Max Loh

Max Loh

BandAlternative

The best of alternative, jazz, and theatrical music all rolled into an original blend of heartfelt emoness.

Biography

Hello. My name is Max. I write songs (both the music and the lyrics) whenever I am depressed or inspired.

I keep all the recording equipment I need in a small black bag that I take around to my friends' houses to record with. I record each instrument part separately, as I only have one microphone. I do all the trumpet parts and vocals myself.

I mix, embellish, and master all of my music by myself on my home computer. I spend hours making sure everything is lined up and perfectly balanced before I finalize them.

If you like my music, tell your friends about me. email: maxloh@berkeley.edu

Lyrics

Four Months Later

Written By: Max Loh

Everybody's caught up in the hurricane of bittersweet affection
Everybody's kissing in the burning rain to drown the pain
Having the time of their lives, forever young
Forever restless and on the run.

But I can't live my life in this crazy race against time
I look into your eyes, but it's only my lost paradise.

Give me someone else to be my lover now, 'cause nothing fake will hurt me
Catch me crying softly when she's looking down, 'cause it's not the same
The truth is I know it's too late to replicate
The storybook that I've misplaced

And I can't live my life in this crazy race against time
I look into your eyes, but it's only my lost paradise.

It's been so long, the feeling's gone, but did you really think I'd move on?
Did you really think that you could get away with everything?
This roller coaster ride's not over yet
Close your eyes and take my hand
We'll find a way back to the start before it's too late
Or is it already too late?

I just can't live my life in this crazy race against time
I look into your eyes, but it's only my lost paradise.

Charming Darling

Written By: Max Loh

You and she live so far apart, it's risky
How can you stand the separation?
Might have been a mistake for her to kiss me
Does her wandering heart lack dedication, or it just you who she needs?
Yeah she might seem casual and free
But trust me, you're her anchor in the sea

She loves you
There is nothing I can do if she wants you
There is nothing that can come between you two
So hold her tight
'Cause a girl like her's impossible to find
What I wouldn't give to call that charming darling mine

Went to visit her, every feeling flooded back to me
No one can make me laugh like she can make me smile
And she knows how adorable she is to me
My eyes are dry from crying every mile of the plane ride back home
'Cause she likes me but I love her
She says she's confused, but I still feel used

'Cause she loves you
There is nothing I can do if she wants you
I'm not one to intervene between you two
So hold her tight
'Cause a girl like her's impossible to find
What I wouldn't give to call that charming darling mine

She may cry, but in the end it's nothing to her
I'm just another boy to please her
She is shy to break a heart, so she chooses torture
I've fallen prey to her selfish ventures, and I've been captured in her gaze
I hope you're happy to win in this twisted game
I might be her sweetheart, but all the same, you're her soulmate.

She loves you
There is nothing I can do if she wants you
I am hopelessly in love with her it's true
So hold her tight
Another girl like her I swear I'll never find
What I wouldn't give to call that charming darling mine.

Just a Fairytale

Written By: Max Loh

You take the airplane from Chicago
I pick you up at the SFO
We see each other, and you're beaming as I wave to you.

I drive us back from Pleasanton
We take pictures under the setting sun
I'm in my tux, and you're dressed in beautiful blue

And tonight's the happiest I'll ever feel
But tonight is just a dream I wish were real

I'm so sorry that we couldn't see each other
Please take this story; it's the best I have to offer.
I know our dreams were crushed before they even began
But we can pretend like everything went just as we planned.

Here comes our ride, here comes our limo
We get inside, we're the cutest duo
And we arrive at the San Francisco Galleria.

Here's our romantic candlelit dinner
Your eyes are blue with their silver shimmer
How do you pull off that cute smile, I still have no idea.

And there's dancing in the dark
Slow dancing with our hearts fastened together (if only this could last forever)

I'm so sorry that we couldn't see each other
Please take this story; it's the best I have to offer.
I know our dreams were crushed before they even began
But we can pretend like everything went just as we planned.

We're back at my place sitting on my bed
No time to waste, so just like we said we would
We watch that romantic comedy

It's over too soon, we take our chances
Intimate glances, secret romancing
At the end of the night in each other's arms fast asleep

And after this it's goodbye
Because tonight might be our very last night
And I know I will never love again, but I'm alright
'Cause at least I found you for some time, didn't I?

I'm glad tonight's by far the best night I've been through
But it's just a fairytale I made for you

I'm so sorry that we couldn't see each other
Please take this story; it's the best I have to offer.
I know our dreams were crushed before they even began
But we can pretend like everything went just as we planned.

Discography

I've submitted some songs to a couple of radio stations and the Great American Song Contest. My songs are on my myspace artist page, www.myspace.com/maxloh.

Set List

"Wait For Me" (4:16), "Four Months Later" (4:34)