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In This Together

by Michael Gabriel

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You had it all and wore it well You gave when you can You lived through hell overseas Please return We’re missing you The phone been ringing I won’t pick it up I haven’t heard from you In over a month Is this the call that’s been haunting me Ever since you left I’m awake watching the late night news When they raise that flag half way Will it be waving at me through you I never wanted too much I’ve always had enough But the other side of me is you I’ve never asked for too much But I never missed you this much Let that be your voice At the end of the line Things are getting worse It doesn’t make sense Why are you over their Why do they call it defence The surface has been scratched For the world to see
You’re living but you’re not alive Truth told, you don’t want to be here I’ve seen those eyes before Staring in my mirror You started off well Until hard times settled in Now they’re building a wall around you You want to reach out Nobody gets in I know there’s a place for you I know there’s a place for the true Everyone seems to understand Why you’re feeling low down Will the preachers turn their words Back on themselves Can anyone ever know What you’re feeling inside Can anyone ever know How it feels to fail At what keeps you alive Hearts that have been broken Repair, keep wide open You’re closer than you think You just can’t see So keep on living the life That sets you free You will be their soon I’ve been to a place Where palm tress hover and cry If you listen hard enough The tears are fears in lost angels’ eyes
Sweeper Man 04:46
Twisted and torn Your hearts on the floor Am I the sweeper man Catching your fall Grieving is never easy You’re always alone Unless someone can lighten you load I hold you like I hold forever There is strength in knowing That there will be no more falling apart Was I wrong lonely buying What the loneliness sold to me Lay with me Lie not to me Am I wrong I’m the sweeper man Catching your fall You can cry with me Try to tell me how you feel I will listen, love But I won’t let you down You wanted a bridge To guide you across Anything to take pain away But if pain is inside you Pain will come find you And when it does dear Where will you run This could be forever and a day If we get past the past Who plays havoc Inside or worlds today Will we run from the shadows eve Well these tears are yours and mine to climb Over the walls we built We can find love in our hearts Inside these open arms open wide And the clouds will come The rain will drop It’s never a question of whether or not It will and when it does Where will we run When the rain falls where will we run
I’ve been walking Time’s behind me Tapping on my back Why don’t you take another view I have past Confusing twists and turns I’ll learn to let you go Trust the open door ‘Cause what’s in stores’ More than me I’ll be swinging like a wrecking ball Into the wall That doubted every move I’ve made I’ll be fired like a cannon ball Over the wall That’s followed me through my life Live unsurrounded Not lost, grounded I’m on the long way Making my way home In the anger My joy minor I can’t see a thing Beauty below, above, behind In front of me Where I’ve come from Hell’s I’ve welcomed I thought I would know by now But there’s a little more Just a little more work to do When I was in trouble so deep I never new I could climb My way back to find my mind Calm from love’s lost open door Untangled, free from every trap Laid by myself Caught not in before ‘Cause the open door Is in front of me
If I had a son Would he be overcome from the challenge The pendulum swings I would explain the sun and the rain Harmony, a humble between Son understand Not a woman or a man Has made it out of this place alive Some have been blessed Some have much to confess Some are dead before they’ve died Gentle heart you’re lovely A white rose lit up by the moonlight Gentle heart you’ve got your whole life You’re going to be alright You may make more mistakes Before you’re lying under the ground A whole lot of people have it a whole lot worse Remember, there will be days when you’re down Son, it never easy When you feel you ship is sinking If you’re losing grip Rock with the tides You may lose more than you bargained for But you’ll never win if you never try And son, there may come a day When everything’s wrong And you just don’t belong Remember these words I’m saying to you Sometimes we fall so hard Before we ever break through When you find a friend Love them up until the end They save you when you’re in lost and found When you can’t bear the stare of familiar eyes You’re never a failure in mine When there’s nothing left to lose Nothing left to choose Go ahead, pull the chute Learn how to fly You may be the story of a thousand defeats Before the summit is climbed
Alchemy 04:29
You don’t look at me How you looked at me There’s something in your eyes I need to know All that we had In a treasure map Has been buried In an island of before And all of our thoughts have turned On everything outside of ourselves There’s nothing to lean on anymore Will you and me with alchemy Bring back a love rusted to die Maybe I’m wrong But baby, this doesn’t feel right Are you trying to tell me More than you’ve shown me Well, this fire has been out Longer than you know Why are we so afraid To let go of what can’t be controlled Oh, we’ve got to be strong Make all these feelings belong Fire keeper, can you fan the flame Another seven am Another new day begins Will those feelings from the past Find us here
You can be only you Who your are What you believe This is how you were made Can you deny A truth that would die To stay alive You’re still learning to fly But you’re living On the low side of down And you want to get back To where you belong And if it takes to your life There’s no need to step down from the call You’ll survive every fall You can only be yourself To be any good at all So hard to find A friend of your kind Mine have been so lovely to me And I won’t forget In all that I’ve met How the heart turns to gold on the sleeve Have you heard The one about the one Down and out Nothing going his way Until he heard It’s what you give With all you have Magic can happen As long as you imagine it to
I am a seven year old man Giving all that I can Providing for family Parents left this land My brothers and sisters I promise to feed A roof overhead More than a clay floor for a bed I will care for their needs And I will make it through the day Even if it’s for one more I will make you proud of me And our family I am seven going on twenty-four This merciless disease Continues to break families But our will is strong No elements shake dignity But as I speak to you openly I’m tired and scared I need some sign to show To know that you’re above over me This land has been dry for five years It will be dry for five more As long as I know you’re alive In those endless skies No night’s too dark for my light I will survive
Be Brave 05:06
Silenced by the knowing You are why you came When you lean in to the meaning You will see where flowers grow Mountains move and rivers flow your way Come rescue me From myself From when I am heading for someplace else Away from what I am Let me not feel lead When I’m feeling damned Lost and alone Sometimes we feel Sometimes we want to give in But we know it’s not real ‘Cause we are together, yes No, we’re not the same Honour that, be brave You will be on your way Wisdom lies behind The struggle to yourself But when those eyes Are crying long nights You have got to make a change Move on there’s not time to blame your way Did they ever tell you You are a chosen one You have what finds Inside what shines There’s no need to look outside What’s buried in you will provide your way
So you’re leaving And I’m going Somewhere we both know of I won’t call You can’t write That’s all for this lifetime Flower girl You’re the someday world We we’re never meant for forever Flower girl You’re the someday pearl For whoever finds their way to your heart After love There is love Again, inside this lifetime And we know what we had And what we felt inside This is good-bye Say hello to what’s waiting for you And every moment brought us to this Let’s let go My love, let’s let go Of what was never ours to own You called today Your words are with me Your tone told me that Everything would be okay
Flower Girl 03:28
You’re not going crazy It’s where we are now I’ve never seen so many hands in the jar When rules have been made And blood has been paid The price of life keeps beauty below So, try a little harder Use that brick and mortar You’ve been building your whole life thus far And just a little further Don’t give up on courage There’s a reason that reason won’t always see Don’t get me wrong Love and light always win A fact that noble lives count on I don’t know about you I’m not a gambling man How many heads we flip Before tails we lose Well, I’ve heard of an open door It’s not so far away A garden gate where flowers grow Whatever weather’s made Every seed will find her Sunlight to guide her Into a bloom that’s in all of you There’s a higher law Than the one that was made By the powers with power in mind It’s the one that rises When truth has decided Enough’s enough with deception and lies So, you can never forget The joy that is spread When smiles fill over the land Because it always starts When we blanket the dark That can surround this world More than the stars
I’ve been looking for a reason why We’re living this way The more I see The less I hear Promises made Emptied heart Painted black I want to start clean And I want to get back to where I was Long before those ships rolled in Are we in too deep Far out of reach Nowhere near where they said we would be If only we worked that free-zone labour free Have I been trained to believe This is how things are When me fathers grew in the field Food we import Do they have young If they do, how can they sleep at night And justify all the loss, the lies The truth disguised Behind a hand whose only helping itself How do we build When its living hell Left for ourselves The first world maybe first there But not over here


This is a solo album that was recorded on a 2007 national tour. Time was not a luxury. We recorded all the tracks in two days in Lethbridge, Alberta. It was a unique situation to record songs I was constantly performing on the road - in a short amount of time. We did it! I am very pleased with what came out of that studio. Songs from this album are still a part of my current set list. 'In This Together' has been one of my top selling albums.


released January 1, 2007


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Michael Gabriel Denver, Colorado

Michael is a troubadour who has toured and recorded extensively in North America. His vocally driven songs tell an emotional story rooted in a pop foundation. "Akin to heartfelt songsmiths Jim Croce, James Taylor... Gabriel, possesses a sage, soothing voice that instantly engages listeners." Coral Andrews - The Record. This artist's heartfelt tunes carry a timeless sound. ... more

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