Challenges

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third album from Chinawhite and the second full length CD

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released November 17, 2009

Produced by Peter Cox
Recorded at Down The Road studio
all Music and lyrics by Chinawhite

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Chinawhite Netherlands

Chinawhite was founded in 1987, and has 3 original members still on board. The band is characterized by its catchy combination of melodies, rhythms and varied ensemble.
Chinawhite succeeds in making a combination of melodic hard rock with symphonic frill and groovy rhythms on a progressive edge.
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Track Name: In The Beginning
at the dawn of day
new life will be born
in times full of changes
into a future unknown
like the turning of the tides
the road goes up and down
a life full of challenges

....the life of our own?
Track Name: Challenges - Dreams Of A Child
sun is rising, it’s shining bright
the light will guide me through my life
mmhmm, the journey now begins

it’s dark outside and I’m afraid
to lose what I can’t reach
give me shelter, warm my heart

oh what will become of me
what has life set out for me
who will I grow up to be
it’s only a childhood dream

embrace me in the night
forever hold me close
I see myself when I look at you

now I’m slowly growing older
life will take its course
your moonlit eyes are magic in the night

oh what will become of me
what has life set out for me
who will I grow up to be
it’s only a childhood dream

only in my dreams
the world seems to be alright
Track Name: My Venus Rising
take my hand and follow me
to this place of pure serenity
embrace me
and dream with me

night turns into day
and my eyes are open wide
but still I can’t see
I’m learning to live

To me you are the sun
A light of love unsung
A Venus rising out of sea

just an angel out of heaven
is what you are to me
your wings embrace my heart
keep it innocent and pure

To me you are the sun
A light of love unsung
A Venus rising out of sea
To me you are the moon
Oh heaven’s coming soon
A Venus rising out of sea

no I can’t say to you
so far and out of reach
come closer hold me tight
and never let me go

To me you are the sun
A light of love unsung
A Venus rising out of sea
To me you are the moon
Oh heaven’s coming soon
A Venus rising out of sea
Track Name: Stranger
all alone left in the dark
where shadows move around
I fear to step into the light
to bring out what they hide

oh yes it’s strange to know
what secret lies in me
I want to know just where you are
I want to see your eyes

Stranger reveal yourself
‘cause you’re a part of me
Stranger now show yourself
So I can call you

I’m tired to move in shadows
I’m tired of living lies
all I want is peace of mind
and that’s what I will find

but now that time moves on
and I grow up
my questions hunt me down
no far and I’ll prevail

Stranger reveal yourself
‘cause you’re a part of me
Stranger now show yourself
So I can call you….daddy

my quest is you to find

Stranger reveal yourself
‘cause you’re a part of me
Stranger now show yourself
So I can call you
Stranger reveal yourself
You’re a part of me
Stranger
I want to call you
daddy
Track Name: How Many Miles
our love would last forever
that’s what you said
from here there’s no return
you promised me heaven
but soon I would learn
the dream already ended
before it began

we both believed in love
but that wasn’t enough
sometimes life can be rough
nothing lasts forever
where has our love gone
where did we go wrong

How many miles
Is the way to your heart
How many miles
Did we drift apart
How many miles
Is the way to your heart

years pass by as time grows old
seasons come and go
I whisper your name
like a gentle breeze
never thought that losing you
could hurt me so deep

How many miles
Is the way to your heart
How many miles
Did we drift apart
How many miles
Is the way to your heart

all those sweet memories
are cut deep in my soul

How many miles
Is the way to your heart
How many miles
Did we drift apart
How many miles
Is the way to your heart

the dream already ended
Track Name: Better Than You
a web of deceit around me
and I doubt if I’ll survive
if truth should win in the end
oh that day had better be near
and I hate the lies, the dirty schemes
and the endless twists of words
and I, I hate the circumstance I’m in
but it’s not the end of the world

are you better than, better than me ?

but I won’t back down on this
sure the truth is at my side
no matter what they think of me
I am standing tall with pride
trying hard to build this case
sticking to my faith
it ain’t over till it’s over
and I’ll never break

I am better than, better than you !

what are you thinking
he’s soft, so push him over
what are you wishing for
let the old days come again
what are you dreaming
living with the riches
but if ever there is justice
the hammer falls on you

I am better than, better than you !
I know you don’t believe it’s true
Oh no, better than you !
I don’t believe it’s true
Track Name: Inside
there are those days
that slap you in the face
all those shameless lies
that will trouble you
there’s a man again
trying to take you down
you refuse to be his clown
but it’s getting hard
to keep it all inside

you keep in mind
you’ll learn from the pain
all that hurt and anger
will not be in vain
though accident prone
you won’t be taken down
rise to the occasion
with a grin and a frown
just keep it all inside

if you’re a rebel without a cause
there’s no coincidence
you just haven’t found
what you’re looking for
if you’re a saint without a sin
there is no destiny
you just didn’t look
for the next metaphor

mama always said
you’ll learn from the pain
all that hurt and anger
will not be in vain
though accident prone
you won’t be taken down
rise to the occasion
give a piece of your mind
don’t keep it all inside
Track Name: The Storm Rages On
so darkness fills the night
wind strikes my soul
can you feel what I feel
this storm raging within

I have to face it all alone
no one can help me now
chance will change my faith
the final hour’s at hand

Hear the storm haul at night
Sets me in a state of fright
Run to the light
Now the storm’s rages on

living life in the fast lane
losing all track of reality
was all I did in vain?
am I losing my sanity

somehow I've always known
life's but an empty shell
consuming dreams and memories
my nightmare keeps going on

Hear the storm haul at night
Sets me in a state of fright
Run to the light
Now the storm’s rages on

Silence!….
the dream you dream will fade
face the storm so deep inside
the one that never dies

Hear the storm haul at night
Sets me in a state of fright
Run to the light
Now the storm’s rages on
Track Name: I Am I
as I awaken from the darkest of dreams
no demons that haunt me in the night
as I awaken from the darkest of fear
I will step into the light

as long as I remember
they’ve been watching all along
now’s the time to be me
to know where I belong

I am I and who are you
I am I oh who are you

try to draw the lines
to connect me with my dreams
find the colors deep inside
that give me peace of mind

see the ink so dark and cool
draw the fool I never knew
this feeling coming over me
really gives me peace of mind

I am I and who are you
I am I oh who are you

as darkness is falling over me
a light is shining bright for me
no longer strapped in boundaries
I spread my wings and fly out to the sea

I am I and who are you
I am I oh who are you
Track Name: Dive With A Dolphin
there’s so many shades of blue
getting wet in the water
I can get relief
deep under the surface

when the sun shines on the reef
there’s a lot of vivid color
I know and belief
it’s a wondrous world

I just wanna get wet
swim with the fish
I just wanna dive with a dolphin

there’s so many forms of life
scuba in the seven seas
I forget mischief
when under the waterline
with the sun over the beach
the white sand and the coral
I know and belief
it’s a great world

I just wanna get wet
swim with the fish
I just wanna dive with a dolphin
I just wanna get set
go to the deep
I just wanna dive with a dolphin

when it feels like going down
I get the urge to submerge
go swim in the ocean
when things are not going ‘round
I get the urge to submerge
go swim in the ocean

I just wanna get wet
swim with the fish
I just wanna dive with a dolphin
I just wanna get set
go to the deep
I just wanna dive with a dolphin
Track Name: Wings Of The Wind
Fly on the wings
Watch the world passing by
On the wings of the wind
Search for the light

a dream is just a moment
but memories remain
all I did see
makes me stronger day by day
my journey’s just begun
don’t ask me to stay

Fly on the wings
Watch the world passing by
On the wings of the wind
Search for the light

there’s nothing you can’t do
no strains to hold you down
no place that you can’t be
nothing you can’t see
hold on to precious goods
love, peace and harmony

hear them say
nothing lasts forever
so when love fades away
life will go on
and dreams they will fade
but memories remain

Fly on the wings
Watch the world passing by
On the wings of the wind
Search for the light