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I Didn't Come Calling

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This is by far my favourite song on the record. In fact it's one of my favourite songs I've written. It was the last of the initial seven songs to be written for this project, and originally I had planned to finish that run with something upbeat. However, on the night in question I just wasn't feeling that sort of mood, so instead I turned to these couple of sad chords I had lying around.

It's another song about mortality, which I guess is something that's been on my mind a lot lately. This is about the hope for a good death when that time eventually comes, and the battle between not wanting to be alone if your partner leaves before you do, but also not wanting them to have to experience that loneliness themselves. It's about growing old with someone, and wanting to savour every experience you have with that person in the time you have to share. Even the bad, hurtful ones.

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I hope the end comes to me at night,
I hope it comes without warning.
I hope they find me lying in the morning light
When I didn't come calling.
I hope I don't spend too long on my own
If you move on before me.
Don't want to find you lying in the morning light
When you didn't come calling.

I want to see the lines on your face
As a result of those years.
I want to see you go grey and face the dawning day
With the very same fears.
I want to feel that knot in my chest
When you're driving in the rain.
I want to feel that hurt and make the whole world hurt
When I go and cause you pain.

I'll see you on the other side of the night.

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from Seven Days, released February 29, 2016

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St Augustus Brisbane, Australia

St Augustus is the solo venture of one Cameron Smith. Follows on from the band Mt Augustus. Slowcore folk pop with occasional forays into volume and noise.

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