Midnight Thoughts

by Sam Wu

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released February 19, 2016

All songs composed and performed by Sam Wu
All songs recorded by Jonathon Maisto at Backroom Studios, except track 5 instrumentals recorded by Sam Wu
All songs mixed and mastered by Jonathon Maisto
Cover photography by Stephanie Shen



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Sam Wu Parsippany Troy Hills, New Jersey

Alternative Singer-Songwriter from Northern New Jersey.

Contact: samwunj@gmail.com

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Track Name: Nicotine
Won't you pick up the phone and give me just one chance
To prove myself worthy of a second glance
I swear I won't let you down
I won't let my words fail you this time around
'Cause it's you I've been searching for
You, I'm a dreamer for sure

But what if I told you your words are nicotine
And the smile on your face is all I'll ever need
And the only reason I go to sleep is to see you in my dreams
That the whole world feels right when you're next to me
You're the rhythm to my beat

I'm quite aware as I lay awake in bed
That these thoughts will stay as fantasies in my head
'Cause who would waste their time on a mess like me
Was I foolish to think about what this could be
'Cause it's you I've been searching for
You, I'm a dreamer for sure

I wish I had a way with words so that you'd keep mine in your head
If I could turn back time and say what should have been said
Maybe you'd change your mind but I'm not one to get a second chance
Oh change your mind but I'm not one to get a second chance
Track Name: Farewell
Well I'm losing focus and time's running out for me
To not feel so hopeless a step away from tragedy
I'll dry my eyes and hope for the best
I'll pick up the pieces take the weight off my chest
This is me letting go of thoughts of rewinding
I'll shift my attention to the parts of me I'm finding
Now, deep breaths never got me far
But time will turn wounds to fading scars

I've been waiting, I've been searching for anything at all
I've been hurting, I've been praying to not survive this fall
I can't say I haven't made mistakes
But I swear to you I'm doing everything that it takes

To brush this off now, brush it off
Make up for all the time that I've lost
I gotta force my head straight, don't look back
Keep pushing forward to stay on track
But it's not easy leaving it all behind

I've been driving down the freeway, late night therapy
I've been drowning in my own thoughts, foreign harmonies
Good intentions never worked out for me
But I'll, I'll be hoping that this song serves as a release

These melodies are all I believe in now
They say it'd be okay like they know somehow
This next scene isn't mine to read
But oh well, oh well
Oh well, oh well
Track Name: The Fall
Tell me why is this happening
We were just kids learning to fall
Tell me please that you're listening
I've got no one left to lean on

(Mmm) I don't know how the stars they keep shining
(Mmm) I can't believe that you're just a memory now

Well I can still see your eyes gleaming in my mind
But as I'm holding you there's not a flicker I can find
Is there no way that I could bring you back
You were an angel sent and I can't take this anymore
Track Name: Summer Dreams
Summer dreams left me in a haze
Tell me another tale of the good old days
Give me Cali sunshine mixed with Gainesville breeze
Take me on a trip we'll be wild and free

The clouds carry me away and I hope
That you could come dream with me

Well I don't know how this is gonna end
But I can't sit around and just pretend
That you're not everything I sing about
The only song I hear when everything else fades out

Midnight thoughts keep me up at night
Got me wishing on stars 'til morning light
Give me daybreak mist and make believes
These ocean waves, the sunset beach

Your hand will touch mine and I'll stutter my lines
The way your hair lets through the rose gold sunrise
Your voice is a chord I've never heard before
Late August morning waking up on your floor
God the way you smile it's gotta be a sign
I'll hang on every word and every rhyme
I think I've finally got something right
Track Name: Breathe
Summer had come and gone
The rest had fade to grey
But you came in to save the day
Ignite the ashes take the rest away

Black and white they fill my eyes
But you're a match struck in the dark
Illuminate the rooms inside bring color back to life

Breathe in, breathe out and tell me
All about your midnight stories
Sleep now you're heaven sent
I'll find solace in every line of yours I've read

Dance with me across stars aligned
And we'll forget the sands of time
The world's sketched in night 'til daylight breaks
And you're still circling my mind

And if the earth stops tonight it'd be alright
'Cause I got you in my arms and love in my eyes
A fast beating heart I'm so tongue-tied
And oh, let our hands intertwine
And let the world fade behind