The Shape of You


"When the stars are shining
They just keep reminding me of you
How your eyes sparkled I-love-you's"

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The Shape of You

Release Notes:

Minh's fourth album, "The Shape of You" is an experiment that blended pop/rock with electro and soul in this eclectic collection of songs. His simple, but clever songwriting and structured production makes the album an easy and fun listen all the way through. 


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LYRICS


Let's Go
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Let's go to the moon, baby
Let's go to the other side
Made a spaceship of this crazy life
We can fly and be ourselves tonight
Oh it's the only way to live, baby
Oh it's the only way to live it right
Oh it's the only way to live, baby
Oh it's the only way to live it right
Let's go... 

Hey girl, you can have my name
You're not like others in this place
You, you're different
I don't like the games they play
They spin for skin and fiend for fame
But you, you're different 

Let's go to the moon, baby
Let's go to the other side
Made a spaceship of this crazy life
We can fly and be ourselves tonight
Oh it's the only way to live, baby
Oh it's the only way to live it right
Oh it's the only way to live, baby
Oh it's the only way to live it right
Let's go... 

 We can live differently
Be what we're made to be
Don't matter what they think of me
We live to last eternally
This is forever, this is forever
This is forever, this is forev' 

Let's go to the moon, baby
Let's go to the other side
Made a spaceship of this crazy life
We can fly and be ourselves tonight
Oh it's the only way to live, baby
Oh it's the only way to live it right
Oh it's the only way to live, baby
Oh it's the only way to live it right
Let's go... 
Let's go... 

 

When Somebody Cares
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

When somebody cares
How can they walk away?
Well, baby, I care
But my heart has gone so far astray
I don't know why I feel like I can't stay
I feel like a nomad
You probably know that
Why can't you save me? 

Oh...ooo, oh, oh
Oh...ooo, oh, oh
Oh...ooo, oh, oh
Oh...ooo, oh, oh

How long has it been
Since I have felt satisfied?
Am I living this right? Wait,
I didn't mean it that way
It's not you
It's this feeling that I have inside
I know what you're thinking 

 When somebody cares
How can they walk away?
Well, baby, I care
But my heart has gone so far astray
I don't know why I feel like I can't stay
I feel like a nomad
You probably know that
Why can't you save me?

Oh none of it makes sense
'Cause you have been everything that I need, I think
May be I just need space
To run away or make you walk away from me
Wait! 

Uh, uh
Don't know what I'm thinking
Uh, uh
Uh, uh
Don't know what I'm thinking
Uh, uh

When somebody cares how can they walk away
Walk away
But I don't understand how you can choose to stay
You chose to stay 

 Oh...ooo, oh, oh
Oh...ooo, oh, oh
Oh...ooo, oh, oh
Oh...ooo, oh, oh

 

Easy Love
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

She comes slow motion in sight
She wants to take me home tonight
She needs (oh she tries) to spin her words just right
'Cause I'm not easy as she'd like
Where did she get this notion that I need her to feel right tonight

This ain't easy love
Lust is not enough
You got to take your time, take your time, love
This ain't easy love, yeah

She longs for love but lost her fight
'Cause her men had never treat her right
So she thinks we're all the same tonight
Why try? Why love where heartbreak lies?
She knows what she's got
The looks and the smarts
Just needs someone to treat her right

 This ain't easy love
Lust is not enough
You got to take your time, take your time, love
This ain't easy love, yeah

This ain't easy love
Lust is not enough
You got to take your time, take your time, love
This ain't easy love, yeah

You gotta believe when it's hard to believe in love
You gotta believe when it's hard because you've been hurt
You gotta believe when it's hard to believe in love
Yeah... 

This ain't easy love
Lust is not enough
You got to take your time, take your time, love
This ain't easy love

 

The Shape of You
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Everything is taking the shape of you
Everything has got me thinking of you
Everything reminds me of things you do
Everything has got me thinking of you

Oh...
Oh...
Oh...
Oh...uh oh

As I lay in bed
Can't get out of my head thoughts of you
The pattern on this cover looks like you
When I hear some laughter
I just think of after me and you
Made love and had fun all afternoon

Everything is taking the shape of you
Everything has got me thinking of you
Everything reminds me of things you do
Everything has got me thinking of you

Oh...
Oh...
Oh...
Oh...uh oh

Oh when the wind blows
'Round weeping willows I just think
Of how you moved and your hair brushed my skin
When the stars are shining
They just keep reminding me of you
How your eyes sparkled I-love-you's

Catch me I am falling in love
Catch me I am falling so hard
Catch me I am falling in love
Catch me I am falling and falling in love

 Oh...
Oh...
Oh...
Oh...uh oh

Everything is taking the shape of you
Everything has got me thinking of you
Everything reminds me of things you do
Everything has got me thinking of you

 

Open Your Heart
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Chorus: 

Open your heart
Open your heart
Open your heart, babe
Let all your hurt
Let all your pain
Let all your scars fade
It'll be a start
A brand new start
When good takes over
Replace the bad
Redeem the past
Your love recovered

Verse 1:

Hey you
I'm standing here with heart in hand
Got you
Something that you can't withstand
Give me one chance and you'll see
Things are different
I got love that can change
Make a difference
I know
You have heard all this before
But you know
There's never been someone like me
I'll do things that will change your pain
Into pleasure that you can't even imagine

(Chorus)

Verse 2:

You smile
'Cause you know in your heart I'm right
You shine
When things I say come into mind
I know when you are sad
And when you are mad
And how I can make your day brighter
Hey girl
Let me come into that place
Your world
Is all I want and I will stay
For your pleasure
And for your treasure
I'll take the measure I need
To make you feel right

(Chorus)

 

Don't Keep Me Waiting
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Chorus:

Don't keep me waiting
I've been up all night
Don't make me heartless
When caring hurts too much inside
Don't keep me waiting
Don't keep me waiting 

Verse 1:

It's hard this time
Even though it feels like I've been here before
This love is like
Something that makes us amateurs every time
I'm feeling like
What you say and what you mean aren't the same
Believing lies
Is what I tend to do when love is untamed 

(Chorus)

Verse 2:

What's on your mind
I wanna know 'cause I care too much to let it go
Am I too kind
Or do I need to show you a side you've never known
Just disregard
'Cause I refuse to be like guys in your past, you know
Why be so hard
This isn't weakness, but strength that can be yours

(Chorus)

Ending:

Ooooo...

 

My Turn Now
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Everywhere I go I see people in places better than me
And every state I'm in states to the world that I'm discontent
All I do is try to make this passion my 9 to 5
We only have one life
Why spend it all on one great lie? 

It's my turn now
To make this life turn out
The way I want it to
It's the way I need it to be, yeah

 It's my turn now
To make this life turn out
The way I want it to
It's the way I need it to be, yeah

So to sit and stare at the sky and not fly is a tragedy
And to say you should care what they think is a lie and a waste of time to me
This is not a democracy, where you vote for what my life should be
This is all that I've got
This is all that I have
So just wait and see 

It's my turn now
To make this life turn out
The way I want it to
It's the way I need it to be, yeah

 It's my turn now
To make this life turn out
The way I want it to
It's the way I need it to be, yeah

This is the way that I need it to be
But I needed to see my way
This is the way that I need it to be
But I needed to see my way

It's my turn now
To make this life turn out
The way I want it to
It's the way I need it to be, yeah

 It's my turn now
To make this life turn out
The way I want it to
It's the way I need it to be, yeah

 

Come Back Home
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:

Tonight, I wear the look
Of a man who's missing something
Tomorrow I may change my shirt
But my heart will still feel the same
So I've been told before
Distance will make my heart grow fonder
But I don't like this one bit
'Cause my mind is going insane

Chorus:

Come back home
Baby, come back home
Take your place
Take your place in my heart
(repeat)

Verse 2:

They say we couldn't last
But we've proven our love is stronger
'Cause they don't know our past
The thing that we have is one of those wonders
The world may fall apart
Through thick and thin, though
We'll stay together
And when I see your face
I'll show you, babe
How love can take over

(Chorus)

Bridge:

Oh baby, you know I miss you so
I miss you so
Oh baby, you know I miss you so
I miss you so

(Chorus) 

 

These Memories
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Verse 1:

It's been a while since I've been here
Been running out of memories, dear
To keep me going
To keep me hoping
That I'm not missing
Too much of your life, now

Chorus:

These memories
And things in front of me
They are not the same, oh
They are not the same
New memories
Stand before me
So I am glad I came
Oh, I am glad I came
Oh...

Verse 2:

It's hard to know
Where we will go now
But time will show
That love will show out
If we can dream it
Then we can be it
And we will see it
So we can leave the past now

(Chorus) 

 

Run Away Love
Written and composed by: Minh D. Chau

Chorus:

You know we can
Run away, love
'Cause this is love
This is run-away-love 

Verse:

So no one ever did this before
Tell you things but do them for you
If you're shocked, then you'll love what's in store
This love is fluid to me
We talk so effortlessly
I don't mind if you take up all my time

(Chorus)

Verse 2:

It's like you've been on stormy seas
And I'm the land you're glad to see
It's the same way that I feel about you
We can both be the one in need
Be the treasure that we each seek
You and me, definitely meant to be

(Chorus)

Ending:

Run away
Run-away-love
Run away
Run away, love, with me 
(repeat)