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Layers

Release Notes:

"Layers" is the follow-up album to "Dreamgirl's Heart", released in the same year in October 2010. While still developing his sound, the album is a blend of soul/pop/dance experiment for Minh. Differing from the concept album that preceded it, "Layers" was meant to be a fun collection of records, though (true to nature) there are songs that tackle real emotions that come with struggling in relationship and the struggle of achieving your dream and having an impact in this world.


ALBUM PREVIEW & TRACKS LISTING


LYRICS


Top That
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Yeah I see you walking in
I think you got all the things
I really like
What makes you so distinct
Baby I'll tell you what I think
You just hold on tight
Beauty is a common thing
I wanna know just how you think
How you handle life
I need someone as strong as me
Who rocks this life better than me
Baby can you ride

Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"
Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"

Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"
Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"

Oh I've been here before
I just wanted so much more
Will I get it right?
I know you know just how I feel
We all wanted something real
Push the games aside
A little late for big mistakes
Little haste, little waste
Baby you know that, right?
I need someone as strong as me
Who rocks this life better than me
Baby can you ride?

Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"
Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"

Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"
Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"

Rock, rock, rock that baby
Rock, rock, rock that baby
Rock, rock, rock that baby
Rock, rock, rock that baby
Top, top, top that baby
Top, top, top that baby
Top, top, top that baby
Top, top, top that baby

Baby I know you can top the other ones
Baby I know you could be the one

Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"
Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"

Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"
Can you rock that crazy
Can you top that baby
Can you rock so they'd be sayin, "Whoa!"

 

She Feels Good
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

She's so civilized
Has nothing to hide
She moves in her own space she creates, yeah
She makes it her own way

Oh oh I
I think I'm in love tonight
Oh oh my
She looks mighty good tonight

Oh oh I
I think I'm in love tonight
Oh oh my
She looks mighty good tonight

She looks good and she knows it
She feels good and she shows it
She looks good and she knows it
She feels good and she shows it

She'll drop love make you chase it
Invade your space and grace it
She'll put you in a daze she created
And forget the other faces

Oh oh I
I think I'm in love tonight
Oh oh my
She looks mighty good tonight

Oh oh I
I think I'm in love tonight
Oh oh my
She looks mighty good tonight

She looks good and she knows it
She feels good and she shows it
She looks good and she knows it
She feels good and she shows it

I think I can handle her
I think I can move with her
She thinks she can handle me
Can she even move with me

Oh oh I
I think I'm in love tonight
Oh oh my
She looks mighty good tonight

Oh oh I
I think I'm in love tonight
Oh oh my
She looks mighty good tonight

She looks good and she knows it
She feels good and she shows it
She looks good and she knows it
She feels good and she shows it

 

Fresh
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

She's so fresh
That girl right there is one of a kind
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is more than just fine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine

Better get to her before the clock strikes midnight
Better yet I'll do it before other guys
She's the exception 'cause I'm not like this other times
Love at conception, oh she sees I'm flying high

She's so fresh
That girl right there is one of a kind
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is more than just fine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine

 Better make sure everything about me is just right
Only one chance for the love of a lifetime
I'm her selection, she doesn't know, but I'm gonna show her
I'm not perfection, but I'll know just how to love her

She's so fresh
That girl right there is one of a kind
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is more than just fine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine 

She's so fresh
That girl right there is one of a kind
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is more than just fine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine

That girl, that, that, that, that, that girl
That girl, that, that, that, that, that girl
That girl, that, that, that, that, that girl
That girl, that, that, that, that, that girl

She's so fresh
That girl right there is one of a kind
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is more than just fine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine

She's so fresh
That girl right there is one of a kind
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is more than just fine
She's so fresh
That girl right there is gonna be mine

 

Layers
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

I've been staying up all night trying to
Figure out the way that you are
Why you gotta be a mystery? I know,
It's just the way that you are
Oh I know that you've been hurt so much
It's hard to believe what I say
But you should know that I'll be here for you
Even when you push me away

Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers
Such a mystery

So you say that it's not so safe for you
To let yourself out
But I'm standing here with all I am afraid
I'm gonna lose out

Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers
Such a mystery
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers
Such a mystery
Oh I'm so crazy about you

Mystery girl, you've been shaking my world
Mystery girl, you could be taking my world
Mystery girl, you've been shaking my world
Mystery girl, you could be taking my world 
Mystery girl, you've been shaking my world
Mystery girl, you could be taking my world
Mystery girl, you've been shaking my world
No mystery girl could be taking my world

Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers
Such a mystery
Oh I'm so crazy about you
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers (oh you've got some)
Layers, layers, layers
Such a mystery
Oh I'm so crazy about you

 

Get In or Get Out
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Just look at you
You think you're so fine
Just taking your time
To make up your mind
Oh you must be crazy
To think I'll just stay here
Well, I ain't about to waste my time on you
Get in or get out 'cause it hurst loving you

Lately (lately)
I've been thinking about
What you made me do
(What you made me do)
You think that I'm a fool for you
Just sitting here and drooling over you
Well, baby (baby)
I've got news for you too
(I've got news for you too)
You're not the only one who wants me
Make up your mind or you're just gonna have to leave

Just look at you
You think you're so fine
Just taking your time
To make up your mind
Oh you must be crazy
To think I'll just stay here
Well, I ain't about to waste my time on you
Get in or get out 'cause it hurst loving you

It's not that complicated
(It's not that complicated)
It is what you have made it
(Exactly what you made it)
This drama you created for yourself
I'm just about to trade it for something else
It's not even worth it
(It's not even worth it)
To argue about what's left of it
(To argue about what's left of it)
Bad love 'cause you keep lacing it with lies
No need now to keep taking it in stride

Just look at you
You think you're so fine
Just taking your time
To make up your mind
Oh you must be crazy
To think I'll just stay here
Well, I ain't about to waste my time on you
Get in or get out 'cause it hurst loving you

Just look at you
(Just look at you)
You think you're so fine
(You think you're so fine, baby)
Just taking your time
(Just taking your time, just taking your time)
To make up your mind
(Oh to make up your mind)
Oh you must be crazy
(You just be out of your mind, out of your mind)
To think I'll just stay here
(oh, oh, oh)
Well, I ain't about to waste my time on you
Get in or get out 'cause it hurst loving you

 

Broken Lover
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Once upon a time
There was a girl who dreamed that one day she will find
Her prince will come with passion stated in his eyes
And tell her he loves her so
Once upon a time
There was a boy who's so in love that he was blind
She broke his heart and left him crying, high and dry
And he swore to himself, "Some way...

I'll find someone to love some day
But don't think I can give my heart away this way
The pain I felt is just enough today
To make me a broken lover 

I'll find someone to love some day
But don't think I can give my heart away this way
The pain I felt is just enough today
To make me a broken lover 

Fast forward in time
She meets the man she's dreamed about her whole life
He sweeps her off her feet, it's love at first sight
And he tells her he loves her so
Fast forward in time
He holds his heart back and she doesn't know why
Her heart gets broken all because of his lies
And she swore to herself, "Some way...

I'll find someone to love some day
But don't think I can give my heart away this way
The pain I felt is just enough today
To make me a broken lover 

I'll find someone to love some day
But don't think I can give my heart away this way
The pain I felt is just enough today
To make me a broken lover 

Never have I loved someone this way
Never thought that love would get away
Never thought that we would be this way
Broken lover

Never have I loved someone this way
Never thought that love would get away
Never thought that we would be this way
Broken lover

I'll find someone to love some day
But don't think I can give my heart away this way
The pain I felt is just enough today
To make me a broken lover 

I'll find someone to love some day
But don't think I can give my heart away this way
The pain I felt is just enough today
To make me a broken lover 

 

These Blinds Shut
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Yeah, I just don't know
Something's going on
C'mon 

Something's going on
Oh I know there's something on your mind
May be we can go inside
Tell me what's behind your sigh
May be I can make it right
You don't have to hide
Baby I can take what's on your mind
I can make the compromise
Listen when you tell your side
And I can work to make it right

Love, we have these blinds shut
It's safe here, just speak up
I can't sleep tonight
Love, we can't just give up
There's nothing that matters
But you and I

Didn't you tell me once
That we would never hold things back
How we got so far off track
Tell me where your heart is at
May be this whole thing will pass
Look into my eyes
Baby I'm not telling you a lie
For you I would give my life
Just so I can see your smile
Baby I can make this right

Love, we have these blinds shut
It's safe here, just speak up
I can't sleep tonight
Love, we can't just give up
There's nothing that matters
But you and I

Love, we have these blinds shut
It's safe here, just speak up
I can't sleep tonight
Love, we can't just give up
There's nothing that matters
But you and I

Oh
Nothing matters til we really try
Oh
Nothing matters here but you and I

Love, we have these blinds shut
It's safe here, just speak up
I can't sleep tonight
Love, we can't just give up
There's nothing that matters
But you and I 

 

I Must Go
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Lately, I've been faintly thinking if I have what it takes
To be all I'm meant to be
Crazy how we think we know
When we need who'll show
We are so deceived

The more that I live my life
The more that I realize
If I want it, then I must go
For it to materialize
I know I'll have to fight
If I want it, then I must know
No one will take my side
Not til they see me shine
When they do, I'll tell them to go
I didn't need you then
And I wont need you now

Someone once said to me
If I want to be great or if I only want to be seen
Greatness is not what fame is
Whether one thinks you're great or not
A life spent on love is such

The more that I live my life
The more that I realize
If I want it, then I must go
For it to materialize
I know I'll have to fight
If I want it, then I must know
No one will take my side
Not til they see me shine
When they do, I'll tell them to go
I didn't need you then
And I wont need you now

Oh...
Oh...

The more that I live my life
The more that I realize
If I want it, then I must go
For it to materialize
I know I'll have to fight
If I want it, then I must know
No one will take my side
Not til they see me shine
When they do, I'll tell them to go
I didn't need you then
And I wont need you now

I didn't need you then
And I wont need you now

I didn't need you then
And I wont need you now

 

Star
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

They say you don't look like a star
You don't look good
Don't play guitar
And we don't think you're gonna make it far
Just keep talking, just keep talking, just keep talking
'Cause your talk's gonna be the fuel the drives my heart
I'll be a star shining forever
I'll be a star shining forever 

When I make rise
You're gonna wish
Gonna wish you had it right
When I got that shine
You're gonna wish
Gonna wish you gave me time

Before they stood in line
Before this face they recognized
Before the lights, before my rise, before I shined
They told me I was too old and too slow
Too electro
Too strange and oriental
But can you break like them, though?
What?

They say you don't look like a star
You don't look good
Don't play guitar
And we don't think you're gonna make it far
Just keep talking, just keep talking, just keep talking
'Cause your talk's gonna be the fuel the drives my heart
I'll be a star shining forever
I'll be a star shining forever

Pretend you don't believe
You're gonna see
Gonna see my music pumping on these streets
Pretend you don't see me
You're gonna see
Gonna see me take my place in history

Before they stood in line
Before this face they recognized
Before the lights, before my rise, before I shined
They told me I was too old and too slow
Too electro
Too strange and oriental
But can you break like them, though?
What?

They say you don't look like a star
You don't look good
Don't play guitar
And we don't think you're gonna make it far
Just keep talking, just keep talking, just keep talking
'Cause your talk's gonna be the fuel the drives my heart
I'll be a star shining forever
I'll be a star shining forever

I'll be a star shining forever
I'll be a star shining forever

They say you don't look like a star
You don't look good
Don't play guitar
And we don't think you're gonna make it far
Just keep talking, just keep talking, just keep talking
'Cause your talk's gonna be the fuel the drives my heart
I'll be a star shining forever
I'll be a star shining forever

 

Every Word
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Hey, little one, let me tell you
About the world we live in
Everything isn't rosy
But you can make things lovely
Your smile can make someone's day
Your words can make someone great
You can be the reason
The world today stops bleeding

 Every word that's spoken
Can mend a soul that's broken
Every bit "I love you!"
Can move someone to love too
Every "You can make it!"
Can give them strength to take it
You can be the reason
Oh, it's up to you

Everyone's got a reason
Don't judge til you've been through
All that they have been through
And walk a day in their shoes
Everyone's got some haters
Haters hate being hate on
But you can be the reason
All their hate is gone

 Every word that's spoken
Can mend a soul that's broken
Every bit "I love you!"
Can move someone to love too
Every "You can make it!"
Can give them strength to take it
You can be the reason
Oh, it's up to you

 Every word that's spoken
Can mend a soul that's broken
Every bit "I love you!"
Can move someone to love too
Every "You can make it!"
Can give them strength to take it
You can be the reason
Oh, it's up to you

Yeah, ha
Yeah, yeah
I don't know what you think
I can tell you what I think

All we need is love, love, love
All we need is love, love, love
All we need is love, love, love
All we need is love, love, love

 Every word that's spoken
Can mend a soul that's broken
Every bit "I love you!"
Can move someone to love too
Every "You can make it!"
Can give them strength to take it
You can be the reason
Oh, it's up to you

 Every word that's spoken
Can mend a soul that's broken
Every bit "I love you!"
Can move someone to love too
Every "You can make it!"
Can give them strength to take it
You can be the reason
Oh, it's up to you

All we need is love, love, love
All we need is love, love, love
All we need is love, love, love
All we need is love, love, love