The Stillness

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gilli moon's 6th music creation, the stillness speaks of arriving at a place of inner-ease and personal strength, of self-knowing and understanding. It talks of harmony, and peace (personal and world), of passion and prophesies, of harmony and conflict, of assurance and doubt, of love and loss... (the dual meanings of life and existence in this world that we all can't deny.) Soulful melodies, rich harmonies and cleverly crafted songs: the stillness is a brilliant continuation of gilli’s earlier albums.

The album combines soothing piano work, soaring RnB-esque melodies, Pop beats not out of place on a Lily Allen record and a warm vocal presence that when drenched in gilli’s penchant for the artistic and the colorful, brings to life an album of grace, beauty and warmth. The album’s defining moments include the soul-infused ‘Conversation With Me’, the beautiful and fantastically catchy ‘Outside In’ and the upbeat zeal of tracks like ‘I’m Alive’ and ‘I Am’, both of which could be placed quite comfortably next to Alanis Morissette’s work, thanks largely to their fantastic choruses and clever instrumentation. But it's the title track (+ video), "The Stillness" that speaks her innate truth of riding the roller coaster and finding inner truth and peace, paralleling the outward life of this multi-faceted artist, gilli moon.

Her joy for the piano are evident here, interwoven into a tapestry of sounds and rhythms that range from soft whispering ballads, to grooving, evocative and energetic full band productions. Let it be said, however, that the "growing up pains" and angst driven past are no more. This album marks the coming of age of gilli moon, with sophisticated sounds, strong and positive lyrical content, and deeper, experienced production values.

This album is elegant. It's sophisticated. It's revealing of the human heart. Once again, like all of gilli moon's concept albums, she takes us on a journey: this time, to her inner peace, inner quiet, silence and, importantly, self-connection, amongst a tumultuous, roller coaster world that we live in. It defines her idea of being the master of your own destiny, and the ability to stay connected to your higher purpose, no matter the circumstances, outside forces or influences: the calm within a storm; being centred amongst chaos.

The artwork of the album is definitive of this dichotomy, art that gilli designed, being also a visual artist. On the front cover, gilli sleeps, inside the turmoil of her evocative paint. The back cover, on the other hand, has her eyes open, confident, and revealing. She stands convinced, amongst the blaze, amongst the spinning, still, appealing and transformed, like Isis in Ancient Greece, or Matreya, goddess of women.

Ultimately, gilli moon's new album, the stillness, takes the listener on a journey through gilli's love stories, life lessons and observations of the world, with her own stamp on musicality and performance. There is nothing like gilli moon. You can't put her in a box, and she doesn't intend to be in one.

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released June 29, 2010

Album produced by gilli moon and Matt Thorne, except “I Am” produced by gilli moon, Richard Harris and Matt Thorne. All songs engineered and mixed by Matt Thorne at MT Studios, Burbank, except “I Am” recorded by Richard Harris, and completed and mixed by Matt Thorne at MT Studios; “Days In November”, “Cos I Love You So” and “Cling On” recorded by gilli moon at Warrior Girl Music, and completed and mixed by Matt Thorne; “Secret Of My Heart” recorded by Evan Beigel at JoJo Ocean Music, Burbank, and completed & mixed by Matt Thorne, MT Studios, Burbank. Manufactured in the USA by our sponsors, Disk Makers www.discmakers.com. Mastered by Gene Grimaldi, Oasis Mastering www.oasismastering.com

All songs written by gilli moon (Apra), published by Warrior Girl Music (Ascap)

Except for 1. Conversation with Me – written by gilli moon (Apra) and Pamela Phillips Oland (Ascap). Published by Warrior Girl Music (Ascap) / Pam-O-Land Music (Ascap) 3. I Am – written by gilli moon (Apra) and Richard Harris (BMI). Published by Warrior Moon (BMI) / Peermusic III (BMI) 6. Moon - written by gilli moon (Apra) and Paulina Marie Logan (Ascap). Published by Warrior Girl Music (Ascap)/Control 9. Cos I Love You So – written by gilli moon (Apra), Claude Aliotti (Ascap) and Jeffrey T. Walker (Ascap). Published by Warrior Girl Music (Ascap)
11. I’m Alive - written by gilli moon (Apra), and Jeffrey T. Walker (Ascap). Published by Warrior Girl Music (Ascap)
12. Secret Of My Heart written by gilli moon (Apra) and Thomas DeLuca (Ascap). Published by Warrior Girl Music (Ascap)/Street Rock Music (Ascap)


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Cover Photography by J.Walker rhymecology.com.
‘I love being still’ photo and disc photo by Vee Ross veerossphotography.com

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Track Name: Conversations With Me
I had a revelation, as I fell asleep last night

A true illumination, that put a spotlight on my life.

Here I’ve been yearning, burning, dreaming all this time,

And I suddenly realized it’s all in my mind

If I ever want to talk to someone

Who deals in possibilities,

Someone who can hear what’s on my mind,

Who can be my eyes when I can’t see.

When I’m feeling down, when I’m feeling blue,

‘Cause of all of life’s insanity

All I need is a conversation with me

All I saw were mountains, so impossible to climb.

It was all about the wanting,

and feeling I was running out of time.

Here I’ve been going for the goal line all these years,

And I suddenly realized, I’ve got it all right here.

There’s a voice inside me giving me the clues,

And I’m not up for paying someone else’s dues.

I’m not gonna worry, I’m not gonna hurry

I’ll walk in my own shoes,

And when I’m falling apart

I’ll be listening to my heart…

If I ever want to talk to someone

Who deals in possibilities,

Someone who can hear what’s on my mind,

Who can be my eyes when I can’t see.

When I’m feeling down, when I’m feeling blue,

‘Cause of al of life’s insanity

All I need is a conversation with someone who loves me

Understands me, knows what I can be…

All I need is a conversation, I just need a conversation

I just need a conversation…. with me.
Track Name: Be
The night turns to day

and i wide awake swimming in your eyes

I don't want to pretend any longer

I open my arms

and i am ready this time around

to just - be.

I wanna swim in the sun, I wanna dance in the rain

I wanna feel our hearts beating the same

I wanna be with you

I wanna stand on the ledge, and jump into your dreams

I wanna kiss your lips and let our body scream

I wanna be with you - I know you feel it too.

I 'm a hopeless romantic

but I 'm terribly misunderstood

they don't know how to take my intensity

so I end up faking it and fighting it

hiding it, denying it

And I don't wanna hold back like

they held back on me

I 'm not a victim of their insanity... ohhh...

I wanna be... open I wanna be... true

I wanna be in this moment

Our love’s alive we don’t own it

I don’t want you, I need you

You’re the air that I breathe through

My whole goal in life is to see you

Be the mother to my universe

And every time I rhyme you

Inspire the truest verse

It’s not about lust and passion

Or what’s in fashion

You erupt in laughing no matter

How tough I’m acting

So for now let’s be together

In fact let’s be forever

I wanna be... open I wanna be with you

and so I 'm getting off that ocean floor

crashing through your open door

I wanna stay up all night, till the morning sunrise

I wanna wake up with you, every day a surprise

I wanna be with you

I wanna stand on the ledge and jump into your dreams

i wanna kiss your lips and let our body scream

I wanna be with you

I know you feel it too.

I remember the first time you kissed me

I am ready this time around to just... be
Track Name: I Am
Woke up this morning and I felt a brand new feeling

So different from the yearning of my past that I am leaving

Still am not believing this gift that I’m receiving

But I know where I'll be going and it makes me feels so good

I feel so inspired, yeah I’m feeling so much lighter

My dreams are getting brighter

Looks like they're comin’ true

I am everything I need to be the best

Everything I am is all I ever need to be

I can be the girl who wants to show the world

Everything I am, cuz what I am is all I need to be

Everything you do in life comes from your inner dreamin’

Just put it out there, you never know where life is leading

Every new direction takes you to a brand new place

Every door that opens leads you face to face with your

Inner desires, You can feel so much lighter

Your dreams feels so brighter

They just open up to you

It takes some time to realize

Everything I have inside

Is everything I want to be

But I know the answers

I’ve taken chances

To be the best I can

I feel so inspired, yeah I’m feeling so much lighter

Cuz everything I am is all I need to be

Track Name: Outside In
I’m dreaming, I’m being, freeing, I’m feeling

Inside out and outside in

I’m seeing, I’m healing, I’m jumping I’m deeply

In love inside out and outside in

And it’s taking me so long to find the words to sing this song

Cos in my lifetime of searching and crying the well was drying

Inside out and outside in

Never reaching, nor lasting, just fleeting, greetings

Inside out and outside in

So I never thought it come true

to be standing here right in front of you.

I want to tumble with you inside outside

and round and round

Till we sleep in the rain clouds

I want to feel everything about you and you of me

Inside outside, tumbling free… you and me

Lying, denying everything pining

inside out and outside in

Promised me rainbows and stars with love pillows

Inside out and outside in

But now I know the truth

And it’s only here between me and you

Take a good look at your other side

There’s no need for us to compromise

When we’re inside each other’s lives

Tumbling tumbling, tumbling tumbling

Feeling inspired being ignited

Inside out and outside in,

into you…
Track Name: The Stillness
I'm an enigma in my own living room

Can't seem to get my tongue to hit the words I want to say

and everything I feel, all that I am I throw out … naked

I'm yearning for the outcome of my days

To caress my childhood fairytales

so tormented inside I stand and wait

What are you waiting for?

To run with the wind in my face and

swim in the deepest oceans

What are you fighting for?

An escape from my own self-defeating consternation

and to take the step, be willing to learn

wait for my time, wait for my turn

and listen…. to the stillness

The stillness, the stillness, the stillness

The stillness, the stillness, the stillness

Hold my hand and guide me

'cause courage seems a lonely word

This body, this voice this mind of mine

Wants to shake my bleeding heart

You know, you know it’s love that changes all

You know, you know that love’s so powerful

Time does not matter for ever more

True love breaks barriers, unlocks the door

When you live in stillness, there’s no smoke filled bars

It’s more like meditating from a hope filled star

That’s winking from the top of a mountain

The stillness, is that last penny, that you dropped in a fountain

Stillness can create your spiritual mapping

Stillness is exactly what lets miracles happen

It’s nothing but a decision

A state of mind a vision

That less can be more even if you’re stressed to the core

Chill be still, notice where your sins hide

Before you get out there, you gotta go inside

To the stillness…
Track Name: Moon
Turn left, turn right

I can’t fight

Once here, now gone

I can’t go on

Once more I’ve found

My heart is sore

Last night I lost light

To claim you

You left for the moon

Now I’m in this empty room.



I hear your laugh

Above all else

Your smile, all the while

Remind myself

I hate feeling

So vulnerable

It’s you, it’s your fault

I’m miserable

You left for the moon

Now I’m in this empty room



And I am drunk

On publicity

And you dead drunk

Too low to see



Rooftops, treetops

Are all one and the same

Silence ripping

Everything I learned to blame

You left for the moon

Do you miss me too

You left for the moon

It doesn’t deserve you

You left for the moon

Do you miss me too

You left for the moon

Now I’m in this empty room
Track Name: Days in November
1. Days in November travelling long - Finding the wisdom in every song

taking a journey through open white plains - guided by moonlight keeping me sane

searching for answers in every town - sending back postcards of lessons I’ve found

taking the moment to find inner peace - crossing the rivers of childhood memories



I REMEMBER DREAMING WITH YOU

I REMEMBER IT’S EASY TO DO

I REMEMBER THE POSSIBILITIES

I REMEMBER BEING FREE



2. Days in November out of my skin - touching a new life of golden dreams

I see your face in yesterday’s sorrow - welcome the new moon of tomorrow



CHORUS



(Bridge): Miles of wasteland weighs me down

But when I think of you I have the strength to carry on

strength to carry on



I REMEMBER DREAMING WITH YOU

I REMEMBER IT’S EASY TO DO

I REMEMBER THE POSSIBILITIES

I REMEMBER BEING FREE

I REMEMBER…. DREAMING WITH YOU

I REMEMBER…. OH… DREAMING WITH YOU, WITH YOU, WITH YOU
Track Name: Bushwalk
1. Typical heatwave. Stuck in a jam and I can’t get out.

Momentary relapse. Climbin’ mountains what I’m thinkin about.

Caught in the traffic. Can we escape the jungle to hide?

Take a super highway. Follow our goals, put them in sight.



CHORUS

Goin’ on a - bushwalk.

Goin’ no a walkabout.

Gonna - feel alive!

Solve our problems we have inside.

Take control!

Energize out thoughts to solve and

Cure the world!

We can start right now.



2. Racial freedom. Trapped in society, I’m losing my sobriety.

Momentary madness. Can we cure it through psychiatry?

Need for solutions. War, crime, culture, family struggle.

Time for education. Get back to our roots and unify this nation.



CHORUS



What we have right here is somethin’ to rely on.

But we have to watch our step to ensure a future for our children,

nothin’ to take for granted.

Find some time to think about the hazards and save our planet.



CHORUS x 2



Goin’ on a bushwalk

Goin’ on a walkabout

Etc
Track Name: Cos I Love You So
1. You know I love you, you know I love you, yes I do

You know above all, you know above all I’ll always be true

If you doubt me, well you’re wrong

That’s why darling I’m singing this song



CHORUS

Because I’ll stand by you, cos I love you so

I’ll stand by you, cos I love you so

I’ll stand, yes I’ll stand by you



2. You know I miss you, you know I miss you when you’re not there

You know I want you, I want you with me everywhere

And when I’m gone I’ll still be there

I’ll be with you forever, everywhere



CHORUS

And I’ll be near to you, cos I love you so

I’ll be near to you, cos I love you so

I’ll always be near to you



BRIDGE

You know, you know, its love that changes all

You know, you know, that love’s so powerful

Time does not matter for evermore

True love breaks barriers, unlocks the door

We know how time doesn’t exist

But when you’re gone the synergies missed

We got that feeling of perfect bliss

You had me our energies kissed

I’ve been down that road of sorrow

You got me looking for tomorrow

Can’t wait till you’re next to me

You inspire the best in me.

You know I love you

You know I love you

Don’t you doubt me



CHORUS

You know I’ll stand by you, cos I love you so

Yeah I’ll stand by you, cos I love you so

I’ll stand, yes I’ll stand by you

I’ll be near to you, cos I love you so

I’ll be near to you, cos I love you so

I’ll always be near to you

I’ll be close to you, cos I love you so

I’ll be close to you, cos I love you so

I’ll always, I’ll always love you
Track Name: Cling On
Midnight, fire light, feeling the silence

Missing moments I take for granted

Feeling the closeness, feeling the moments with you

Will I continue to be all you’re wanting?

‘Cause I want you to last for my lifetime.

Feeling the sweetness, feeling the lightness of you



You came to me freely, and I dearly cling on…

You washed away fragments of teardrops and we moved on

Holding on to each other’s dreams

We cling on…



Bravely I reach out and tell you my secrets

Lost in the treetops I search for your presence

And I’m drifting downwards into the softness of you.



You came to me freely, and I dearly cling on…

You washed away fragments of teardrops and we moved on

Holding on to each other’s dreams



We cling on…

And we never let go…

We cling on and we flow

We flow…



We cling on…

We cling on…

(You came to me freely and I dearly cling on)

We cling on

(You washed away fragments of teardrops)

We cling on

We cling on
Track Name: I'm Alive
Spinning around the world I’ve been tossed and turned,

I’ve been around standing my ground, oh yeah

Never once have I questioned my life,

my dreams inside, hiding my pride, ooh

But I feel so new,

my blood’s coursing through my veins

And I feel so true

I have changed



CHORUS:

I’m alive - I feel brand new

I’m alive – because of you

I’m alive – you’re a part of my soul

I’m alive – you make me whole



Verse 2

I couldn’t catch a break, my heart would ache,

Not celebrate, my fate was empty

Then you came into my life, turned on the light

my wrongs went right, my dreams so plenty

And I feel so good, like I should

I have all the strength I need today



CHORUS



Bridge

I’ve never felt this way before

I feel electric to the core

I feel so good


SOLO

CHORUS (repeat)


This is for anyone who ever doubts themselves or feels like they can’t achieve their dreams

You’ll find deep inside all the strength and courage you need to come alive
Track Name: Secret Of My Heart
1. Something deep inside me is hiding in the shadows

Here is where you’ll find me, where no one else will follow

I now reveal to you

The truth hiding in the dark



CHORUS

The secret of my heart

hidden in my soul

it’s time to let you know

tell you how I feel inside



2. Until now I’ve been dancing all around my feelings

I never spoke the truth to you

It’s a new beginning, instead of just another ending

oh.. I’m coming alive, right in front of you

It’s coming apart



CHORUS

The secret of my heart

hidden in my soul

it’s time to let you know

tell you how I feel inside

Imprisoned in my heart

is a love that reaches out to you

If you are willing to - take the chance - on me





BRIDGE

I’ve said more than I can say with words

I need someone to show me what to do

Give me the strength to let you know that

I Love You, it’s..



CHORUS

The secret of my heart

hidden in my soul

it’s time to let you know

tell you how I feel inside

Imprisoned in my heart

is a love that reaches out to you

If you are willing to - take the chance - on me
Track Name: Silent Prophet
Feeling in all places

Falling into it fast

Seeing the journey

Will you join me?



Is it what we really want?

Can we make it through

To carry the water well?

Heal the holes, bury the old…

But I can’t foresee what my future will bring,

So, I’m calling the silent prophet within.



Being entwined, (we are one)

We hold human pain, (and share the laughter)

Will we forgive our childhood memories

and bury the blame



Is it what we really want?

Can we make it through

To carry the water well?

Heal the holes, bury the old…

But I can’t foresee what my future will bring,

So, I’m calling the silent prophet within.



Bridge:

Senses tell me true

What am I destined to do?

Touch me, I’m feeling connected with my truth

The perfect life, me and you



We are here to live our lives

With nothing to prove, but

to carry the water well

and heal the holes, bury the old…

and when you can’t foresee what your future will bring

Just call the silent prophet within



I’m calling…. the silent prophet. Calling….
Track Name: I Can Touch The Sun
1. Knew it was over when he emailed a letter sayin’

‘Goin’ back to Florida’

So I went on alone, flew ten thousand miles on my own

One way trip to Hollywood

Tried to relax to the sixteen track

But nothing seems to be groovin’

Home too far away, seems like forever

I hear my inner voice say



CHORUS

I can touch the sun

I can touch the moon

Spin around the world

And make it my own living room

I can be who I want

Find the love I need

And all I need

Is to trust in me



2. Feel like some days, its just never enough

Kicking the ground, making no sound, no sound

Feelin’ numb inside, its a lonely place

without you, without you

Drivin’ down the West coast freeway

Clear blue water never suffers

Breathe deep, I feel the wind blow

My heart beats louder and louder