Bali and Back Again

by Norma Jean

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Recorded in the rice fields of Ubud, this sweet indie folk pop is the culmination of my time so far living in Bali.

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released December 31, 2016

Norma Jean Belenky, Yussan "Bonil" Ahmad Fauzi, Rizal Abdulhadi

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Norma Jean Bali, Republic of Indonesia

Norma Jean is a singer songwriter who lives Bali and writes original songs about love, and the beauty of life, looking out onto the rice fields.
She also draws daily cartoons @normajeanlovesdoodles on Instagram, and writes poetry.

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Track Name: Expat Life
It's never easy to live the life you want
living in Bali just becomes another haunt
it's your hometown, but not your country
you hustle everyday, avoid the monkeys
either got the time, or have the money

And every time I have a proper drink
I wanna go skinny dipping with everyone
And every time I have a proper think
I wanna be deep in love with anyone
And even if I found the missing link
by the time I realised it'd be far after dawn
so we keep on keeping on

Sharp as a razor but dull like a knife
never a boring day, not on your life
always the best, always the worst
drowning in water, dying of thirst
you're so damn blessed, you outta be cursed

And every time I have a proper drink
I wanna go skinny dipping with everyone
And every time I have a proper think
I wanna be deep in love with anyone
And even if I found the missing link
by the time I realised it'd be far after dawn
so we keep on keeping on

Hotel California,
never check out but you always pay
life's in technicolor
dark sunnies on, even when it rains
tattoos and scars won't break these chains
don't want to burn out, but you can't get on that plane

And every time I have a proper drink
I wanna go skinny dipping with everyone
And every time I have a proper think
I wanna be deep in love with anyone
And even if I found the missing link
by the time I realised it'd be far- you'd be too far gone
so we keep on keeping on
Track Name: Diamond Rings
I wear my heart on my sleeve but I need a reprieve
Because I'm ever so clumsyI walk into things
I need some armour, protection, a nice thick coat
I need a bigger buffer maybe build me a moat
around, my heart
that feels, like a good start

Being vulnerable isn't always so easy,
You heart can get bruised, made to feel sleezy
Like you're just too much, Or not enough
Or want different things
Maybe just a little fun, or maybe
Diamond Rings

Life is so simple, and yet it's so hard
every time you score a touchdown, you lose another yard
One step forward and two steps back
everytime I start over how I want to go back to the start
1,2,3, wish it could be forever first dates
movies and ice creams
like the first time, we kissed in your car that night
before I ever wanted more, before I ever cried

Being vulnerable isn't always so easy,
You heart can get bruised, made to feel sleezy
Like you're just too much, Or not enough
Or want different things
Maybe just a little fun, or maybe
Diamond Rings

Being vulnerable isn't always so easy,
You heart can get bruised, made to feel sleezy
Like you're just too much, Or not enough
Or want different things, or like you're too off the cuff
Maybe you're just not the one
or maybe just a little bit of fun
or maybe we want different things
or maybe, just maybe
Diamond Rings
don't mean a thing, oh no
no it don't have to mean a thing
it's a little, a little old, a little old
diamond ring
Track Name: Things I Cannot Quit
Things I cannot fix
are numerous in number
things I cannot quit
keep my life encumbered
there are student loans, and fifteen pounds
and cigarettes with cocktails on Saturday night
and work I'll never finish
and things that'll never be right
but of all my stupid bad habits
the one I can't stand the most
is the feeling that you're somewhere out there
and I'm holding onto your ghost

I can't quit you
I can't get the touch of your skin
off the top of my mind
the way that you look has driven me blind
my heart beats swiftly it won't stay confined
and I wish I could quit you
and leave you behind
and I wish I could quit you
then you'd be behind me
I could move on
find another
he'll be great, he'll be marvellous
and we'll sleep in on Sundays
I'll write new love songs
and all of our parents
yeah, they'll get along
and our friends too
they wouldn't be blue

there are student loans, and fifteen pounds
and cigarettes with cocktails on Saturday night
and work I'll never finish
and things that'll never be right
but of all my stupid bad habits
the one I can't stand the most
is the feeling that you're somewhere out there
and I'm holding onto your ghost

I can't quit you
I can't get the touch of your skin
off the top of my mind
the way that you look has driven me blind
my heart beats swiftly it won't stay confined
and I wish I could quit you
and leave you behind
and I wish I could quit you
you won't be by my side
and I wish I could quit you
I've got other things
in mind
Track Name: I Just Might
I'm in your city
I'm in your town
I haven't seen you but any day now
I might
maybe tonight
you and your new girl
hello, bonjour
happy to see you
pleasant for sure
I'm doing fine
oh yeah, I'm great
hey, nice to see you
not take the bait

But I just might say how you broke my heart a little
and I just might look at you like you ran over my dog
and I just might mention how you happened to kiss me
and how we made plans, but you didn't hold on

you're so in love now
how sweet for you
all over each other
together as two
it'd be nice if you told me
hey, I've found my one
go out and find yours
here's my blessing we're done
so I wouldn't think
you're around every corner
I really don't care
how much you adore her
I am ok
and I have moved on
but until I see you
my thoughts linger on

But I just might say how you broke my heart a little
and I just might look at you like you ran over my dog
and I just might mention how you happened to kiss me
and how we made plans, but you didn't hold on

Maybe it's better
no end in sight
I will move on
give up this fight
block you forever
we won't be friends
don't even care to know how it ends

But I just might say how you broke my heart a little
and I just might look at you like you ran over my dog
and I just might mention how you happened to kiss me
and how we made plans, but you didn't
and now I'm moving on
Track Name: At the End of the Day
There was a certain kind of magic
when we were together
there was a certain kind of sunshine
no matter the whether
and all I wanted
was to spend
1000 days with you
1000 days with you
when all I needed
was a friend
I'm sorry
that I wasn't there for you

But at the end of the day
I just miss my friend
and at the end of the day
I don't care who wins
and at the end of the day
you kinda broke my heart
and at the end of the day
I shoulda never started this war

fight for me
I said
I said fight for me
'till the end
I'm sorry that I
asked you to fight
I'm so sorry
that I never came home
that night

But at the end of the day
I just miss my friend
and at the end of the day
I don't care who wins
and at the end of the day
you kinda broke my heart
and at the end of the day
I shoulda never started this war

Babadadadadumbadaba
and all the songs
we used to hum
the way you looked at me
the sweetness in your eyes
the way you looked at me
and how you never said
goodbye

But at the end of the day
I just miss my friend
and at the end of the day
I don't care who wins
and at the end of the day
you kinda broke my heart
and at the end of the day
we shoulda never parted
Track Name: Talk to You
I'm trying to find a reason to talk to you
I'm trying to find some piece of information
that justifies coming out of the blue
I'll call you, text you, twitter, facebook, skype and write you too
Im trying to find a reason to talk to you

I've got a crush
It's so new and sweet
Want to know your favorite color
walk down your favorite street
Want the whole entree
Don't want love all a carte
Now comes the tricky bit
How do I start

I'm trying to find a reason to talk to you
I'm trying to find some piece of information
that justifies coming out of the blue
I'll call you, text you, twitter, facebook, skype and write you too
Im trying to find a reason to talk to you

You give me the giddies
I always want more
When I'm around you
my heart hits the floor
Nobody else I'd rather speak to
You're causing a serious hullabaloo

I'm trying to find a reason to talk to you
I'm trying to find some piece of information
that justifies coming out of the blue
I'll call you, text you, twitter, facebook, skype and write you too
Im trying to find a reason to talk to you