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America is in a long dysfunctional love affair with guns, but we'll never let them go. They're a part of who we are... it's part of what makes us Americans for better or worse. Mixed and recorded on Mandolin 100% on my iphone.


Daddy said no. Daddy said no. Daddy said, "No, don't you touch that thing, leave it alone. (repeat)
Leave it alone. (repeat six times)

Verse 1:
It shined like the warm summer moon. (repeat 3 times)
When it caught the light it really filled the room.
It shined like a warm summer moon. (repeat 3 times)
Like a bride turning to her groom.


Verse 2:
It made a sound, sound like thunder. Made a sound, sound like thunder. Made a sound, sound like thunder, like lightening on the land.
It made a sound, sound like thunder...
like a cannon in my hand.



from Cold Water Warm Hands, released February 14, 2012
Thanks to my dad who took me shooting, and never pointed his fist or his guns at us. Thanks to the Sheridans at Good Chevrolet for letting us stay at your beautiful cabin.



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Deacon Raleigh St. James Carnation, Washington

Feb 4, 2012, singer song-writer Deacon Raleigh St. James performed at Soundfalls, a local music and variety show, held in the Carnation Christmas Tree Farm's historic Thorsen Barn and podcast on podacious.com

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