Mychael Gabriel

Mychael Gabriel

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandAlternativePop

Mychael Gabriel has come to venture on a crusade in search of new musical horizons. However, such a venture cannot, and should not be sought alone. Therefore, we petition you to participate on this journey as we go forth, in order to bring into existence a new beginning, in the expression, which we call music.

Biography

Musician, writer, audio engineer, producer, performer - Mychael Gabriel lives and breathes music. His innovative style is one that spans across multiple genres - in turn, giving each new creation it's own unique flare. With every project being released in a "Triptych" form - each series of three songs are works connected by an intertwining theme; associated either through sentiment, sound, or profound passion. These Triptychs are created to express the multitude of emotions encountered throughout the journey of the human experience.

“Alice In Wonderland: Triptych”, the first of Mychael Gabriel releases, paints a picture with three songs that capture the imagination through a vast array of breathtaking melodies, heart pounding rhythms, and entrancing harmonies bringing to life a captivating story that has been told for almost 150 years.

Since then, Mychael Gabriel has went on to release "Heart", "The Warriors", and his latest "Cruising On A Starscape" - all within the Triptych form, and all in their own unique style. Some echo with a splash of the 80’s, while others have a modern touch. Each and every song tells their own story - and you must listen to the pulse of each to Triptych to truly understand them.

The music by Mychael Gabriel can be heard as a din of a forthcoming message, whose final result will have been worth the years waiting. These works are created to touch and speak to the listener, with an invitation to make music with all your soul and awaken the dawn. Each note is bringing forth a sound as reminiscent as the spirit of the past and as daring as the possibilities of the future.

Lyrics

Crash

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

CRASH

VERSE I
When you look at the ground
Now, tell me what do you see
Another crack in the pavement
Underneath your feet?
Don’t bother moving
Trying to get away, get away
Just breathe in deep
Now baby, it’s okay... it’s okay
It’s finally come to pass

CHORUS
Yeah, we crash...
But don’t you tell me that we’ll never last

VERSE II
Now you’re watching the wind
So violent in its way
Wishing for the calm
And praying it would stay
You watch the rain fall
Like a tear you recall
Our life at half-mast
So watch the broken glass
As it shatters and we...

CHORUS
Yeah, we crash...
But don’t you tell me that we’ll never last

**BRIDGE**

CHORUS
Yeah, we crash...
But don’t you tell me that we’ll never last

I DO

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

I DO

VERSE I
She said “I got a little message for you
... and if you ever come around for it... I do
... I’m looking forward to you.
And if you’re gonna tell a lie to me
... look me straight into the eyes
... say what you do... tell me what would you do?”

CHORUS
A little me
A little you
Just a girl with an innocence you never knew
A little place
Now would you say... I do.

VERSE II
“If it goes... like it should
... Oh, I hope... I hope you take me away
... Take me away”
So you say
That I own, and savor your secrets
I can’t let them go... can’t let them go

CHORUS
A little me
A little you
Just a girl with an innocence you never knew
A little place
Now would you say... I do.

BRIDGE
In the dark
If you insist
Lock the door
With a kiss
Out of sorts
Came to light
Like a shot
In the night

Best Of Me

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

BEST OF ME

VERSE I
I remember how we met
But I don’t know when
I knew that nothing would be the same
Looking back on everything
How I realize now
That I just couldn’t let it be

CHORUS
So you got the best of me...
Well, so you got the best of me
...To tell you the truth
I never thought I would feel this way

VERSE II
I’m forgetting how it feels in reality
Forgive me if I seem out of touch
I’ve been living in a dream
And I can’t wake up
But I think I know what this means

CHORUS
So you got the best of me...
Well, so you got the best of me
...To tell you the truth
I never thought I would feel this way

BRIDGE
I moment in time
Can change how we see
In the blink of an eye
You got the best of me
If life is a road
I can’t walk it alone
And there you would be
When you blindsided me

Alice In Wonderland

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

“Alice In Wonderland” – Mychael Gabriel ©

Verse I
Around and down you go
Oh, where you stop you never know
And what you seem to find
Is never what you’re looking for
As you go along, you remember yesterday
And now you’ll never let tomorrow be the same

Chorus I
Around and down she goes
How much can you withstand
Poor Alice in Wonderland?

Post Chorus
Wonderland
Did you wander into Wonderland?

Verse II
Now easy as it goes
Rock steady on this episode
And let the reasons fall behind
‘Till all you see is red and white
There’s a straw in the wind
As your fate closes in
But, will you ever know?
Will you let it go?
Maybe the faces in the crowd
Will help you put on the show

Chorus II
Around and down she goes
How much can you withstand
Poor Alice in Wonderland?
A world in disarray
You come crashing on the parade
Will you rescue or escape?

Post Chorus
Wonderland
Did you wander into Wonderland?

Bridge I
Whether you’re big
Or whether you’re small
Make a wrong move
And you’ll lose it all

Stand on your head
Or maybe instead, just hold on
Is this reality
Or is it j…j…j…j…just pretend?

Bridge II
You almost got it
Don’t let it go now
(Symptomatic… Systematic… Cinematic… Hear Attack!)

Interlude (Finale Intro)
Don’t let it go…

… Around and down
I said around and down
Around and down
That lonely road
The only one you’ve ever known
Don’t hesitate
No time to waste
Now hurry up
And don’t be late
(An) important date
You have is where it all began
Within a Wonderland…

… Wonderland! (**CHANT**)

Chorus Finale
Around and down she goes
Poor Alice in Wonderland

What Alice Found There

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

“What Alice Found There” Mychael Gabriel
VERSE I
Alice
Did you find what you were looking for?
Tell me what it was you found there.
Alice
Did you find what you were looking for?
Tell me what it was you found there.

PRECHORUS I
Was it loneliness?
Was it so divine?
Did it make you scream?
Did it make you cry?
Were you strong enough?
Did you stand and fight?
Talking to me
I’m begging please
I want to know
I’m Wondering now

CHORUS
Tell me how to get back
How to get back there

VERSE II
Alice
Poor Alice
In Wonderland
I said Alice
Did you find what you were searching for?
Just tell me what it was you found there.

PRECHORUS II
Was it happiness?
Did it have a price?
Was destiny your only sacrifice?
Out of mind
And it’s out of sight
Talk to me
I’m begging please
Open my eyes
I want to see now

BRIDGE
Don’t turn the lights off
Let them be
Cause I’m afraid to go to sleep
I dream of things that only you would know
I’m wandering and Wondering
Looking through a glass of memories
I see you there…

END CHORUS
…Searching for?
Tell me what it was you found.

Tell me how to get back
How to get back there
To Wonderland

Looking For War

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

Looking For War by Mychael Gabriel Copyright 2010

VERSE I
If you ain’t living moment
You missing out, cause it’s the main event
Yo, it’s heated in the kitchen
It’s the Bang, Bang Boogie
And we won’t stop cooking them beats

Ain’t a whole lotta static
Just a whole lotta magic
Yo, it’s an eye for an eye
When you’re fighting to live
And living to fight
It’s do or die

CHORUS
(You/Yo, it’s) Looking like you’re looking for war

VERSE II
One, two – can you count suckers?
Cause we bringing more than any others
Won’t be long before your digging it
World wide like the internet

Going live on the TV set
They’re going mad - oh man, oh they’re loving it
You bad, so you making a move
We taking a stand
You going like bang
But we going like… (BOOM!)

VERSE III
Ain’t no two-minute warning
Gonna save you from the storming
People listen to crap addicts
Well let me take a crack at it
Cause we turn it to eleven
We send the volume up to heaven
With a crowd so wowed
And the noise so loud
We bust’n up the clouds when they hear it like (…Boom!)

The Deep End

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

“The Deep End” by Mychael Gabriel Copyright 2010

VERSE I
What doesn’t kill us only gives a way
To make us stronger for another day

What doesn’t kill us only makes a way
To keep us living for another day

And/But if it doesn’t break us just assume
We coming back with style so make some room

Shaking off reget
Cause we ain’t done yet

No the sun ain’t set
We got one push left

Giving all we got
And we don’t omit (no)
Yo, we ready set now go
Yo, we ready break loose

CHORUS
Yeah, we know we’re swimming down in the deep end
Ooh, but we stay a float we never go’in sink into
And we never stop we only keep on the move
Even through it’s hot we keeping it cool

VERSE II
The edge is weathered and it’s wearing thin
It’s getting hard to find were we began
This walk is long and hard on this crusade
You gotta learn to never be afraid

If it doesn’t kill us
It only makes us stronger
So we take that with us
To take us farther
Yo, we never say never
Cause we go’in try harder
Go on forever and ever (yeah, yeah)

BRIDGE
If it doesn’t break us
It only makes us harder

If it doesn’t dull us
It only makes us sharper

If it doesn’t choke us
It only makes us louder

If it doesn’t kill us
It only makes us stronger

VERSE III
This road is heartless like a mass machine
Malicious with it’s every misery
Gritting teeth trying to shift the pain
You rock the boat so let make the wave

We only got one shot left
So go and place your bets

The unstoppable force
The immovable object

And if we go down
There’s a cause and effect

A blast of sound
Go’in bring us back!

The Warriors

Written By: Mychael Gabriel

The Warriors by Mychael Gabriel Copyright 2010

VERSE I
Warrior
Has come back out
Now to play
A little bittersweet
Rocking, cause I’m ready
But the ground’s a bit unsteady
On this stone cold road

PRECHORUS I
Depravity
Tries to make a move
With every seconds ticking down
And gravity has got me by the throat
I never knew
But now I know
Just what I gotta do
If I know one thing
The game is win or lose
Yeah, yeah

CHORUS
Cross the line
Yeah, yeah I dare you to
But you better think before you do
Cause this wear I draw the line
Black or White
No, no the gray’s subdued
So tell me what you gonna choose…
… To cross the line?
Cross the line
Yeah, yeah!

VERSE II
Warriors
Now that we’re back it’s time to play
Just hit it on the beat
Defeat is oh so delicate
We do it for the thrill of it
And never retreat
PRECHORUS II
Sanity
Tried to cut me loose
When every minute counted down
A tragedy had got me black and blue
I thought I knew
But now I know just what we gotta do
If I know one thing it’s
Time to make a move
Yeah, yeah!

**CHORUS**

BRIDGE
It’s a cold dark city on a Monday night
It’s a cold dark city on a Tuesday night
It’s a cold dark city on a Wednesday night
It’s a cold dark city on a Thursday night
It’s a cold dark city on a Friday night
It’s a cold dark city on a Saturday night
It’s a cold dark city on a Sunday night
It’s a cold dark city…

Warriors
Come on out its time to play

PRECHORUS III
Tragedy
Tries break it through
With every second counting down
And gravity has got me by the throat
I never knew
But now I know just what we gotta do
If I know one thing
It’s time to make a move
Yeah, yeah

**CHORUS**

Discography

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: TRIPTYCH
1) Through The Looking Glass- 2010
2) Alice In Wonderland - 2010
3) What Alice Found There - 2010

THE HEART: TRIPTYCH
1) I Do - 2010
2) Crash - 2010
3) Best Of Me - 2010

THE WARRIORS: TRIPTYCH
1) The Warriors - 2010
2) Looking For War - 2010
3) The Deep End - 2010

C.O.A.S.T. (CRUISING ON A STARSCAPE: TRIPTYCH)
1) Cruising On A Starscape - 2011
2) Starlight - 2011
3) Prelude To A Dream - 2011
4) Dreamscape - 2011
5) I'll Be There - 2011
6) Cruising - 2011
7) Bizarre Reverie - 2011
8) Believe - 2011

*All songs accomplished streaming and radio airplay.