departure

by Diodes

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1.
Headlines 04:43
When I saw your face up on every screen Meeting you became my only dream Spent two desperate years just to make it on the scene All that time came down to that fateful day I finally got you to look my way Three blissful months living out my fantasy It’s too good to be true How did I end up with you? But things can fall apart And now I see You’re gonna break my heart Look at the magazine headlines They all say the same damn thing, well This is the first I’ve heard it And I’m the last one you tell Who is that girl in the red dress Doesn’t she know that you’re mine? This is the first I’ve heard it And now you’re leaving me behind Was it worth the time? After all these years I’ve got the fame and I have got the tears And I’m standing alone at the top of the world Everybody asks me how I feel And which of the stories are real And I honestly say that I don’t know what the deal is I’m so in love with you What am I supposed to do? Oh, tell me it’s not true The things they say about me and you I read it all in the magazine headlines That’s how I found out you don’t wanna be mine
2.
Little rock star Could I fall asleep in your arms tonight? You know I wouldn’t mind Waking up next to you No, I wouldn’t mind No, I wouldn’t mind And hey, rock star Piece of heaven you are giving to me tonight Just to hold your hand is heavenly enough all right And I won’t ask for more No, I don’t need more Let’s just go and drive Watch the miles pass us by You make me feel alive Just take the wheel do what you feel ‘Cause I’d go anywhere with you Yeah, you’re my rock star You don’t know the lengths I’d go to see you smile Make a fool out of myself, act like a child If it would make you laugh I love to make you laugh And pretty young thing I think it’s awesome how you always feel so much I remember feeling ways about a lot of stuff When I was younger I was a young girl Let’s just go and drive Watch the miles pass us by You make me feel alive So let me know where you wanna go ‘Cause I’d do anything for you These dreamy nights with you Blur in my memories I'm sinking deep into Your intoxicating melodies Won’t you sing to me your sweet lullaby? Little rock star Did you ever know you light the world for me? In any crowded room it’s only you I’d see You are my rock star You are my rock star Let’s just go and drive Watch the miles pass us by You make me feel alive Just take the wheel do what you feel ‘Cause you’re the only thing that’s real I love the way you make me feel And I’d go anywhere with you I’d go anywhere with you Little rock star, little rock star
3.
Schemas 1 01:42
Oh, when she was young She didn’t have any armor Oh, all she could do was run When they would try to harm her You built this wall so there’s no escape You throw your grenade and then run away Shut your eyes tight or you just might see This weight you cast off is falling onto me And I pay for these mistakes you’ve made with years A stunted heartbeat shrouded inside fears He has a mouth but has no ears Oh, can we talk about it? We never talk about it Oh, these wounds don’t heal We never talk about it
4.
Time Alone 03:15
You say you need time alone, time alone But what you mean is Time away from me You say you need time alone, time alone But what you mean is Time away from me I'm the kind who writes poetry and dreams about our future You're the kind to run at the first sign of falling in love I'm the kind who wants to go where you don't want me to follow You're the kind who wants to be left alone I still breathe you I still feel you I still need you I still love you You say you need time alone, time alone But what you mean is Time away from me You say you need time alone, time alone But what you mean is Time away from me And as I bleed Your nerves shut down, you can't feel anything And as you sleep I lie wondering, what does it all mean? And all of the things that you try to forget Like how we stuck together the day we first met Like the view of that mind-blowing LA sunset These things I'll always remember I still breathe you I still feel you I still need you I still love you Maybe I need time alone, time alone Maybe I need time alone, time alone
5.
In the beginning We don’t know what will be Yes, I felt a spark But was that just me? And do I let my feelings show? At first, it’s best to take it slow Each glance is searching your eyes And looking for some clue Each time you make my heart stop Do I make you feel that too? I may not know you well, but You’re always on my mind If I asked you what you’re feeling I wonder what I’d find It takes time But you show me the signs Something started And grew out of control A restless fire Burning in my soul Now it’s all happening so fast We linger on to make it last Each time I look in your eyes It says I want you more Each kiss says this feels better Than it’s ever been before And when tomorrow comes, I Don’t know where we will be I only know right now I want you to be here with me Somewhere along the way And I don’t know when it happened But our lives are intertwined By a stroke of luck somehow In you I’ve found More than I ever thought I’d find Each look says I am certain That you’re the one for me Each kiss says I believe in us For an eternity And no matter where we’ve gone to I know your heart beats true I only want one thing And that’s to spend my lifetime with you Spend my lifetime with you To spend my lifetime with you
6.
Schemas 2 01:45
And someday I’ll find somebody Who feels just like you With that same ice-cold grip around my neck We’ll build a fortress And he’ll protect me With chains and steel ‘til I’m a wreck Oh, he loves me With such passion You can hear it in his voice as he shouts at me Shout at me Keep on shouting As I drive this blade even further still Your words can kill Your words can kill Your words can kill Your words can kill
7.
Wonderful 04:12
4 AM in the dead of night And the rain is coming down hard But even by myself in the darkness I know you’re never far Any time that I need you You always answer my call You’re the one thing that makes sense to me When everything goes out of control And I could never thank you enough Knowing you’re by my side Keeps me going on And I never knew That I could be so strong For the light in my life I owe it all to you You’re every kind of wonderful That I ever knew That I ever knew After all that you’ve given me How can I prove it to you? There’s no limit to What I’d go through I’d do anything for you And you know you can count on me I’ll never let you down And even if it’s been a while, don’t worry I’ll always be around And I know you don’t mind But I could never thank you enough And after all we've both been through You know I understand you And you've come to know just what I need For my light, for my strength, for the air I breathe For my hope, for my faith, all the proof I’ll ever need
8.
Can I take back the things that I've said Rewind the time and seal my lips instead Oh, I... I can fake another reason why I wait for hours Standing at your door Something gained and something left behind In wondering Is there something more? I've been trying hard to fight it but I'm caught Between what I want and what I've got And now it's just too late There's no way out I'm sorry that it all comes down to this For the things that can never be that we'll both miss Yeah Every time we go and say goodbye Then talk for hours Standing at your door I'm convinced I know the reason why You linger there It leaves me wanting more I've been trying hard to fight it but I'm caught Between what I want and what I've got And now it's just too late There's no way out I've been fighting not to end up down this path But I've gone too far and I can't go back, 'cause To give it up is just too much and There is just no way for us I feel the pull that binds us And I know you feel it too So savor these few moments, don't blink your eyes 'Cause we don't have a future Just I'm sorry And goodbye
9.
These memories Will never leave my veins They’re here to Remind me I’m a fighter I am a survivor And an emissary If I can Find a way to heal And turn this hurting into beauty Then I understand It all was for a reason It’s never perfect But always worth it Keep up the fight ‘Cause every scar Gave you the power to Shine your light Into the night So if you Ever have your doubts And lose your Reason to hold on Don’t forget there’s always more hope than we can see And your story is beautiful, Emissary
10.
Yeah I made another mess again And I can’t seem to know who I am Yeah I’m sorry for the drama I’m just wired for trauma Hey, how did you do it? I don’t think you knew it When you gave me just what I needed right now You’re my one reason To believe in second chances Today’s gone tomorrow But we all have second chances You and I Will turn these wrongs to right Yeah I think I lost my way again No I don’t seem to know where I am But there’s a tiny light to follow I’ll get it right tomorrow Please, hold my hand tightly I don’t take it lightly When I say to you that I need you right now Yeah I think we’re onto something here We were almost too late Some would call it a coincidence But I say it’s fate You and I Will light the sky tonight

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departure is a journey through many emotions I experienced during a certain time in my life. It is an expression of joy, fear, hope, despondence, and many other human feelings, in musical form.

It also bears a personal message: The importance of expressing our stories and experiences to touch other lives, so that we can all feel connected in our shared humanity. I encourage you to also use your voice and express your story to the world!

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released July 7, 2016

Amy Hsieh: music composition, lyrics, guitar, vocals, piano, violin, engineering, editing.
Andrew Aversa: editing, mixing.
Jeremy Feder: additional engineering and mastering.
Mastered at Cue Recording Studios by Blaine Misner.

Photography by Jeremy Feder.
Album art by Aaron Wu.
Special thanks to Barry Felder.

This album is dedicated to my parents, who always loved and supported me. In many ways, they made this album possible.

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Diodes Fairfax, Virginia

I AM DIODES
Songwriter/singer/instrumentalist.

Catchy pop tunes with deep feels.

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