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Written about 6 months ago, this song is about the passage of time and its effect on the people, the life around me.


New mother,
Stops in, just for a peek.
Soothes her racing heart,
Just watching him sleep.
How could anybody, so beautiful,
Be so small?
She’s a liar,
When she says,
She won’t let him change, or grow up at all. (repeat)

But you can’t outrun the rain.
You can’t outrun the rain.
You can’t outrun the rain.
You can’t outrun the rain.
You can’t outrun the rain.

Thayer Barn,
Couple miles, north of my place.
Still greets the sun in the south,
With its weathered and peeling face.
They raised some money tryin’ to save it,
But it’s funny how change,
will have its way.
The holes in the roof, grow bigger and softer,
Everyday. (repeat)


No matter how fast, or how far you run.
You can’t stay ahead of the weather.

Two lovers,
At the age of 17,
Held on to each other,
Through the years,
Lean and green.
Three happy children later,
The wallpaper peels in the powder-room.
The morning comes, when he calls to her,
But she can’t answer him. (repeat)



from Cold Water Warm Hands, track released February 14, 2012



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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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