Places Along the Way

by Michael Gabriel

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This was the second 6 song EP that I recorded with Rob Digioia. Again - this release helped solidify the direction my solo career was heading in. We recorded live off the floor with one of my all-time favorite classical guitars. These 6 songs EP's also initiated my relationship with Chapters/Indigo on a nation wide level. For many people who were introduced to my sound - there was a pretty good chance that they firest heard it in a Chapters/Indigo store - somewhere in Canada.


released January 1, 2004


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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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Track Name: Angel Wings
When I close my eyes
I’ll be gone from this place
I will see life from the other side

Cry not tears I am with you
Feel my angel wings around your soul
You are not alone

And you, you were the best thing in my life
And I pray for you over on this side
Forget not I am here
Look above and see my wings
Peering over you
You are not alone

You cannot come where my soul will be
Far and away
Hold my hand
I am so afraid

I will come love you
Guide protect you
Wrap my angel wings
Around your soul
You are not alone

And you enjoy the rest of your life
And I save your soul on this side
Only now I can see
After you lay my soul to sleep
How much I loved you girl
I entered the night
And moved toward the light
You are not alone
Track Name: Beautiful Lines
Time won’t leave me alone anymore
And I can’t seem to swim away from your shore
I have tried to right the wrong in my life
Smile and bring beautiful lines upon your face

I can hear whispers from your soul
Like wind through the trees
You move me how I love to feel

Remember when you said a flame would die in distance
How that fire grows when two shores can no longer live
Oceans away

Happiness through everything that you do
And selflessness is the love I have for you
Smile and bring two bays to one shore
Smile and bring beautiful lines upon you face
Beautiful lines upon your face
Beautiful lines upon your face
Track Name: Bitter Sweet
In the night of day
I reach for the sun
Coming undone
Lost in the blackness
From the grey

And you were
You were the world to me girl
I feel like I’m falling
Where I always fall

But I believe now
We can bring back
All that we’ve lost
Alongside the way

Somewhere on this hell on earth girl
I see that heaven is falling
Into this rose garden
Welted from tears

If you could walk
Could walk a mile in my shoes
You’d feel my soul worn away

Sadness sinks
So much deeper
Than I feel my soul can swim
So we protect that soft side in us
But love finds us
And it’s dying to relieve us
From misery
From bitter sweet

I will
I’ll do the best that I can girl
With what I’ve been given
And what I am lacking
Is my chance to begin

I will
I’ll make the best of this mess
Mistakes I have made need forgiving
Track Name: Bringing Me Home
I need you to know
That I am here
There is no one that can take me
Heart that can shake me
Away from anyone
And that anyone is you my love

I’m just a little bit out of control
I’m just a little more than you know
I’ve been known to bite
But ignite the best inside you and me

How do you do
The things that you do
Staying with a man
Who lost all he had
And you holding onto that something
That was letting go of him

I’m just a little bit out of control
I’m just a little more than you know
I’m a handful and a half
I’m a wild mustang bucking
But I am free

I’ve laid it all on the line
Broken hearts
But those hearts were mostly mine
It’s getting harder to climb
For this love that is breaking me
But bringing me home

It’s a lonely life
When you’re all alone
And the world won’t spare
One single bone for you
Keep on flowing forward
According to the voice
Inside of you

Be not ashamed
Of where you’ve been
Everything you’ve did
Everything you’ve seen
Was all in the name of truth
Experience unravelled by you
I’m just a little bit out of control
I’m just a little more than you know
Well I’m supercharged waterfall
Flowing into deep calm sees below
Track Name: Most of All
Like everyone else here
Living through mistakes
Bliss and fear
This life is not fair
Tell me something I don’t

You want it all
And you want now
Allow this world to show you how t
To get what you want
Make every second count

But most of all
Keep open your heart
There is no need
To live this life on your own
Live not alone
On your own
On your own

She will stand
Before your eyes
Been standing there
For your whole life
But you had to swim
To distant shores
To begin love

Take her now
By the hand
Let her know
That you are the man
She has been waiting for
Show her sand from those shores

You will need help
In this life
Forget not to ask a
Amidst the strife
We all need a hand
One day you will be the hand

Reach for those
Who feed your light
Feed your soul
In the darkest of nights
Surround yourself
With those you feel like yourself

Find your truth
And follow it through
Become everything
That lives inside of you
This is your life to be lived
Oh believe
Track Name: Raising Vibrations
I used to run wild
Free with the wolves
Now I’m spreading eagle feathers
High from the lows
Soaring into blue skies
Up from below

My engine been down
Dipped in molasses
I used to burn rubber
Now I’m kicking off the ashes
My transmission won’t let me below
Three or four, five times a day

I’m raising vibrations
Flying through constellations
Reflecting all thoughts
Speared in my direction
There’s no fire that burns
Without wood to kindle the flame

These new shoes feel good
No gum underneath
Sticking me like stucco
To the thoughts I grieve
This moment is the only moment I need
This moment is the only moment
I will forever and ever revel in

I’m going to learn from the inside out
I’m through with drinking poison
From the adrenaline spout
I’ve followed through conclusion
To illusion beware
I’m jumping off this self-destructive locomotive
Leading me nowhere, I’m nowhere
I am only lost to come around

I’m going to learn from everyone before me
Who wrestled with demons
Tried to shake free
Who went six feet below before their time
It seems that artificial stimuli
Is nothing more than a bore
A glorified white lie

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