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  1. Time Runs Away

From the recording OceanSongs' "Ballads" Sampler

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This song describes time in three different metaphors. The first as a kid who steals a pie off your table, and leaves only the scent of it behind. The second as a burglar who breaks into your garage at night and makes off with your car. The third time it comes as old age and steals your memories. A bittersweet song about one of our most common challenges…time.

Lyrics

TIME RUNS AWAY by Jim and Kathy Ocean

Time runs away, like a kid with a stolen pie
And try as you may, you’ll never catch this guy
You can smell where he’s been, you can taste his scent on the breeze
But if he were your friend, he’d stop and give you a piece

And all I can say
Time runs away
Running like a leaf that’s falling
Running like a life that’s calling

Time runs away, he jumped over your fence last night
When you woke up today, he was nowhere in sight
He’s stolen your car, drove some place where you’ll never find him
So you stare at the stars, you knew you could never bind him

And all I can say
Time runs away
Running like the rain that’s falling
Running like a life that’s calling

Time runs away, he’s losing his mind again
He’s grown old and gray, and he can’t recognize his friends
So you stare in his eyes, looking for someone that you knew
Until you realize that he’s not looking back at you

All I can say
Time runs away
Running like the snow that’s falling
Running like a life that’s calling…Can you hear it call?