing!

    A national day song that
    1 - tugs at the heartstrings
    2 - humable (nothing to do with mee-siam)
    3 - enjoyable

    You guys are a bunch of extreme local talent who happen to be caught/stuck/persisting on the wrong/other/not-eye-to-eye/no-toe-the-line side of things.

    If only they understand that life is not about being white, but that even white has various shades of whiteness.

  48. fleek Says:

    I think you are totally out of line in this song for Singapore. It is not the country, it is the ruling party. Unless you equate Singapore = PAP. Which I don’t think so.

    It is you and me, common folks who can make the difference. The problem here is that people place all their trust in the garment and then complain after that.

    Try to make that difference.

  49. Regan Says:

    Thank you Mr Brown.

    Indeed I feel that the real difference is MM; people continue to place trust in MM and that is why loving Singapore is easy. MM is Singapore , say what ever you like.
    The first love may last forever, whether it is for good or bad is for history to judge.
    I hope the Cabinet will have a chance to listen to you National Day song

    Peaceful holiday guys.

  50. Si Han Says:

    I’m also a singapore student currently overseas, feels good to hear something really singaporean on national day! well done!

    happy bday singapore!

  51. Ronald Says:

    LOL this song is better than the NDP theme song.May I suggest that they sing this song for NDP 2009? =.=

  52. siamese Says:

    BRAVO BRAVO~

  53. Love for Singapore « GK Says:

    […] August 10, 2008 in 1 Saw this at Shane’s blog, Mr Brown’s song for National Day 2008! Haha, quite cool so check it out! Click HERE for link The trains they come and go Filled with faces I don’t know Sometimes they don’t stop for me I live near Woodleigh MRT The city’s changing every day I saw a new gantry on the way That is why I sold my car Why the bus-stop so damn far You took so much from me Got no cash to take taxi But I’m still in love with you But I’m still in love with you (And) when I grow old, and don’t do what I’m told I will still be in love with you I can’t afford a holiday Everything has gone up but my pay Can’t go out with all my friends Can’t afford the latest fashion pants You promised me paradise Overflowing with abundant rice I used to go for lunch buffets Now my breakfast’s half a yew char kuey You took so much from me Got no cash to go high-tea But I’m still in love with you But I’m still in love with you And when I grow old, and don’t do what I’m told I will still be in love with you You took so much from me Got no cash to go high-tea But I’m still in love with you But I’m still in love with you And when I grow old, promise me you won’t turn cold Cos I’d still be in love with you Took so much from me Got no cash, but I’m happy I am still in love with you I am still in love with you And when I grow old, and don’t do what I’m told I will still be in love with you… […]

  54. Alvin Ho Says:

    Everyday changes bring about new mindsets yet amidst all these, Singapore holds a special place in my heart. Even with cold hearts and rude manners to match cavemen, I am still in love with Singapore.
    Living in Sydney has given me a new resolve for hoping for better things for my island home. I am still in love with Singapore.

  55. Munny! Says:

    Bravo to the team! You have definitely scored again with this honest-to-goodness song. I must say it is better than the slick, commercial NDP themesong this year despite its raw edges. Well done (you have certainly brought back memories of those JC days spent twanging in the students lounge playing guitar and talking rot :-))!

  56. ah pat Says:

    Yo Jun Kit, thanks for the chords! Wah, so paisay, you put my name in your chord chart also. Heehee.

    Btw, mrbrown, I hope I’ve done an accurate enough transcription of the lyrics. I think/know there’s no apostrophe s in the line “My breakfast half a yeow char kuey”. Am I right? *:b

    To mrbrown and company, hope you have a great time chillin’ out on this “replacement holiday”! *:)

  57. Aloy Says:

    Great Song! Mr Brown For President!!!!

  58. Cas Says:

    Very awesome song!! What rough around the edges… this is pro stuff!! Great work guys!

  59. yuene Says:

    Thanks so much for the song!

  60. Eric Says:

    This song is fantastic.

    I love the vocals, the music and the lyrics.

    Simply a work of class, just for Singaporeans. :)

  61. Den Says:

    Thank you for that beautiful composition. Well done, with love from NZ!

  62. adeline Says:

    AWESOME SONG! Well done! Great lyrics too!
    But I still am in love with your ERP song, and won’t forget the BLAME IT ON SOMEBODY song!
    Anyway, this song represents exactly how I feel these few years!!!
    And yo! one of your fans said that MM is Singapore…. ahem! If that is so, then it is not doing justice to S.Rajaratnam, Goh Keng Swee, and many more, even B. Sheares and Yusok Ishak!!!
    SINGAPORE IS NOT MM. If it is, then all these folks should not be mentioned at all in History books! Anyway, these folks, including Tony Tan, are people I will salute too as they worked hard to alleviate Singapore’s global status in the 1960s to 1980s!!! They deserve our appreciation too.
    After all, a country is not built by one man alone! A general needs soldiers, but sad to say, Singapore is now having a CEO with employees instead.
    Mr Brown! U are not alone! Already my family from bak chor mee has downgraded to chee cheong fun and then now to yew char kuah!!!!
    I know what it feels like to love my country and constantly wonder if my country loves me just as much!!!

  63. InLoveWifU Says:

    oh mine.. oh mine.. i’m so in love wif u.. ;p

  64. Hi Hi Horay Finally Says:

    Yeh, supported - Mr Brown is worthy for President.

    Mr Brown is in the league of Obama; if Mr Brown were American, he would win the Presidency there.

    I am for the ground movement to ground swell Mr Brown to convince him that people want him, and that he will win the Presidential vote in Singapore if he so decide to step up to serve the people.

    Keep up the momentum guys.

  65. liz' Says:

    just the perfect avenue to cure my homesickness.

    yes, and I love SG so.

    Thank You MrBrown.

    (:

  66. Jamian Says:

    I still like those interactive dialogue the past hilarious titles: “Bus Alert’ and the ‘CPF’. Anyway is very innovative and creative. nice hymns and very easy to rmb. Great voice for the common ppl whos holding onto the seatbelts on the journey thru life that will be spent in Singapore….

  67. Jack :) Says:

    Nice song! :) I’ll look forward to a MTV version.

  68. Dr Chan Says:

    Funny yet touching. Great song.

  69. ysed Says:

    i like the song, the guitar and it’s really nice voice by the way… :)

  70. Andrew Says:

    It’s a little late, but you guys did a wonderful song. Very insightful and at the same time, poignant lyrics. So very much better than all the crappy songs thatI’ve been hearing th epast few years on national day!!

    A GREAT JOB!!

  71. johntanyishin Says:

    I love that song, it’s filled with emotions. I love Singapore even though ERP is getting everywhere, I don’t know whether I still want to buy my car.

    JTYS

  72. Sean Says:

    nice song1!!

  73. circuit boy Says:

    i know i m si bei late
    but its better then never

    to fall in love
    with this song

    with his song!

  74. Ian Says:

    Ok I know my comment is abit the late~

    but wow this song is amazing! hilarious~touching~and really something truly Singapore :D

    We need more mrbrowns!!!

  75. Saviourdevil Says:

    This is really Awesome… u r such a talent!! Keep up ur wonderful podcasts.

  76. Lim Meng Yong Says:

    Awesome!

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  78. Nigel Says:

    Can i have the guitar tabs pls??:DD i love tis song!

  79. Nabelle Says:

    hey, can give th chords of this song? pleaseeeee :D
    i love you song truckloads. !!

  80. Augpeh Says:

    If the bus stop so damn far, you should not have sold your car.
    If you sold your car, you have to walk all the way to the bus stop so damn far.
    If you never sold your car, you can drive to the bus stop so damn far.
    Understand?

  81. Maoreo Says:

    Awww, ain’t that sweet! Esp after all the poking of the gahmen :)

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