Where To Begin

by Noella Choi

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released November 25, 2012

All songs written by Noella Choi except STAY & FORGIVE ME, LOVE by Noella Choi & Kristina Miyasaki.
All songs produced & mixed by Wayne Young with Assistant Mixer Johnny Wong except I HEARD IT ALL BEFORE, WHAT CAN I DO & STAY by Noella Choi; FORGIVE ME, LOVE by Mark Wong.
Noella Choi: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Programming.
Mark Wong: Keys & Additional Programming.
Ross MacIntyre: Double Bass on I HEARD IT ALL BEFORE & WHAT CAN I DO.
Mastered by George Graves, Lacquer Channel Mastering.

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Track Name: I Heard It All Before
I HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

Oh ya, I heard it all before
I'm the one that you've been waiting for
And it's good for a while
Or am I in denial?

'Cause if I was all that wonderful then I
Shouldn't be that forgettable
And you'd want to be
with me instead of making excuses

Over and over and over again
The names would change
But the story always ends the same
I'm caught in this game

And they take and they take and I'm taken again
Still I give knowing that it always ends the same
Oh I'm tired of this game

V2
It feels like I never get a chance
This thing that they call romance
Is just make believe
When you made me believe

You're so good at telling lies
Convinced me that you're not that guy
Oh, but then you leave
With some weak made-up reason why

Over and over and over again
The names would change
But the story always ends the same
I'm caught in this game

And they take and they take and I'm taken again
Still I give knowing that it always ends the same
Oh I'm tired of this game

Over and over and over again
The names would change
But the story always ends the same
I'm caught in this game

And they take and they take and I'm taken again
Still I give knowing that it always ends the same
Oh I'm tired of this game

So tell me something that I haven't heard before
Track Name: What Can I Do
What can I do to make you understand?
I know that your heart is filled with good intent.
I know that you worry
and I know that you care
but it's too much to bear.

What can I say to make it all okay?
I'm not trying to push you away.
You ask me these questions
and I answered before
but it's not what you're looking for.

You see only what you want to.
But if you love, you'd set me free.

There are some things I have to figure out.
But I can't tell you what it's all about.
I have to face it and face it alone.
That's just how it goes.

Always feels like an uphill climb but I'm
asking you just one more time.
It's not a betrayal. It's what I need.
Can't you just concede?

You see only what you want to.
But if you love, you'd set me free.
Please set me free.

What can I do?
What can I do?
Track Name: I'm Older Now
I'm older now.
But I don't feel much smarter than
5 years ago.
I should know.

All that I've learned
Still I fear I'll make the same
mistakes again.
It never ends.

Now I just go on
as if nothing is wrong.
A lie I tell myself.
The pain and regrets
They won't let me be.

When I think of you,
I'm right back at the very start
when we were young
and just begun.

Though time has gone by
But it doesn't change a thing.
We tried our best.
We had our chance.

Now I just go on
as if nothing is wrong.
A lie I tell myself.
The pain and regrets
They won't let me be.

Tell me...
It's over now... oh...
It's over now...

I'm older now.
But I don't feel much smarter than
5 years ago.
But I should know.

Now I just go on
as if nothing is wrong.
A lie I tell myself.
The pain and regrets
They won't let me be.

Let me be...
But only time will tell
When the pain and regrets
will ever let me be.
Track Name: In the Perfect Light
In the perfect light, your silhouette in silver lining
Softly glows. Your hand so gently there caresses my face
Hours fill the glasses full. It doesn't mean a thing
Not as long as you hold me, dear, within your gaze

When I wasn't looking
Was when you came along
I feel myself awaking
The horizon glimmers with the blush of dawn

Carry me upon your breath just a little longer
You, with your fingertips, trace where a sigh escapes
Soon the morning dressed in gold, we'll rise to its call
Until then just hold me close, so close in your embrace

Here we are in between the end and the beginning
Let's forget what came before or where we are to go

I had my hesitations
I never thought it would be
Beyond my expectations
Somehow you have a hold on me

In the morning light, your silhouette against the curtains
Draw them close and leave the busy streets down below
Everything just falls aside. It's you and me today
May this moment linger on into an afterglow.
But for now just hold me close into the day.
Track Name: Tomorrow Can Wait
So many reasons we shouldn’t be here.
You make it hard to refuse.
Logic suspends whenever you’re near.
Ya I know that's just an excuse.

Lie here for a little while.
And colour that faded smile.
Oh please, let’s just stay this way
Tomorrow can wait.
Tomorrow can wait.

Why did you come here and knock on my door
When you know that I'll let you in.
it just leaves wanting more
And in the end nobody wins.

Intertwined in our embrace.
Letting go is the hardest part.
But we soon will have to face
The truth in our hearts.
The truth in our hearts, oh

I'm coming back down
I'm coming back down
onto the ground
I'm coming back down
I'm coming back down
onto the ground
Oh.. Oh...

All we do is cheat ourselves.
When we hide the truth so well
We both know how far we fell.
Now it’s time to land.
It’s time to end it.

I'm coming back down
I'm coming back down
onto the ground
I'm coming back down
I'm coming back down
onto the ground

Oh.. Oh...
Onto the ground
Track Name: Forgive Me, Love
Forgive me, Love
sometimes I take too much and
although I try to control
my selfish heart, I'm

Caught in between
of my wants and my needs
I struggle to fight it
but still I'm divided
and I'm weary from what I've seen

Consider how
reality meets your ideals
try to explain
what is there to gain when you're

Caught in between
of your doubts and beliefs
you struggle to fight it
but still you're divided
and you're jaded from what you've seen

What to do when
It's bigger than you and me
It's never so easy
We could risk it all
and lose it all.
'Cause nothing here in life is free.

Caught in between
all the worlds we conceived
we struggle to fight it
but still we're divided
and we're bleary from what we've seen

What will we find in the end
in the face of consequences
We struggle to fight it
somehow we'll survive it
All we need is time
As we walk down this line
Please forgive me as I learn to live.
Track Name: Where To Begin
Here I sit across from you. Where to begin
Right now I can feel the silence crawl on my skin.
There's something about this that I can not shake.
And only so much more that I can take.
I just can't win.

You promised that you'd always tell me the truth.
As I lie here listening to your words, I can't move.
There's so much that I want to say.
But all these thoughts are getting in the way
I'm losing you

'Cause you never really know
what you've got until it all unfolds
I'm all in knots. Unravel me, expose
my mind is running 'round in circles

'Cause I'm caught up in whirl,
in rising tides. You're storming through my world
And took me by surprise
I'm lost for words deep inside

You're just trying to make it right and make it fair
I'm still trying to grasp your words that hang in the air
I stare out the window while you pace the room
Waiting for me to speak. But i'm consumed
in losing you

'Cause you never really know
what you've got until it all unfolds
I'm all in knots. Unravel me, expose
my mind is running 'round in circles

'Cause I'm caught up in whirl,
in rising tides, You're storming through my world
And took me by surprise
I'm lost for words deep inside
Here inside...
What I need
Is just to breathe.

As I'm trying to comprehend
Work it out until it all makes sense
If only I can find the words lost inside

Here I sit across from you. Where to begin