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Irony Collection

Release Notes:

Collection of songs written, produced, and performed by Minh in 2013. The album is a blend of soul and American pop standard with Minh's trademark vocals at the center. Melodic. Soulful. Memorable. Timeless. Stand-out tracks such as "I Think We've Peaked", "We're All We've Got", "Irony", "Window", and "You Make Me Miss You more" sum up the artist's experience of love and heartbreak.


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LYRICS


Window
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:

It's Monday morning
Getting back on my grind
What a weekend
Funny how time can fly
You're stuck inside my mind
Your love's got me so high
It's so hard to say goodbye
Outside my window
People walking, but
All I see is you
Stealing time
I imagine you and I strolling by
The ocean's side in summer time

Chorus:
Through my window
I imagine you there
Through my window
Oh, I wish you were here
Through my window
All my cares are replaced
When I think of your face
Through my window, yeah

Verse 2:
You're the envy of women
And the prize of my eyes
With you, I'm closer to heaven
Than a bird flying in the sky

(Chorus)

Bridge:
It's hard to hide
How I feel about you, babe
Especially when
It's written all over my face
You can be my Mona Lisa
I've tallied up
All counts, you are beautiful
There's so much to love

Reprise:
You are, you are
Beautiful, beautiful
You are, you are
Beautiful, beautiful
You are, you are
Beautiful, beautiful
You are, you are
Beautiful

(Chorus)

 

I Miss You
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:

Girl, your beauty is God's greatest gift
How can a man like me deserve such a gift as great as this
Heaven and earth are witnesses to it
'Cause when you're around
The sun is always shining down
When I feel gray
It's only because you're missed
When you're away
It's raining all day
And that's why I say

Chorus:

I miss you
It's simple
But I miss you
I miss you
I miss you
I need you
It's simple
But I need you
I need you
I need you

Verse 2:

Girl, your beauty never lessens
It seems to get even better with time
You're like a grape on the vine
But never age in rain or shine
With every breath I take
I think of you
My imagination keeps you on my mind
And that's why I say

(Chorus)

Bridge:

I can only tell you how I feel
I don't know what you'll reveal
But I miss you
I can only tell you this is real
I don't know what you'll reveal
But I need you and I miss you, baby

(Chorus)

 

I Think We've Peaked
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:
I find it hard to say this
I don't think I can go on like this
Every now and then you keep acting so strange
Acting so strange around me
I don't get it baby
It's like you're hiding something
Or may be you're losing your feelings for me
I don't care, I just know 
That I'm over it, babe
Over it, baby

Chorus 1:
I think we've peaked
And it's all going downhill from here
I think we've peaked

Verse 2:
You said I'm being too serious
But you're the one inside your head
Your actions have me so curious
I just ask the questions to make sure you're alright
But you know what, I'm tired
I'm taking no more this time
Oh, no more this time

Chorus 2:
I think we've peaked
And it's all going downhill from here
I think we've peaked
And it's all going downhill from here

Bridge:
And I only want to remember you
For the smiles and the laughters
And I only want to remember you
For the smiles and the laughters
So I'm saying, it's over
I'm saying, it's over
I'm saying, it's over
I'm saying, it's over

Ending:
Baby, I'm sorry
Baby, I'm sorry
This happened too many times
And we can't go on like this
I don't wanna crash on the rocks below
No, I don't wanna crash on the rocks below
I'd rather end this thing on top
End this thing on top
'Cause this is how I want to remember you
This is how I want to remember you
All smiles and laughters

 

Irony (Don't Wanna Leave)
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Irony

Verse 1: 
Sunrise in paradise
Sunrays through window bays
Can be so gloomy when
When you're not here with me

Chorus: 
Oh, such irony
Oh, such irony

Verse 2:
Who cares who's wrong or right
When all we do is fight
I want you here with me
Sunrise in paradise

(Chorus)

Ending:
When I said I didn't wanna leave, babe
May be I should've stayed
May be I should've stayed
Oh

Don't Wanna Leave

Verse 1:
I made her this way, I made her this way
I never meant to hurt her
But I became the boy who made her cry

Chorus:
So now I'm leaving
Don't leave me, she cries
But I don't wanna hurt you
But you're breaking my heart, she cries
So what must I do to see you smile again
What I must I do to see that sparkle in your eyes
It's my fault, it's not you, it's all me, baby
Oh I don't wanna leave, but I must leave for you
It's my fault, it's not you, it's all me, oh baby
And I don't wanna leave, but I must leave for you

Verse 2:
I don't wanna be the one who makes you cry
I don't wanna be the one who takes away that smile
Baby you used, you used to be ok
Until the day that I walked into your life

(Chorus)

Baby, tell me what
What must I do

 

It Ain't So Bad
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Chorus:
It aint so bad
Tell me how you wanna get me
Baby when you're mad, you're sexy
Baby can I say I'm sorry
It aint so bad
Tell me how you wanna get me back
Baby when you're mad, you're sexy
Baby can I say I'm sorry

Verse 1:
I really don't wanna fight
I just wanna make this right
I know that I messed up
Baby, I confessed up
Can we kiss and make up
I'm not tryin to make this light
'Cause I see things from your side
But you're kinda cute right now
Love the way that you pout
Knock out, Pacquiao

(Chorus)

Verse 2:
I don't need to be right
'Cause we're both on the same side
You catch me when I fall
I come when you call
This time, it's my fault
You just need to realize
When you're mad, I'm sad inside
But you're kinda cute right now
Love the way you pout
Shh now, let's make out

Bridge:
Oh, oh
Say that you love
Say that you love
In spite of myself
Oh, oh
Say that you love
Say that you love
In spite of myself

 

I Wanna Hold You
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:
Where do I start
How about I take you to my heart
And show you what's inside its parts
You see the love there?
It's waiting for a love affair
And longs for you when you're not there
I know you're busy
But I just wanna say

Chorus:
I wanna wake up by your side
I wanna see your pretty smile
Slowly forming before my eyes
I wanna kiss you as the sunrise
I wanna feel you in my arms
I want your heart beating next to mine
Oh, your body feels so warm
I wanna hold you til the end of time

Verse 2:
Don't ever leave me
I can't imagine what I'd miss
The things you say
The way you kiss
A million times I
Think of you and ask why
When I'm with you time flies 
Before we say goodbye
Baby, I just wanna say

(Chorus)

Ending:
I wanna hold you
I wanna feel you closer, closer
I wanna hold you
I wanna feel you closer, closer
I wanna hold you
I wanna feel you closer, closer
I wanna hold you
I wanna feel you closer, closer

 

She Needs To Know
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Chorus:
She needs to know
I am nothing without her love
Oh, she's my heart and soul
Without her love, my blood runs cold
'Cause I am nothing
But a fragile heart waiting in the wings
I need her, she needs to know
Without her love, I'm just a stone

Verse 1:
The world could change
If it could feel her love
And if time stood still
It wouldn't be enough
To take her in
Her beauty runs deep inside
And I'm amazed by all the ways
She could make me smile
I didn't think I'd ever feel this way again
Figured that I would be lonely until the end
But then she came and she walked into my life
And these colors never seemed so bright
Oh

(Chorus)

Verse 2:
Friends tell me that I better be careful
Remember how things went last time
But they don't know how we spend all our time
In conversation and the love that seems to fill each line
It's like she's got me under her spell
Gift and a curse, I would be with no one else
Like a spring rain, she washed away my pain
I feel strange without her love
And

(Chorus)

Reprise:
Years ago, I had said to myself
I would never fall for anyone else
But one look and my heart just melts
Thanks to you
I'll never be the same again

 

You Make Me Miss You More
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse:
The most beautiful thing in the morning
When I'm so far away from you
Is when I hear my telephone ringing
And on the other side is you
And you ask me if I want coffee
As if you're lying next to me
Baby, you know how to get me going
And this is what you do to me

Chorus:
Baby, you make me miss you more
Baby, you make me wanna fly home to you
Baby, you make me miss you more
Baby, you make me miss you more

Verse 2: 
Can teleport be an option
For when you're sitting there Skyping with me
So we can explore the city
And I kiss you on your cheeks

(Chorus)

Bridge:
Baby, baby
Baby, baby
You make me miss you more
(repeat 4x)

(Chorus)

 

We're All We've Got
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:
Sitting here in this silence
I can feel your mind racing
But let's not make a decision
In this moment
We could both be wrong

Pre-Chorus 1:
Where can we go
When it's all said and done
Where can we go
When goodbye is not enough

Chorus:
So we stay here
With nothing to say here
Hoping if we stay silent enough
This would all go away
And our love would be resurrected
Instead of a breakup
We would just wake up
And realized
We're all we've got
We're all we've got
We're all we've got
We're all we've got

Verse 2:
I think I just realized
Just how close we are
To the end of the road
But I feel like we can turn it all around
If we just give ourselves a little more time

Pre-Chorus 2:
'Cause who do you know
Who knows you like I do
And who do I know
Who can love me like you

Chorus:
So we stay here
With nothing to say here
Hoping if we could stay silent enough
This would all go away
And our love would be resurrected
Instead of a breakup
We would just wake up
And realized
We're all we've got
We're all we've got
We're all we've got
We're all we've got

Ending:
Oooooo

 

Beauty From Ashes
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:
Do you remember
The words we called our own
About the things we would've done by now
I can remember
Feeling invincible
Until life came and broke me down
Broke my crown with a solid frown

Chorus:
I'm scared of tomorrow
'Cause of the pain of the past
But I'm letting go of sorrows
Finding beauty from ashes, ashes, ashes
You've been a friend too long, oh sorrows
Gotta let you go
Oh, I gotta, gotta move on, move on, move on
Gotta move on, move on, move on, yeah

Verse 2:
Have you ever wondered
How far gone
How far gone am I
So, man in the mirror
Don't you ever, ever wonder
'Cause if the world was on fire (fire, fire, fire)
Just fly a little higher (higher, higher, higher)

(Chorus)

(Instrumental break)

(Chorus)