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Sleep

by Kimberly Freeman

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    In the case that we're sold out of Sleep here at One-Eyed Doll HQ (it happens a lot), your CD will still magically arrive. It will be shipped to you straight from the distributor!! YAY FOR MAGIC!!!
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    To thank you for donating $25 or more, you'll be sent the following goodies:

    - A handwritten thank you note from Kimberly

    - AUTOGRAPHED BY KIMBERLY CD

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  • - "Sleep: Lyrics and Notes" BOOK by Kimberly Freeman

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    To thank you for donating $40 or more, you'll be sent the following goodies:

    - Kimberly's AUTOGRAPHED guitar pick!!!

    - A handwritten thank you note from Kimberly

    - AUTOGRAPHED BY KIMBERLY CD

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    - HANDWRITTEN LYRICS: Kimberly will write the lyrics to one song from this album just for you. You can request a particular song in the order comments, or you can let Kimberly choose.

    - Autographed by Kimberly CD

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  • To thank you for donating $500 or more, you'll be sent the following goodies:

    - A video of Kimberly thanking you for your support - and autographing your CD! It will be posted on Youtube for the world to see! This could be posted from tour, the studio or wherever she happens to be at the time! Major bragging privileges included.

    You can also request that Kimberly dedicate the video to your friend or sweetheart, if it's meant to be a gift! Just mention it in the order comments.

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  • CD + BOOK + Instant Digital Download
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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    - BOOK "Sleep: Lyrics and Notes" by Kimberly Freeman

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  • AUTOGRAPHED BOOK Super Fan Package - Sleep

    To thank you for donating $30 or more, you'll be sent the following goodies:

    - A handwritten thank you note from Kimberly

    - AUTOGRAPHED AND BITTEN BOOK FROM KIMBERLY

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about

Every song is a dreamy eulogy in this new sleep-scape masterpiece. Kimberly Freeman, more known for her rock and roll band, One-Eyed Doll, sets aside the electric guitar and bares her darker, sadder solo side as she walks you through a pure and honest approach to grieving.

From the orchestral, "Sleep", to the slide guitar, banjo and mandolin-ridden, "Kill Me Please", to the Flamenco-flavored, "Learn to Fly", to the bare-bones guitar and vocal, "Jeremie", this album paints a beautifully textured, haunting picture of Kimberly mysterious past.

Fans of folk, goth, classical, choral and more will cherish every song on this well-rounded, delicate and soulful work of art.

Produced by Jason Rufuss Sewell in Bastrop, Texas and released May 9, 2009 independently by Kimberly Freeman Productions.


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REVIEW

She may be the front-woman of the Austin Music Awards “Best Punk Band 2009”, but those who follow Kimberly Freeman know she’s capable of so much more. With the album Sleep, she definitely doesn’t disappoint. Once again, Kimberly defies genres. She is, above all else, a musician. Setting the tone with the opening title track, she draws the listener into her world. On the surface, this album seems to be about loss, but it blooms into so much more. Lyrically rich and wonderfully orchestrated, Sleep pulls you into a journey of the human heart. Again she teams up with producer extraordinaire Jason Ruffuss Sewell, and the pair hit an absolute home run with this album. Apparently, songwriting is second nature to Kimberly. She gives voice to the feelings of grief that we all experience. On “Learn to Fly”, Sewell’s Latin rhythms and slide guitar accompany Freeman’s brilliant voice in a song ultimately about hope. “Kill Me Please” is about giving up one’s former life in order to pursue that which is most important. “Out to Play” asks the painful question of what might have been had a loved one done things differently on one fateful day. Haunting and elegant, Sleep will remain in the mind long after the last track ends.

Karsten Krooss, 6.2009
EDGE MAGAZINE



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REVIEW

Kimberly Freeman has a noisy project as One Eyed Doll, but this solo disc is her quieter side.

Opener and title track "Sleep" sees her quietly singing of just that to a soft yet eerie tune. It's like the opening tune to a horror film that's meant to lull the viewers into false security before the first body appears. "Learn to fly" is melancholy yet strangely lovely. Freeman's vocals are just perfection. It's got an up tempo chorus that suits it.

"Lullaby" is told from the perspective of a murderer, and is dark and haunting. Its quite demeanor makes it all the more frightening. "Overdose" takes its cue from the title and is suggestive and deep, Freeman singing gorgeously to a soft tune. This album won't go quietly into that good night, it smolders and is ever so haunting.

Anna Maria Stjärnell, 9.2009
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credits

released May 9, 2009

Written by Kimberly Freeman
Voice and Guitar by Kimberly Freeman
Additional Instrumentation by Jason Rufuss Sewell
Produced by Jason Rufuss Sewell
Mastered by Eric Broyhill
Photography by Daniel Upton
Album Layout by Jonny Flash

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Track Name: Sleep
My demon
My angel
My shame and my pride

My darkness
My savior
In silence reside

Sleep
My only child
Track Name: Stubborn Salty Tears
Let me apologize
For the tears in my eyes

It's not your fault, you see
You couldn't stay with me

Years now have come and gone
And still I write these songs

It helps me not to cry so much
But oh, how I crave your touch

And I'm still asking why
You had to die

Stubborn salty tears

Let me apologize
I didn't realize

Have I been hurting you
It's not what I meant to do

God, give me the might
To help me fight

These stubborn salty tears

And I'll stop asking why
You had to die

Stubborn salty tears
Track Name: Learn to Fly
Somebody told me that
We'll all go to heaven
Somebody told me that
The heart never lies

Somebody told me
That we'll all be forgiven
Somebody told me that
True love never dies

I'll go to heaven
I'll never die
Please, tell the children
I'll learn to fly

Gone are the days
When all my world was a heaven
Gone are the days
Before my heart ever cried

My love is six feet beneath
The world of the living
Gone are the days
Before my innocence died

I'll go to heaven
I'll never die
Please, tell the children
I'll learn to fly
Track Name: Kill Me Please
Like sugar on
My fingertips
You test my will
An addict of the kiss

I bring you to
My lips
I'll die alone
A taste is worth the risk

Of all your slaves
I'll be the best
I need you more
With every breath

You're killing me

Kill me
Please

An empty room
I bleed
A baby cries
One more mouth to feed

Of all your slaves
I'll be the best
I need you more
With every breath

You're killing me

Kill me
Please
Track Name: Believe in Me
I know that something's waiting
Around the corner

I know right now
It's very hard to see

I know I shouldn't ask you
But I'm gonna

Believe in me
Believe in me

My mind keeps drifting back
To California

There's someone that
I'm dying to see

I know that when I sing for him
He's gonna

Believe in me
Believe in me
Track Name: Lullaby
Sorry that I killed you
Inside I still love you
Want to resurrect you
Wish I could protect you

Bloody hands have shaken
Heavy eyes awaken
Surely I'm forsaken
What a life I've taken
Track Name: Forgotten Boy
Forgotten boy
Inside

In outer space
You hide

The mirror broke
Over time

Reflect this heart
Of mine

Somewhere in outer space
She flies

And she can hear you sing
So sing child

Your beauty grows
Like a child

Forgotten boy,
Run wild

Somewhere in outer space
She flies

And she can hear you sing
So sing child
Track Name: Jeremie
Staring out the window
Try to look beyond the barbed wire
No escaping these asylum walls

Lips are stained with charcoal
Bleeding organs still on fire
Wondering if I'm still alive at all

Wake up now
Oh wake up sweetest
Jeremie

I'll forget my skin
Had ever known the knife

Wake up, please
Oh wake up sweetest
Jeremie

And restore your smile
To this sedated life

Wrists are slowly healing
Wishing I had just gone deeper
Immortality, my punishment

Lifeless eyes are empty
Doctors say, "We'd better keep her.
Document the lunatic's descent."

Wake up now
Oh wake up sweetest
Jeremie

I'll forget my skin
Had ever known the knife
Track Name: Overdose
Angels in my ears are singing
Ghosts are walking through the door
Teardrops from my veins are stinging
There's a bottle on the floor

Voices tell me that I'm sinning
And my ears are getting sore
Something in my mind is spinning
And I'm laying on the floor

Angels voices now are thinning
Crimson waves upon the shore
In the ocean I am swimming
There's a bloodstain on the floor
Track Name: Out to Play
What would have been
Had you not gone out to play?
Do you regret
Anything you did that day?

Now I'm alone
Think about you everyday
What would have been
Had you not gone out to play?

The wild blue sea
Was your favorite alibi
So young and free
That you never said goodbye

She took my friend
It took the only love I knew
What would have been
Had I gone to play with you?

You sleep alone
In your favorite alibi
The years have gone
And still every night I cry

I regret
Everything you did that day
What would have been
Had you not gone out to play?
Track Name: Alexia
I hear you cry in dreams, dear
You're inside, I know

A mother's arms still hold you
I can't let you go

Alexia, my baby