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Walk Right Through

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This was the second last track written for the record. When I was working on it I was sure it wasn't going to work, that it was too bland and insubstantial. Once I finished it became one of my favourites. The keys in the chorus are inspired by Phillip Glass, they sound like cascading raindrops. The drums give things a really urgent feel, building up the mood set by the lyrics.

The song is about how it doesn't matter how long you live, even if medical advances meant that we all lived for hundreds or even thousands of years, eventually your life will end and become so small in comparison to the infinite expanse of time that you essentially will have never existed.

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Hollow days and routine ways.
We'll walk right through the embers.
Walk right through the embers.
New model cars under same old stars.
We'll walk right through embers
From now until December.

And we're pulled down by the waves
That we discovered today.
And the waves have always been
Even though we've never seen them.

Reach for stars and preserved hearts.
We'll walk right through the embers,
Walk right through the embers.
Writing songs to right our wrongs.
We'll walk right through embers
And hope we'll be remembered.

If you could live a million years
And still keep your memory clear
You'd still end in the same place,
As if you'd died on your first day.

How could we conceive this view?
We'll walk right through the embers,
Walk right through the embers.
Look to me and I'll see you.
We'll walk right through embers,
And lie in them forever

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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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