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lyrics

I found a length of string and pink balloon,
that had escaped one past June
and made it all the way to Nevada.

It left a birthday party,
when all the children were singing
now it watches the tumbleweeds pass.
And it made a fine sight
on the desert floor saying
I had a good ride and I fell where I lay

I found a reindeer tied to a fence post,
people said it had been there for years
on the side of the highway in Alaska.

It came from a herd way up north,
now it's chained up like a captive
in hopes that the tourists would stop.
And it made a sad sight
on the highway side saying
I just want to run let me fall where I may.

Oh, to soar through the air
knowing that gravity never fails.
And oh, to go on the run
when you don't know if it's over or maybe just begun.

They say an explosion formed the world,
and it left us out here spinning
made it all the way to right now.

And we're all a little bit captive,
but we dream of an escape
watching these moments go by.
And the earth makes a fine sight
way out here spinning
sayin' have you a good ride
it'll all end someday.

credits

from Sad Stories & Cautionary Tales, released November 3, 2011
GG - vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, bells
Nathaniel Galea - harmony vocals, lead 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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