In Our Hands

from Manifest Destiny EP by greybarrel

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Born into a world of endless possibility
We grow old and lose our faith in what we can achieve
Even as the baby grows into a man
We still handle life with kid gloves
Cradled in our hands

Cognizant of the tension between order and entropy
The mindset is to survive rather than to free
Even as the ocean robs the shore of its sand
We do all we can to keep life
Stable in our hands

So many lives like pepper spray inside a designer purse
We try so hard to look our best while bracing for the worst
Can we free ourselves of these self-imposed demands
And forgive ourselves when things aren't
According to our plan


from Manifest Destiny EP, released January 24, 2012
greybarrel - lead & backing vocals, guitars, synth
Buick Audra - backing vocals
Josh Fuson - drums, aux percussion, bass, backing vocals, ebow & echo guitars, synth


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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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