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Bali and Back Again

by Norma Jean

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1.
Expat Life 03:55
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
I Just Might 03:42
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
5.
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
6.
Talk to You 03:32
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
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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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