One Of Us

Album: Stories To Tell (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is one of several songs on Stories To Tell that were inspired by Barnes becoming a father for the first time. He explained to Artist Direct: "We didn't know if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl. We waited to find out. The mystery was in front of us. That song was so fun to write because it was a huge question mark. That's where the song comes from. We were welcoming the baby into who we are and the way we are - the quirks good and bad."
  • Barnes told Artist Direct why he chose this as Stories To Tell's closing track. "I always try to end albums with a poignant piece of music," he explained. "'One Of Us' seemed to be the best for that. I didn't want that in the middle of the record. If you do follow the arc of us knowing we're having a baby, ending the record with. 'One Of Us' follows the theme. It made sense to put it at the end."

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