"Gabrielle" as written by and Ed/lynch Brown....
I saw her get off the bus- perfectly dangerous
though I could tell- the trouble she'd spell- I fell for Gabrielle

she said "I can't stay long- there's somewhere else I belong"
(but) I made her smile- with my so-called style- I knew she'd stay a while

Gabrielle is the next big thing
Gabrielle, you'll have everything
Soon everyone will call out your name

moving so fast we crashed/ hours and weeks flash past
running around/ uptown and down/ feet barely touched the ground

we could break all the rules/ but love is a game we'd lose
never confess/ pretend you care less/ no one's to blame, I guess

Gabrielle is the next big thing
Gabrielle, you'll have everything
Soon everyone will call out your name
Gabrielle, I can't let you go
Gabrielle, in the end I know
I'll be the one who calls out your name

(bridge)
Gabrielle never cries- but something was in her eyes- whispering words
goodbye

Gabrielle shines on screen- and covers of magazines
on billboard-signs- nine stories high- once she was only mine

Gabrielle is the next big thing
Gabrielle, you'll have everything
Soon everyone will call out your name
Gabrielle, I can't let you go
Gabrielle, in the end I know
I'll be the one who calls out your name


Lyrics submitted by Dead People

"Gabrielle" as written by Kevin Lynch Ed Brown

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    General CommentThis may be the most obvious meaning, but isn't it about a small-town girl who makes it big?
    Gabrielle, who in the first line catches the bus and then has a pretty passionate, exciting relationship with him. They have to end it when she does become famous: "she shines on screen" but although he's happy for her, I think he also regrets it a bit "once she was only mine". I think in the chorus he's saying that fame's fickle: everyone may know her name today, but when she's another has-been he'll still remember her and love her.
    I'm sure it has a deeper meaning, but I'm a state-the-obvious kind of person.
    quarter_past_threeon October 06, 2005   Link

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