My Youth Is Escaping Me

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This one's dedicated to Alissa Jackman. You asked me to write a song for your birthday a few years ago so I went and I wrote a song about slowly losing your childhood because of course I did

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Oh man, overwhelming
Even God would've cried

Cuz you're walking over water like a dream
Suddenly the things around you colored green

And the day's almost over now
And the sun's fallen through the trees
I'm older than you can see
My youth is escaping me

You can know and still not understand
What a smile's to a broken man
It's not what you thought it'd be
My youth is escaping me

Oh no, happy birthday
Oh my, where's the time?

Cuz you wanna stop and rest a little while
But the marathon to run's a hundred miles

And the day's almost over now
And the sun's fallen through the trees
I'm older than you can see
My youth is escaping me

What’s a wave to a grain of sand
What's a smile to a broken man
You’re older than you can see
My youth is escaping me

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from Sunshine, released November 4, 2016
Rain Johannes - vocals, guitar, mixing, mastering

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"With occasional classical / jazz tangents on guitar, Johannes holds up the minimal bedroom song with profound heart stirring soul" - Nadeem Salaam

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