Jade Diary

Jade Diary

 Western Australia, AUS
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

"Each song wraps around your eardrums and tugs until it has engulfed your whole body” - Renee Jones, The Music.

Atmospheric, passionate, dream-like fantasy-synth pop. If Karen Carpenter and Ellie Goulding were the eldest and the youngest sisters, Jade Diary would be the middle child, a truly unique voice.

Biography

Jade is the Chinese middle name of Singaporean-born singer-songwriter, Jade Diary, aka Cheryl Lim, who has lived most of her life on the breezy shores of Perth, Western Australia. 'Honest’ is a word that can be used to describe her music, just as one fan once told her, “I love how you bleed all over the stage”. She didn't start writing songs until her 20s, lacking the self-belief to put pen to paper, but the courage to start writing about her life experiences on that journey means she bares her heart to you while each song “wraps around your eardrums and tugs until it has engulfed your whole body”, aptly said by reviewer, Renee Jones of The Music. She sings her song for you when you want to scream into the void; when you feel like dancing upon the stars in a joyous cloud of ecstasy; whenever you feel like the whole world is broken and you need a gentle voice to whisper hope into your soul again. For the downcast and those with something to prove – she speaks into that ache deep inside which words cannot describe. If Karen Carpenter and Ellie Goulding were the eldest and the youngest sisters, she would be the middle child, a voice that is truly unique. 

Jade's song, ‘A Thousand Days’ released from the crowd-funded 'Love Thy Will Be Done' EP in June 2012 was ranked number 10 on ‘The Rock Across Australia’ Christian national radio airplay chart within two weeks of its debut. The song also reached number 2 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Chart on 6 May 2012. Following a tour to Brisbane and Sydney, she opened for chart-topping indie-rock band, Evermore, at the Easterfest festival in March 2013. Her collaboration with UK producer Pentaprism entitled 'Silver Clouds' earned her 2nd place in the Dance category of the 2013 MusicOz Australian Independent Music Awards.

Lyrics

A Thousand Days

Written By: Cheryl Lim

You became a part of me
I gave all I could give but time
it stole my innocence and
left me standing here

I finally see what was hidden from me
I want to heal

A thousand days a million stars
All that you said has turned into scars
It’s time to say goodbye
to the hate that blackens
What is left of my heart

You returned into my life again
A face that I cannot forget
A face that haunts me even now

But I finally see what
was hidden from me
I want to heal

A thousand days a million stars
All that you said has turned into scars
It’s time to say goodbye
to the hate that blackens
What is left of my heart

And I know how you were broken too
There was nothing that I could
do to mend your broken wings
So you chose to break my heart too

A thousand days a million stars
All that you said has turned into scars
It’s time to say goodbye to the
hate that blackens
What is left of my heart
It’s time to say goodbye to the hate
It’s time to say goodbye to the dark

Cold Hearted

Written By: Cheryl Lim

I carved a man from ice
Formed in the silvery light
His eyes were diamonds in the darkness

His beauty was profound
And you could hear the sound
Of his voice that rolled like thunder

Your scent it lingers and it steals away my sanity
I’m drunk on your wine
Blinded by beauty and seduced by my vanity
I’m out of my mind

You are a cold-hearted man
And you’ve got blood on your hands
You heard the cry of my heart
But left me alone in the dark

A shard of ivory
It pierced so silently
Into my side and left me bleeding

I cried out for his help
But his heart did not melt
He left me wounded in the moonlight

Your scent it lingers and it steals away my sanity
I’m drunk on your wine

Blinded by beauty and seduced by my vanity
I’m out of my mind

You are a cold-hearted man
And you’ve got blood on your hands
You heard the cry of my heart
But left me alone in the dark

By the crystal waters
I will be restored
And be released upon these gentle shores

You are a cold-hearted man
And you’ve got blood on your hands
You heard the cry of my heart
But left me alone in the dark

You are a cold-hearted man
And you’ve got blood on your hands
You heard the cry of my heart
But left me alone in the dark

Lucid Dreams

Written By: Cheryl Lim

I’m shooting down the stars tonight
The silver bullets are gonna bite

I inch myself up upon this hill
Only to find I’m in the same place still

I see the doors fly in my face
They keep me trapped in the same place
There is a way ahead it seems
But only in Lucid Dreams

I walked along this dusty road
With no oasis of shining hope
I met a man who knew my pain
He wiped away my every stain
I see the doors fly in my face
They keep me trapped in the same place

There is no way ahead it seems
But only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams

Bridge:
The rain she dances now to chase away the stars
The wind will blow a melody to chill your bones
And all will fade away
To bring a brand new day
The cold will melt away in the sun

But only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams
Only in lucid dreams

Welcome to Vegas

Written By: Cheryl Lim, Renee Sherlock, Eddie Dale, John Reece, Jarvis Cochrane

Daylight, the city stands
Like a diamond dazzling in the sand
By night, there's no escape from its siren song blurring right and wrong

Welcome to Vegas
I am trapped in this paradise tonight
Caught in her warm glow of neon light
It takes my breath away, one roll of dice to play till dawn

She walks down the Boulevard
Into the Bellagio and the dealer plays his card
There’s a smell of stale champagne
She prays to Lady Luck for a slot-machine rain

Welcome to Vegas
I am trapped in this paradise tonight
Caught in her warm glow of neon light
It takes my breath away, one roll of dice to play till dawn

She's got 10 dollars in her pocket and a 4-inch pair of heels
She's gonna find a way to Rio just to make her final deal
Her honey left her alone at the Graceland Chapel of Love
They played ‘Always on My Mind’ and her dress fit like a glove
He said, “Baby you know I love you but enough’s enough”
“You’re addicted to this town and lovin’ you is just too tough.
It’s just too tough.”

Welcome to Vegas
I am trapped in this paradise tonight
Caught in her warm glow of neon light
It takes my breath away, one roll of dice to play till dawn

Rivers

Written By: Cheryl Lim

I am not a bird
Though time flies right beside me
And I know I can’t break
The shackles of my memories
And all these things are flowing
Through the rivers of his heart
I’m learning to be grateful in the dark

I’ve seen how you can take
My love that flows so freely
You forged it in the flame
And turned it back against me

And all these things are flowing
Through the rivers of his heart
I’m learning to be grateful in the dark

The road they say is dangerous
For those who seek their own
And he never promised happiness
In this world that is so torn

You crept into the night
And saw my true reflection
It was not what you hoped
I’ve been living an illusion

And all these things are flowing
Through the rivers of his heart
I’m learning to be grateful in the dark

A Thousand Days

Written By: Cheryl Lim

You became a part of me
I gave all I could give but time
it stole my innocence and
left me standing here

I finally see what was hidden from me
I want to heal

A thousand days a million stars
All that you said has turned into scars
It’s time to say goodbye
to the hate that blackens
What is left of my heart

You returned into my life again
A face that I cannot forget
A face that haunts me even now

But I finally see what
was hidden from me
I want to heal

A thousand days a million stars
All that you said has turned into scars
It’s time to say goodbye
to the hate that blackens
What is left of my heart

And I know how you were broken too
There was nothing that I could
do to mend your broken wings
So you chose to break my heart too

A thousand days a million stars
All that you said has turned into scars
It’s time to say goodbye to the
hate that blackens
What is left of my heart
It’s time to say goodbye to the hate
It’s time to say goodbye to the dark

Discography

"Landscape of Dreams" EP released April 2008.
Songs from the EP and single have been heard on Australian community radio.

"Girl With No Name" Single released June 2010.

"Love Thy Will Be Done" EP released June 2012.
Songs have been played on radio stations around Australia and the single 'A Thousand Days' was #10 on The Rock Across Australia Chart on 23 June 2012.
'A Thousand Days' was #2 on the Triple J Unearthed 'Pop' Chart and #10 on the overall Triple J Unearthed chart on 6 May 2012.

Set List

Originals:

A Thousand Days
Rivers
What She Wants
Sweetest Song
Landscape of Dreams
World in Your Hands
Welcome to Vegas
Mermaid
Love Called Me Home
Closer
Long Way From My Home
Sublime
Tomorrow
Start Over Again
Wanderer
Cold-Hearted
Lucid Dreams
Born of a Lover's Pain

Covers:
1. Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
2. If I Were A Boy – Beyonce
3. Never Let Me Go – Florence + The Machine
4. The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
5. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
6. Can You Read My Mind – The Killers
7. Creep – Radiohead
8. Somebody I Used To Know – Gotye
9. Forever Young – Youth Group
10. Bloodstained Heart – Darren Hayes
11. Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen
12. Dreams – Cranberries
13. Perfect – Fairground Attraction
14. Creep - Radiohead
15. Hey Little Girl - Icehouse
16. Hurt – Johnny Cash
17. The Day You Went Away – Wendy Matthews
18. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
19. Blackbird – Beatles
20. Yesterday - Beatles
21. Sound of Silence – Simon and