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I wrote this song sitting along Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska, singing for the birds and otters and wild dogs there, thinking about a girl a few thousand miles down the Pacific coast.


Sitting down by the bay
watching airplanes come in
they’re floating on air, passing me by.
Looking out at far off mountains,
things we cannot touch.
Oceans and islands are all
that lie between us.

The cost of love
is getting higher every day
I don’t know when I will be willing to pay.
People come from somewhere else,
then they move on.
I hope when I get back
what we had won’t be long gone.

Hitching down the Sterling highway,
tryin’ out my luck.
People take me in their cars, take me away.
How could it be, that I met you
right when I was gonna leave?
Was I wrong, not to change my plans?
Tell me that I can believe in you.

Light from above, lead me my way,
make me feel new
as time comes crashing in on me.


from Sad Stories & Cautionary Tales, released November 3, 2011
GG: vocals, guitars, ukuleles
Annie Bacon: plucked upright bass



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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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