My Ocean is Blue in White

from by Annie Chen Octet

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Annie Chen vocals
Rafal Sarnecki electric guitar
Glenn Zaleski piano


Do you remember? The cold air in the winter. I met you there, when you were in the place. I was holding my bag in the chair, you were sitting next to me.You brought me down the station, and all the pride, shy and stories in your eyes. And you started to kiss me tenderly.

I thought about what you said, you said, “I should bring you to my place.” I told you I wanna stay with you, for the whole lonely night.
You were probably right, as you said, I’ve lost, I was lost, and I confused. But here’s the only place that I felt like inside I belonged to, I belonged to.

I was in silence, laying down on your arm, we were all gazing at the ceiling with big light on the top. Silence weighed heavily, pinning my thoughts under its gravity. From time to time, the candle sputtered out. I said “take care yourself in the trip”, you tried to joke, “go with me to the far away city.”

But after I left, the place still the silent sound, slowly slowly came out. I stood there but I couldn’t move, crying like child. I was at bottom of the sea, my ocean is blue, an echo inside of my head, my ocean is blue in white.


from Secret Treetop, track released November 2, 2018
Music and lyrics by Annie Chen
Arrangement by Rafal Sarnecki


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Annie Chen New York, New York

Vocalist, composer, and bandleader Annie Chen has led ensembles varying from duos up to her current octet, and has performed her original music at major venues in the city. Chen’s original compositions which reveal a cohesive musical vision that integrates her influences from across traditional Chinese, Western classical, gospel, Middle Eastern, Eastern European and alternative rock music. ... more

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