from by Callum Gentleman



Originally written for my father, this song has taken on far more than my dad.


I sit beside you out on the deck
You breathe deep on your cigarette
We drink the wine dry
Beneath the streetlight
You spin afew jokes but then start to reveal
your secret regret

You’ll have one last smoke then go to bed
You try to tell another joke but you forget
We’re running out of time
As clouds kill the moonlight
Rain starts to fall & you say you’re feeling tired
& I’m feeling tired
We’re both Black Dog Tired

But I’ll stay here
with you

I’ll stay here
with you

You say it’s time to call it a night
You go inside to turn out the lights
But you come back to the table a new pack of smokes
And two strong rum & cokes
I sit beside you out on the deck
And I listen
as you smoke that pack of cigarettes

I’ll stay here
with you


from Smoke, track released June 29, 2018
Callum Gentleman - Guitar & Vocals
Sam Loveridge - Violin
Joel Vinsen – Electric Guitar
Oliver Harmer - Engineer & Mix
Chris Chetland – Mastering

Recorded at The Lab Studios
Mastered at Kog


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Callum Gentleman New Zealand

Tales told with a silver tongue.

Callum plays blues/folk noir with the odd dash of country. It’s Nick Cave meets The Smiths in a dark alley where they conspire to kidnap Bob Dylan and move to New Zealand. It’s Tom Waits sharing moonshine with Leonard Cohen at 4am ... more

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