Gabriel Suit

I’m a lyric writing machine these days….dunno why. This one line has been ricocheting in my head for months…MONTHS I say!
“dressed as an angel in your Gabriel suit”

I love the imagery of it but couldn’t figure out what or who it is about. Let me know if it’s you because frankly I haven’t a clue.

The melody on it lends itself REALLY nicely to a sort of bluegrass meets “down on his luck circus performer” vibe with a little Stray Cats mixed in for good measure…don’t worry, I’ll get my talented music Shaman, Stephen Mason to work it out in the end…(and while you’re at that link pick up their new CD. It’s amazingly great)

GABRIEL SUIT

How many castles will you build around you, brother
Just to watch them come tumbling down?
I watch you stack the bricks and roll the rocks from riverbeds
It is the best show around

You may be stunning when you stand before the mirror
While the war rages on the inside
You may be running like you haven’t run for ages
Playing games with the wording of your false pride

You’re dressed as an angel in your Gabriel suit
Even so, you and I, we know better
Lay down the halo and the mask that you make
I’ll be waiting here
As long as it takes.

How many fences make it safe for you my brother
When you see them come crashing on down?
There is a rhythm in the sound that all the pounding makes
It is the best show around

You may be stunning when you see you in the mirror
While the war rages on the inside
You may be running like you haven’t run for ages
Playing games with the wording of your false pride

You’re dressed as an angel in your Gabriel suit
Even so, you and I, we know better
Lay down the halo and the mask that you make
I’ll be waiting here
As long as it takes.

How many roadblocks will you build around you, brother
Just to watch life run them all down?
I watch you place the planks and then smooth out your clothing
It is the best show around

You may be stunning when you stand before the mirror
While the war rages on the inside
You may be running like you haven’t run for ages
Playing games with the wording of your false pride

You’re dressed as an angel in your Gabriel suit
Even so, you and I, we know better
Lay down the halo and the mask that you make
I’ll be waiting here,
as long as it takes.
©adc 4/09

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