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

Burden Down

I don’t wait around for morning
Because she comes to me
I got a house right around the corner
Leaning up against the sea

now I didn’t know what we were doing
when we went out on the lamb
the darkness in that train car
wasn’t so bad when you held my hand

(chorus)
can I lay my burden down?
I been traveling around
I’ve seen the ruins of my statues
crumbling down
crumbling down

my mind was a sandcastle
and my lady was the tied
through the box cars we saw Sam Beckett
digging ditches with his mind

and I don’t believe there’s a remedy
for those who are always out of time
we can hole up in a cheap motel
make love but we’ll always be behind

can I lay my burden down?
I been traveling around
I’ve seen the ruins of my statues
crumbling down
crumbling down

the rates of inflation
weren’t enough
to keep you off the stronger stuff
and I could not keep posting bail
I’ll meet you in the Presidio
with bay leaves in my portfolio
but I’ve got a hunch there’ll be no sale

I don’t wait around for morning
because she comes to me
you’re the house right around the corner
leaning up against the sea

can I lay my burden down?
I been traveling around
I’ve seen the ruins of my statues
crumbling down
crumbling down

Patience with this modern world, dear.