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In the summer of 2009 I was driving across the country, camping as I went. The day I set out, I was sitting in a park in Sacramento with a friend, watching a group of geese behaving badly. This scene was repeated as I traveled across the west: territorial, aggressive geese. After awhile they started to remind me of another species I know well. So, sitting by a lake in the hills of Utah, I wrote a song about it.


Seems like everywhere I go,
there’s got to be a goose fight
who can honk the loudest,
and run with their beak stuck out the farthest.

You’re making a racket over there
where you’re having your goose fight;
talking crazy but you just don’t know.

Seems like everywhere I go,
there's got to be a goose fight
feathers get ruffled
and you know they have plenty to say about it.

Seems a goose got in to another one’s nest;
second goose got to have his revenge.

We're all trying to get along
but you gotta have your goose fight
big goose is proud
but the little goose got to be the proudest.

So you pluck a couple feathers off the top of his head;
watch out goose, you're bound to end up dead.


from Sad Stories & Cautionary Tales, released November 3, 2011
GG: vocals, guitars, banjo, electric bass, hi-hat



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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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