Wonderland

by Daphne Khoo

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released January 7, 2014

INSTRUMENT:
Written by April Bender and Daphne Khoo
Produced by Price Smith
April Bender on backing vocals
Caleb Tay on piano
Piano recorded by Zack Djurich and Joshua Deguzman

BREATHE:
Written by Daphne Khoo
Produced by Price Smith and John Silos

I'M NOT GIVING UP:
Written by Dominic Florio and Daphne Khoo
Produced by Benjamin Samama and Price Smith
Performed by Daphne Khoo and Benjamin Samama

WONDERLAND:
Written by Daphne Khoo and Benjamin Samama
Produced by Axel Ulfson and Alexander Irinarchos

WEAK:
Written by Daphne Khoo, Charlie Snyder and Katie Tucker
Produced by Daphne Khoo
Piano played by Caleb Tay
Piano recorded by Zack Djurich and Joshua Deguzman

All vocals recorded at Avatar studios engineered by Selfless Sound
All vocals processed by Benjamin Samama and Selfless Sound

'Weak' and 'I'm not giving up' mixed by Cameron Porter
'Instrument', 'Wonderland' and 'Breathe' mixed by Alvin Wee

Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Mastering Lab

Special thanks to Jerry Barnes, Jett Galindo, Sam, Lauren Desberg, Taylor Ann Winn, Danielle Drohan, Leonard Soosay, Keith Tan, Chris Ian, all my friends and family and family of all the people involved!!!

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Daphne Khoo New York, New York

I sing,
I write,
I dance in awkward places.

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Track Name: Instrument
Instrument

Our love had the perfect melody
a beautiful song stuck on repeat
you twisted my words to match the beat
But I didn’t see, see, oh

Thought you were gonna be the one to keep me safe, yeah
but I never really knew the price I’d have to pay, yeah
you took all I had for your own gain
this ain’t a love song, it’s just your game

I don’t wanna be your instrument
No, I’m not meant for this
oh so stop pretending you’re innocent
you’re never gonna play me again

ohhh  ohhh ohhh
i’m not your instrument
ohhh ohhh oo
you’ll never play me again

And now that you’re gone I’m finally free
And I’m not gonna let you pull the strings
i’m using the voice you tried to keep
away from me, me, oh

And I see all the ways you tried to push me so low
but I’m done with that n babe i’m goin solo
you took all I had for your own gain
I’m through with love songs and stupid games

I don’t wanna be your instrument
No, I’m not meant for this
oh so stop pretending you’re innocent
you’re never gonna play me again

ohhh  ohhh ohhh
i’m not your instrument
ohhh ohhh oo
you’ll never play me again

And you can fool
Everybody else
But you know that deep down you can't fool yourself

I'm walking out
You're on your own
And You can play with yourself all alone
Track Name: Breathe
Breathe

Maybe we never started,
you just caught my heart
from the very start.
Maybe we're meant to be alone
life can feel so cold
when we are apart

You make me cry, when I'm happiest,
and smile, through the hardest times
don't leave me alone
when you're not there,
I feel your presence weather you are around
you are my home

you make me breathe under water,
freeze, when it's warmer
you make me feel alive
but you can make me wanna die
Can't you figure this out
cuz I could be the one,
Don't you believe in this love,

You make me breathe

You said you'd never been in love
waiting for your turn
well baby my heart yearns
to show I feel
and if, you can't let me in,
I deserve much more
much more than you can give

you've opened up my eyes to everything I kept inside
to everything I used to drown
you let me let it out
I feel i'm falling more but you're still keeping up your walls
I never heard a silence feel so loud
Track Name: I'm Not Giving Up (feat. Benjamin Samama)
I’m Not Giving Up

I won’t say that I’m afraid,
take my word for it.
Name your price, on my words
You’ll take ‘em all for what they’re worth.

And with all of your sand,
I’m gonna make it
Make it to glass,
but not for you to break it

Woah, woah
I’m not giving up today
Woah, woah
I’m not giving up today.

I’m not forgetting all the hurt,
take my word for it.
Seeing through all your disguises
I’ve finally found a way around it.

And with all of your sand,
I’m gonna make it
Make it to glass,
but not for you to break it

Woah, woah
I’m not giving up today
Woah, woah
I’m not giving up today.

And I’m headed for disrepair,
Oh and I’m halfway there.

And with all of your sand,
I’m gonna make it
Make it to glass,
but not for you to break it

Woah, woah
I’m not giving up today
Woah, woah
Track Name: Wonderland
Wonderland

I woke up without a friend
I still see your silhouette
frost on the mirror’s edge

We’re a shadow in the light
clutching to empty words we said
hmmmm

Can we rewind
Let's play pretend
that we never felt the walls caving in

baby can we
breathe the love back into wonderland
find the stuff that made you want to spend
your life with me
wish I could bring us back to
early mornings, waking to your eyes
falling slowly, back into the night
just take my hand
Back to wonderland

I still see love in your eyes
Your touch is still all that makes sense
diffusing my defence

our love, can we bring it back to
your touch, can we bring it back to
your smile, can we bring it back to
Track Name: Weak
Weak

It’s hard to smile
at my reflection,
when I wake up, I wonder why
all I see, are the imperfections.
All the proof that i’m not alright.

Oh and I confess
that none of this makes sense,
A new struggle everyday, ohhh
But I know sometimes,
we gotta be lost to find,
to find our way
don’t be afraid

Even the strong cry,
when no one’s looking
we try not to be scared on the outside,
but I know that there’s strength from the fall,
it’s not weak, to be weak at all.

behind these eyes,
a world is hiding
where I feel safe, but so alone
all these scars, they keep me fighting
for a place I can call my own

Oh and I confess
that none of this makes sense,
A new struggle everyday, ohhh
But I know sometimes,
we gotta be lost to find,
to find our way
don’t be afraid

Even the strong cry,
when no one’s looking
we try not to be scared on the outside,
but I know that there’s strength from the fall,
it’s not weak, to be weak at all.