Lyrics for Home 家 by Kit Chan

Lyrics for Home and a variety of covers.

I grew up having to sing “nationalistic” songs throughout my schooling days. Songs like Stand up for Singapore… Count on me Singapore… Oh my God, hair-raising songs. I wonder how I survive without major brain damage.

My point is, I became pretty jaded when it comes to patriotic songs when I am older.


家 (jia) or Home is an exception. It was picked as the National Day theme song for 1998 and 2004 and therefore can be categorized as a “nationalistic” song. Putting that fact aside, it is a wonderful song celebrating the home as a source of strength and hope that an individual in a very big world can run back to.

Composer and Lyrics: Dick Lee
Chinese Lyricist: 木子
Original Singer: Kit Chan

I like to follow the lyrics as I listen to the song. It is very good for the soul.

Chinese Version


Lyrics for Home In Mandarin

每一次我感到彷徨
不自禁就会回头望
我知道心中有个地方
一定会有一盏灯
照亮每一颗黑暗的心房
指引未来方向
沿着生命河流向前航
就能登陆理想

(Chorus 副歌:)
我的家 收藏
我的欢喜悲伤
只要点燃希望
梦就会自由飞翔
我的家 给我
一双坚定翅膀
我的梦 不论在何方
一生的爱唯有家

再也不会感到彷徨
不会再失意回头望
我要用心中一点烛光
燃放千万户辉煌
要让繁华的城市更灿烂
世界和平共享
全凭生命河流来导航
一起登陆理想

(Repeat Chorus x2 重复副歌 x2)

一生的爱 唯有家
世世代代温暖的家

English Version


Lyrics for Home in English

Whenever I am feeling low,
I look around me and I know.
There’s a place that will stay within me,
wherever I may choose to go.
I will always recall the city,
know every street and shore.
Sail down the river that brings us life,
winding through my Singapore…

CHORUS:
This is home truly,
where I know I must be.
Where my dreams wait for me,
where the river always flows.
This is home surely,
as my senses tell me.
This is where I won’t be alone.
For this is where I know it’s home.


Whenever there are troubles to go through,
we’ll find a way to start anew.
There is comfort in the knowledge and home about its people too.
So we’ll build our dreams together,
just like we’ve done before.
Just like the river that brings us life,
there will always be Singapore..

(Repeat chorus)

For this is where, I know I’m home…

2011 Extended Version featuring 39 artistes

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2015 Version by Kit Chan at the National Day Rally