The Beauty Inside

by Kiki Ebsen

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Watch the "Making Of The Beauty Inside" by award winning film maker Dustin Ebsen.
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD9F15DD8102C0589

Kiki Ebsen, an accomplished singer and songwriter, known for backing up such artists as Christopher Cross, Wilson Phillips, Boz Scaggs, Tracy Chapman and many more, introduces her first original CD in five years. Already with four CD's under her belt, her latest endeavor is an impressive collection of thirteen self-penned tunes inspired by her own real life stories. The CD is beautifully packaged in a full color digipack filled with pictures and lyrics for each song. Taking a candid look at her own relationships, Kiki carries the listener on an emotional journey of honesty, passion, purpose and peace as she negotiates her way through her own darkness and eventually back into the light. This CD is sure to connect with everyone who wishes to dig deeper for the truth in their heart, past the superficial, to find....The Beauty Inside

"Better Friends" may be one of the best hooks I have ever heard.
Christopher Cross on "The Beauty Inside"

“From her slinky, earthy style to her rich sense of melody and beautiful voice, this is full of gems and treasures that I will enjoy forever.”
Wendy Wilson (of Wilson/Phillips) on "The Beauty Inside"

“Apart from interpreting hit songs from other artists like she did last year on her album ‘Cool Songs Volume 1’, Los Angeles’ singer-songwriter and keyboards player Kiki Ebsen demonstrates on her latest release ‘The Beauty Inside’ that she can also write rich and valuable compositions and sing these songs in a diversity of music styles like pop, folk and jazz.”
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“The Beauty Inside"...contains a nice mixture of smooth Singer/Songwriter Pop/Rock, some Westcoast and a bit of AOR/Poprock .... which combined makes up for an excellent release”
Strutterzine

"Darling" has such a wonderful surprises in the tempos with the melody that implore you to join in your story. This magical honesty expressing the undeniable reality of relationships and the struggle to accept it.
Christopher Cross on "The Beauty Inside"

produced by Mark Browne with Kiki Ebsen

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released September 1, 2011

Kiki Ebsen-all vocals, keyboards
Mark Browne-bass
James Harrah, Nick Kirgo-guitars
Matt Starr-drums
Adrienne Woods-cello
Chris Woods-violin/viola

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Kiki Ebsen Los Angeles, California

Kiki Ebsen is an accomplished singer and songwriter, known for backing up Grammy winning artists such as Christopher Cross, Al Jarreau, Boz Scaggs, Tracy Chapman and many more. She has released six solo records. Her latest, Cool Songs Vol 2, , in inspired by singer singer songwriter Joni Mitchell. These are just a few of the songs that she performs with her own Joni Mitchell Project band. ... more

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Track Name: Darling
I wish that I could see what you see. Those glowing, ever knowing eyes
Cause when you do you stare right through me darling don't you darling?

Am I just some insufferable nuisance?
Who comes into your life each day
Begging for forgiveness aren’t I
darling ?

But you’re not so quick to give
darling
I guess we share a few things in common
Made it my business
darling
To find a few things that we have
In common

I love to smell the softness as you brush your face on mine
When I can I wrap my arms around you darling

We both know that you’re so smarter
And I have so very much to learn
It really doesn't matter to me that much
darling

I know you care
darling
I know we share a few things in common
Breathe in the air
darling
It’s just a thing, thing that we have
In common

Late at night and I am dreaming that you and I are oh so close
And the rhythm of your heart is beating with me
darling

We’re sharing dreams
darling
In fields of green lit up by the moon

We’re running free
darling
that’s two or three
things that we have
In common
we have in common
we have in common
Track Name: The Beauty Inside
doo do do do - do do doo do do do
doo do do do - doo do do dooo

I wrote you a letter
and I just might send it someday
When I, I stop pretending
That my life’s ok and I wake up to a new day
Filled with change
You know it’s coming my way

Ohhhh I hate my reflection of you in me
This tainted perception
Of who I should be
In your world of perfection
All I needed you to see...the beauty inside of me

Are we not beautiful in all of our brokeness
And do you still love me when I’m cryin’out loud
Can you see that I was not put here on this earth
Just to make you so incredible proud

Ohhhh I hate my reflection of you in me
This tainted perception
Of who I should be
In your world of perfection
All I needed you to see...the beauty inside of me

All dressed up in Christmas bows
Pretty boxes in a row
Sitting on the shelf below so as not to call attention
One falls off the cupboard shelf
Another falls in spite of herself

The others left to fend for themselves and the wrapping comes apart

Ohhhh I hate my reflection of you in me
This tainted perception
Of who I should be
In your world of perfection
All I needed you to see...the beauty inside of me...the beauty inside
of me

doo do do do - do do doo do do do
doo do do do - doo do do dooo
Track Name: Love Wait For Me
I have traveled far and wide
And soon I’ll be by your side
Just a few stops to make along the way
And that’s where I am today

Love wait for me
I need to know that you wont let go
Love wait for me
Love wait for me

In a garden we prayed so long ago
Now it’s hidden beneath this snow
and I new life just trying hard to grow
But the ice is melting slow

Love wait for me
These beautiful flowers will soon be ours
Love wait for me
Love wait for me

Love grows oh so slowly
We might take all our lives
to find my one and only
Love grows slowly

Love wait for me
These storms they blind me but the bad road’s behind me
Love wait for me
Love wait for me
Love wait for me
Love wait
for me
Track Name: Walk With Me
I wear my heart out on my sleeve
I want so much for you to believe
I put my hand in yours faithfully
Come with me baby, walk with me
Don't you want to walk with me now
Take a big leap and the net will follow you
Don't you want to walk with me now
Take a big leap and the net will follow you and I
As each day goes by, take a walk with me
Don't you wanna walk with me
Don't you wanna walk with me
Don't you wanna walk with me now
Two of us shaking in the early morning light
Anticipating a love we can't resist
Blue moon is fading into a California sun
A new day waiting come on baby, come on baby!
Don't you wanna walk with me
Don't you wanna walk with me
Don't you wanna walk with me now
Track Name: Weird Fascination
You and I stayed up pretty late last night
Talking underneath the stars
You tucked me into bed and turned out the lights
Then I heard the engine of your car

My heart is beating with some new information
I don’t know what to say
But every time you’re near I feel a strange sensation
It won’t go away

I can’t stop thinking about you
I got a weird fascination
There’s nothing I can do
I got a weird fascination
weird fascination
a weird fascination .... about you

Your angel came to me in a silhouette
As I closed my eyes to dream
Whispered in my ear and brushed away my tears
Gave me back my innocence

Then something you said stuck out in my head
And made it safe to believe
That love lost could be found again
And broken hearts could redeemed

Like a deep dark secret we knew
This weird fascination
Just trying to come true
I got a weird fascination
weird fascination
a weird fascination about you

But I believe I could be with you

Can you help me figure it out
This weird fascination
It’s got me laughing out loud
I got a weird fascination
weird fascination
a weird fascination about you
Track Name: Better Friends
You tell me you love me and then
You go on and act like fool
Laugh like it's cool
What do you take me for
When I can see right through this attitude,
C’mon is this the best we can do?

Cuz I won't be fooled by you again
These days have gotta end,
They just got to end, yeah
No I won't be fooled by you again
I’ve got a better friend somewhere

So I listen to all your words
Try to read between every line
Where nothing is black or white
I've given you every chance
To show me you understand
Just to I am could you show me you can tonight

Cuz I won't be fooled by you again
These days have gotta end,
They just got to end, yeah
No I won't be fooled by you again
I’ve got a better friend somewhere
I’ve got a better friend yeah yeah
I’ve got a better friend somewhere

Baby I know that you're rocking this boat
When you want to be close
Why are giving up hope
I know it's hard to think we haven’t come far
But look where we are
From the place that we started from

And I won't be fooled by you again
These days have gotta end,
They just got to end, yeah
No I won't be fooled by you again
I’ve got a better friend somewhere

Baby I know that you're rocking this boat
Baby I know that you're giving up hope
I won't be fooled by you again
I’ve got a better friend out there

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