Tear Down This Marketplace

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released June 19, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Zhong Ren Koh (vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, cello, glockenspiel, drum machine)

Drums recorded by Jason Cruz
Violins recorded by Yi Zhe Seow and Johnson Cheung

All songs produced by Zhong Ren Koh and Yi Zhe Seow
All songs mixed and mastered at The Music Salon, Singapore

Photography by Stefan Kozma
Design by Suhui Hee

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Track Name: Revolutionaries
dead to dreams
see that I can't find a beat
inside of me
awaken me

shake my bones
I may not see but I believe
that you still hear
so quake my fear

tragedies
tales of plain hypocrisy
and masked deceit
be rid of these

hearts of stone
the crimes against our flesh and bone
divided, we
have fallen prey

speak your words
unhindered, loud, and clear
and change your heart
'cause God knows
and everyone's listening in

tinted screens
a cage for us to sing of our
complacency
and apathy

do we know
we're revolutionaries
do we sit and watch
a scripted scene

speak your words
unhindered, loud, and clear
words of love
a melody
a song that we all long to hear

speak your words
unhindered, loud, and clear
and change your heart
'cause God knows
and everyone's listening in
Track Name: Building With Sticks
something's not right
all these depressing people
I'm disillusioned
make up your mind
I feel so inadequate sometimes

all closed up inside
slither your way out of your box
like an earthworm
taking a breath
pull through, reveal your naked skin
your glistening skin

maybe I've been sleeping
for the longest time
and haven't woken up yet
and my love isn't real

how would you know?
every time I think of you, it breaks
it breaks my heart
when everyone fades
then would I know that I'm in love?
I'm so in love

maybe I've been sleeping
for the longest time
and haven't woken up yet
in a state of denial
my love

maybe I've been sleeping
for the longest time
and haven't woken up yet
and my love isn't real
Track Name: River
come to me
your mind like a river
Adelene
sweet deliverer

roll on

I don't know where to turn
I don't know where to run
you cling to carved rock
the clefts they guide

and you keep constant current
confluence is key
don't go off on some
distributary such that I can't

find you
imagination's running wild
you're running deep into the ground
imagination's running wild
rolling on

be my joy
your eyes are the sunshine
make my day
in meadows of May

so roll on
and fear not
you're running deep into the vale
and there is nothing but a smile
you're running deep into the vale
rolling on
into the night
Track Name: Superhuman
while I'm in my water bubble
sounds, they ripple across a membrane
while I'm caught up in the rhythm
noise, disturbance to end my doing

are you calling me?
why'd you call me?
are you calling me?

not right now, I am busy
I will lose my touch
please, please, please excuse me
I am losing

superhuman touch
Track Name: Nest
there goes again
in my line, waiting
waiting for a burst
destruction and sense of worth
I can't feel, like a bird
waiting for so much more
beg you to pull me out
of this hellhole

here goes again
in my heart, a silence
I can't succumb to weakness
weakness is not here
I've had enough of this hell
waiting for so much more
take me and cut me off
leave me to the wind
like a bird
Track Name: Straphanger
I woke up at night but everything's all right
wanna go back to bed but can't find the time
so what do you see with your changing eyes
just the world's gone mad, yeah the world's gone mad

don't wanna talk about all the problems at hand
when you think about it, all's just sinking sand
it's a day away to doom but I'm always fine
just remember that you're first world top of the line

don't wanna take a trip to the movie rental
don't wanna make my way to the CD store
don't wanna have to see y'all face to face
just wanna live my life like I own this space

can't see you face to face 'cause I look like a fool
but the people in posters, they don't look back at you
I can't help myself now though I feel like I've been lied to
chasing you in circles getting back to where I started

so I wanna talk to you but I don't know how
and I got no one to hold on to
but we are one in an endless stream
and I get tired of waiting in line

so make believe I do everything on my own
please try to tell me who I'm supposed to listen to
with everything around me so crystal clear
shouting to get ahold of my attention here

speak your words, they all sound the same
is anybody out there even listening to you
everybody's right and everybody's wrong
what all these people say don't matter no more

so reality is made up of what you make of it
but you've gone now to shut the whole world out of it
I was not afraid but you've made me like this
'cause I should be afraid, yeah I should be afraid

pickup lines, pick a fight, pick one choice and one only
don't get caught in your mind, don't step over the lines
make it firm, settle down, set the terms, and draw the lines
this is where we stand our ground and we don't move one inch

so I wanna talk to you but I don't know how
and I got no one to hold on to
but we are one in a water bubble
and I get tired of climbing the rungs

so I wanna talk to you but I don't know how
and I got no one to hold on to
but we are one in an endless stream
and I get tired of waiting in line
Track Name: Landslide
I wasted
my words of you
and I went back
to the place I knew
before the light
and I was blind

in a landslide
that took my bed
and riches
came tumbling there
into the dark
into no one's hands

and maybe it's wrong and maybe it's right
but when it's up to you
yeah, you're always right

I'll travel
to distant shores
and houses
of thought and lore
to find the one
the one true love

then looking
surrounding me
the same tree
sprung from the root
that I had known
from days of old

give me some time and I'll get back to you
well it might be long 'cause I don't know where I'm at
but sometimes I just couldn't care less

if I believe and I believe in my heart
that twenty thousand miles couldn't rip us apart
well, I guess there should be no worrying

'cause I'm saying yes and I'm saying no
when it comes down to this
I'm a bitch about it

and maybe it's wrong and maybe it's right
but when it's up to you
yeah, you're always right

one day
I will not be ashamed of this anymore
one day
I'll stand on the hills and boldly shout your name
one day
and in my heart I'll find you there always
always

through wastelands
through fire and pain
if I get there
with my foolish heart
just see me through
until the end
Track Name: Expanse
when the day is still young
I'll be drifting in change
one day
distance spreads between us
I know that will send me
dreaming that

if I could have the world
and everything around
within my reach
if I could find the time
making sure that you'll
sleep tonight

human
nothing I know makes me
more than what I am now

and I could hope for joy
finding what to us
means so much
and I would see you change
knowing well that I
played my part

human
nothing I know makes me
more than what I am now

and we are drifting stars above
as hours pass we're wheeling through the night sky
Track Name: In Hope
there is no darkness I can't overcome
no long night not worth living out
you make all things clear through the dust
you build foundation on what's broken

my body crawls with worms
still, I'm smiling
you destroyed my only home
still, I'm jumping for joy

there is no force compared to mine within
no finite reach can take hold of this strength
there is no darkness I can't overcome
no long night not worth living out
you make light to shine through the clouds
you make like new that which is diseased

my body's racked with pain
still, I wait in hope
you take away my brothers
still, I'm not alone

my body's trapped in shit
still, I wait in hope
my throat and tongue are parched
still, I'm singing