Gabriel's Horn

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Gabriel's Horn ~ Every wall will rattle and shake .. I had no choice. I was all set to start working on a new song but I was interrupted. Angels. Those crazy wacky kids keep buzzing around the recording studio all day. Their suggestion. “Hey RJ, what about Gabriel’s Horn .. we like that one ..” Oh, they’re not all fire and brimstone but they sure love hearing the old stories. I had planned on doing a re-write after I shortened the tune considerably. The lyrics confuse me. Angels said they don’t care, they’ll piece the rest of the story together themselves. I’ll bet they’re keeping score. So yes, this is one of those eleventh-hour reprieves you may hear about from time to time. I’m not nearly finished on this one if it goes further. Still no signature guitar introduced from the original demo and tons of work needed in the mini-me section. Redo lead vocals, clean up aisle three .. again. It feels like it’s been energized though as I’ve added a few new twists to the song. I haven’t told the angels that you might not pick this song to go on the album .. they’ve probably figured that out .. expect angel bribery when you head off to sleep tonight .. the love goat’s work is done .. xoRJ

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Blow your horn .. ah, yeah -

On the black road that leads east
There’s a pail beside an old stone well
Where the saviour as a child would draw the water
When the face of one who looked back
On the cities of sin and evil
Bore a sour smile and then it was no more

Well you can - pack up my tents
You fetch my wine and water
I will waste out in the desert
Before I’d hear that angry roar ..

When Gabriel blows his horn
Every wall will rattle and shake
When Gabriel blows his horn
One blast - all it takes ..
When Gabriel blows his horn .. yeah, yeah

There’s a wall near Tel Mediggo`
With blood that stains but never dries
A sailor from Damascus who would wander
Every evening down the cobbled streets
With glowing lantern held up high
A bandage round a head that held no eyes

Fuck yeah ..

You pack up my tents
You fetch my wine and water
I will waste out in the desert
Before I’d hear that angry roar ..

When Gabriel blows his horn
Every wall will rattle and shake
When Gabriel blows his horn
One blast - all it takes —
When Gabriel blows his horn .. yeah, yeah

Gabriel blows his horn ..

Well, you can .. pack up my tents
You fetch my wine and water
I will waste out in the desert
Before I’d hear that angry roar ..

When Gabriel blows his horn
Every wall will rattle and shake
Every wall will rattle and shake
Every wall will rattle and shake

In other words .. a whole lotta rattling and shaking ..
possibly a little horn blowing as well ..

credits

from Leftovers, released March 15, 2019
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic 12-string, Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards, Congas & Backing Vocals

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018

email: robert@robertjames.ca

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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