• 1
    Stumbling Block
    I can’t get around it and I can’t get through it
    I can’t go over it and I can’t go under it
    I’m scared of what I might find if I ever get behind it
    Stumbling block, stumbling block, stumbling block

    If I wait a while it just might go away
    I suppose I should just get down on my knees and pray
    I’m sure if I could get just one good night’s sleep it’ll look better in the day
    Stumbling block, stumbling block, stumbling block

    Maybe I should pay someone to come here and remove it
    Or I could just chip away at it bit by little bit
    I guess I could build me a bomb and blow it up in one big hit
    Stumbling block, stumbling block, stumbling block

    Some of my friends say I should call in the mystics
    Or find me a philosopher to come here and tell me it don’t exist
    First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is
    Stumbling block, stumbling block, stumbling block

    If I ever get done with this I’m gonna make a brand new start
    I gotta get my thinking straight and put the horse before the cart
    If I had the balls I’d wrap this thing up in plastic and call it art!
    Stumbling block, stumbling block, stumbling block

    I’m gonna call up every TV station
    And the museum of science, maybe they're looking for a special donation
    I could sell tickets and take it on tour all around the whole goddamn nation
    Stumbling block, stumbling block, stumbling block

    It’s in your mind, she says, it’s within you
    She likes saying stuff like that, I got a problem if it’s true
    If you can’t get rid of what’s inside you it’s bound to destroy you!
    Stumbling block, stumbling, block, stumbling block

     

  • 2
    Rally Round The Drum

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Archie Roach).

    Like my brother before me
    I'm a tent boxing man
    Like our daddy before us
    Travelling all around Gippsland
    I woke up one cold morning
    Many miles from Fitzroy
    And slowly it came dawning
    By Billy Leach I was employed

    Rally round the drum boys
    Rally round the drum
    Every day, every night boys
    Rally round the drum

    Hoisting tent pole and tarpaulin
    Billy says 'Now beat the drum'
    Rings out across the showgrounds
    And all the people come
    Then Billy starts a-calling
    'Step right up, step right up, one and all
    Is there anybody game here
    To take on Kid Snowball?'

    Rally round the drum boys
    Rally round the drum
    Every day, every night boys
    Rally round the drum

    Sometimes I fight a gee-man
    Yeah we put on a show
    Sometimes I fight a hard man
    Who wants to lay me low
    Sometimes I get tired
    But I don't ever grouse
    I've got to keep on fighting
    Five dollars every house

    Rally round the drum boys
    Rally round the drum
    Every day, every night boys
    Rally round the drum

    Like my daddy before me
    I stand up and knock 'em down
    Like my brother before me
    I'm weaving in your town

    Yeah, rally round the drum boys
    Rally round the drum
    Got to keep on fighting
    Rally round the drum

  • 3
    Ghost Town

    Today I thought I saw you
    Standing on the corner
    I was just about to call your name, I nearly touched her
    Then she turned and suddenly it all came crashing down
    Just my imagination playing tricks in a ghost town

    This morning I lay sleeping
    I heard soft footsteps creeping
    Standing right beside me at my bed I felt your breathing
    You said 'Daddy can I come inside? It's cold down in the ground'
    The sun came in, I woke up hard and empty in ghost town

    Now I wander everywhere
    Talking to the air
    And every day just like the day before in countless numbers
    And every night the curtain falls upon the day gone down
    And every single town that I pass through is a ghost town

     

  • 4
    Song Of The Old Rake
    Pretty child, come here to me
    And listen to my story
    Won’t you sit down on my knee
    Your eyes are like your mother’s
    And you mother’s mother’s
    Deeper than the deep blue sea
    All them girls I used to love
    By the fire, all alone, I sit dreaming of
    All them girls I used to hold
    I made their love turn cold
     
    These old bones are aching
    These old hands are shaking
    Lord, I can’t see the page
    Sing me the song I taught you
    Fetch my wine and water
    Never thought I’d reach this stage
    All them girls I used to know
    Like a fool acting smart I let them go
    All them girls, long time gone
    I lost them one by one
     
    All them girls with their creamy skin
    What I’d give just to have one in my arms again
    Oh, my girl, when you start to play
    Don’t give your heart away
    All them girls I used to kiss
    I don’t know how my days all came down to this
    All them girls I used to hold
    I made their love turn cold
     
     
     
  • 5
    Don’t Stand So Close To The Window

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Alexander McGregor).

    Oh Marlene, how we fell
    What we've done now we never can tell
    Bottle of wine, then another
    Suddenly we fell into each other

    Don't stand so close to the window
    Somebody out there might see

    Then the word on the wire
    Would be just like Ash Wednesday bushfire
    Kiss me quick, kiss me warm
    Put your dress on and hurry back home

    Don't stand so close to the window
    Somebody out there might see
    And you're not supposed to be here with me

    There's a way, there's a track
    One false move and there's no turning back
    Turn the page, close the book
    Walk out the door now with never a look

    And don't stand so close to the window
    Somebody out there might see
    And you're not supposed to be here with me
    The walls have ears and the darkness has eyes don't you see?

  • 6
    Passed Over
    Today is a very fine day, a very happy day in every way
    Today is a very fine day-put your hands together and pray
    The angel came mighty close, in the middle of the night he came so close
    The angel came mighty close and then he carried on his way
    He passed over, passed over, passed over
     
    We slew the lamb and smeared his blood, killed the little lamb to stay the hand of God
    We slaughtered the lamb and caught his blood and daubed it on the door
    We heard the beating of the wings, heard the busy beating of the terrible wings
    We heard the beating of the wings and then we heard nothing at all
    He passed over, passed over, passed over
     
    The first born child was burning up, in the middle of the night he called for a cup
    The first born child was burning up, begging for his mama to come
    Mama mopped his burning brow, mama dear came with a cool, cool towel
    Mama mopped his burning brow and stayed watching over him
    Passed over, passed over, passed over
     
    The first born son came down the stairs, mama dear kissed his curly brown hair
    The first born child came down the stairs, hungry as a grizzly bear
    Today is a very fine day, a very happy day in every way
    Today is a very fine day, the angel carried on his way
    He passed over, passed over, passed over
  • 7
    They Thought I Was Asleep

    We were driving back from the country one night
    Mum and dad up the front and the rest of us snug and tight
    My kid brother grizzled for a little minute
    ‘Til my big sister told him he’d better quit it or die
    It had been a long day in the countryside
    Playing with the cousins on my mother’s side
    The sound of the radio closed our eyes drifting over the seat
    And then I fell asleep

    I don’t know what woke me up
    Maybe a country song or a big truck passing by
    I could hear my mama and papa talking
    Papa said something then mama began to cry
    No more words then, just soft sobs and my head began to throb
    I just lay there playing dog breathing slow and deep
    They thought I was asleep
    They thought I was asleep

    It seemed forever ‘til the sobbing stopped
    Then they talked for a little while but just too soft to hear
    Daddy kept looking at the side of her face
    One hand on the wheel and one hand stroking her hair
    The headlights shining from the other way
    Showed tears on the cheeks of daddy’s face
    I prayed for Jesus to send his grace
    And all our souls to keep
    Back then I believed
    They thought I was asleep
    The night was dark and deep
    How I wish I was asleep

  • 8
    You’re Learning (with Kasey Chambers)
    (Written by Charlie Louvin and Ira Louvin).


    You are learning what it’s like to sit and cry
    And wonder why your plans went wrong
    You are learning how it feels when pain is real
    To realise you’re all alone
    Yes, you’re learning
    We had the chance to be happy
    Nothing stood in our way
    If only you’d meant what you promised
    We wouldn’t be crying today
    You are learning that a lie can make you cry
    For the truth your heart reveals
    You are learning that a flirt can cause a hurt
    Even though your love is real
    Yes, you’re learning

     

  • 9
    Foggy Highway
    I'm on a foggy highway
    I'm on a lonely road
    I can't see the way ahead
    I'm on a foggy highway

    Don't know just why I'm out here
    Don't know just how I strayed
    The road behind me is long and dark
    I'm on a foggy highway

    Cold my heart
    Cold the ground
    And my way is darkest night
    Not a word
    Not a friend
    To help or guide me
    To walk beside me tonight

    I'm on a foggy highway
    I'm on a lonely road
    I'm not long for this world
    I'm on a foggy highway

     

  • 10
    Down To My Soul
    We light the dark and lie us down to pray
    All night long we keep the dogs at bay
    If I had my time over again
    You know that I wouldn't change a thing
    You touch me down to my soul
    Down to my soul
     
    You wake me up speaking dreams at dawn
    I reach and touch the fine lines time has drawn
    For all the world I wouldn't trade my place
    Your mixed up tears falling on my face
    You touch me down to my soul
    Down to my soul
     
    No other kiss ever felt like this-such tenderness
    Oh, give me one more kiss' cause every time we kiss
    All heaven breaks loose!
    You touch me down to my soul
    Down to my soul
     
  • 11
    Cities Of Texas
    I am the wind without a name
    I have been blowing long before you came
    I am the wind no one calls
    I see your towers rise and fall
    Cities of Texas, my lovely ones
    Cities of Texas, shining in the sun
     
    I am the wind no one knows
    Out from your deserts, down from your melting snows
    Over the ocean right across your land
    I turn your high glass back to shifting sand
    Cities of Texas, my lovely ones
    Cities of Texas, shining in the sun
  • 12
    Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air
    I am your true shepherd
    I will lead you there
    Beside still waters
    Come and meet me in the middle of the air
    I will meet you in the middle of the air
     
    I will lay you down
    In pastures green and fair
    Every soul shall be restored
    I will meet them in the middle of the air
    Come and meet me in the middle of the air
     
    Through the lonesome valley
    My rod and staff you'll bear
    Fear not death's dark shadow
    Come and meet me in the middle of the air
    I will meet you in the middle of the air
     
    With oil I shall anoint you
    A table shall I prepare
    Your cup will runneth over
    Come and meet me in the middle of the air
    I will meet you in the middle of the air
     
    In my house you'll dwell forever
    You shall not want for care
    Surely goodness and mercy will follow you
    Come and meet me in the middle of the air
    I will meet you in the middle of the air