Comments That End Men :: The Ten Commandments

by greybarrel

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1.
I Am 06:39
Take two of these and call me in the morning Whatever gets you by Whatever leaves you high Take two of these and call me in the morning That should do the trick To healthy from sick Take two of these and call me in the morning This will provide what you lack Will take the weight off your back Trust me, you need help I am telling you the truth I know what's best for you After all, you came to me for a reason You believe Therefore I am
2.
Years & years of research & development Designed with utmost care & unique technologies Don’t even try to bow to your white elephant Or cover up in smoke screen & alibis The inclination to look elsewhere Your loyalty will be rewarded This will surely cure what ails you, and will Come through where all the others failed you Any imitation is certain defamation Do not try this at home Do not try this at home
3.
Take only as directed Use only as intended There is nothing in between Cut-and-dry and open-ended Set aside a certain time You must be faithful down the line You don’t even want to know What happens if you don’t follow Take only as directed Use only as intended A prescription is a prescription for a reason You need have a healthy fear of the void
4.
Lost & Found 03:04
I love my mom and my dad They treat me so nice They took me to the doctor And he opened up my eyes Now the medicine keeps me in line The medicine keeps me in line The medicine keeps me in line And I feel fine Now I’m such a good boy I do what I’m told I tell you, when I grow up You know, I'll be good and old It wasn’t always like this I was acting up and reaching out I was lost and then got found ‘Cause I got help, alright Now the medicine keeps me in line The medicine keeps me in line The medicine keeps me in line And I feel fine Why should I listen to myself When he knows what is good for my health? Why should I rely on myself When he's so easy to depend on?
5.
Reignstay 03:12
Do away with all the men who try to take my name It’s high time they ate the very dirt from whence they came With you on my side I know I’m right Oh I’ve worked so hard for this I’m not going down like this Slash, stab, and stack the bodies and duly stake my claim I kill with the clearest conscience ‘cause you help take the blame With you on my side I know I'm right I'm right.... Oh I’ve worked so hard for this I’m not going down I’m not going down I’m not going down like this The reign is mine Supreme, divine The reign is mine Supreme, divine The reign is mine Supreme, divine The reign is mine Supreme, divine Oh I’ve worked so hard for this I’m not going down I’m not going down I’m not going down like this I won’t lose my crown like this
6.
Cheater 04:53
I can’t believe she'd do this I cannot understand I feel so wronged and worthless By a sight-unseen man
7.
Ours to Keep 04:55
We've gotten our marching orders Guess who said it's so He has paved the way for us You have got to go This land is our land Read it and weep This land is our land Ours to keep We outnumber you, yes we win By popular demand Step aside, it's not our fault that You've been dealt this hand This land is our land Read it and weep This land is our land Ours to keep
8.
I believe in the good books, yes You heard me right, that's books with an "S" Now you might think it's a moral mess but it's real convenient, I confess I'm not here to plagiarize Or to pull the wool over your eyes I'm just one of those simple type guys With my mind on God and dollar signs I'm sittin' here grinnin' like a cheshire cat With my heart gettin' heavy and my wallet fat Would I lie to you? Don't answer that And let's keep on pretending that the world is flat I believe in the good books, yes You heard me right, that's books with an "S" Now you might think it's a moral mess but it's real convenient, I confess
9.
Desiderate 05:56
I have denied myself for so long Militant in my diligence I’ve self-disciplined myself right out of feeling anything Now I feel Oh man, how I do feel In this life of servitude His word I shall fulfill He gives me all the answers Yet I am empty still Fountain of youth In front of my eyes I’m in an altered state I’m in an altered state I want you oh so bad It sings like an angel’s song This longing aches so bad and feels so good And I’m starting not to care about what could go wrong I know better than to do this My parents taught me well If I can’t get behind this service How am I supposed to sell it I feel as though I might go tell it now Shout it out loud I want you oh so bad Like a horrible eighties song This longing aches so bad and feels so good And I’m starting not to care about what could go wrong What's the worst that could happen? I want you oh so bad It sings like an angel’s song This longing aches so bad and feels so good And I’m starting not to care about what could go wrong
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So take two of these and call me in the morning Forget about the side effects What even the fine print neglects Trust me, you need help I am telling you the truth I know what is best for you After all, you came to me for a reason You believe Therefore I am And thus I sing Hallelujah

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Concept album loosely framed around the ten commandments. Written & recorded during the month of February for RPM Challenge 2011.

No vocals were pitch-corrected in the making of this album.

Recorded in a bedroom with:
-acoustic guitar
-voice (singing, beatbox, scat-trumpet)
-microKORG
-large diaphragm condenser mic
-Garageband
-PreSonus preamp
-laptop

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released March 1, 2011

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greybarrel Oakland, California

greybarrel is the moniker for Gabriel Fuson, a Mainer now based in the Bay Area. First and foremost a vocalist/choir boy, greybarrel is often described as having a "golden voice" that sounds like James Taylor. His influences range from classical and choral music to rock/folk across the decades.  As a result, greybarrel's aesthetic is earthy, contemplative, melody-driven music with lush harmony.   ... more

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