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

Sweet Loretta

Adam and Eve hold hands at Widow’s Peak
they listen to the war on the radio
while the signal fades further and further
they practice card tricks and they learn to speak
they trade stamps for conversation
while a language gets smaller and smaller

that’s not all I mean
I try to work from best intentions
but we lose things in our sleep
we never knew we had
and we never thought we’d need

so we all wait around for Sweet Loretta
if you want a break a day she trades you break of night
she says the world is good

you just mixed up the pieces
stick around
just another hour ’till daylight

Godot opened a tab at Balthazar
he’s got an empty picture frame from a lost time
keeps saying that he misses Joan of Arc
and he shuffles magazines at the bar
he told Joan he’d bring her back a god
but all he found was clothes and movie stars

that’s not all I mean

I look for people here before me
I can trace them in a dream
like wax paper
on newspaper

and we all wait around for Sweet Loretta
If you want an eye for an eye she’ll trade you back your sight
she says the world is good
you just mixed up the pieces
stick around
just another hour ’till daylight

Cassandra on the Aleosha Bridge
she keeps talking about a red sea
but the people just laugh harder and harder
her love letters are thrown over the edge
she says I feel in life I am in death
it’s all a memory that gets covered in water

and that’s not all I mean
we just have the time they gave us (I see red skies above the city – us)
so I’m going back to see you
and though I cross my heart
I don’t hope to save us

and we all wait around for Sweet Loretta
who am I to say no to such delight
she says, ‘You are good, baby,

you just mixed up the pieces
stay with me
just another hour till daylight’
Patience with this modern world, dear.