An Honest Mistake

An Honest Mistake

 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MYS
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An Honest Mistake has been said to be the Asian equivalent of We Are The In Crowd. A blend of Pop Punk and a bit of Hardcore makes this band one of its kind in Malaysia. Having performed across the region, in Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, India, Singapore and even Indonesia, AHM is leading the way for many bands to come!

Biography

Malaysia's An Honest Mistake has been nothing short of impressive ever since their debut in 2008. The band, headed up by organizer, lecturer, and musician, Darren Teh, may have seen quite a number of personnel changes ever since their inception, but their penchant for creating catchy earworms has remained the same - in fact, it's evolved. Signing with major label, Universal Music Malaysia in March 2016, the band has just released their debut single, ‘We’re Alright’ (September 2016).

And no wonder. After three albums, countless tours including several trips to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, India and the Philippines, the band has matured to create a multi-faceted sound that can range from summery pop punk to emotional ballads, and the odd pulse-pounding screamo song or two.

They've shared the stage with renowned international acts like Boys Like Girls, Motion City Soundtrack, and Against The Current to name a few, and the band shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. With more material on the way that's sure to reflect their ability to go between full-on rock, relaxed acoustic music, and heavy hardcore--influenced tunes, it's a mistake not to catch the lads of An Honest Mistake whenever they're in a town near you.

Lyrics

I'll Take You To The Drag Strip; We'll Cut To The Chase

Written By: Darren Teh

Hey girl! You make my heart skip a beat
Every time you walk across the room
You seem to have your way with words
The things you say make my mind go wild

All the boys try too hard to get you
They do the things you want them to
You’ve got them by their necks, caught them by surprise
I’m pretty sure they don’t know what they’re in for

Say what you want
Say what you will

Have you been thinking of me?
You’ve got me barely breathing
I’ve been waiting for this
To see you, to feel you
Your lips, your skin, they send me to the moon
Your eyes, your smile, everything about you girl
I’ve been crazy for you
I’ve been crazy for you

You’ve got me under your spell
Pull me out from this place they call hell
I promise you I won’t kiss and tell
The minute I saw you I knew it felt right
Oh! We own the night

Girl you got me going crazy Ceelo
Come closer and feel the love, you know
I’m an Outkast, you gotta let me in
I’m through with sitcoms though
Let’s be more than Friends
Cancel all your plans
I’ll take you out tonight
Dinner , movie, hit up Barsonic if you like
I’m your vampire, bounce before sunlight
But I’ll see you again cos’ you’re just my type

If I Told You This Was Real, Would You Believe Me?

Written By: Darren Teh

Can’t get you out my head
Your eyes they take me away
They take me to places I have never been before
Maybe we‘ll play pretend
You can be my princess if you’d let me be your knight
I can save you from this night

Blaming myself for the things that I didn’t do
You never fail to make me feel like I’m such a fool
And can you stop? Cos I really wanna get with you
Don’t wanna wait , tell me now that you want me too

Close your eyes and count back to ten
Hold my hand let’s watch the sunrise
Say it like you mean it
Say it like you mean it

We’ll take a drive across this town
We’ll pack our bags and baby let’s run
We’ll run away, run away
Check check! Give it a go
Listen, listen to the stereo!
Turn it up, turn it up a little louder come on!

All night long, we’ll sing this song!

Close your eyes and count back to ten
Hold my hand let’s watch the sunrise
Say it like you mean it
Say it like you mean it
Hit the lights let’s make this our night
Let’s get it on we’ll make it feel right
Say it like you mean it
Say it like you mean it

I Have A Hole In My Skinnies And That's How We Roll

Written By: Darren Teh

WOAH!
Put on your makeup, draw the lines
Circle round the eyes, make sure it’s fine
Plunge it low so you can turn their eyes
‘Short skirts ain’t right!’ They’re telling lies

High heels, you’re an angel in disguise
Spray perfume, ‘Boy you’re in for a surprise!’
Boy meets girl, the same rule still applies
Hit it off before the starry night sky dies

Holding hands, fingers entwined
Grab your party hats, join in the fun
Raise your glass, cheers to the night
Sing this song, oh yeah!

Get down, won’t you get down honey?
Woah! Woah!

Tap your feet to the chorus of this song
Grab your friends so you can sing-along!
Clap your hands to the chorus of this song
Grab your friends so you can sing-along!

This Song Is So Random, I Don't Know Why

Written By: Darren Teh

I’m slowly picking up the pieces of this broken faded picture
Paint the colours of the future
Hope it lasts forever

Hey! Your shoe laces are untied
Don’t look down you might just find
Cavities inside your lungs
That’s just a slip of the tongue

I can’t sleep
I can’t breathe
I’m just falling to my knees

I’m walking home alone
You’re watching TV in your room
Please don’t turn away
Promise me that you will stay

It’s another fateful day
I saw myself living a dream
Please don’t ring the alarm, I never want to feel down

Watch the tides slowly roll in
A mirror image is all I see
The secret locked inside my heart
The key is safely in your arms

Giddy Up Horsie! This Chase Ain't Waiting For You

Written By: Darren Teh

Believe me when I tell you
This is easier said than done
But I won’t blame you
No, I won’t blame you
Perfection is your best defence

Keep my heart from beating too fast
Keeping up with you feels like running with a bullet train
Should I turn around and walk away?
Is there an indication that I should stay?

I know what you’re looking for

Sometimes the truth makes everything a lie
You really gotta read between the lines
When push comes to shove, it’s never enough
Will you ever show me a different side of you?

Sometimes the truth makes everything a lie
You really gotta read between the lines
Put your hands to the plough, face to the ground
Will you ever show me a different side of you?

You’re a first class drama queen
Save you the last dance before the music ends
Play the cards right, yeah you played them right
Just close your eyes it’s not the end of the night

Hold on tight!
Don’t let this slip away
Never bring a knife to a gun fight
Let go of yesterday

Discography


  • We’re
    Alright (2016)

  • All
    I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey Cover (December 2015)

  • Everything
    ft. Daiyan Trisha (February 2015)

  • #THEACOUSTICALBUM
    CD/DVD (2014)

  • Ain’t
    Christmas Without You – Single (December 2013)

  • This
    Hari Raya Rocks! Ft. Diana Danielle – Single (September 2012)

  • Say
    What You Want, Say What You Will (2012)

  • An
    Honest Mistake (2010)