Strangers Won't Exist

by Mimi Gilbert

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All songs written by Mimi Gilbert

© Copyright Mimi Gilbert 2015. All rights reserved.

I'll try to keep this brief as I can so you guys may actually read it :)

This record was created in New Zealand over the course of one beautiful year.

It was all made possible by countless and miraculous encounters I had with people on my travels in Australia and New Zealand (with a large tribute to the unforgettable time spent performing on Wellington’s colourful Cuba Street).

I would like to thank all those who jumped on board with me in making this record possible, and had enough faith in the music

A huge thank you to the main BOSS, sound engineer Abe Ginnane for the hours spent. He is incredibly patient, humble and talented.If it wasn't for him introducing himself with a little note in my tip hat while I was street performing on Cuba Street, this wouldn't be what it is. At all.

The artwork was done by my dear friend Sarah Rowan Dahl in Sydney. Digital layout help by Lauren Sexton from the Ventura, California, mastering done by Jared Adlam at Machine Lab Studios, Australia.

I would like to wholeheartedly thank all the incredible musicians (shout out to my brother Jordan Gray) who I met on the streets and music bars of Wellington who said yes to giving their time, love and talent so generously to me, a short little 'stranger' with a guitar on her back.

Thank you dearly to the BIGGEST love and support from my family, parents, siblings, loved ones and untold number of folks who trusted me to pre-purchased this album, making it possible to become a physical reality.

Lastly, thank you and warm hugs to my dear friends Martin Chamyan, Josh and Elle, Polly Hoganson, Lance Gilbert, Troy Gilbert, and Brent Fletcher who had the ability and faith to pledge above and beyond to the Kickstarter Campaign.

May I continue to look up thankfully knowing that when we receive, it is always to give back.

- Mimi

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released February 13, 2016

All songs Written by Mimi Gilbert
Produced by Abe Ginnane and Mimi Gilbert
Recorded in Pounamu Productions Studio in Wellington, New Zealand
Engineered and mixed by Abe Ginnane Pounamu Productions, New Zealand
Mastering by Jared Adlam at Machine Lab Studios, Australia

All songs written by Mimi Gilbert
© Copyright 2015

SONG CREDITS

Saints and Sinners
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass
Jordan Gray - Drums

Daily Glacier
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar
Steve Moodie - Upright Bass
Finn Mitchell-Anyon - Accordion

A Thousand Smiles
Mimi Gilbert - Acoustic Guitar, Omnichord, Bass
Jordan Gray - Drums and Percussion


Caves or Tunnels
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass

Corinthian’s Song
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve String
Jordan Gray - Drums and Percussion
Seth Magarian - Piano
Steve Moodie - Upright Bass
Matt Tui - Cello

Genevieve
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar
Jordan Gray - Drums
Steve Moodie - Upright Bass

Give All
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Bass
Jordan Gray - Drums and Percussion

The Sound of You
Mimi Gilbert - Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve String
Jordan Gray - Drums and Percussion
Seth Magarian - Piano
Steve Moodie - Upright Bass
Matt Tui - Cello

Stranger’s Wont Exist
Mimi Gilbert - Acoustic Guitar, Twelve String
Jordan Gray - Drums and Percussion
Seth Magarian - Piano
Steve Moodie - Upright Bass
Matt Tui - Cello
Legends - Hand Claps

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Mimi Gilbert Wellington, New Zealand

Mimi Gilbert, 23, raised in Ojai, California, is a singer- songwriter, who's music continues to grow a humble following around the world with songs that tell stories and with a voice that carries soul and understanding.

Whether performing with a band or solo, Mimi creates layer upon layer of a raw, indie folk prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience.
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Track Name: Saints & Sinners
You know sometimes it’s hard to be alone
You know sometimes it’s hard to be alone
Just hop on the train Im going back home
Just hop on the train I'm going back home

You know sometimes It’s hard to be a child
You know sometimes It’s hard to be a child
They toughen your skin they take all your pride
They toughen your skin they take all your pride

Can’t you see?
Can’t you see?
That I’m not alone
No I’m not alone

You know sometimes it’s hard to be a sinner
You know sometimes it’s hard to be a sinner
Self righteousness will creep up on you
Self righteousness will creep up on me

You know sometimes it’s hard to be a saint
You know sometimes it’s hard to be a saint
Well I’m shit out of luck I’m stuck in the mud
You're dumb out of luck you're stuck in the mud

Can’t you see?
Can’t you see?
That I’m not alone
No I’m not alone
Track Name: Daily Glacier
I fall in love so easy
I fall in love so fast
The coldest of wind feels breezy
And snow looks like summer’s sand

The ocean is so romantic
It gracefully crushes grown men
I am on the titanic
So gracefully sinking in

Oh how it feels so lovely, oh how it feels so nice
I climb mountains for you by the morning
Black and frost bitten by night
Oh how it feels so lovely, oh how it feels so nice
Love the daily glacier
Love the daily fight

So hold me until tomorrow
But start leaving me today
Rejection in smaller doses
So I painlessly fade away
Track Name: A Thousand Smiles
A thousand smiles they fill my glass
They make it so it’s almost half, well
Only you can do this
Only you can do

Just hold me until there’s no more pain
Talk me right out of my brain
Only you can do this
Only you can do

Tack our memories up
They’ll last forever
Stick our hearts in a box
They’ll stay there
Stay there

You get me every time
You get me every time
Just say the words and you’ll be mine
You get me every time

A thousand goodbyes fill my cup
They never will quite fill it up, no because
Only you can do this
Only you can do
Track Name: Caves or Tunnels
Depth, mystery, open sea, love and pain
Look into me, see that we aren’t the same
Life, history, complications we bring
Love for us, hate for us, grace for us
Who will sing?
Who will sing?

Are we digging caves or digging tunnels?
I do not know
I do not know

Do you really want into this
Gambling, gambling
Well if life can throw dice more than twice well then
Maybe we’ll win
Maybe we’ll win

Are we digging caves or digging tunnels?
I do not know
I do not know

We are going somewhere special
We are going somewhere special
We are going somewhere special

You got me
Got me
Got me
Good
Track Name: Corinthian's Song
I boast
I’m boasting every day
I’m weak
My body leads me astray
I am glad that this is hurting me deeply
Now i’m closer to your face
I’m closer to your face

I grieve because you stay the same
Don’t be so blind
It’s not as if there’s blood in your side
When you are weak
Don’t you know that strength it’s in me
Now I’m closer to your face
I’m closer to your face

Meet me here I am coming I am crawling near
My hand shakes
If only I could touch your face

Well break my bones
Let everything between us disappear
I don’t want all these things that you have to offer
I just want you near

I boast
I’m boasting every day
I am weak
My heart it leads me astray
Well I’m glad that this is hurting me deeply
Now I’m closer to your face
I’m closer to your face
And I’m drowning in your grace
Track Name: Genevieve
She was small, small as a dancer
Eyes gonna light, light up the world
She was strong, walking through fire
She would let nobody in

He was kind, just like his father
Never would raise, raise a fist
Travelled wide, wide as the ocean
He would wait for her to love him

Can I borrow flowers from your hair?
Can I steal that spark out of your stare?
Don't you know you're turning women green?
Breaking peoples’ hearts, your hands are clean

She was bold, bolder than concrete
She'd knock them all off of their feet
Wrapped around her little finger
She'd steal the eyes of all that she'd meet

No my chest don't burn, burn with nobody
But fire's gonna light, light up my skin
No I can't have, have nobody
No I can't have no one but him

Genevieve
Genevieve
You're killing me
Track Name: Give All
Love it out
Life’s too short to hold it inside
Hey life’s too short to hold it inside
And if you gotta hug, then hug it out
Go on and hug it out
Life’s too short to keep it inside

I’m gonna give all my loving to you
Everything now is gonna come on
Come on
I’m gonna give all my loving to you
Everything now is gonna come on through

And if you got to get then get it out
Go on and get it out
Well Life’s too short to hold it inside
Life’s too short to hold it inside

Please don’t go shoot it out
Los Angeles don’t shoot it out
I read the news today
How can children lose their lives this way

And if you’ve got to ask, then ask away
Perhaps the big man upstairs is listening today
Maybe he listens all the time
In fact I think I heard him say
Track Name: The Sound of You
I want to fall asleep to the sound of you
I cannot see your face
But I can hear you breathing
And man you do that so well

I want to sink right in under your chin
I cannot see your face
But I can hear the pace of your heart
And it’s beating so loud

I want to dive into the depths of you
And I’ll get so lost
But that’s my greatest wish, my love
You lose me so well

I know I hurt you then
And I will fall again
But you will still be waiting
Amazing grace, my God
You give it so well

You lose me so well
Track Name: Strangers Won't Exist
Who knows

Things move at the speed of trust
Mankind is so damn slow
One day we’ll go real’ fast
I’m calling shot gun down on Peter’s boat

Who knows

One day strangers wont exist
So many people on the street
Why are we so all afraid
That our heart’s are gonna meet

Who knows

If one day I don’t speak for love
If one day I don’t speak for love

If one day I don’t speak for love
Promise you will tape my mouth shut
One day we will disappear
And an echo’s all I’ll leave here