• 1
    Don’t Start Me Talking
    Don't start me talking or I'll tell everything I know
    Don't start me talking, I'll spill the beans for sure
    Right before your eyes
    I'll blow it all open wide
    Don't start me talking
     
    Don't start me talking' cause once I get the itch
    Don't start me talking, I just have to scratch
    First a little slow
    Then I start to flow
    Don't start me talking
     
    Cheers, all you, cheers
    Help me if I fall
    Cheers, all you, cheers
    God bless you all
     
    Don't start me talking or I'll have it all my way
    Don't start me talking 'cause night will turn to day
    Stars will run and hide
    Strong men weep a tide
    So don't start me talking
     
    Cheers, all you, cheers
    Help me find a wall
    Cheers, all you, cheers
    God bless you all
  • 2
    Stories Of Me
    Ever since you said goodbye
    I've had a reputation
    I'm not drinking on the sly
    I'm the star attraction
    Every morning I wake up
    Fill my cup and listen bitterly
    To stories of me
     
    They say a man is going round
    He looks a lot like me
    They say that man is going down
    It's looking pretty likely
    Every morning he wakes up
    Fills his cup and listens shamefully
    To stories of me
     
    Everybody come on down
    Set 'em up and pass 'em round
    We're all here for a drowning
     
    I was down at Baker's Hall
    I heard somebody talking
    That's the last thing I recall
    Then my mind went walking
    I woke up with a heavy head
    On a hard bed trying to believe
    These stories of me
     
    Yeah I woke up in a stranger's bed
    Wondering about the things she said to me
    These stories of me
  • 3
    Winter Coat
    We were lovers once long ago
    Walking through cold city streets like lovers do
    Stopped inside a market
    Kissed beside a stall
    Someone said 'You'd better move on if you're not buying at all'
     
    Then I saw the winter coat hanging on the rack
    I thought about that winter coat hanging on my back
    So you helped me try it on
    It was just my size
    Then you bought that coat for me after haggling over the price
     
    Now when it's chilly
    Up in these cold, cold hills
    I just put on my winter coat
    My winter coat keeps me warm
     
    Years have come along
    Years have gone
    Some friends have risen
    Some have moved on
    And my old winter coat still hangs by my front door
    Holding all the stories I don't remember anymore
     
    And when it gets freezing
    Up in these cold, cold hills
    I just put on my winter coat
    My winter coat keeps me warm
  • 4
    It’s All Downhill From Here
    I was born in a crowded taxi
    Daddy scooped me right up off the floor
    And he carried me up the path through the big, swinging doors
     
    I was taught not to speak to strangers
    But strangers always seemed to know my name
    And they bought and sold my pleasure, my disgust and my shame
     
    Now I've got debts to pay
    I've got scores to settle
    Dreams at break of day
    Long nights in the saddle
    It's all downhill from here
     
    Every day brings changes in the mirror
    Every hand that touches me is kind
    When I think of home it sparkles and so brightly shines
     
    But I've got debts to pay
    I've got scores to settle
    Dreams at break of day
    Long nights in the saddle
    It's all downhill from here
  • 5
    Leaving Her For The Last Time

    (Written by Steve Connolly).

    Sydney's in sunshine but it's cold as sin
    Everyone walks leaning into the wind
    On Crown Street I wait for my expensive friend
    I can see by his eyes I'm in trouble again
    I hurry down Broadway my time's drawing near
    Come Independence Day I'm in the clear
    Set 'em up Bruce, let's drink one more beer
    'Cause I'm leaving her for the last time
    I'm all done with walking the line
    I'm leaving her for the very last time
    And I'm through with reason and wine
    I'm leaving her for the very last time
    In more ways than one I was totally blind
    Yes I admit that I missed every sign
    Now my reputation has lost all it's shine
    Lights on at Central, a train's heading south
    I don't care if it looks like I'm running out
    Set 'em up Bruce, this time it's my shout
    I'm leaving her for the last time
    I'm all done with changing my mind
    I'm leaving her for the very last time
    And I'm through with reasoning why
    I'm leaving her for the very last time

  • 6
    Brighter
    Where is your husband?
    I've seen him digging snow
    Blowing on his blue hands
    With yards and yards to go
     
    You're wild, you're wild, you're wild
    He's just a child
     
    It's getting brighter all the time
    It's getting brighter all the time
     
    Where is your lover boy?
    I heard him on the radio
    Singing a lover's story
    Then the music turned to snow
     
    You're wild, you're wild, you're wild
    He's just a child
     
    It's getting brighter all the time
    It's getting brighter all the time
     
    Here comes your law man
    He's coming through fields of snow
    With his pistol in his pants
    And only yards to go
     
    You're wild, you're wild, you're wild
    He ain't no child
     
    It's getting brighter all the time
    It's getting brighter all the time
  • 7
    Your Little Sister (Is A Big Girl Now)
    She was always bugging us
    Every day on the way home
    Riding on the back of the bus
    Every time we tried to kiss
    She was there right beside us
    Putting on a funny face
    Your little sister's a big girl now
     
    It seemed to happen in a dream
    Like the corn at summer's end
    She was standing fully grown
    Peaches hanging on the tree
    I shook some loose, she bit too quick
    All the juice came running down
    Your little sister's a big girl now
     
    We were married in the spring
    Little sister carried fresh flowers
    My best friend held the ring
    Later on that evening
    I saw them dancing in a corner
    She was kissing him slow and long
    Your little sister's a big girl now
    Your little sister's a big girl now
    Such a big girl now
  • 8
    I Won’t Be Your Dog Anymore
    I've been drinking muddy water
    And it tastes like turpentine
    I've been leaving muddy footprints
    Up and down the Morgan line
    Crows are crying all around me
    In a sky where the sun refuse to shine
     
    I've been taking scraps from back doors
    I've been hiding in the cane
    I've been fighting over morsels
    And I've been slinking back again
    I've been building up a reputation
    On the levee, all across the plain
     
    No I won't be your dog
    Your low riding dog anymore
     
    Now the mangrove sun is sinking
    And the moon is bloody red
    Every gun is clean and loaded
    Lying by a feather bed
    Far and wide goes my description
    And the price is rising on my head
     
    No I won't be your dog
    Your low riding dog anymore
     
    I've been drinking muddy water
    I've been keeping way down low
    All I hear is my own breathing
    All I see is a distant glow
    All I have is tearing me up
    Wearing me down, just won't let me go
     
    No I won't be your dog
    Your low riding dog anymore
    No I won't be your dog
    Your skinny little dog anymore
  • 9
    Take Your Time
    This thing needs some working on
    You just can't push it through
    Put a little mind on the matter
    I'm counting on you
    Take your time
     
    Mama gets sore with the child
    Who just wants to eat and then run
    She says 'Baby what's your hurry
    To get this over and done?'
    Take your time
    Take your time
    Take your time
    And show me you love me
     
    There go the bells at midnight
    Ringing all out of tune
    Here comes the moon arising
    Sneaking into our room
    So take your time
    Take your time
    Take your time
    And show me you love me
  • 10
    Sydney From A 727
    Have you ever seen Sydney from a 727 at night?
    Sydney shines such a beautiful light
    And I can see Bondi through my window way off to the right
    And the curling waves on a distant break
    And the sleeping city just about to wake
    Have you ever seen Sydney from a 727 at night?
     
    Now the red roofs are catching the first rays of the morning sun
    My eyes are full of sand from my midnight run
    And the captain says 'Belt up now, we'll be touching down in ten'
    So I press my seat and I straighten up
    I fold my tray and I stash my cup
    As the red roofs are catching the first rays of the morning sun
     
    Have you ever fallen for a girl with different coloured eyes?
    And sent her letters full of lies
    Have you ever longed to see the sun fall where it used to rise?
    And quit your job on the spot
    Bought that ticket, yeah, spent the lot
    Have you ever fallen for a girl with different coloured eyes?
     
    Have you ever seen Sydney from a 727 at night?
    Have you ever seen Sydney from a 727 at night?
    Have you ever seen Sydney from a 727 at night?
    Me I've never seen Dallas from a DC9
  • 11
    Buffalo Ballet

    (Written by John Cale)

  • 12
    I Can’t Believe We Were Married
    We danced in the kitchen on Boxing Day
    I held you swaying in my arms to Marvin Gaye
    Our Christmas ham turned green by New Year's Eve
    We weren't hungry anyway
    Now sometimes we see each other on the street
    Maybe at a hotel or some party
    We say hello, then we have to go
    I can't believe we were married
    That we were wed
     
    Our houses were a shambles, our love conspiracy
    Your hand was always down my pants before our guests could leave
    They didn't like our drugs, our children or our dogs
    The way we made it up each day
    Now the kids have grown we talk on the phone
    If one of them is sick or needs some money
    Our words are dry, so measured and polite
    I can't believe we were married
    That we were wed
     
    Now maybe if I'm with someone you come into my mind
    The one I knew with your certain little cries
    You're not the only one to come rushing in
    It's like a party line
     
    Yeah sometimes we see each other on the street
    Maybe at a concert or some party
    We say hello, talk about the show
    I can't believe we were married
    Yeah we say hello, then we have to go
    You send your regards to all my family
    And the years have changed even the sound of your name
    I can't believe we were married
    That we were wed
  • 13
    From Little Things Big Things Grow

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody).

    Gather round people i'll tell you a story
    An eight year long story of power and pride
    British Lord Vestey and Vincent Lingiari
    Were opposite men on opposite sides

    Vestey was fat with money and muscle
    Beef was his business, broad was his door
    Vincent was lean and spoke very little
    He had no bank balance, hard dirt was his floor

    From little things big things grow
    From little things big things grow

    Gurindji were working for nothing but rations
    Where once they had gathered the wealth of the land
    Daily the pressure got tighter and tighter
    Gurindji decided they must make a stand

    They picked up their swags and started off walking
    At Wattie Creek they sat themselves down
    Now it don't sound like much but it sure got tongues talking
    Back at the homestead and then in the town

    From little things big things grow
    From little things big things grow

    Vestey man said "I'll double your wages
    Seven quid a week you'll have in your hand"
    Vincent said "Uhuh we're not talking about wages
    We're sitting right here till we get our land"
    Vestey man roared and Vestey man thundered
    "You don't stand the chance of a cinder in snow!"
    Vince said "If we fall others are rising

    From little things big things grow
    From little things big things grow

    Then Vincent Lingiari boarded an aeroplane
    Landed in Sydney, big city of lights
    And daily he went round softly speaking his story
    To all kinds of men from all walks of life

    And Vincent sat down with big politicians
    "This affair", they told him, "it's a matter of state
    Let us sort it out, your people are hungry"
    Vincent said "No thanks, we know how to wait"

    From little things big things grow
    From little things big things grow

    Then Vincent Lingiari returned in an aeroplane
    Back to his country once more to sit down
    And he told his people "Let the stars keep on turning
    We have friends in the south, in the cities and towns"

    Eight years went by, eight long years of waiting
    'Til one day a tall stranger appeared in the land
    And he came with lawyers and he came with great ceremony
    And through Vincent's fingers poured a handful of sand

    From little things big things grow
    From little things big things grow

    That was the story of Vincent Lingiari
    But this is the story of something much more
    How power and privilege cannot move a people
    Who know where they stand and stand in the law

    From little things big things grow
    From little things big things grow

  • 14
    Blue Stranger
    Hello, blue stranger
    Sitting there all alone
    With your glass of sorrow you seem so far from home
    Maybe you will let me buy a round or two
    I'm a blue stranger too
     
    Hello, blue stranger
    I haven't seen you around
    I know every reason for leaving town
    We might know each other before this night is through
    I'm a blue stranger too
     
    And strangers fall in love every day
    All lovers were strangers once, just like us
    A little unsure of their way
     
    Hello, blue stranger
    Will you take a chance?
    I might be mistaken but I see meaning in your glance
    Maybe this could be the start of something new
    I'm a blue stranger too
     
    And strangers fall in love all the time
    All lovers were strangers once, just like us
    A little confused-sharing eyes
     
    Yeah, strangers fall in love every night
    All lovers were strangers once, just like us
    Trying to get the words right
     
    Hello, blue stranger
    Hello, blue stranger
    This one's on me
  • 15
    Keep It To Yourself
    I've been sleeping on my own
    Ever since you've been away
    You've been moving all around
    You came home today
    Maybe you've been with someone
    You met after the show
    Keep it to yourself
    Keep it to yourself
    Baby I don't want to know
     
    If you're guilty in your heart
    Just try and hold your tongue
    If you want to let it out
    Baby save it for a song
    I don't want your honesty
    Or descriptions blow by blow
    Keep it to yourself
    Keep it to yourself
    Baby I don't want to know
     
    Look around you! We're living in amazing times
    They're not so important-your little crimes
     
    I've been sleeping on my own
    But I don't sleep all of the time
    Twenty-four hours in one day
    And sleeping's less than nine
    There are many places in the sun
    And many corners without you
    Keep it to yourself
    Keep it to yourself
    And I'll keep my secrets too
  • 16
    (You Can Put Your) Shoes Under My Bed
    It's a pretty pass
    How you always seem to land on your feet
    A little undone
    Anybody else by now would be cold meat
    Whenever you fall
    You can put your shoes under my bed
     
    Anytime, anytime you're passing by this way
    Remember you will always have a place to stay
    Whenever you call
    You can put your shoes under my bed
     
    Trip the light
    And who of us can tell what's real and what's fantastic
    You do it right
    No one else could have such grace and be so spastic
    Let heaven fall
    You can put your shoes under my bed
  • 17
    Invisible Me
    Flying through the air tonight, way up in the sky
    I can see lights below me as I'm passing by
    Swooping down from cruising clouds, aiming for your street
    Slipping through your window, moving with no feet
     
    Invisible me
    You might feel something brushing
    It's only nothing
    Just invisible me
     
    Floating in the air tonight, high inside your room
    And my eyes adjusting slowly to the gloom
    Looking down I see a form and I know it's thee
    Sleeping so softly but sleeping not with me
     
    Invisible me
    You might feel something rushing
    It's only nothing
    Just invisible me
  • 18
    Little Boy Don’t Lose Your Balls
     
    Little boy, you look so clear around the eyes
    And what they've got in store for you you may not realise
    So be careful when you hear the voices call
    Watch out, little boy, don't lose your balls
     
    'Cause you never know the rules until you play
    First they stroke you then they screw you
    Try to take your balls away
    And once they're gone they're way beyond recall
    Watch out, little boy, don't lose your balls
     
    Balls run wild
    Balls may get way out of line
    You may not even know you've left your balls way behind
     
    You know money only buys you what you want
    And you can't buy your balls back like you buy a pair of pants
    And once they're gone you've really got fuck all
    Watch out, little boy, don't lose your balls