Branching Inward

by Simon Imrei

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Branching Inward CD comes in a delightful cardboard softpak, hand crafted by small pixies in the fields of Greenland! Well, not entirely... It was actually recorded in Australia.

    The packaging concept came from Simon Imrei himself, in conjunction with the fabulous Kat Kallady, and was designed by the equally gifted and awesome Jayden A Dowler. It features the disc, aforementioned softpak and a 16 page booklet with full lyrics and some shots from the again equally gifted and rad Stella Thurbon.

    You should indulge in a physical copy as they have many applications, in addition to just being listenable. For example:
    - Xmas stocking filler,
    - Drink coaster
    - Part-time Frisbee (disc removal prior to game is recommended)
    - Bench-top or mantle ornament
    - Wedging agent to correct a bung table leg
    ... and the list goes on!

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Branching Inward is the debut album for Melbourne singer/songwriter Simon Imrei.

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released March 16, 2013

Produced by Mark Stanley & Simon Imrei

Recorded at Woodstock Studios, Balaclava, Vic, Australia.
Additional recording at 'Glen Avon Studios'
(@ Red Room Studios), Macclesfield, Vic, Australia.

Mixed by Mark Stanley at 'Glen Avon Studios' (@ Red Room Studios)
Mastered by Simon Polinski at 'Laundry Goat Studios', Vic, Australia

Horn arrangements on 'Open Up' by Adrian Shaw.
String arrangements on 'Adrift' by "Carneval Strings"
Artwork & Illustration by 'Jayden A Dowler'

All songs written by Simon Imrei
(except 'Rain', written by Simon Imrei & Andrew Matheson)

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Simon Imrei Melbourne, Australia

Simon Imrei is a lover of playing music, songwriting and unexpected puns who enjoys describing himself in the 3rd person...

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Track Name: Stories
Sitting at the head of the table
Standing at the edge of a life
Listening to twelve different people
Gathered on a Christmas night

Old man, what you thinking
Where did you just go in your mind?
Smiling as he's drinking, I
Know he's got a laugh in a line

Tell me everything, make me laugh again
I just wanna hear what you got
About your views or the man in the news
It's all inside your stories

Paid a barman under a dollar
For half a pint the way that it was
Knows about the Irish invasion
And every bad invention it caused

Old man with old fashion
Shiniest shoes in the state
Pencil on his paper
For crossing all the words of the day

So tell me everything, make me laugh again
I just wanna hear what you got
About your views or the man in the news
It's all inside your stories

I know I'll never tire of the smell of the open fire
The safest feeling

So tell me everything, make me laugh again
I just wanna hear what you got
About your views or the, man in the news
It's all inside your stories

I just wanna hear what you got
About your views or the man in the news
It's all inside your stories
Track Name: Coming Back For More
Reflections of her shell
She's empty inside but no one could tell
The mirror saying no
She made up and ready with no place to go

He's there and knocking twice
The last one in a long long long line

Yeah, you just keep coming back for more, you don’t know
You just keep coming back for more, your heart in tow
Through all of what is said and what is done
You can’t be everything to everyone

She's got 'chameleonic flair'
Making up stories just to impress
She never shows her eyes, says she's
Looking for love when she's left so many behind

World of number one
Doesn't help with love,

No no, you just keep coming back for more, you don’t know
You just keep coming back for more, your heart in tow
Through all of what is said and what is done
You can’t be everything to everyone

Every time the same a perfect trace
Spends some time with them inside till they see her ways

Yeah, you just keep coming back for more, you don’t know
You just keep coming back for more, your heart in tow
You just keep coming back for more, you don’t know
Through all of what is said and what is done
The people looking back, that saw your front
You can’t be everything to everyone
Track Name: Hideout
I've been down this road, seems like
A hundred thousand times,
And I’ve taken every day with just
My shadow by my side

Now that I have you, and everything's come true
I'm pushing the butterflies away
All that I want to say is

Don’t let go of me now, it's better when you
Wrap your arms around me, sitting where there's
No way to be found, in our hideout

Half the time by car, with my
Foot flat to the floor,
But this time, let's make it an hour
With my hand in yours

Now that I have you, here in a clear view
All of my breath, you take away
All that I want to say is

Don’t let go of me now, it's better when you
Wrap your arms around me, sitting where there's
No way to be found, in our hideout

Life was just for one
A smile, inside no love
Now time don’t matter much
This could last forever,
Cause every day is better with you

So, don’t let go of me now, it's better when you,
Wrap your arms around me, sitting where there's
No way to be found, in our hideout
Oh no, in our hideout
Track Name: Line In The Sand
I watch you walk away, from my window
Distance grows with every step
And after this today, I hope we both know
To never look back on the end

You go your way and I'll go my own, but in a new direction
It's ok, just

Two sides, together with their lives, ahead of them
Stayed round for the hell of it, never knowing what was wrong
Slow itch, I couldn't reach, right there, in front of me
No one makes a stand, till someone draws a line in the sand

All the times we felt like saying so much
But ended up as speechless as each other
We never really found the one, we were just
Learning how to better love another

Just, two sides, together with their lives, ahead of them
Stayed round for the hell of it, never knowing what was wrong
Slow itch, I couldn't reach, right there, in front of me
No one makes a stand, till someone draws a line in the sand

For the best, but it's hard to say goodbye to the rest
It's alright, tonight

Just, two sides, together with their lives, ahead of them
Stayed round for the hell of it, never knowing what was wrong
Slow itch, I couldn't reach, right there, in front of me
No one makes a stand, till someone draws a line in the sand
No one makes a stand, till someone draws a line in the sand
Track Name: Only After
Late night on a Friday, he drove away and left a single girl
She cried till the weekdays about the man who made up half her world

Passed by, hours into days
Tongue tied, to anyone she faced, she couldn't breakaway

Forgive my heart, forgive me love, I only want you now
I broke the mould, let's take it slow, don’t want the past around
A new chapter, only after

She worked late, after sunset then swapped her money for a glass of wine
With the glass, came a new friend, out of nowhere into tired eyes

Moments, melted into more
Too soon, she wasn't ready for when he reached her door

Forgive my heart, forgive me love, I only want you now
I broke the mould, let's take it slow, don’t want the past around
A new chapter, only after

After I’ve released the memories that are clinging to me
I need an end to start again

Forgive my heart, forgive me love, I only want you now
I broke the mould, let's take it slow, don’t want the past around
A new chapter, only after

Forgive my heart, forgive me love, I only want you now
I broke the mould, let's take it slow, don’t want the past around
A new chapter, only after
A new chapter, only after
Track Name: Till Tomorrow
Sometimes you and I just get so carried away,
By lamplight, bedside, we've got so much to say,
I never would've ever wanted anything, like
You and I and what we've done to everything,
Let's leave it broken and unspoken for a while

Always end up wasting time
Don’t wanna lose another night

Lie to me, say this fight is over
When it's meant to be at the start
Lie with me, silently I'll hold you
Till tomorrow

We know where it goes when the words begin, and
This train, heads straight into this place we're in
Even when I got it figured in my head
I look at you and I don’t have the words again

Got that look inside your eyes,
I'll take the comfort over pride

Lie to me, say this fight is over
When it's meant to be at the start
Lie with me, silently I'll hold you
Till tomorrow
Till tomorrow
Track Name: Adrift
Don’t throw it all in and leave yourself open
I say to myself, in spite of it all
No matter how bad, we'll fix what is broken
But lately with us, I don’t know anymore

Cause the things that you said are inside of my head
And I know where you go

Now when I look inside your hazel eyes
Just an empty smile, you give

The current is strong. Don’t fight where we're headed
You give me your words, but they all fall away
How come and how long and how far, I don’t seem to get it
The light and the love that blinded is gone

Gone

Now when I look inside your hazel eyes
Just an empty smile, you give
And time cant heal if your heart won’t feel
We're out at sea, adrift
Adrift

Now when I look inside your hazel eyes
Just an empty smile, you give
Track Name: So Easy
The air hits my face, salt water in my hair
This boat cuts through some place, mind's asleep don’t care where
Sunlight on the deck, hot as I walk along the edge
Life moving so slow, six years old and I let each person know

It was so easy to be exactly who I am

I'm spilling my drink. Did they see me throw it? I don’t think…
Quiet blue waves crash against us and shore to ship is complete

It was so easy to be exactly who I am

I remember the days when life was so simple
Only the good times stay in my mind
Oh, take me back to that
Time in the pictures, head first into
Safety and reason ignored, naive but so pure

Brothers winding me up and the bruises from yesterday just showed up
Crawl under the sheets. Maybe one day the bed will touch my feet

It was so easy to live all those years before
Oh, take me back to that
Time in the pictures, head first into
Safety and reason ignored, naive but so pure
Track Name: Open Up
She walks in the door
Takes her spot in the seat beside
Eggshells on the floor
Look across in the corner of my eye

She don’t give much away,
I'll hang on everything she'll say

How can I? how can I get you to open up?
Open right up and show your heart
I'm still stuck in the 'in between', and
I just have to know

Hand rests on her chair
Mind willing her hand in mine
She's not even there
I'm losing my patience with my mind

For everything she gives,
I get confusion with each kiss

How can I, how can I get you to open up
Open right up and show your heart
I'm still stuck in the 'in between', and
I just have to know

Time's gonna heal all the mess I'm told
Trying to stick it out each night we're alone
Why can’t the first three words she says take that away
I’ll be ok, just tell me do I stay or go?

How can I, how can I get you to open up
Open right up and show your heart
I'm still stuck in the 'in between', and
I just have to know

How can I, how can I seem to get to you
Show me you feel the way I do, cause
I'm still stuck in the 'in between', and
I just have to know
Track Name: Rain
Sitting on a rooftop as the sun goes down
It's as far as we've got, as the summer days go by
In the blink of an eye
I'm counting clouds and dreaming, above this place
And the colour of the sunset rests upon the calm over the bay
Let my mind drift away

And it smells like rain

I can’t feel the cold,
All alone inside our laid-back universe
I can’t feel the cold,
Serenade a Saturday night thunderstorm

I can hear the echoes, as the night comes alive
The trees below whisper, as the scenery gets bathed in moonlight
Two voices fill the night

And it smells like rain

I can’t feel the cold,
All alone inside our laid-back universe
I can’t feel the cold,
Serenade a Saturday night thunderstorm

Sitting in the darkness, as the feeling fades
The mood sets on shelter, two voices on the rooftop retire
Bid the night-time goodnight
Walking through the rain

I can’t feel the cold,
All alone inside our laid-back universe
I can’t feel the cold,
A million raindrops fall and wash this day away
I can’t feel the cold,
Serenade a Saturday night thunderstorm
Track Name: Back Home
If I had to give you just one reason looking back
Attribute all this mess we're in to just one simple fact
I know you'll disagree, I know you will

Since I crossed the globe inside a cabin in the air
All to bring us closer than what we couldn't bare
It's been uneasy, you know it's been

But I can’t feel the way I would
I can’t love you like I should
When I’ve given all I could, but you know
My heart is still back home

Spend my days attempting to convince myself I’m home
And this is how it's gonna stay, despite all that I know
It's not as easy as it may seem
I know you'll disagree, I know you will

But I can’t feel the way I would
I can’t love you like I should
When I’ve given all I could, but you know
My heart is still back home

I can’t feel the way I would
I can’t love you like I should
When I’ve given all I could, but you know
My heart is still back home

My heart is still back home