The Discovery

by Michael Gabriel

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1.
Marianne 03:10
Marianne Marianne With you I stand Frighten all these ghosts away I’m haunted by one million tries Who challenge the love Shadow a ray Blinding hope Blinding faith You’ve made a wondering fool of me Marianne, how I love what you bring Every step I take I’m making for you With all of my life Heart is hurting Travel burdens I promise I’ll never burn out your light I’ll honour my will Defies the fading What I started can never depart If I welcome you into my life Marianne, hand in hand we’ll arrive Harmony Dignity You we here when I was gone I thought I would let you go When the day never came And the night was so long Blinding hope Blinding faith Guiding my every move I make And I’m aching for you And I’ll never leave Marianne, how I love what you bring
2.
I’ve seen you brave the steepest climb Survive it with a smile When shadows fell You found the sun You never learned to give in This I’m learning to And when it’s right to let go You are a gift You will be missed You’re always loved by what you started You’re never on your own On your way You were a friend When the highway bent And sent me back to you For all your time I’ll be forever grateful Through all the joy and laughter Tears life reveals You held it strong and steady In your way In your way It seems a moment So little time to be But you gave it all You had to give in love Forever be at peace
3.
A pawn to one day be a queen Chasing distant treasures To bring diamonds To a house of gold Blinded by her diamond eyes Bounded by the chasing life She never saw what she had In her younger days she would believe In the crazy places hearts can lead But now second guesses why Live while you can Win or loss The same The ebb and flows Will come and go It’s how your heart remains Live while you can Now the wind has changed The rain washes grey And the sun lights up the ground She finds her way Through the rubble Understands why the trouble Crashed her walls on down So she could see
4.
Far Away 04:11
On a map The distance Doesn’t seem far away I want to hold your body close to mine Feel your breath on my face When we said good-bye Bye was all we had left It’s been seven months and seven days And my far is to have regret I’m never too far away A thought away A few numbers if you dial There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t leave for you Funny how time away Can dry the rain Thoughts of you enslave me now Hear this letter from my heart For love’s return somehow Many places I have been Many people I have met I thought you were the one I thought I’d be hard to forget I’ve never heard of beautiful love without change I’ve never seen a life lived without tears But if we cannot water flowers darling Gardens we made disappear Its midnight now I hear someone at the door Could it be you heard my heart speak For loves return for us Forever more
5.
Underneath 02:57
I have held the hands of those Who told me they would change When I looked them in the eye It was there we shared the pain Some were lying Some were trying Those that never came clean Walk these streets alone There face forgot there name Eventhough I know you well I can’t tell what ails inside But everything you’re doing Is to push that pain aside Well, I can’t make things better But I promise you right now Face this place And you will make it through somehow There’s a world outside your world A new life to begin Waiting for you to dig deep Unearth this suffering Those who love you Want you to understand How much we are with you We know these roads can be rough I wish I knew what was killing you But this step you must take Face this place And you’ll make it through somehow And you’ll make it through somehow
6.
Let It Pass 03:10
Soon forgotten The reason why we came Into our lives Together to be I see you laughing In the corner of my eye So why are crying now As we say good-bye Let it pass Let it go Let the feelings of the soul Remember when we used to be in harmony But that’s not now Far before Close the door And open up to where we are standing here We traveled the planet And once around the moon And everywhere we went That rock fell in our shoe It was never a matter of if But when and where Two ships in many nights When passing by love Pass with care
7.
Shine 03:57
Rest here for a while You tired eyes sure seem sad You cannot loose what you have always had There are those who like to dream And those who learn to fly A dream is just a dream until you try Turn the page Close the door Walk away Nothing’s for sure Things you tell yourself When you’re not well You will shine You will find All the answers Just be kind To you heart The only one who knows the way You tell me you deserve To be somewhere but here Have a look at all the choices made There’s a way to happiness The smile you had It lies inside what you decide to give Turn the page Close the door Walk away Nothing’s for sure Things you tell yourself When you’re not well You will shine You will find All the answers Just be kind To your heart The only one who knows Who you are and how to get back home The next time I see you The sun might be shining strong And we will laugh at what you thought was real
8.
Penelope Rose is a riddle Puzzle pieces will define She strangles fear and follows love She colours outside the lines She found friends defending Compromise and selling lies They called her crazy If she’s crazy It was a crazy I stood by She’s living for the only thing that matters Giving every inch to be set free She’s not the fallen She’s the open Holding on to having a dream I’m living for the only thing that matters I’m giving every inch to set her free If you see her Tell her that I miss her Not to come home for me She headed east to hear A new point of view But everyone from everywhere said Be a good person no matter what you do She feels so far away She’s far too far Oh, I’ll never be the one to be in her heart’s way I heard she’s on life’s highways Driven her ride her way Stops for flowers Sometimes lovers She always dance and roll with the thunder If you see her Tell her that I miss her I will always believe
9.
If there seems like no tomorrow Dig past pain Undo sorrow Let go Keep not in What needs to dry Life experience can shake you Even when it decides to break you Broken hearts mend stronger after time There will be joy There will be clouds Who hover for too long But somehow showers Wash away the pain we feel inside Turn not back the pages of time Where your are You’re doing fine Even if you feel that you are lost all alone And this illusion can be a cunning fox Who will bring you a star Than morning frost Upon a warmth You began to feel too safe And in one moment It can change All that you thought you knew Re-arranged There’s something bigger here Than your will Freedom can find you anytime You’ve locked yourself from the world Behind the door The key hangs in your heart You’ve traveled so far In this world all alone No more fuel To run this cold soul Let someone love you For who you are Be gentle with the darkness And it will only lead you to brighter days And nights will fill with flowered fields
10.
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 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
11.
The Damage 04:10
I’ve heard you talk of what you want And every reason why you can’t be there How much time do you think we’ve got Who better for your life to steer It might seem wrong Feel unkind When you’re leaving the ones You’ve been loving behind And the damage from this damaged life Is fuel if you will Remember darkness in light I’ve seen you fill up your life With everything Pleasing everyone but you What now No more air to breathe And there’s no one left For you to please Nobody’s there Nobody can care If you’ve decided to hide it You’ve failed and won’t fight it Another unpaved road unused I’ve seen it everywhere I’ve been Those who can Those who cay I never could Some thinking is like a rock sinking So kill are your thoughts That kill your believing There’s an unpaved road Waiting for you
12.
There are ways to handle pain Distraction’s not my long term gain This waterfall is crashing through my damn This wall I built is drying out the man Can life heal mistakes I’ve made Hearts I’ve broken on the way Is someone there to show me all I am A few questions coming from a lonely man On the outside looking in Some say you’ve made it Don’t give in But they don’t know this cold That runs my night This wall I built your running out of time Well I’ve seen enough Seen enough to know I don’t want to live within walls Live life all alone Choices made will let water reach stone I don’t have too much to show Some words my bag packed ready to go My home has always been Where my feet roam There’s emptiness And then there’s being alone
13.
Weathered tools all rusted Unforgiving sands of time Falling fast as the rain and the wind Leaves broken hearts behind I want to look you in the eyes And tell you I am fine But there have been bumps along the way And there are still hills here left to climb I want to believe We can be more Than when we’re on our own The autumn moon Fades without a sun Will you take my hand So we can let go of why we thought Strength was being alone And set sail Sail where we belong None other than love You’ve seen me sore the skies And dig my early grave There’s just a few more colours inbetween Yet to see Like your spirit next to mine I felt your warm embrace Seen the icy gate you keep In a fort you built for safety Be with me my love We’ll melt the freeze I don’t know how long these sails Will catch the wind we make From open hearts Comes the endless breeze The chance we need to take None other than love
14.
There’s a sun and there’s a moon There’s our world’s away I thought if I could shine real bright I’d bring the night to day I was wrong to love you For everything I thought we could be Shattered heart you always leave me With the feeling and believing We could be so happy If we defined the one day world Here for now I’ll go on Loving with what’s left on my sleeve Your smile lit up my life Girl, I thought we had it made In you I could see myself And I tried to reflect the same You were wrong to love me For everything you thought we could be Time to go now And I must leave I will not hold you close You will not kiss me We built our walls tall Stronger then we are We’ll keep pretending Pieces look together When we’re standing from afar
15.
Penelope Rose is a riddle Puzzle pieces will define She strangles fear and follows love She colours outside the lines She found friends defending Compromise and selling lies They called her crazy If she’s crazy It was a crazy I stood by She’s living for the only thing that matters Giving every inch to be set free She’s not the fallen She’s the open Holding on to having a dream I’m living for the only thing that matters I’m giving every inch to set her free If you see her Tell her that I miss her Not to come home for me She headed east to hear A new point of view But everyone from everywhere said Be a good person no matter what you do She feels so far away She’s far too far Oh, I’ll never be the one to be in her heart’s way I heard she’s on life’s highways Driven her ride her way Stops for flowers Sometimes lovers She always dance and roll with the thunder If you see her Tell her that I miss her I will always believe

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released January 2, 2010

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL GABRIEL (C) 2010 * TRACKS 1-14: RECORDED AT MOUNTAIN GROVE STUDIOS * ENGINEERED, MIXED & MASTERED BY ROB DIGIOIA * PRODUCED BY ROB DIGIOIA * VOCALS & CLASSICAL GUITAR: MICHAEL GABRIEL * TRACK 15: RECORDED AT LONDON MUSIC CLUB * ENGINEERED & MIXED BY SIMON LAROCHETTE * MASTERED BY JEFF HARTLING * PRODUCED BY SIMON LAROCHETTE * VOCALS & CLASSICAL GUITAR: MICHAEL GABRIEL * PIANO: SANDY SEBASTIAN * CELLO: TRINA NADEAU * VIOLIN: SARA FROESE * DRUMS: JEFF LUCIANI * ALBUM PAINTING BY JOHN MAURER * MICHAELGABRIELMUSIC.COM

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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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