Ivory Circle

5 albums

Ivory Circle is an indie-alternative band, started by singer-songwriter Connie Hong, who uses whimsical melodies to create an environment for the listener that is both intimate and universally relatable. Mixing heartfelt and story-like lyrics with her uniquely expressive vocal style, and with the help of producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Beeble, Ivory Circle draws comparisons to artists like Regina Spektor, Florence and the Machine, and Sufjan Stevens.

Music

20 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Slip Away Slip Away
03:52

Lyrics:

Tell it to me slow Find the breath you need to make The choice whose life to take Or heart you want to break I won’t hear the words Baby, won’t you say goodnight Why don’t you pick up the phone Tell me you’re home so I can sleep tonight Instead I just lie awake and dream Suddenly in-between the life you want and the one you can’t erase And I, I’m fraying at the seams Trying to keep a grasp on what we have as you can just watch it all decay CHORUS And I don’t hear the right doors open for the light You won’t guide the way, You won’t guide the way Is it worth the fight if we don’t make it through the night You let it slip away, You let it slip away And here we are It doesn’t feel like it’s the end But we are strangers once again So close and yet so far I want to hear the words Baby, won’t you say hello Look me in the eyes and tell me that you want me and me alone I guess it’s only in my dreams I never want to be someone who stands in front of where you want to be And I hope that you could see that you were always free to go I’m not the one who wanted you to leave CHORUS And I don’t hear the right doors open for the light You won’t guide the way, You won’t guide the way Is it worth the fight if we don’t make it through the night You let it slip away You let me slip away
1
Slip Away (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:52
2
Abandoned Equilateral
03:46
1
Abandoned (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:45
1
Drown (Stripped Down Ballad Version)
Stripped Down
05:32
2
Drown (Stripped Down Ballad Version)(Instrumental)
Stripped Down Instrumental
04:40
3
Drown (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:00
4
04:22

Lyrics:

Let’s  play  a  game  on  this  patterned  swing   Where  our  lives  are  buried  in  fortune  and  fame   Let’s  say  that  blame  is  nothing  but  a  tired  scheme   And  they’ve  shot  us  to  death   They’ve  shot  us  to  death   But  we’re  still  alive     And  the  night  is  where  we  left  it   And  the  starting  line  is  where  we’ve  found  our  chance  to  survive   Second  lives  and  now  we’re  back  to  the  beginning     CHORUS   And  we  will  laugh,  we  will  cry   Send  our  torches  to  the  sky   Where  hearts  linger  and  sorrows  will  drown  with  the  night   We  will  fly,  we  will  see  with  our  eyes   That  there  is  so  much  more  to  this  pain     We’re  on  the  mend   But  we’re  tired  of  struggling  to  find  purchase  to  climb   To  the  top  of  the  lonely  peak   Where  we’ve  stepped  on  each  other  only  to  be   King  of  a  hill  that  no  one  can  see   Impatiently  wanting  everything   But  one  faulty  step  and  we’re  back  to  the  beginning     CHORUS     And  we  feel  that  there’s  so  much  more  to  this  feeling  
1
Pretend (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:21
5
Holding On Isosceles
03:52

Lyrics:

I  fall  apart  in  my  head  in  this  space   All  of  the  life  is  in  my  suitcase   Lonely  I  wander  in  this  place  but  I  find  a  way   To  bet  on  the  wires   Bet  on  the  cold  hopes  of  our  ship  to  unfold   And  stamp  out  the  waters,  useless  desires   All  of  it  with  our  stories  untold     CHORUS:   This  is  me  holding  on   This  is  me  holding  on     Bound  to  the  certainties   Comfort  I  just  can’t  leave   Do  I  trust  your  ways   Bound  to  desires  of  the  life  I  never  wanted  anyway   And  all  that  I’m  asking  for  is  an  opportunity  to  escape   But  all  I  have  found  is  the  lack  of  courage  not  to  stay     CHORUS     Past  the  breaking  point   Past  the  breaking  point   Past  the  breaking  point     Lonely  I  wander  past  the  breaking  point   Unpack  my  suitcase   Lonely  I  wander  past  the  breaking  point   Dream  of  a  new  place  
1
Holding On (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:59
6
Put Me Back Together Isosceles
06:12

Lyrics:

You  can  see  my  branches  on  the  ground   You  can  hear  the  voices,  bitter  sounds   You  can  feel  the  dirt  underneath  your  feet   It’s  gone  and  made  a  mess  of  me     PRE-­?CHORUS:   Swallow  your  pride   Be  strong   Don’t  follow  the  tide   It’s  wrong  to  fight  against  a  beating  heart   It’s  only  hardest  at  the  start     CHORUS:   All  I  want  is  for  you  to  put  me  back  together   Put  me  back  together   All  I  want  is  for  you  to  put  me  back  together     Put  me  back  together     Can  you  feel  my  last  trace  of  my  acclaim   Has  fallen  with  my  fight  to  be  known  by  my  name   Can  you  see  that  I’m  not  strong,  I  am  weak   Can  you  tell  that  I’m  not  who  I  was  made  to  be     PRE-­?CHORUS   (I  can’t,  I  can’t,  I  can’t)     CHORUS     And  all  I  want...       Wrap  your  arms  around  the  scars   Around  the  tears   Around  the  reasons  why  we’re  scared  of  who  we  are   Around  our  faults   Around  our  dreams   Around  the  pieces  of  ourselves  that  have  been  torn  apart   We’ve  been  torn  apart     All  I  want  is  for  you  to  put  me  back  together   Put  me  back  together   All  I  want  is  for  you  to  put  me  back  together   Put  me  back  together
1
Put Me Back Together (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:14
7
04:40

Lyrics:

I  close  my  eyes  and  the  world  is  so  dark  and  so  heavy   I  open  my  eyes  and  I  see  that  I  was  not  ready   For  the  smoke  through  the  floorboards  and  the  fire  that  began  to  start   For  the  shapes  of  the  figures  and  the  towering  weight  of  my  heart     CHORUS   We  will  run  as  the  temperature  climbs   Fall  to  the  other  side   We  will  fight,  fight  for  our  lives   But  to  fly,  we  must  open  our  eyes     With  a  rush  to  the  door,  the  earth  slips  out  from  underneath  her   So  weightless  she  feels  and  unsteady  for  the  child  was  not  with  her   Hurry,  she  calls,  before  the  fear  settles  into  the  part   Of  the  girl  who’s  aware  of  how  much  she  must  trust  with  her  heart     CHORUS     We  run  past  the  trails,  past  the  signs   Past  the  posts,  past  the  line  of  revival  of  hope   Past  the  black,  orange,  red  of  the  looming,  glimmering  light   Lies  beneath  us,  around  us,  surrounds  us  in  the  night     Here  are  the  words,  here  are  the  songs  we  could  not  remember   The  tune  is  the  light  is  the  light  is  the  color  of  ember,  of  ember
1
We Will Run (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:42
2
We Will Run (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:10
8
Beat The Drum Isosceles
02:52

Lyrics:

I  am  invisible  but  so  is  the  wind  that  cuts  through  the  air  and  freezes  our  veins   That  cuts  through  the  storms,  blinds  us  with  dust,  moves  us  to  fear  and  fights  us  to   change     No  way  have  a  begun  to  lay  down  my  rights  to  say  you  have  already  won   My  weapons  are  drawn,  heavy  with  silence  for  the  ground  we  walk  on     CHORUS   Breathe     Breathe  fire  into  my  lungs   We’ll  be  ready,  dangerous   The  chosen  ones     So,  will  I  hear  the  bells  toll  when  the  days  are  marked  for  the  young  and  the  old   Will  I  be  the  hero  to  come  to  break  through  the  hurricane  to  break  back  the  sun  to   you     Ready  to  beat  the  drum   Set  off  a  warning  sound  for  us   Dangerous  as  the  ones  who’ll  never  let  go,  never  let  up   Ready  to  beat  the  drum   I  will  be  the  one  
1
Beat The Drum (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
02:52
2
Beat The Drum (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:53
9
Never Let Me Go Scalene
04:58

Lyrics:

Isn’t this the part where I watch you walk away Or is this the part where I run after you and beg you to stay But then you looked at me and said you just knew I didn’t agree when you told me it wasn’t me, it was you Say it to me, say it to me, say it to me that I’m the one you choose I could be the one to leave but right now my feet are glued Maybe I’ll be, maybe I’ll be, maybe I’ll be wiser, you’ll see But can’t you see that I’ve got nothing left to lose So baby... CHORUS Never let me go, never let me go, don’t ever let me go (Until you can tell me you don’t want me anymore) x4 What did you do to make me, oh, so confused I guess it’s romantic how I feel so much like a fool Maybe I should have stood my ground while you drew the line But I guess it’s more romantic to watch you leave me behind Say it to me, say it to me, say it to me that I’m the one you knew Would come along to make you feel ready to move Maybe I’ll be, maybe I’ll be, maybe I’ll be the one to make you see Because at the end of the day I want nothing else but you CHORUS [instrumental] Don’t ever let me go (‘Till you can tell me you don’t want me anymore)
1
Never Let Me Go (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:57
10
See You Through The Stars Scalene
03:30

Lyrics:

You should know I wouldn’t trade a second of what little time we had But I wonder how my youth had come and gone It came and went so fast Don’t stop, don’t wait I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again But I can’t help but think about the mistakes I never got to begin I could look back behind me and see it all as wasted time And for the sake of a life yours was worth so much more than mine And for the hours we lost I don’t know how I could ever leave you behind I had a dream that I could find a way to see you through the stars I chased the moon only to realize how truly far apart we are Don’t stop, don’t wait I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again But I can’t help but think about the way I didn’t want any of this to happen I could look back behind me and see it all as wasted time And for the sake of a life yours was worth so much more than mine And for the hours we lost I don’t know how I could ever leave you behind But I don’t even know anymore And I don’t even know what for I don’t even know anymore
1
See You Through The Stars(Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:28
11
We Could Be In Love Scalene
04:09

Lyrics:

Hold me in deep within the skin that I’m showing Fighting back Fighting back the fear, the fear of not knowing The scars on my face, they won’t heal And I cannot erase the clouds or conceal how much I wanted to feel something new We could be in love, in love We could be in love, in love Follow me to the darkest places And suddenly, the light starts to chase us down the street To where we would first meet The stars slowly fall away and you were counting the seasons too We’re fighting back the urge to see the possibility We could be in love, in love We could be in love, in love Love, love, love (What are you so afraid of?) Love, love, love What are you so afraid of? Maybe the clouds will never part and you Will never see the side of me that’s too Buried in between the hearts of who have never seen That we could be in love We will never be in love I will never be in love Will I ever be enough We could be in love Love We could be in love We could be in love We could be, we could be, we could be, we could be in love We could be, we could be, we could be , we could be in love
1
We Could Be In Love (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:08
12
Ashes to Ashes Entropy
05:31

Lyrics:

Heavy feet and tired eyes look back on the wreckage we have stumbled upon We dare not speak a word of this for we have found our lips were sealed before our hands were bound Have we been here before To a time we were unsure How we could forget something so loud Of a memory haunting us before We set foot on a ground where our names were lost and found We can spill paint on our graves But people can still read what they say, what we have done We can throw hammers to the stones But the pieces on our own are too heavy to carry out of this town So let's just go now CHORUS And the fate of the world may be that we'll all disintegrate like Autumn leaves And the fate of our souls may see something bigger, something bigger than the air we breathe So let's move towards the exit sign And leave all traces of those bodies behind Let's hope for the candlelight to be all we need for what we may find Is it too soon to forget When our sleeves are dark with blood, shed from our shame and lust We dare not speak a word of this For our fathers may shake their heads, turn away from us And we've been here before Time and time again we're sure We can forget something so loud Of a memory haunting us before We set foot on a ground where our names were lost and found CHORUS We can spill paint on our graves But people can still read what they say, what we have done We can throw hammers to the stones But the pieces on our own are too heavy to carry out of this town
1
Ashes to Ashes (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:36
13
Insomnia Entropy
04:02

Lyrics:

When you're afraid to close your eyes For what might happen when the earth stops moving for a second When you're afraid you might go blind To what might happen when you're not there to keep him safe CHORUS Insomnia Please be kind It's all right Insomnia If you don't mind Stay a little while When you're afraid to turn away For what might happen if I'm not there to catch a fall When you're afraid to dry your eyes For what might happen if the tears would never come again at all CHORUS If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take If you should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take If you should die before I wake, I pray I pray I pray
1
Insomnia (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:04
14
Scarlet Letter Entropy
04:52

Lyrics:

So she sold a bit of her soul to know Everything the Lord had promised her but she was too impatient for A bit of a dream she couldn't wait to see But it cost her everything, even the world Where were the ones she thought she knew The shoulders turn at the sight of who Drank from the cup, the witches brew But they were thirsty too I know the noose is tightening Plastic faces smile at me Watching my feet so carefully So certain I'll fall away from you CHORUS Oh, what has become of us The best and the worst of us No different from the rest Oh, I know what I've done But what have you become When you're not hungry for the truth Even though she had waited for A sign to open up the door I tried to find And here in spite of all the things we try to hide It's not just the way we live It's how we survive How do I face the room I'm in There is a fight stirring within I am the unnamed, the un-appointed hero of it all The blame of the sinners is all we need To take the fall of a dying breed All so that the world can see they must be above it all CHORUS And although to the end we must go We will never know how we will die They sink their teeth behind apologies I can't live on sympathies but I'm still alive
1
Scarlet Letter (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:55
15
Walk With Me Equilateral
03:12
1
Walk With Me (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:14
16
Faces And Colors Isosceles
03:34

Lyrics:

Overwhelmed  by  places   I  cannot  erase  the  memory  of  our  fall   Oh,  but  it’s  a  time  to  recognize  my  saints   But  I’m  not  waking  up  at  all     Pray  over  my  head   Fill  up  on  the  bread   It’s  all  that  I  have  to  give  while  you  may  violently  repent   For  something  I  said   But  I  never  asked  for  a  second  chance   Just  for  this  one  to  be  a  life  I  won’t  resent     CHORUS   I  see  faces  and  colors   That  long  for  each  other   But  I  can’t  live  in  the  palm  of  your  hand   Sisters  and  Brothers   Look  out  for  each  other   For  who  wants  to  be  misled     Oh...     Open  wide  our  stances   For  the  silent  dances  are  not  just  for  us  to  be  redeemed   Every  breath  we  take  is  overturned   By  our  intentions  of  getting  to  where  we  want  to  be     Pray  over  my  head   That  I  may  be  well  fed   That  we  may  discover  love  before  we’re  old   And  before  our  deathbed   May  we  be  protected     from  dangers  and  lies  in  the  stories  we  have  been  told     CHORUS     I  see  faces  and  colors   Love  one  another
1
Faces And Colors (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:16
17
And I Try Isosceles
04:06

Lyrics:

I  could  count  the  reasons  I’ve  had   Like  the  stars  I’ll  never  ever  run  out  of  them   But  our  nights  are  numbered  and  I’ve  fed  myself  with  every  list  of  why  I  should  turn   around   But  I  know  I’ll  know  better  when  all  my  chances  have  just  slipped  away   But  my  shaking  fingers  cannot  turn  the  handle     When  I  don’t  know  the  forecast  beyond  today     CHORUS   And  I  try     And  I  try     And  I  try  to  let  it  go     But  I’m  not  so  rational   Can  I  find   Can  I  find   Can  I  find  a  ray  of  hope   That  somehow,  someday  I’ll  find  a  way     I  go  weak  when  I  think  of  how  you  might  wonder  what  I  am  wondering   But  still  my  tongue  finds  it  hard  to  speak   And  so  I  find  myself  fumbling   For  words  to  tell  you  that  you  should  know  what  I’m  feeling   Before  it’s  much  too  late   Still  I’ve  had  my  share  of  opening  empty  cases   And  the  broken  piece  is  telling  me  love  can  wait     CHORUS     All  my,  all  my     questions  have  just  piled  up  high  trying  to  make  my  case  that   All  my,  all  my     fears  have  been  answered  and  I’ve  only  got  myself  to  blame  that   Oh  my,  oh  my     hands  are  shaking   Oh  my,  oh  my     But  I’m  awake  and     Oh  my,  oh  my   Heart  is  racing   Oh  my   Please  say  that  I’m  not  too  late
1
And I Try (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:07
18
03:56

Lyrics:

This  is  a  quiet  prayer  for  the  ones  who  we  have  lost   And  the  ones  we’ve  yet  to  lose  but  are  gone   We  long  for  unbridled  joy  in  the  moments  we  have  shared  the  same  air   We  breathe  with  you     CHORUS   Move  on  with  love   Move  on  for  me   Move  on  for  love   Move  on     Say  the  word  and  I  will  follow  you  until  the  earth  is  no  longer  beneath  the  footsteps  I   have  made   And  I  will  miss  you  until  the  air  is  gone  from  my  lungs  and  the  thumping  in  my  chest   goes  away     CHORUS     Hope,  I  will  wear  you  like  a  ring   Sometimes  it’s  the  only  comforting  thing   Hope,  I  will  wear  you  when  I’m  wondering   When  time  will  take  away  this  beautiful  sting     CHORUS     I  will  hold  on  to  a  picture  of  you  there   For  now,  it’s  as  close  as  I  can  get  to  you  
1
Move On (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:57
19
Fading Out Scalene
04:21

Lyrics:

So do I throw it all away or just accept that I’m shattered All for a heavy price to pay to realize it never mattered What choice do I make except every single step I take No vow did I mean to break Why indecision is so hard to fake CHORUS You’re fading out You’re fading out Rising vapor clouds out of reach I tried so hard to be someone my father would love finally Oh, but captivity makes a caged bird look out longingly CHORUS Where were you when I was falling Where were you when I was calling out for help You never showed Where were you when I was bleeding When my proof of hope was fleeing out the door And left me all alone
1
Fading Out (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:26
20
Pretend (Rock Version) Scalene
03:32

Lyrics:

Let’s play a game on this patterned swing Where our lives are buried in fortune and fame Let’s say that blame is nothing but a tired scheme And they’ve shot us to death They’ve shot us to death But we’re still alive And the night is where we left it And the starting line is where we’ve found our chance to survive Second lives and now we’re back to the beginning CHORUS And we will laugh, we will cry Send our torches to the sky Where hearts linger and sorrows will drown with the night We will fly, we will see with our eyes That there is so much more to this pain We’re on the mend But we’re tired of struggling to find purchase to climb To the top of the lonely peak Where we’ve stepped on each other only to be King of a hill that no one can see Impatiently wanting everything But one faulty step and we’re back to the beginning CHORUS And we feel that there’s so much more to this feeling
1
Pretend (Rock Version)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:32