Hold on to Hope

by Stephanie Chin

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1.
Life is Good 04:20
When you’ve got love in your life Oh darling Love for your child, friend, your wife Or mother Nothing can beat you Down to the ground When you let it flow Powerful So just let it come forth through you Watch your troubles fade away from view You’ll see Life is good, oh oh, life is good Life is good, oh oh, life is good Count your blessings everyday Then those blinders fall away Life is good, oh oh, life is good When all you see are gray skies Above you Faces of people may grow long Around you Think of the sun Above those clouds Undisturbed mighty Let that sunlight come forth through you Watch your troubles fade away from view You’ll see Life is good, oh oh, life is good Life is good, oh oh, life is good Count your blessings everyday Then those blinders fall away Life is good, oh oh, life is good Don’t underestimate your power You make an impact each hour Get high on life and everyone around you Will rise up too Hmmmmmmm Life is good, oh oh, life is good Life is good, oh oh, life is good Count your blessings everyday Then those blinders fall away Life is good, oh oh, life is good Life is good, oh oh, life is good Life is good, oh oh, life is good Count your blessings everyday Then those blinders fall away Life is good, oh oh, life is good
2.
Walk On 03:40
It’s hard sometimes Life comes at you Unexpectedly Your World falls down all around you And you cry so hard You think there’s no reprieve Breathe in Breathe out Let go of your doubt Rise up, don’t give in Walk past the fear Walk past the pain Embrace the warrior within Hold on to hope Hold on to love Hold to faith and strength from above Let your will be strong And walk on When you feel closed in By heavy shadows Suffocating you Even in the darkness You can find your light And shine your way through Breathe in Breathe out Let go of your doubt Rise up, don’t give in Walk past the fear Walk past the pain Embrace the warrior within Hold on to hope Hold on to love Hold to faith and strength from above Let your will be strong And walk on When you feel you’re walking barefoot Through the fire Don’t look down, set your sights on Something higher Your spirit, your belief will Carry you Let love pave the way You’ve got it in you Walk past the fear Walk past the pain Embrace the warrior within Hold on to hope Hold on to love Hold to faith and strength from above Let your will be strong And walk on walk on walk on
3.
Essence 03:23
Your essence reaches through me Courses throughout completely Healing my every wound Your essence, genuine I want to drink you in Submerse in the ocean of your eyes Let me permeate you Souls intertwined Effortlessly You've captivated me Who you are How you love What you stand for What you won't No pretense, no games Your essence proclaims Your elegant, unmatched spirit within Your essence, magnetic I happily fall Victim to its pull To be near you To hear you To bathe in the melody of your love Of which I can never get enough Effortlessly You've captivated me Who you are How you love What you stand for What you won't No pretense, no games Your essence proclaims Your elegant, unmatched spirit within The rainbow in a rainstorm The silver lining of every cloud The soft stillness after a snowfall Your essence inspires my very soul Effortlessly You've captivated me Who you are How you love What you stand for What you won't No pretense, no games Your essence proclaims Your elegant, unmatched spirit within Your essence reaches through me Courses throughout completely
4.
Nothing Like 03:21
Honey, how can you be so blind to your worth? Your light outshines any other You’re all I can see I give you the best of me The best of me Nothing like…hearing your voice wish me goodnight Nothing like… your smile brightening my life Nothing like…the solace of your arms The sweetness of your kiss Nothing like you Baby, you’re the one I’ve been dreaming of Your heart so deeply reaches mine You’re the purest of souls Never letting you go I promise you so Nothing like…your eyes alight with love Nothing like…your intoxicating scent Nothing like…the solace of your arms The sweetness of your kiss Nothing like you So grateful for your goodness But even more than that I embrace any sadness Riding through your storms For I have no doubt That together we will continue to rise Believe me Nothing like…hearing your voice wish me goodnight Nothing like… your smile brightening my life Nothing like…the solace of your arms The sweetness of your kiss Nothing like you Nothing like…your eyes alight with love Nothing like…your intoxicating scent Nothing like…the solace of your arms The sweetness of your kiss Nothing like you
5.
Better Words 04:41
Wake me in the morning Kiss me goodbye Can’t believe that I got you here By my side You came in like an angel At the perfect time I had given up on love, then you Opened my heart’s eye Wish I had better words Better words than I love you This frenzy of feelings inside All the ways you changed my life These words are too weak To carry the weight of your worth Wish I had Better words Hands and eyes are locked with yours Embraced by the crowd Took a wild path to bring us here Down the aisle Pledging myself wholly Can this be enough? To be truly deserving of Your immeasurable love Wish I had better words Better words than I love you This frenzy of feelings inside All the ways you changed my life These words are too weak To carry the weight of your worth Wish I had Better words Never knew this was possible Didn't know this was real Just when I thought we had it all Another miracle still Embodiment of our love Cradled in my arms Know you’re blessed and beautiful Oh my child You’re our little angel Couldn’t ask for more Sacred treasure through and through Devotion defined Wish we had better words Better words than I love you This frenzy of feelings inside All the ways you changed our lives These words are too weak To carry the weight of your worth Wish I had better words Wish I had better words
6.
There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God, I know I'm one My mother was a tailor She sewed my new blue jeans My father was a gamblin' man Down in New Orleans Now the only thing a gambler needs Is a suitcase and trunk And the only time he's satisfied Is when he's on a drunk Oh mother, tell your children Not to do what I have done Spend your lives in sin and misery In the House of the Rising Sun Well, I got one foot on the platform The other foot on the train I'm goin' back to New Orleans To wear that ball and chain Well, there is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God, I know I'm one And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God, I know I'm one
7.
Caged 03:37
Can’t take much more of this I was made for so much more than this Tired of outside expectations time to pursue my own ambitions Can’t keep me in your box These limits are strangling me Cast your stones and your rocks I’ll climb them to set me free I’m feeling caged Gotta break out of here Inside I’m building rage Much louder than fear Time slows for no one The race is set, I’m ready to run I’m feeling caged Gotta break out of here Taking the stage it’s finally clear The truth is out And I’ve only just begun No more excuses Especially from me This passion burning inside Won’t eat me alive I give it liberty I’m feeling caged Gotta break out of here Inside I’m building rage Much louder than fear Time slows for no one The race is set, I’m ready to run I’m feeling caged Gotta break out of here Taking the stage it’s finally clear The truth is out And I’ve only just begun Run from who they tell me to be Run to who God made me to be Run fast, run strong run fast, run strong run now, run strong Fear no more I’m feeling caged Gotta break out of here Inside I’m building rage Much louder than any fear Time slows for no one The race is set, I’m ready to run I’m feeling caged Gotta break out of here Taking the stage it’s finally clear The truth is out And I’ve only just begun

about

Dubbed as a soulful songbird, Stephanie's passion for music is evident in all she sings. With her debut EP, this singer/songwriter's mission is to inspire her listeners to be Love, be Present, and achieve their dreams. She hopes her fans nurture the gifts they each have no matter how small they may seem.

Caged, Walk On, and Better Words were co-written by Stephanie's dear friend Kristen Blum. Stephanie and Kristen often play in local venues in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. Caged is an anthem written for anyone feeling stuck in a relationship, in a job, or in anything. There is a way out. Walk On was written for a Brain Tumor Walk-a-thon to inspire those diagnosed and the friends and families in their support system. Better Words was written for anyone in love who feels like the words "I love you" just aren't enough.

Life is Good was co-written by producer Bhauraw Avhad of Vrtigo Music. Stephanie wrote this to remind herself that no matter what's going on, no matter how bad things may seem, there is always love to look to and guide your way.

Essence was written as Stephanie's vision of what her dream love would be. She heard from several authors and speakers that one should write down one's vision of their dreams in life and in love in order to help manifest them. She wrote the words and woke up in the middle of the night with the melody. A couple of years after writing the song, she was blessed to find her true love.

Stephanie wrote Nothing Like for her true love.

House of the Rising Sun is on this album only because she finds it's so fun to sing!

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released February 19, 2018

Stephanie Chin - music, lyrics, vocals
Kristen Blum - music, lyrics, vocals, guitar
Joe Casalino - percussion
Ajibola Jeremy Rivers - cello
George Milly - electric guitar
Produced by Bhauraw Avhad of Vrtigo Music
Mastered by Pete Maher
Cover art by Victoria Veluz

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Stephanie Chin West Windsor Township, New Jersey

Dubbed as a soulful songbird, Stephanie's passion for music is evident in all she sings.This singer/songwriter's mission is to inspire her listeners to be Love, be Present, and achieve their dreams. She hopes her fans nurture the gifts they each have no matter how small they may seem. Catch her live in the NY, NJ, and PA area. ... more

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