YouTube user pens song honouring Lee Kuan Yew
Screengrab from "You First Believed" video
SINGAPORE : YouTube user Dominic Chin has written a song to honour Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.
Titled “You First Believed”, the song which was posted on Dominic’s YouTube channel “DominicSings” on Friday, is a tribute to Mr Lee for all that he has done for Singapore.
Displeased with the “unnecessary hate” Mr Lee has been receiving recently on the Internet, Dominic composed the song to show his appreciation for Singapore’s first prime minister.
“He is literally the reason why Singapore is where it is today and I believe in giving honour where honour is due. .. and it really frustrates me how much some people (youths especially) are just purely ungrateful and ignorant,” wrote the aspiring singer on YouTube.
“Mr Lee, if you're reading this, I would like you to know that you are appreciated and celebrated, and there are a lot of youths here that really treasure you. We recognise your work and we want to thank you for all that you've done,” he added.
A six-minute clip of the song, which has been making its rounds on social media, has triggered an outpouring of well wishes and appreciation from netizens.
“Dominic, well done for creating this awesome music video to honor our founding father. I am so proud of you. Thank you, Mr Lee, for what you have done for Singapore. God bless you with good health and long life,” wrote Franck Siak on Facebook.
“Say whatever bad things you like (about) him, but I never for once doubted his sincerity towards the people of Singapore. Because of his and other first generation leaders’ visions, Singapore is what it is today. Thank you, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. I'm proud to (be) Singaporean,” said Jul Juliana.
Listen to the song here:
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