City Lights

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lyrics

Eyes wide open but I can't see
Blind to the beauty that lies around me
Eyes are focused straight ahead
Never noticing the ground on which I tread

A busy life is a black hole
That strips the starlight from my soul

The city lights are too bright to see the stars
If this town were a ship we wouldn't know where on earth we are

Where are we

We put so much on our plate
And don't remember why we eat it in the first place
We bite off more than we can chew
We think it's what we're supposed to do

Busy lives can be black holes
That strip the starlight from our souls

The city lights are too bright to see the stars
If this town were a ship we wouldn't know where on earth we are
We can sail around the globe without ever leaving home
There's so much we don't know beyond the brown glow of these city lights

It's almost as if we prefer to keep it so

credits

from Manifest Destiny EP, released January 24, 2012
greybarrel - lead & backing vocals, guitars, piano, field recording
Buick Audra - backing vocals
Josh Fuson - aux percussion

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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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