Monday, January 28, 2008

:: ban, ban, bang Singapore ::

yes, singapore police has banned the complaint choir from performing in public - just because they have non-singaporean members in the choir!

honestly, this is nothing new, i have grew up with so many bans of music and videos in the iron-city-state-proud-country of mine.

i remembered the song 'physical' by oliver newton-john was banned because of its sexual innuendoes. even a decent song 'i've never been to me' by charlene was edited because the word 'fought' sounded like fu*k".

the F words are used here like nobody's business in tv/music videos, advertisements and in all media possible, which really is a NON-issue. there is even a song here which repeated this line.."i'm from holland, where the f*ck you are from?" - was it offensive? nobody here is bothered at all and it was a hit last summer...

this ban by singapore has reached a lowest low in my opinion, because it is so so lame...i'm not offended by the lyrics and i don't think they are funny too and honestly if they provide a free public performance, i don't even bother to watch...these 'complaints' are stale news...things which i know all along are embarassing 'singaporean' traits....but please, not every singaporeans are like that...why harping same old boring stuff?

if you bothered, click on the video (sucks audio quality though) but the lyrics (which are also lame) are listed below.

We get fined for almost anything
Drivers won't give chance when you want to change lane
The indoors are cold, the outdoors are hot;
And the humid air, it wrecks my hair
Those answering machines always make you hold
Only to hang up on you

When a pregnant lady gets on the train
Everyone pretends to be asleep
I'm stuck with my parents till I'm 35
Cause I can't apply for HDB
We don't recycle any plastic bags
But we purify our pee

What's wrong with Singapore?
Losing always makes me feel so sore
Cause if you're not the best
Then you're just one of the rest

My oh my Singapore
What exactly are we voting for?
What's not expressly permitted
is prohibited


When I'm hungry at the food court, I see
People chope seats with their tissue paper
To the auntie staying upstairs:
Your laundry's dripping on my bed sheets
Please don't squat on the toilet seats
And don't clip your nails on MRT

Stray cats get into noisy affairs
At night my neighbor makes weird animal sounds
People put on fake accents to sound posh
And queue up 3 hours for donuts
Will I ever live till eighty five
to collect CPF?


Singaporeans too kiasu! (so scared to lose)
Singaporeans too kiasi! (so scared to die)
Singaporeans too kiabor! (scared of their wives)
Maybe we’re just too stressed out! (even the kids)


Old National Library was replaced by an ugly tunnel
Singaporean men can’t take independent women
People blow their nose into the swimming pool (and pee too)
And fall asleep on my shoulder in the train

Singapore’s national bird is the crane (the one with yellow steel girders)
Real estate agents’ leaflets clogging up my mailbox (en bloc, en bloc, en bloc, en bloc)
Why can’t we be buried when we die?
No one wants to climb Bukit Timah with me


There are not enough public holidays
My neighbor sings KTV all night
Wedding dinners never start on time
My hair is always cut shorter than I want
Channel 5 commercials are way too long
Why do men turn bald?

At first it was to speak more mandarin
Then it was to speak proper English
What’s wrong with my powderful Singlish?

People sit down during rock concerts
We have to pay for tap water at restaurants
ERP gantries are everywhere
But I can still see traffic jams on the road
All the bus stops have tilted benches
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happyamsguy said...

You will love this song too, which was part of a popular family comedy show in the 1960's.
The song "wie wil er een stekkie van de fuchsia" was famous at that time especially the line: "de fuck - fuck -fuck -sia". (a fuchsia is a plant) That line is around 00:40 in the Youtube video.

ms mumbles said...

biasak lah..dorang takder keja lain per...:P