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The Impossible Girl

by Kim Boekbinder

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tf This album hits my heart in just the right way. Such beautiful lyrics, and melodies mixed in with a collection of odd and playful tunes that conjure images of circuses and cabaret.

"Sometimes I'm in love with love, and sometimes I am filled with doubt." Favorite track: Anyone At All.
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Vicka Corey This could be the life soundtrack to some of the most awesome girls I know XD Favorite track: Impossible Girl #1.
jennifer elias
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jennifer elias Doubt stalks love in this beautiful album. Intimate, playful, and sometimes grand Favorite track: Anyone At All.
Lacey Vanish
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Lacey Vanish Kim Boekbinder writes music that feels real, and settles over you in a gentle way. It reminds you that music has the capacity to be simple, and still beautiful; invoking complex emotions. Favorite track: Anyone At All.
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1.
She's the first one of her kind and the last one in her line She's a creature so rare you can't be sure she's really there. Hey, hey, she's the Impossible Girl. You can look but you can't touch, because she feels it all so much. And her fire burns so bright you'll have to hide from her light. Hey, hey, she's the Impossible Girl. Without a word she broke your heart just one look and you fell apart. She turns your world upside-down even when she's not around. Hey, hey, she's the Impossible Girl. Hey, hey, she's the Impossible Girl.
2.
I want to suspend disbelief, want to fail my reality check I want my heart to beat so hard it breaks I just find it hard to believe in the things that I used to like rainbows and unicorns and how love can make me shake I want you to break my heart to save me I want you to crush my dreams 'cause it'll mean that I had some and I want some I want to laugh so hard I choke and can't breathe I want you to make me cry so I can't see i want to walk five miles in the pouring rain and get soaking wet just to find that you aren't home, I'll do it all again I want you to break my heart to save me I want you to crush my dreams 'cause it'll mean that I had some and I want some I want to suspend disbelief, want to fail my reality check I want my heart to beat so hard it breaks I just find it hard to believe in the things that I used to like rainbows and unicorns, and sparkles, and the color pink, and dishes not left in the sink, and how you used to look at me, before we started arguing and how love can make me shake I want you to break my heart to save me I want you to crush my dreams 'cause it'll mean that I had some and I want some
3.
You can have my keys If I can have your heart You can sleep on my couch If I can sleep on top of you Oh you, you can have everything you need Oh you, you can have everything You can have everything And more You can be my carpet And I'll be your floor I'll be your music If you play me like a guitar Oh you, you can do everything to me Oh you, you can do everything You can do everything And more If I was a sonnet I'd be 15 lines long And if I was a pop quiz I'd have 90% of my answers wrong Oh but you, you're always right about everything Oh you, you're right about everything All the time And more You can use my toilet If you promise to flush You can help me write this song I'm not asking for much Oh we, we can have everything we need Oh we, we can have everything we can have everything And more And more And more And more
4.
Open/Avocado 03:08
Come give me your heart I will put it in a jar on the windowsill like an avocado Come give me your hand watch the space between like a fertile mind it can open open open open open open I will look inside you I will look inside you
5.
Gypsy 03:07
I'm in love with a gypsy Oh, woe is me And you would know my pain If you'd ever loved a gypsy I'm in love with a gypsy I never know where she is I never show if she wants to be touched If she wants to be kissed She never calls, she never writes She always shows up in the middle of the night Oh the irony, I've been captured by a gypsy I'm in love with a gypsy I tried to let her go But the harder I try The more I know I'm in love with gypsy I just can't let her be She wanted her freedom And so took mine from me She never calls She never writes She shows up with 23 friends in the middle of the night Oh the irony, I've been captured by a gypsy I tried to keep her Without tying her down But the more love I gave her The more she left town I said no strings attached But I didn't mean it Now when she leaves Oh god do I feel it She never calls, she never writes She always shows up in the middle of the night Oh the irony, I've been captured by a gypsy Now I just can't leave What if she came by If I wasn't here She might never try again I'm stuck in a cage I'm afraid to lose It's made of her absence Oh god am I confused She never calls She never writes Last night she showed up with 23 friends , they all needed to be fed Oh the irony, I've been captured by a gypsy
6.
Someday she will stop leaving maybe that will be with you. Someday she will stay in one place it's something she'd really like to do. Oh, what a fairytale. Oh, she'll never stay still. Oh, what a fairytale. If she won't believe it then nobody ever will. Someday she will make the same bed over and over again. Someday she she will write the letters to all her long lost lovers and friends. Someday she will have an address at which to get all their replies. Someday she will plant a garden, and lift her head and sing to the skies. Oh, what a fairytale. Oh, she'll never stay still. Oh, what a fairytale. If she won't believe it then nobody ever will.
7.
Stalker 02:26
I like to watch you as you walk by Open your heart up and fly So high you're touching the moon I wish I could be there soon With you, with you With you, with you I like to watch you while you're undressing You always leave the curtains open I've always assumed it was so I could see you Open your heart and wish I could be With you, with you With you, with you I like to watch you: laughing or crying Planting your garden or going out partying I am the one you see on the corner Is that concern or do you wish I was With you, with you With you, with you With you, with you With you, with you
8.
She's not sick but she's dying She's not in love but it's forever She doesn't like you but she doesn't mind you can come by and steal her time it grows in the garden it grows in the garden it grows in the garden it grows in the garden it grows in the garden it grows in the garden
9.
He Said 01:02
He said, "I love you so go away, go away" He said, "I don't want to see you in a cage" He said, "You are a creature of boundless freedom" He said, "I don't want to catch you, don't want to keep you here." If I had a nickel for every time, I heard another man say that line, I'd be filthy stinking rich, but I'd still be alone at the end of this.
10.
Well, you're not rich and you're not good lookin, you don't have a car and you're not good at cookin, how can you get a hell of a gal like me? Well I don't care for looks, and I don't like money, and I never met a car that I wanna call honey, oh it's sex and drugs and nuclear physics for me. I like brains and I like 'em big, I don't care what the neighbors think, I don't care what my parents say, I'm gonna do it my way. Sex and drugs and nuclear physics, if you have all three I might come for a visit, if we get to fission i just might stay. Now do-see-do, and carry the seven, twirl your partner, square root of eleven fellas, ladies, listen quick, now you do some arithmetics: Oh five plus three? You can me we can go a date Now five minus three ? Oh honey that's me plus you Well I don't care for looks, and I don't like money, and I never met a car that i wanna call honey, oh it's sex and drugs and nuclear physics for me. sex, drugs, and the theory of relativity sex, drugs, particle accelerators by the sea sex, and drugs, and quantum calculations...........for me
11.
One fine day someone came and took your life away. That's the day you gave your heart to me. It was a long operation, filled with complications, now we're together, just like lovers we are one. I have your heart, it beats inside it's only three inches wide. I have your heart, I have your heart I have your heart. We're sewn together just you and me so let's begin oh finally, I'll take you out for walks we'll always be together. We're sewn together oh through and through so now I'm living my life for two, I feel the pressure to be good enough for you. I have your heart, it beats inside it's only three inches wide. I have your heart, I have your heart I have your heart. Now I'm becoming you or are you becoming me, every time I talk to the boy that I like you beat so sweetly. But I swear just yesterday as I was making my way down an escalator, a pretty girl turned my head. I have your heart, it beats inside it's only three inches wide. I have your heart, I have your heart I have your heart. I didn't know your name, you were a different color, but now that you're inside, it doesn't matter. The guilt, the shame, the scars, the pain, you're only dead cuz I'm alive… …or is it the other way around? I can't decide. I have your heart, it beats inside it's only three inches wide. I have your heart, I have your heart I have your heart
12.
Slip Away 02:09
Slip away, slip away from my side. If you don't slip away I might keep you for all time Others before have fallen, been left behind, but not you, you're here just in time, just in time. Slip away, slip away if I say it's you. If you don't slip away it might be true. Others before have tried, it's always been a lie, but not you, you're here just in time, just in time. Slip away, slip away… Slip away, slip away...
13.
In between me and you are a million points of light, I've cast them up into a darkening sky. You can follow them to me when you are lost or you are free and I will wait here, I will wonder why. The closer I get to the truth the further away I feel, I am grappling in a terrifying free fall. All I have is all I know, a vague concept of how it goes, it coalesces, makes a shape, then slips away.
14.
She looked into the eye of a passing storm in it found the answers to a questionable world. If you're looking for the key you'll find it at the corner store it comes in many colors they all make your life the same shallow, shallow Ignoring the influence of a boring job and advertising she has danced here on the back of this bright cold morning. She has brought you these words she sings please don't fall into the shallows, shallows
15.
Big Easy 03:50
I went to New Orleans I fell in love don't know how it happened it's all i can think of It may be the big easy it's not easy to leave I met a pretty lady there she said you'll never go you have that look in your eye New Orleans has a hold It may be the big easy it's not easy to leave My old home caught fire burned to ash New Orleans itself is almost a thing of the past It may be the big easy it's not easy to leave As I step on my train I think I don't wanna go it may not always be here and it feels like home It may be the big easy it's not easy to leave I went to New Orleans I fell in love don't know how it happened it's all i can think of It may be the big easy it's not easy to leave It may be the big easy it's not easy to leave
16.
Let's just fuck Like we did before Let's just fuck until we're good and sore Let's just fuck…let's just... Let's just kiss Like we did before Let's just kiss I don't want to commit to more Let's just kiss…let's just... Let's just talk Like we did before Let's just talk And we can explore Each other Let's just talk…let's just... Let's get married Like we did before Let's just married Then we'll get divorced Again Let's get married…let's just… Let's just fuck... Let's just fuck... Let's just fuck...
17.
I once thought that I'd get married To a man twice my age Then I felt the winter coming And I fell out again Sometimes I fall in love Sometimes I fall out Sometimes I'm in love with love Sometimes I am filled with doubt I once thought that we'd get married I thought of you as home Then you said I was your savior And I wanted to be alone Sometimes I fall in love Sometimes I fall out Sometimes I'm in love with love Sometimes I am filled with doubt What makes me run? What makes me fall? What makes me so sure, I don't want anyone at all? Anyone at all. I could write a thousand pop songs I could live a thousand years I could love a thousand times And still not have all the answers I could write a thousand pop songs And I could live a thousand years I could live a thousand times and still not have all the answers Sometimes I fall in love Sometimes I fall out Sometimes I'm in love with love Sometimes I am filled with doubt Sometimes I fall in love Sometimes I fall out Sometimes I'm in love with love Sometimes I am filled with doubt
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Tinkerbell 03:02
We believe in you Tinkerbell, so fly on, fly on. Throw your coins in that wishing well and wish on, wish on. Cuz everybody loses hope sometimes Keep your chin up the world's just spinning round, spinning round. You're right side up but everything else is upside down, upside down. Cuz everybody loses hope sometimes You're almost there but you still got a long way to go, a long way to go. There's no end, at least you're on a pretty road, a pretty road. Cuz everybody loses hope sometimes We believe in you Tinkerbell, so fly on, fly on. Throw your coins in that wishing well and wish on, wish on. Cuz everybody loses hope sometimes

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released December 15, 2010

Producer: Sean Slade
Engineer: Benny Grotto
Assistant Engineer: J. Saliba
Auxiliary Recording: Myles Boisen, Adam Taylor, Kim Boekbinder
Mixing: Benny Grotto
Mastering: Myles Boisen
Words and Music: Kim Boekbinder

Musicians:
Kim Boekbinder - voice, guitar, accordion, piano, objects
Ian Kennedy - violin
Michael Lewis - drums and percussion
Benny Grotto - drums
Sean Slade - short wave radio, bass clarinet, piano, organ
Chris Grady - trumpet
Murray Campbell - oboe and english horn
Jeremy Curtis - bass

Cover Art by Travis Louie - www.travislouie.com
Cover Design by Jim Batt - www.jimbatt.com

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