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by Kimberly Freeman

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1.
03:49
My demon My angel My shame and my pride My darkness My savior In silence reside Sleep My only child
2.
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
3.
04:24
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
01:22
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
7.
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
8.
04:40
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
9.
06:28
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
10.
08:46
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?
11.
01:52
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

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
Luna Kafe
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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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