I Don't Want To Go! - feat vocal by Nachum Peterseil

Phillip Foxley

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This is a dark acoustic ballad about mortality – very different to my usual Blues Rock style, but it's just how it turned out :-) Actually, this one was intended to be an intro to a much heavier song, but the story got so long that it became a song in its own right.


I Don't Want To Go:

The wind is blowing strongly and it's pulling at my hair
A 'thing' has appeared in front of me and I can only stare
"What manner of beast is this"? I ask my self aloud
"To be able to materialize in a swirling brimstone cloud"?

The wind is blowing stronger and the 'thing' is coming near
As I gaze upon it's face, I realise my worst fear
The 'thing' has come to collect a debt that I owed it years ago
A promise is a promise - but I really don't want to go!

The 'thing' is now upon me and holding out it's hand.
For many years I prospered in this mortal land.
But now the time has come around and I've always understood.
There's no escaping mortality and hiding will do no good!

I don't want to go!

Lyrics & Music: Phillip Foxley - April 2011