Max Gabriel

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  • UNPINNABLE BUTTERFLIES: demos for a cinema-musical
  • Max Gabriel: 3.Yellow.Spiders
  • 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME Original Motion Picture Score
  • FROM BAGHDAD TO BROOKLYN Original Motion Picture Score
  • Max Gabriel: The Exile of Saint Christopher
  • Film/TV Scoring: Eclectic Cues
  • Max Gabriel and the Broken Ribs
  • Max Gabriel: various demos, works in progress
Patience with this modern world, dear

Jack London’s Comet

Salomé I’ll meet you at O’Connors
Salomé writes her in her journal backwards
And I’ve been all around the world
But I don’t know a thing
Except magnolias exploding into spring

And if you’re broke down
It don’t matter to me
I like the scratchy dawn
When we’re all pushing back sleep
I wanna burn up just like Jack London
Not a pale planet in the sky
I wanna burn up just like Jack London’s comet

Life and its cruel tricks: we trade the body for wisdom
Jack’s father built a telescope but missed a section of the sun
That’s when she kissed me in the middle of a hard rain
She said, Œ’let’s go to bed, baby, the human body is a crashing plane.’

Chorus

Na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na na (etc.)

(bridge)
And so I finally come to rest
Hills of red clay and sun-baked grass
Memory clear since the beginning
Up the path I’ll find her sleeping
I was a lonely hunter
For the ones that scatter
But we all need shelter in the end

Salomé cuts her hair puts on a new cologne
She says, ‘we’re all refugees from these middle class homes.’
Think of the oyster pirate and his socialist debutantes
On the arc of a new swing
We’re all magnolias exploding into spring

Chorus etc.

Patience with this modern world, dear.