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by Brian Kimmel

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Home, in my eyes, is a sophisticated and emotionally stirring journey through song. A landmark work that I think audiences can come back to again and again. Each time listening to Home one might find a new meaning. For me, there are songs on Home that act like antidotes and sometimes inoculations to the trials and tribulations life sometimes brings. But also, Home, is a celebration. For me, Home is a coming home.

For many years, I tried to emulate artists I admired like Tori Amos, Yanni, Sarah Mclachlan, and Elton John. What I knew I needed to do but didn't know I could, was to find my own voice and style. Finding myself through music is ongoing. My music reflects where I am in my life when I am writing it, and also, I guess, the texture of the times I am writing in. My music is also about the future, it’s a way of putting into image, into feeling and sound where I would like to be.

The original vision of Home was a compilation of both new, original works for piano driven adult contemporary ballads and greatest hits. Home accomplishes this with nine new songs, two remakes from recent archives, and a traditional I learned in childhood. It’s twelve tracks on one album, one disc.

Home combines the skilled work of many artisans including musicians, sound engineers, photographers, videographers, sound technicians, and music connoisseurs.

Fans have played a particularly unique and vital role in the production of Home. I could not have done it alone. I tried on albums past to create and release albums without the help of a lot of people. Home was different. I needed all the help I could get. Home put me to task in a way I had never allowed music and art to do.

Together, over the last two years, my fans and music industry colleagues spent hours in the studio. We shared versions of music and lyrics I wrote; recorded, mixed, and mastered Home; put together Pre-CD release shows; performed at open mic nights and home concerts; filmed a campaign video and launched a crowdsourcing campaign; and we sang, danced, meditated, ate, and played together, had slumber parties, and prayed.

For two years, I toured offering my music and familiar sing-alongs at meditation retreats and community workshops and get-togethers. I traveled with friends and solo by foot, bike, airplane, boat, inner tube, bus, train, car, and online through Skype and Facebook, and of course through musical bridges, through song. There were moments I wanted to give up and/or was fed up. And Home, as a project and a process, came through.

For fans who have been anxious for the release of this album and have been waiting and waiting and waiting, this is it! I am so proud. And I am anticipating the days when we will look back at this project. I am pretty certain we can all look back at Home even years to come, and say: "Job well done!"

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released September 12, 2017

Music & Lyrics by Brian Otto Kimmel. ©2016 by Brian Kimmel. ℗2017 by Brian Kimmel. Exceptions include the following: "Return to Love" ©2007 by Brian Kimmel. "Whispers in the Wind" ©1995 by Brian Kimmel. "Nina Bobo" ©Date unknown by Public Domain. All rights reserved.

Final Mixing & Mastering by Caleb Kronen.
Cover Art Photography by Ashlei Priest. Design by Bk.
Credits per track included under each track listing.

Special thanks to Naropa University & Violet
Studios, Ashlei Priest for Cover Photography, and
the many helping angels/tricksters along the way.
Bk's Official Webiste: briankimmel.com

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Track Name: Love's Garden
Love is a garden/ we tend/ throughout our lives/ Love is a garden/
I'll plan to meet you there/ Every moment is precious as it is/ Every breath/
is a heart and a soul wrapped in your palms/ Wherever you are/
We'll meet in the garden of our love/ Lay your body close to mine/
and/ say/ you'll never leave/ Lay your body close to mine/ and/ say/ you
won't be long / Every moment/ is precious as it is/ Every breath/ is a
heart/ and a soul wrapped in your palms/ Wherever you are/ we'll meet in
this garden of our love/ Love has a heart that keeps on beatin'/ No matter/
if your faith is weak or strong/ Love has a heart that keeps on givin'/
When all hope/ was tried/ and now is done/ Love is a garden/ we tend/
throughout our lives/ Love is a garden/ I'll plan/ to meet you there/ Every
moment/ is precious as they come/ Every breath/ is a heart and a
soul wrapped in your palms/ Please remember/ we meet
in this garden of our love//
Track Name: Return To Love
Remember who you are/ Remember where you
come from/ Every in-breath/ is a time for
wakin' up/ Every out-breath/ is a/ time/ for
lettin go o o o o/ So don't hold back/ no no no/
cuz this is it/Return your mind/ to your body/
Return your heart/ to love/ Feelings/ they come
and go/ like clouds/ in a windy sky/ Every inbreath/
is a time for wakin' up/
Every out-breath/ is a/ time for lettin go o o o/
So don't hold back/ no no no/ cuz this is it/
Return your mind/ to your body/ Return your
heart to love/ It's not too late/ It's not to soon/
Even heartache/ can be calmed and cooled/ So
don't hold back/ no no no/ cuz this is it/
Return your mind/ to love/ Return to love/
Return to love/ Return to love//
Track Name: Makin' Love
I love the way/ you/ feel/ inside my body/ and my soul/ I love
the way/ you/ sing/ inside my body/ and my soul/ I will do every/
thing/ to heal this wreckage/ of past loves/I'm on my way/ Catchin'
the breeze through the window of /my body/ and my soul/ Catchin
the lazy/ river of my mind/ Even though/ I know/ I won't/ be/ a part of
you/ until i'm/ swimmin to/ your shore/ you'll be/ swimmin to/
my door/ Who's pretending I'm around/ We're livin out/ a quiet
reckoning of our lives/ Who's pretending I'm alone here/ in this/
surfacing I found you/ where I'm holding you/ we're holding you/
you're holding me/ we're holding me/ I'm holding me/ you're holding
you/ we're holding we/ Memory fails to remember who I am when
I'm talkin to you/ when I'm/ I'm gonna lose some part of my soul/
I've been down that road/ when I thought I lost you through the/
trials of a life/ the/ trials of a lifetime/ Making love is all I ever
Needed/ when we're/ makin up from the last time/ we held
each other/ and we're/ makin love every second of our days/ where
I'm holding you/ we're holding you/ you're holding me/
we're holding me/ I'm holding me/ you're holding you/ we're
holding we/ Even when I'm lost/ Even when I'm tired/
I'm so sick and tired/ Even when I'm loose/ with the ways I let you
touch me/ we're still holding you/ I'm holding you/
we're holding me/ you're holding me/ I'm holding me/
you're holding you/ we're holding we//
Track Name: Tears
Cold like rain in your eyes/ Cold like rain in July/ We were
brokenhearted/ from the wounds we shared/and tended/ But I
guess we'll never know/ And I guess we'll never show/ our tears/
Never wanted anything/ Never wanted to dream in your bed/
Never wanted to bear/ Never wanted to wear your ring/ Just
love/ somebody/ and/ tell 'em/ you're/ so sorry/ Cuz you can't
help/ but never show your tears/ We were brokenhearted/ from
the wounds we shared/ and tended/ But I guess we'll never
know/ And I guess we'll never show/ our/ tears/
Track Name: Home Is Closer Than You Think
On the second of this loss/ I found myself in trouble/ And
I'm/ broken down/ in the city/ I know I'm a stranger of/
And I've/ Lost my love in a fire/ and I lost myself in a haze/
and I drove all night in circles/ on that sand I call my fate/
I love to see you in my dreams/ I love to know you/ even so
slightly/ I hope every second I can breathe/ Home is closer
than you think/ All the boomers and their gold/ at the end
of the last century/ are now/ called to witness all we've been
unable to seize/ I’m a captive to the scent/ of the ones I care
about/ And we grow up/ on the anchor of our love/ I know
my arms can be crueler than they seem/ I know we can
regain heart/ Every second we grow more/ than we've ever/
Home is closer than we think/ Home is closer than we
think/ I know I've/ been a fool for love/ Cryin’/ all this/
time/ I guess I've always/ been weak/ for love/ Only love
can help us/ through/ Hearts beatin steady/ beneath the
earth of the ones I care about/ We'll meet you/ across the
river/ when it's time/ Hearts beatin’ faster/ now I know our
time has surely come/ For us/ to love earth and rise closer
to the sun/ I know my/ arms/ can be crueler than they
seem/ I know we can regain/ heart/ Every second/ we grow
more than we've ever/ Home is closer than we think/ Home
is closer than we think/ Home is closer than we think//
Track Name: All These Years
I've tried/ to say the words/ that I know/ you want/ to hear/
And I've wanted/ you/ But I'm not/ the kind of person I once
was/ I've tried/ at least a hundred times/ to offer you/ some of
my love/ But now/ I'm not the kind of person/ I/ once was//
Track Name: Our Love's As Big As An Ocean
I dreamed/ that you were/ waking inside me/ all along/ I
dreamed/ you were/ part of myself/ I rest in your arms/ to pass
the/ time/ I rest in your arms/ to open your canvas/ wise/ to be
alone now/ without disguising/ Our love's/ as big as an ocean/
sailing/ tenderly/ in a/ breeze/ Our love's/ as big as an/ ocean/
and we will/ never/ return now/ that we've found love/ we found
love/ in this ocean of ours/ I dreamed/ that I was/ waking inside
you/ all along/ I dreamed/ I was/ part of yourself/ I rest in your
arms/ to pass/ the time/I rest in your arms/ to open your canvas/
wise/ to be alone now/ without disguising/ Our love's/ as big as an
ocean/ sailing/ tenderly/ in a/ breeze/ Our love's/ as big as an/
ocean/ and we will/ never/ return now that we've found love/ we
found love/ in this ocean of ours//
Track Name: Promise Me You'll Stay
Wouldn’t you like me to say/ “I’m sorry”/ when you feel
unheard and afraid/ Wouldn’t you like me to say/ “I’m sorry”/
even when I’m not to/ blame/ Every time I leave you / I/ I
promise/ I won’t stay the same/ And every time I say/ “It’s fine”/
I’m/ broken inside/ and I’m fallin’ to my knees/ Promise me you
love me/ And I’ll promise you I’ll stay/ Wouldn’t I like you to
say/ “I’m sorry”/ When I’m feelin like I do/ Wouldn’t I like you
to say/ “I’m sorry”/ Even when I’m feelin
blue/ Every time I leave you/ I/ I promise/ things won’t/ stay the
same/ And every time I say/ “It’s fine”/ I’m/ broken inside/ and
I’m fallin’ to my knees/ I promise that I love you/ Will you
promise me you’ll stay/The problem when we fight/ Is that
we’re/ torn/ apart/ and we’re/ kept part by lies/ The problem
when we think/ it’s/ fine/ Is that we/ go on losin’/ whether we
live or we/ die/ Promise me you love me/ And I’ll/ promise/
promise that I’ll/ stay/ I promise that I love you/ Will you
promise me you’ll stay?//
Track Name: Small Town, Big Love
Little one/ in a/ small town/ Feeling/ so o o/ alive/Little one/ in a/
small town/ feelin so/ at ease/ Being/ with my/ small self/ I'm givin'
in/ to these arms/ Cuz I'm alive/ in this place/ In this lifetime/ And
I love this/ And I want this/ But I won't/ settle down/ Lately/ I
wasn't/ afraid/ That I loved this part of you/ But wandered/ into
my small self/ And I awoke with this opportunity/ Cuz I'm alive/
for this time/ And I'm feelin so carefree/ And I'm alive/ for this
time/ for this lifetime/ I struggled long/ to be home/ with/
honesty/and belong/ to/ this/ this whole body/ and this place I
often/ often call my self/ is just a little part of me/ and you/ And
myself is/ much larger/ than I know/ and this place/ this place/ is
only space/ and a long lost/ feeling/ called home.
Track Name: Walk Through The Forest
Both gentle and kind/ and wild and fierce/ I walk
through the jungle of my heart/ I walk through the
forest/ and felt the earth/ I walk through the forest/
holding hands with the ones I love/ I walk through the
forest/ feeling the ancient ones/ beholden to/ and resting
in dew/ I/ walked through the forest and I cared for you/
We walked through the forest and we cared for you/ We
walked through the forest/ and we cared for you/ We
walked through the forest/ and we cared for you//
Track Name: Nina Bobo
Nina Bobo/ Oh Nina Bobo/ Kalau tidak Bobo/ digigit nyamuk/ Nina Bobo/ Oh Nina Bobo/ Kalau tidak Bobo/ digigit nyamuk/ Nina bobo/ anaku sayang/ Kalau
tidak Bobok/ digigit nyamuk/ Nina bobo/ anaku sayang/ Kalau tidak Bobok/ digigit nyamuk/ Nina Bobo/ Oh Nina Bobo/ Kalau tidak Bobo/ digigit nyamuk
[My dear, don't cry. Go to sleep before the mosquitoes bite you.]

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