Strange Things

by Sharliza Jelita

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It is hoped that this album will induce a euphoric endorphin rush, or intrigue your auditory cortex at the very least.

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released 25 June 2012

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Singaporean Sharliza Jelita bursts like brightly coloured confetti onto the music scene with her eccentric, eclectic pop music. Combining Hot Chip, Janelle Monae, Stereolab and James Blake, the result is her eccentric-pop debut album Strange Things, out 25 June 2012. ... more

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Track Name: No Go Pogo
Skimpy chicks and shady tricks
Unleash themselves on the same street
Angry drunks and OAPs
They’re drinking beer at super speed
It’s a different town, it’s a different city, it’s a different place
But it’s the same pubs, it’s the same clubs, it’s the same crowd

So what do I do?

It may be Saturday night but I am staying in
Cos tonight there’s nowhere to go
It may be boring at home all I can do is sleep
But tonight there’s nowhere to go

Horny pricks and catholics
Gyrate themselves to the same beat
Guy and girl with two left feet
They’re acting more or less indiscreet
It’s a different town, it’s a different city, it’s a different place
But it’s the same pubs, it’s the same clubs, it’s the same crowd

So what do I do?

It may be Saturday night but I am staying in
Cos tonight there’s nowhere to go
It may be boring at home all I can do is sleep
But tonight there’s nowhere to go
Track Name: Is That Your Underwear On The Floor?
Is that your underwear that's on the floor?
Is that your underwear that's on the floor?
Guess in my sleep you've gone without a goodbye, and slithered past my door
And left your underwear that's on my floor

Wo-oh, wo-oh, wo-oh, wo-oh
Wo-oh, wo-oh, wo-oh, wo-oh

What if my man had come before I wake up?
And noticed something that's not his?
Something intimate, and something wet
How irresponsible, I could have lost my head!

"In a burst of light, you were the one
that rocked my world with magic
but if you come back again I’ll be in trouble!"

Is that your underwear that's on the floor?
I can't help laughing cos you would be chaffing, around town,
Whilst I sit down, and think about, what to do with this piece of fabric?

Do I wear it? Do I shred it?
It smells of you too much for me to burn

But if he finds out, it could be the last
What happens next is anybody's guess

And then this question would be the past
And then this question would be the last.
Track Name: I Want More Sun
Day by day I wonder
what it's like to be
Travelling where sun will always
look at me

So I pondered
If I took that train
All the way to Spain
Then hop on the plane
Go from India
To Australia
There’s a lot to see
Come and fly with me!

Let’s go far away
And do something strange
And live while we’re young
Adventures are fun
Let’s go far away
And do something strange
And live while we’re young
So dance in the sun!

I want more sun
I want more sun - un
I want more sun - un
I want more sunshine in my life

Let's enjoy the breeze
On the isles of Greece
We’ll tan on the beach
In Argentina
And savour the food
In Singapura
There’s a lot to see
Come and fly with me!
Track Name: Breaks My Heart In Two
You’re the road to my soul
Embraced in eternal loveliness
You’re a sight to behold, to me

Every night I pray to God
That one day you will be mine
But my lips have never tried
To reveal what is inside...

That it’s you… that I love
And it breaks my heart in two
And it’s you… that I love
And it breaks my heart,
it breaks my heart
Go ha ha ha ha

In a while, you’ll see why
There’s no end to pain and sorrow
When my heart isn’t mine to control
Cos the focus of my love
Doesn’t know that I’m alive
And nobody really cares
That you’ll never get to hear
That it’s you… that I love.

And it makes me wanna cry
Track Name: I Feel Great
I feel your sun rise over me
Your colours rush with energy
Your love's a rainbow from the sea
You bring the meaning to be free
To be free

I feel great
You are wonderful
I'm happy I'm with you
Over land, underwater
In the sky and outer space
I can see the world inside you
You are everything, I love you
You are everything I want to be
So beautiful and free
Track Name: Credit Crunch
Can’t wait to see
A pay rise

Once upon a time
Life was possible without
Getting overdrafts
To fund living expenses

You can’t get in the black
You can’t get in the black
You can’t get in the black
When they all fleece ya

Sacrifice, frivolous wants
To survive, the credit crunch

Giving up on fun
To save a deposit
On the way to become
A first-time home buyer

But there is nothing left!
The bills rent car and tax
Have eaten our paychecks.
Track Name: Claustrophobia
Hard to find a quiet spot
Too much to see
The streets aren't clean
And there’s no trees
Small is the new regular
Shapes are squeezed
In tiny streets
Where humans live
Head under feet
They've never seen
A sea of smileless faces in between
Packed like sardines
I want to get off
But I need to stay and earn more money

I wanna leave right now

I want to be where, the air is clear
But my idea, Of escape here
Is play countless games, On my console
My consolation for my inertia

I want to be where, the air is clear
Where I won’t suffer, claustrophobia
And I must confess, that my life here
Leaves me in a mess
Track Name: Fine On My Own
Stuck in a broken cage
Time to break it down
Realise that I can live
A life of my desire

Time to pack up and leave
Those that hold me back
I want freedom and escape
To learn to love myself

Take control of your destiny
Your mind is your own
Listen to yourself and be free
You’re fine on your own

Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

I’m not going to blame
Them for my mistakes
I’m just after independence
To live life off their brakes

So I will, let them go
And leave them alone
And get on with life
Raise my confidence in me
and learn to love myself

You’re fine on your own
Time for you to grow
Only you would know
How far you can go
Track Name: What It Feels Like For A Child
I don't know what it feels like for a child
Cos I was never one
I was never one

I'm instantly old
And born fully-grown
My youth just a flash right past my eyes
I work when I’m told
By a heart of stone
With no time to play out in the park

I’m beaten and blamed
Abused and ashamed
For all that is wrong inside my world
Abandoned and forced
To grow up too fast
And done things I'm not proud of in the past

But now I can do all that I want
I can dance and play and sing my songs
And I’m reaching out to all young ones
And make sure no child is left behind
And break down the cycle of violence
And break down the cycle of violence
And choose to forgive
And choose to forgive
And choose to forgive
Track Name: Strange Things
Strange things abound when I meet you
Strange things abound when I with you

And I don’t know why
And I don’t know why
And I don’t know why
And I don’t know why

My heartbeat stops when I meet you
I find my world exposed to you

Once in my life
I can see the other side
Will I have one more chance?
Will I have one more chance?

With your gift of life
With your gift of life
With your gift of life
With your gift of life