Southern California Sessions

by Michael Gabriel

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1.
Angel Wings 04:21
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
2.
Sweeper Man 04:24
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
3.
It’s been over a year Couch is where I sleep On my third car Given to me I think I’m at the end Driving back from the show Hit from behind Spinning out of control Bye-bye, so long Farwell my friends I thought I would be here forever Forever’s shown me How forever ends Bye-bye, so long I’ve seen the fall Like a broken damn I’ve watched desire Kill half the man I never thought it’d be me The one you would read about The one who was dealing with struggle But finding some answers Life chose to check out I was living hand to mouth Never knowing each week Where I would be in tomorrow But I’d always followed What always set me free Bye-bye, so long Living on the road Longer than most Sleeping under the stars But we were sleeping alone How she loved her man How I loved her back But she was loving a ghost ‘Cause now that’s all that she has
4.
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

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This EP was recorded in Los Angeles with some incredible players. It has a nice pop feel with some splendid string arrangements. Scott Underwood from Train played the drums for 'Angel Wings' and 'Sweeper Man'.

credits

released May 1, 2008

Produced and Mixed by Gregory Butler
Recorded at Tiger Mountain, Los Angeles Spring/Summer 2008
All songs written by Michael Gabriel © 2009

Bass: Zander Schloss, Jon Mohr
Bouzouki: Zander Schloss
Cello: Ro Rowan
Drums: Scott Underwood
Guitar: Michael Gabriel, Ryan Kirk
Percussion: Randy Leonard
Piano: Lisa Fendelander, Robert Rodriguez, Jennifer Crowe
String/Horn Arrangements: Jon Mohr, Gregory Butler
Viola: Arial Walden
Violin: M. Mayer
Vocals: Michael Gabriel
Vocal Harmonies: Jennifer Crowe

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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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