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

Artifact Parade

All the waters are turning red

in the rooms on Bourbon street

the girls get out up from bed

afraid they’ve stained the sheets

the last circus was in town

and the colors are starting to fade

 

I want you to take me down

to the artifact parade

 

Everything gathers force

when you see it over and over

it was like that with TV

and the lingerie of the hour

those workmen from the womb

knitting synapses like a loom

 

but we’ll all resume

at the artifact parade

 

Gregory he ain’t afraid

he been brought up in the nuclear age

all day he watches the sky

he counts every plane

And he clocks the rain

I guess we’ve been waiting for him

he’s come to feel like a second skin

but I hear he’s out in the desert again

counting friends

 

but he’ll find his way

back to the artifact parade

 

children floating in the street

building boats from rusted symphonies

four horseman on the beat

parading Joshua’s memories

the rag and bone shop never paid

so we stand around and we wait

 

we must go alone

to the artifact parade

to the artifact parade

Patience with this modern world, dear.