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If It's Not You (feat. N​.​Y​.​C​.​K​.​)

from Get Well Soon by St. South



“I wrote ‘If It’s Not You’ a couple of days after my girlfriend broke up with me very suddenly. My best friend Nick caught the redeye from Melbourne to Perth to spend the weekend making music together as a distraction. Ultimately, it’s a breakup song, but the upbeat instrumentation hints optimism and self-empowerment, which I’m hoping sets the tone for the whole album. It’s about being heartbroken, but also recognizing my worth and realizing that I deserve more (e.g. ‘I’m not that hard to love’). It’s an honest plea for explanation and closure, while Nick’s verse lends comfort to me from a friend’s point of view.”


Nick: It's a real tough one. And I'm here for ya, and I'm sitting with ya.
You might get her back though, so, you just don't know.
We'll see.

One day you'll see me
And you'll be all confused
You'll realize that lovers have nothing to lose
And you'll be mad at that
Like I'm mad at that
I'm the picture of health
I'm not damaged or bruised
I'll always be back here
Thinking of you
Are you okay with that?
Thought we had each others' back?

Don't say sorry
You went cold in such a hurry
But I don't want anybody
If it's not you

One day you'll see me
And you'll reach for the sun
Were my hands too warm
Were my hugs too long
Do you sleep tight alone?
Still listen to rain?
I'm reaching for pillows,
Breathing your name
And I’ve had enough
I'm not hard to love

On the Red Eye,
To your door
Saying something like
"you've been through this before"
But you love her more
Than anyone that you've loved before

Don't say sorry
You went cold in such a hurry
But I don't want anybody
If it's not you


from Get Well Soon, released July 17, 2020
featuring N.Y.C.K. (vocals)


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