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

Box of Light

driving down to New Orleans in a stolen car
Ali’s sick in the back seat
we’ve got ’till nightfall and then

everything changes
everything changes

calling calling your name
on the pay phone by the roadside
we can see ahead
but we can’t see behind

all of this motion’s just part of the journey
I got a box full of light on highway 16
you call me in the morning
leave hints and persuasions
say I’ll be flying into Houston
then leaving the nation

Ali says that there’s a way
to turn a boy into a man
a gasoline fire in Tennessee
killed a family in a van

everything changes
everything changes

let’s record an album
out of all of our mistakes
we’ll crash your parents’ home
stay a couple weeks

all of this motion’s
just part of the journey
I got a box full of light
I wanna slip it right through
the plane ride is so fast
we barely touch the sky
and I touched the map
I think the distance was a lie

driving down to New Orleans
before the century ends
I walked out to Lake Ponchatrain
I threw myself in

I almost drowned there
I almost drowned there

I was calling calling out loud
an old love with a new tongue
there are things we feel
that can’t be undone

(there are things you feel
there are things you feel
that you’ll always feel etc.)

all of this motion’s
just part of the journey
I got a box full of light
I want to show it to you
I find you in the airport
haven’t slept since yesterday
we hold each other both angry
we don’t know what to say
don’t know what to say
don’t know what to say

Patience with this modern world, dear.