On The Road Record - Mimi Gilbert Demos

by Mimi Gilbert

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This album is a collection of songs written and recorded from 2008-2014 in all sorts of places, bedrooms, stairwells, home studios, garages in Ojai, Los Angeles, Sydney and now New Zealand. Lots of love have gone into some of these songs. Thank you to everyone on the street whom i have met or encountered. I love you people. It is the drawings, notes, coffees, conversations, invitations, couches, cakes, etc that i have received from people on the street that make my life so so extra full of love.

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released May 16, 2014

Credits to firstly the people of the streets of Sydney and Wellington, making it possible to make a living off of music and do what I love. Credits to Blair Greenberg, the super talented and humble musician in Sydney where i recorded a few songs. Credits to the ones i love that the songs are singing about.

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Mimi Gilbert Portland, Oregon

Song writer and multi-instrumentalist, Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for performing on the streets of American cities as a teenager. She continues to make music around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. Creating layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience. ... more

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Track Name: Corinthian's Song
(Woman singing)
I boast, I'm boasting every day
I'm weak, my body leads me astray
And I am glad that this is hurting me deeply
Because I'm closer to your face

(Man voice- Father)
I grieve because you stay the same
Don't be so blind, it's not as if there's blood in your eyes
When you are weak, don't you know that strength, it's in me
Now in closer to you face
I'm closer to you

(CH)
(Both singing to each other)
Meet me here
I am coming down, I'm crawling near
My hand shakes
If only I could touch your face
Your face

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

Break my bones
Let everything between us disappear
I don't want all these things that you have to offer
Just you here
Here

(Woman singing)
I boast, I'm boasting every day
I'm weak, my heart, it leads me astray
And I am glad that this is hurting me deeply
Because I'm closer to your face
I'm closer to your face
I am drowning in your grace
Track Name: Song for Paul
If I die going fast you know I'll be smiling
If I die going fast you know I'll be glad
If I go to the sky you know I'll be beamin
If I soar when I go you know I'll be proud

While you weep on the grass I'll shine in the stars
While you write on that stone I'll write in your heart
When you're empty with sorrow I'll whisper your hope
And every time it's tomorrow you're closer to hom

I cannot I cannot breath in this grave
Sending love to you darling

Why do you think I went so far away
I can feel the wind underneath my feet
Daughter beautiful I love you forever
Forever's a long time to be together
Track Name: Climbing Over Sugar Mountains
I climbed up a candy cane to reach the sweetness of you
You greeted me with chocolate kisses and I smiled for you

You’ll sprinkle the world in your love
You’ll tell them it’s all-ready right
We’ll sprinkle the world in our love
And we’ll tell them it’s all-ready right

The climbing gets steeper when I find that Im all along
Together we’re better, milk and honey road

We’ll be climbing over sugar mountains,
Climbing over sugar mountains
Climbing over sugar mountains
Track Name: Dancing In The Sun
I once skipped my brother’s wedding
Because his lover once was mine, its complicated
When I was only a child, I’d tell all my teachers
I would ride on the backs of little dinosaurs I trained

Hey you cant tell me that Im
Acting out of place
‘Cause this is my planet too
This is my planet too

I would take up all them cactus
Put them in the pillow case of my little sis
Well my skin has always been tan
Is it because I am always in the sun

Oh no I am no in the darkness
It is only now dawning
And I’m dancing in the sun

There was always quite an elephant inside
my parents house, right on the table
I don’t think it was a white one
It was so fantastic, very colourful

Hey you cant tell me that Im
Acting out of place
‘Cause this is my planet too
This is my planet too

Oh no I am no in the darkness
It is only now dawning
And I’m dancing in the sun

Oh no I am no in the darkness
It is only now dawning
And I’m dancing in the sun
Track Name: I Am Here
I tried to escape
Thought I’d run away
My feet hit the ground
Dust came to my face

But I can’t gone for too long
Where I’m goin’ I’ll already be
I wanna leave my body
But for now, I am here

I am here, I am here, I am here, I am here
I am so very near to myself

Mimi said ‘Why don’t you
Look a little nicer, talk a little better, dress a little finer’
But I don’t know about me,
But I don’t care about that
I don’t wanna feel
I don’t wanna feel
I don’t wanna feel
I don’t wanna feel so close to me now, but
Track Name: Canterbury Tales
General Prologue - Chaucer

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
5 Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
10 That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
15 And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blisful martir for to seke
That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seeke.