Life. Love. Soul.



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Life. Love. Soul.

Release Notes:

The first album Minh ever released, "Life. Love. Soul." was his first venture into music as a recording artist and producer. Having never produced music prior to, he taught himself how through this effort. This collection of songs was released in January 2006 and caught the attention of Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's father and then-manager). Mr. Knowles had his head of A&R from his Music World Entertainment imprint contact Minh to begin exploring working with him. However, Minh decided to focus on other ventures at the time. It wasn't until a few years later when Minh made the decision to pursue a career in music. 


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LYRICS


Heartbeat
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Standing outside on her balcony
Looking around and wondering how he might be
Look at the moon which she knows he sees
And if he looks hard enough he might just see her reflection
And it's a state of being where there can be no perfection
Until the two are one and there's no defection
Of time and love and distance
Nor any resistance against their true love

Her heart beats (her heart beats)
For him (for him)
And her body hurts without his love
His heart beats (his heart beats)
For her (for her)
And his body hurts without her love

Strolling down the sidewalk and it's midnight
Looking around and wondering if she is alright
Closes his eyes and he sees her smile
He feels the breeze and remembers her fragrance
And it's a state of longing where there can be no contentment
This separation is devastation for his lovesick soul
With love, and time, and too much distance between their true love

His heart beats (his heart beats)
For her (for her)
And his body hurts without her love
Her heart beats (her heart beats)
For him (for him)
And her body hurts without his love

He needs her and she needs him
And they, they need the love
The love of one another
Oh, without him, without her
Without him she can't be
Without her he can't see

She needs him, he needs her
Oh

 

For You
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

This is my intention
To show my affection for you
And I'll climb that mountain
And I'll cross the ocean for you
So goes my attention
To meet all conditions for you
And I'll sit and listen
To gain what I'm missing for you 

For you
For you
For you

Everything I do is anything for you to love me
Everything I say is anything for you to love me
Everything I do is anything for you to love me
Everything I say is anything for you to love me

This is what I'm feeling
That I would give everything for you
And I'll be the real thing
And I'll make the world sing for you
so goes all of my strength
To give all that's lacking for you
And I'll be that one thing
That one main attraction for you

For you
For you
For you

Everything I do is anything for you to love me
Everything I say is anything for you to love me
Everything I do is anything for you to love me
Everything I say is anything for you to love me

 

 

Baby Baby Baby
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Oh I just want a fair shot
I just wanna be in your world
Everyday there's one thought of you on my mind
With every moment passing me by
And every time I open my eyes
Every single thing in this world
Reminds me of you 

Baby, baby, baby
I will give you my all
Baby, baby, baby
I will give you my heart 

Oh I just want you to see
Everything that's longing in me
Every part that wants you to be by my side
Oh I'm wishing for this ending
I'm wishing for this hope that's inside
That one I will feel your heartbeat next to mine

 Baby, baby, baby
I will give you my all
Baby, baby, baby
I will give you my heart

Baby, baby, baby
I will give you my all
Baby, baby, baby
I will give you my heart

Baby, baby
I will give you
Everything I, everything I am

Baby, baby
I will give you
Everything I, everything I have 

Baby, baby
I will give you
Everything I, everything I am

I can't live one day
I can't breathe one breath
Without your love

I can't live one day
I can't breathe one breath
Without your love

I can't live one day
I can't breathe one breath
Without your love 

I can't live one day
I can't breathe one breath
Without your love 

 Baby, baby
Give me one chance
To show you that I
I can give the whole world

Baby, baby
Give me one chance
To show you that you are
More than diamonds and pearls
Baby, baby
Oh baby
I can love you in ways you've never experienced 

 

 

Dance With Me
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Don't wanna go around town
Don't wanna look around
Baby, when I got, when I got
When I got you here
Baby you and I
We can dance all night
But only if you want
Only if you can
Only if you feel

 Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Don't wanna go around town
Don't wanna look around
Baby, when I got, when I got
When I got you here
Baby you and I
We can dance all night
But only if you want
Only if you can
Only if you feel

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

Can you feel the DJ (wah, wah, wah, c'mon)
And can you feel this beat (a rat, tat, tat, c'mon)
And can you feel the heat or what, what, what, c'mon
And can you move your body just like that, c'mon

 

Dance Interlude
Composed by: Minh D. Chau

[No lyrics for this song. It is a dance interlude.]

 

Crazy In Love
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

What's up, baby?
You know you got me going a little crazy
I haven't been the same since the day I met you
I don't what's happening to me 

Crazy in love
Crazy in love with you
Crazy in love
Crazy in love with you
Crazy in love
Crazy in love with you
Crazy in love
Crazy in love with you

Ever since the day
That you walked into my life, girl
Things just ain't been the same, girl 
 You know that you got me now, girl
My eyes was caught
And my heart was captured
And my soul was raptured in your love 
We were friends and then we were more
We'll be together like a Legend once said
You know and I know
Friends come and friends go
Storms rise and winds blow
But, baby girl, you and me will be forever

Crazy in love (crazy in love)
Crazy in love with you (crazy in love)
Crazy in love (crazy in love)
Crazy in love with you (with you)

Crazy in love (crazy)
Crazy in love with you (crazy)
Crazy in love (crazy)
Crazy in love with you (crazy)

I'm taken by you
By all that you do
I'm taken by your love
And all that I dreamed of
Making you mine
Is worth all of my time
To live and make you smile
Is worth all the while

Crazy in love (crazy in love)
Crazy in love with you (crazy in love)
Crazy in love (crazy in love)
Crazy in love with you (with you)

Crazy in love (crazy in love)
Crazy in love with you (crazy in love)
Crazy in love (crazy in love)
Crazy in love with you (with you)

Crazy in love (crazy)
Crazy in love with you (crazy)
Crazy in love (crazy)
Crazy in love with you (crazy)

 

Can't Make It
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Greenlight on Byrd Drive
I've said my good byes
Was time to move on
To leave it behind
Once I was a child
With time and all smiles
The world was perfect
For a little while

And I used to dream
For better days
But now I can see
Today is the day

And I could make it what I want to
And I could take it where I want to
But I can't make it
No I can't make it without you 

Fast forward to Sunday
When I saw your face
It took me a little while
To come to myself
The world imperfect
And time told its tale
But you were perfect
Just being yourself

And I could make it what I want to
And I could take it where I want to
But I can't make it
No I can't make it without you

But I can't make it
No I can't make it without you

Will you
Tell me will you
Will you be mine 

Will you
Tell me will you
Will you be mine

Will you
Tell me will you
Will you be mine

 'Cause I can't make it
No I can't make it without you

 

Introspection
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

I didn't ask for the time, neither the way
I didn't ask for this grind that takes my day
From day to day, and way to way, and stage to stage I've been through
And I wanna know another way
And I wanna see who I'm to be 
And I wanna flow with destiny
Cause I'm so tired of
The same game, the same lameness
That follows the same blame 
For the things that I've been through 
It's insane, the same came
When I played the same game and expect to make it through

Oh I'm, I'm so tired of the same, the same game

Losing so much time this way
I'm giving so much time and space
To things that don't affect my race
I gotta get a life of grace
Gotta get the life 

Losing so much time this way
I'm giving so much time and space
To things that don't affect my race
I gotta get a life of grace
Gotta get the life 

I gotta grasp for the time and then the way
I gotta cast of this grind that takes my day
From night to day, and phase to phase, to race disgrace I've been through
Oh I wanna go another way
 Wanna be all I'm to be
Wanna flow in destiny cause I'm so tired of

The same blows, the same koshered life that's
Hard to live and hard to right
The same goes for the lame joes
Wants more but wont change
Wants love but wont stay
Oh I'm so tired

 Losing so much time this way
I'm giving so much time and space
To things that don't affect my race
I gotta get a life of grace
Gotta get the life 

Losing so much time this way
I'm giving so much time and space
To things that don't affect my race
I gotta get a life of grace
Gotta get the life 

 

Time To Move
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Perfection is far from my reach
Progression is exactly what I need
Defection from the ways of this world
Recession to the place that I was
As my soul decides on the way to take my day
As my soul decides on the way to take my life
And make it better

No time to talk, it's time to move
(I'm ready for a change up, I'm ready for a change )
No time to doubt, it's time to move

No time to talk, it's time to move
(I'm ready for a change up, I'm ready for a change )
No time to doubt, it's time to move

No time to talk, it's time to move
(I'm ready for a change up, I'm ready for a change )

Reflection of the sunlight makes the moon
Light up my night
So reflections of my mind
Makes my way a little more
A little more bright 

As my soul decides on the way to take my day
As my soul decides on the way to take my life
And make it better

No time to talk, it's time to move
(I'm ready for a change up, I'm ready for a change )
No time to doubt, it's time to move

No time to talk, it's time to move
(I'm ready for a change up, I'm ready for a change )
No time to doubt, it's time to move

No time to talk, it's time to move
(I'm ready for a change up, I'm ready for a change )

 

She Knows
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

So much for thinking things were going well with her and I
So much about her mind that I never seemed to realize
Take the time, she said
Know her mind
Flip the page and stay a while

At times I think I know exactly what she thinks and like
But people always change as long as they stay trapped in time
Take the time, she said
Know her mind
Flip the page and stay a while

Oh, she knows
She knows that I do
Oh, that I do
That I do love her
Oh, she knows
She knows that I would
Oh, that I would
Would change to be hers

 Back when I first met her she looked at me right in the eyes
Told me there wasn't time and space for someone in her life 
So I took the time
To know her mind
Flipped the page and stayed a while
Now when some time has passed
I see that look that's in her eyes
She longs for me to be someone who sees things from her side
Take the time, she said
Flip the page and stay a while

 Oh, she knows
She knows that I do
Oh, that I do
That I do love her
Oh, she knows
She knows that I would
Oh, that I would
Would change to be hers

Oh, she knows
She knows that I do
Oh, that I do
That I do love her
Oh, she knows
She knows that I would
Oh, that I would
Would change to be hers

Oh, she knows
She knows that I do
Oh, that I do
That I do love her
Oh, she knows
She knows that I would
Oh, that I would
Would change to be hers

Oh, she knows
She knows that I do
Oh, that I do
That I do love her
Oh, she knows
She knows that I would
Oh, that I would
Would change to be hers

She knows that I love her
She knows that I would
Would change just be hers

She knows that I love her
She knows that I would
Would change just be hers

She knows that I love her
She knows that I would
Would change just be hers

She knows that I love her
She knows that I would
Would change just be hers 

 

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

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
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

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
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, oh 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 

So now I'm leaving
Don't leave me, she cries
But I don't wanna hurt
But you're breaking my heart, she cries
So what must I do, what must I do, what must I do
What must I do, what must I do, what must I do 
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

I don't wanna leave
I don't wanna leave
I wish I could change
Baby I wish that
I wish I could change
More quickly
More quickly

 

I Can't Be
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

I can't imagine life without you, without you

So I'm staying with you, babe, 
Because I know that without you I can't be
No I can't be 

So I'm staying with you, babe, 
Because I know that without you I can't be
No I can't be 

I'm staying with you, babe, 
Because I know that without you I can't be
No I can't be 

 

Because of You
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Dreamers dream of better places, better days
All I think of is how I found such great of fate
How I found you
How you love me, baby
All we've been through
You're still with me baby

I love you, I love you, I love you
Forever, and ever, and ever
How I am, oh I am, how I am
Much better, oh better, better because of you

This love will last
Only better days to come
Our love we'll have
Even if all things are gone
How as time pass
How your beauty and your strength lasts
 You're here with me, oh I

I love you, I love you, I love you
Forever, and ever, and ever
How I am, oh I am, how I am
Much better, oh better, better because of you

I love you, I love you, I love you
Forever, and ever, and ever
How I am, oh I am, how I am
Much better, oh better, better because of you