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    A limited edition hand assembled package from Sire Press Printing, silk-screened with original artwork by Adriana Atema, including liner notes, lyrics, chords and more. Package is 100% Post Consumer Material and printed with eco-friendly inks.

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lyrics

When the world doesn’t seem
as magic as before
and you don’t think something’s waiting
behind the next door;
when the brakes have gotten squeaky
and the rotors start to rub
you must lay aside your armor, it’s time to fall in love.
Lay aside your armor, fall in love.

When the radio only plays
songs you already heard
and the people who write newspapers
are repeating every word;
when your records are all skipping
and the needle starts to bend
throw down all your lances, it’s time to make a friend.
Throw down all your lances, make a friend.

When the water tastes like butter
and there’s nothing left to win
and the signs at the ocean
all advise you not to swim;
when the outboard motor’s tangled
and the ropes are wearing thin
forget about the radar, it’s time to jump right in.
Forget about the radar, jump right in.

When your frustrations become
a nest into which you climb
and you’re not sentimental
for the things you left behind;
when the audience is restless
and they’re ready to walk out
you must be your own conductor, stand up and take a bow.
Be your own conductor, take a bow.

credits

from Sad Stories & Cautionary Tales, released November 3, 2011
GG: vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
Chris Borchardt: lead electric guitar

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Gabriel Goldstein New Orleans, Louisiana

Gabriel grew up in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains, and later moved west where he played with SF indie favorite Sweet Crude Bill & the Lighthouse Nautical Society. His music reflects the concerns of modern living while striving for a simpler, less fragmented existence, a contemporary country folk blues. He currently lives in New Orleans, eking out a menial living to support his art. ... more

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