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Ordinary People

by Chantaiman

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This album is a celebration of reality and dreams, of lust and love, of fear and courage, of defeat and victory.

This album is for all the ordinary people.

This is Ordinary People.

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released December 22, 2014

All songs written, recorded and mixed by Chantaiman. Mastered by Jungle @ Riverside Musicians Studio, Taipei. Horns on Backwater by Jimmy Fu. Drums on Headshot and I.B.R.E. by Derek Yu. Art direction, photography by Gavin Bobo. Videography by Augustine So.

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Chantaiman Hong Kong

Formed in 2010 in Hong Kong, Chantaiman's sound is a blend of britpop and post-punk, which has earned them comparisons to Interpol, Blur, The xx, and Embrace. Their debut album "Ordinary People" is for all the ordinary people.


"Baby, you should know/ We're only passing by"
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Track Name: Wait For The Sun
When the hours are frozen
When the walls are caving in and the sound of wisdom is distant
We’re just waiting for the sun
When the birds are flying
When the wind is blowing in
I just know you’re with me
We’re just waiting for the sun
Track Name: Need Nobody
There’s a game we used to play
I could say what you will say
But today I wait and wait
For you to say what you will say
I don't need nobody to make you mine
I just need somebody to make up her own mind
I don't need nobody to make me fine
I just need somebody to make up for the lost time
Track Name: Headshot
You’re giving me a headshot
You’re giving me your distance
I know it’s hard to show
I know it’s hard to deny
There’s no one else but you and me
I know it’s hard to believe me
Track Name: Losing All For Love
I thought my life was in perfect harmony
Until a car came crashing in front of me
You know it’s all coming down
But there’s no reason to make a compromise
Until a gun was facing yours but not mine
You know it’s all coming down
You say I’m losing all for love
You’re reading too much into those things you say
You think it’s okay to live in modern cliche
You know it’s all coming down
Track Name: No Surprise
When I looked into your eyes, you started talking
Your words got me walking back and forth
Watching your back as you leave for the door
If you cared to look back you’d see me shiver
Together with tears all my words become fillers
That’s the prelude of the pain I’ll go through
Your tears fall down
There’s nothing I can do
Nothing I can say to hide this broken heart from you
No Surprise
When I looked into your eyes, you started talking
Your words got me falling so down to earth
Search for the words to make me hurt
Give me the worst pain since my date of birth
You said you would call me you said tonight
You said you would call me you said tonight
You said “Mike, this is all over”
The next thing you gave me was your cold shoulder
Track Name: Run
Suddenly my friend decides he’s leaving home to be a sailor in the sea
Where he’s free to dream under the sky
He’s coming home, coming home
Why are you all alone?
Rain ain't going away so I'm just gonna stay
Track Name: Backwater
I know that you are sick and tired and weary
I see you and you’re standing next to me
I hear you and I hear you oh so clearly
We’re living in a backwater
Away from all the disorder
Are we just wasting time?
We would rather watch the time go by
Are we just wasting time?
Track Name: Shut Up And Keep Talking
I know where to find you
When you’re alone
But you say I know where to hide
When I need some place to make sense
But I know how to tell you
The ugly truth but you say
I don't want to hear it
So why don't you just forget?
Of all the things we’ve become?
Of all the things we’ve said and done?
Track Name: Island
We’re heading west but we are on the wrong road
Why I know is not a big deal
Right from the start we know that it was trouble
We didn’t stop ‘cause we’re just lonely people
You went forward I went backward
You did your best so I did my very worst
You wanted this to last so I said it first
You thought that I was joking but I had rehearsed
Now we’re lost with all of the people now on this island
Wonder if someone is going to hear me out
Tell me the way back home
Track Name: I.B.R.E.
I can barely look at you
Every single time I do
I know we will make it through
‘Cause my girl, it’s all up to you
Is this just a counterfeit?
I wish this could all be real
Never see you again
Never miss you again
Track Name: Ordinary People
Standing at a station
Feel the breeze
It’s for me
Looking at the people
Through the window
Passing by
The lights go out
Let’s pretend we’re not here
Standing at a station
Feel the sun
Was that mine?
Looking for the pavement
Through the window
What I’ve done
You see? We’re such an ordinary people
Baby you should know
We’re only passing by
Watching over sunsets
I drew a line
Search for destination as I run