• 1
    Last Train To Heaven

    This is the very last train
    This is the train I'm on
    This is the very last train
    This is the train I'm on

    People get ready
    People get moving
    People get rolling
    People get on it

  • 2
    Leaps And Bounds

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Chris Langman).

    I'm high on the hill Looking over the bridge To the MCG
    And way up on high The clock on the silo Says eleven degrees
    I remember, I remember
    I'm breathing today The month of May
    All the burning leaves I'm not hearing a sound My feet don't even Touch the ground
    I remember, I remember
    I go leaps and bounds
    Down past the river
    And across the playing fields The fields all empty
    Only for the burning leaves
    I remember, I remember
    I go leaps and bounds
    I remember everything

  • 3
    Before The Old Man Died
    I used to walk in shadows I stayed out of the sun
    I used to sort information And I used to pass it on
    Before the old man died Before we came alive Before the old man died
    I used to follow orders Did my duty like a son
    But I fell in love with whispers And I turned them into songs
    Before the old man died Before we came alive Before the old man died
    For the way he ruined our mother Not enough blood can run
    We had plans, me and my brother Every day I cleaned my gun
    Before the old man died Before we came alive Before the old man died Before we came alive
  • 4
    Down On My Speedway
    C'mon, Suzie, let's get ready to go
    We’ll be out of this town before the sun is low
    I got a racetrack running in my head
    The present, past and the future dead
    Down on my speedway

     
    Keep your eye on number four

    They strap him inside a welded door
    C'mon and tangle deep down in my wires
    There's something smoking, must be fire Down on my speedway
     

    Mash your starter, jump your connection This terraplane needs a fuel injection

    I got a racetrack running in my head
    The present, past and the future dead
    Down on my speedway

  • 5
    White Train
    Standing at my doorway
    I wondered why his hand was painted red
    'It's just a scratch' he said
    Here we go again
    We stumbled to the car
    By the time we hit Prince Henry's he was white
    I said 'You look such a sight'
    He said 'I don't feel no pain'
     
    And I know just what to do
    And I know it's nothing new
    We've been through this before
    And I must follow
    Why must it be you (on a white train)?
     
    I stuck until the end
    Though you said I was no friend
    But you were blind
    I was much too kind
    On a white train
    Some will swill and some will sip
    Some just find a place where they don't slip
    Others take a kip
    On a white train
     
    And I know just what to do
    And I know it's nothing new
    We've been through this before
    And still I follow
    Why must it be you (on a white train)?
  • 6
    Randwick Bells
    Randwick bells are ringing Must be Saturday
    I woke late in the middle of the day Must be Saturday
     
    Put a blanket on the window
    And come on back to bed
    We got nowhere to be and no place to go
    So come on back to bed
     
    We're gonna rise up singing
    We're gonna rise up singing
     
    Randwick bells are ringing
    Through the empty rooms
    The bells are ringing high and wide
    For the bride and groom
     
    Put a blanket on the window
    And come on back to bed
    Just for a little while
    We got nowhere to be
    No place to go at all, no
    So come on back to bed
    I'll make you smile
     

    We're gonna rise up singing
    We're gonna rise up singing
    Randwick bells are ringing
    Randwick bells are ringing

  • 7
    Before Too Long
     
    Before too long
    The one that you're loving
    Will wish that he'd never met you
    Before too long
    He who is nothing
    Will suddenly come into view
    So let the time keep rolling on
    It's on my side
    Lonely nights will soon be gone
    High is the tide
     
    Before too long
    We'll be together
    And no one will tear us apart
    Before too long
    The words will be spoken
    I know all the action by heart
    As the night-time follows day
    I'm closing in
    Every dog will have his day
    Any dog can win
     
    Shut the shade, do not fear anymore
    Here I come creeping round your back door
     
    Before too long I'll be repeating
    What's happened before in my mind
    Before too long
    Over and over
    ]ust like a hammer inside
     
    As the night-time follows day
    I'm closing in
    Every dog will have his day
    Any dog can win
     
    Before too long
    Before too long
     
  • 8
    Adelaide
    The wisteria on the back verandah is still blooming
    And all the great aunts are either insane or dead
    Kensington Road runs straight for a while before turning
    We lived on the bend; it was there I was raised and fed
    Counting and running as I go
    Down past the hedges all in a row
    In Adelaide, Adelaide
     
    Dad's hands used to shake but I never knew he was dying
    I was thirteen, I never dreamed he could fall
    And all the great aunts were red in the eyes from crying
    I rang the bells, I never felt nothing at all
    All the king's horses, all the king's men
    Cannot bring him back again
     
    Find me a bar or a girl or guitar, now where do you go
    on a Saturday night?
    I own this town, I spilled my wine at the bottom of the statue
    of Colonel Light
    And the streets are so wide, everybody's inside
    Sitting in the same chairs they were sitting in last year
    (This is my town!)
    All the king's horses, all the king's men
    Wouldn't drag me back again
    To Adelaide, Adelaide, Adelaide, Adelaide
  • 9
    I Won’t Be Torn Apart
    I guess it's common knowledge
    There's quite a lot of mileage
    In someone else's marriage
    Oh baby, I won't be torn apart
     
    You can chuck me out now
    You can lock me out now
    You can break my stuff but
    Baby, I won't be torn apart
     
    From a dream I've woken
    And it just can't be spoken
    What remains unbroken
    Oh baby, I won’t be torn apart
  • 10
    Going About My Fathers Business
    Standing in the darkness watching while you sleep
    I can hear you softly breathing while I creep
    Going about my father's business
    Doing my father's time
    What's done to me I'll do to mine
     
    I woke up one summer morning-he was gone
    Soft light through the window breaking for my son
    Going about my father's business
    Doing my father's time
    What's done to me I'll do to mine
     
    Know them by what they do
    Let no one speak for you
    Just this I beg of you
    Forgive me, forgive me
     
    Someday when we sign the treaty I'll be home
    War is long and lasts forever and I'm your own
    Going about my father's business
    Doing my father's time
    What's done to me I'll do to mine
    What's done to me I'll do to mine
  • 11
    Somebody’s Forgetting Somebody (Somebody’s Letting Somebody Down)
    Are you lonesome tonight?
    Are you feeling like me?
    I'll bet you're dancing tonight
    Running around so carelessly
    Somebody's forgetting somebody
    Somebody's letting somebody down
     
    The door to my heart
    Your kiss is the key
    The keys to the car
    Now they're useless to me
    Somebody's forgetting somebody
    Somebody's letting somebody down
     
    And every time I hear those bells
    I think I'm done for
    And every time they cast their spell
    I think I'm done for
    Nowhere to run for
    Somebody's forgetting somebody
    Somebody's letting somebody down
  • 12
    The Ballroom
    I went down to the Ballroom
    She was dancing with her new fool
    She said 'Paul, this is Henry'
    Well I never know what to say when I meet 'em
     
    I was taken to a party
    I was accused of being deliberately downhearted
    She said 'Paul, why so gloomy?'
    Well I never know what to say when I meet 'em
     
    Your wine tastes fine
    Your friends are talking to me
    I'd like to hide
    Guess I'm all tongue-tied
     
    Henry's gonna meet the family
    They're gonna have him over for roast lamb next Sunday
    Well good luck and I'm glad it's you
    'Cause I never know what to say when I meet 'em
     
    I was going home on Fitzroy
    She was walking with her new boy
    She said 'Paul, this is Tommy'
    Well I never know what to say when I meet 'em
  • 13
    Tighten Up
    Mama don't like your holey shoes
    Scrapping in the back yard-four be two
    Daddy's smokin' motor didn't make it up the hill
    Mama can't pay, she got one day
    She got no money for the telephone bill
    Tighten up, tighten up
    Everything falls apart
     
    Mama says to Papa now 'Where ya been?'
    Papa says 'I'm sorry Mama, I got a full skin'
    Mama get excited, she having an attack
    Mama spins round, Daddy hits the ground
    For too long now she's been taking up the slack
    Tighten up, tighten up
    Everything falls apart
     
    Jimmy coming home now-see him on the run
    Mama's going through the cupboards, looking for a can
    Daddy on a ladder, TV on the blink
    Mama can't think, Daddy's feeling like a drink
    And all the dirty dishes, lord, are piling up the sink!
    Tighten up, tighten up
    Everything falls apart
    Tighten up, tighten up
    Everything falls apart
  • 14
    I’ve Come For Your Daughter
    Hello, Mr Brown
    How do you slumber?
    I know your street
    I've got your number
    Your sweet young girl
    She's got the yen
    Your lack of sleep
    Has just begun
     
    I've come for your daughter
    I've come for your daughter
    I'm crazy about that child
    We drive each other wild
     
    Believe your fears
    I'm no invention
    I'm on your stairs
    There's no prevention
     
    I've come for your daughter
    I've come for your daughter
    I'm crazy about that child
    We drive each other wild
  • 15
    So Blue
    Standing in a bright lit room
    Strangers all around me
    To the spot my feet were glued
    Before the Lac d'Annecy
    I walked around then I came back
    And stood there lost in wonder
    Nothing else there could attract
    The rest were only pictures
    So blue, so blue, so blue
     
    I waited on a cold highway
    Throwing stones and singing
    A man he took me all the way
    Right through to Central Station '
    Where have you been?' he said to me
    I've been down to the gallery
    'What did you see?' he said to me
    I saw the Lac d'Annecy
    And it was so blue, so blue, so blue
     
    Now colour constructs every line
    And the more every link is made fine
    The stronger the net will be
     
    Every day he left his wife
    To wrestle with his lover
    A hundred ways Mont St Victoire
    And each time starting over
    Now Pablo's work was child's play
    And Henri did it faster
    But the slow old grizzly bear
    Was their only master
    So blue, so blue, so blue
  • 16
    The Execution
    The scouts report that you've been seen down the river
    They say you sleep with one eye open, one eye dreaming
    Did they tell you madness passes? Did they tell you?
    There's no such thing as passing madness
    The monstrous has become mundane
    Routine takes the place of pain
    Voici Ie temps des assassins
    You're addicted to revolution
    Addiction is no revolution
    Make sure your knife is sharp and clean
    Make sure you're not too late, not too soon
    Voici Ie temps des assassins
    Voici Ie temps des assassins
    Voici Ie temps des assassins
  • 17
    Incident On South Dowling
    My baby was dying
    Turning so blue
    Four feet from me dying
    My head was like glue
     
    I couldn't save my baby
    (He couldn't save his baby)
     
    Loaded and sinking
    To the vegetable zone
    She just kept on sinking
    Now she's mineral and bone
     
    I couldn't save my baby
    (He couldn't save his baby)
     
    We lived on the first floor
    We lived in two rooms
    Now my poor baby
    She lives with the worms
     
    A head full of rocks
     Is a heavy, heavy head
    I was watching a movie
    Night of the Living Dead
    Now people they whisper
    Now people they stare
    They say I couldn't save her
    Even though I was right there
     
    I couldn't save my baby
    (He couldn't save his baby)
     
    We lived on the first floor
    We lived in two rooms
    Now my poor baby
     
    She lives with the worms
  • 18
    Maralinga (Rainy Land)
    This is a rainy land
    This is a rainy land
    No thunder in our sky
    No trees stretching high
    But this is a rainy land
     
    My name is Yami Lester
    I hear, I talk, I touch but I am blind
    My story comes from darkness
    Listen to my story now unwind
    This is a rainy land
     
    First we heard two big bangs
    We thought it was the Great Snake digging holes
    Then we saw the big cloud
    Then the big, black mist began to roll
    This is a rainy land
     
    A strangeness on our skin
    A soreness in our eyes like weeping fire
    A pox upon our skin
    A boulder on our backs all our lives
     
    This is a rainy land
    This is a rainy land
    No thunder in our sky
    No trees stretching high
    But this is a rainy land
     
    My name is Edie Millipuddie
    They captured me and roughly washed me down
    Then my child stopped kicking
    Then they took away my oId man to town
    They said 'Do you speak English?'
    He said '1 know that Jesus loves me I know
    Because the bible tells me so'
     
    This is a rainy land
    This is a rainy land
    No thunder in our sky
    No trees stretching high
    But this is a rainy land
  • 19
    Darling It Hurts

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Steve Connolly).

    I see you standing on the corner with your dress so high
    And all the cars slow down as they go driving by
    I thought you said you had some place to go
    What are you doing up here putting it all on show?
    Darling, it hurts to see you down Darlinghurst tonight

    Do you remember, baby, how we laughed and cried?
    We said we'd be together 'til the day we died
    How could something so good turn so bad?
    I'd do it all again because you're the best I ever had
    Darling, it hurts to see you down Darlinghurst tonight

    See that man with the glad hands
    I want to kill him but it wouldn't be right
    Now here comes another man with the glad bags
    I want to break him but it's not my fight
    In one hand and out the other
    Baby, I don't even know why you bother
    Darling, it hurts to see you down Darlinghurst tonight

  • 20
    Look So Fine, Feel So Low

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Maurice Frawley).

    I've been seen on the street
    Wearing brand new clothes
    I guess I've landed on my feet
    I'm lucky I suppose
    She tells me that she loves me
    She buys me things
    She wants to take care of me
    And all I gotta do is sing, sing, sing, sing
    Well I look so fine
    But I feel so low
    Yeah I look so fine
    But I feel so low

    She takes me by the arm
    She takes me all around
    She knows all her friends are talking
    Saying look what our good girl's found
    One thing she's got on you
    She's so easy to impress
    When she asks me dumb questions
    All I gotta do is say yes, yes, yes, yes
    Well I look so fine
    But I feel so low
    Yeah I look so fine
    But I feel so low

  • 21
    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
  • 22
    Don’t Harm The Messenger
    One day you might hear someone knocking loudly at your door
    And you know it must be bad news-absolutely sure
    You must realise before you strike the very first blow
    He's the one who only tells you what you already know
     
    Lay not a finger on him
    Beat not, oh bruise not, his skinny skin skin
    No don't ever harm the messenger
     
    Understand he came a long way on a lonely road
    Multiplying were his trials, heavy was his load
    Understand his heart was breaking, never once did he sleep
    And no hollow log kept him warm, no counsel did he keep
     
    Give him food, give him a bed
    Touch not one single hair on his head
    Don't ever harm the messenger
  • 23
    Gossip

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Chris Coyne).

    When I come home
    All I want is revelation
    Meat off the bone
    What price is good information?
    When I'm alone
    I have too many companions
    Chewing the phone
    All I get is slender pickings
    Gossip, gossip
    Give us this day our daily bread
    Give us this day our sweet daily bread

    It makes the world go round
    Over my shoulder I'm taking it down
    Fish gotta swim in the sea
    One thing for sure if you lie down with dogs
    Then you get up with fleas

    Tender no thought
    Stick to the facts that invent us
    This is the court
    And it's called common consensus
    Gossip, gossip
    Give us this day our daily bread
    Gossip, gossip
    It makes the world go round

  • 24
    After The Show
    After the show
    Where shall we go?
    I want to go downtown
    Don't want to go uptown no more
    Just want to go downtown
     
    Wasn't it grand?
     
    The music, the band
    I know it ain't cheap
    But I just can't sleep
    Know what I mean
     
    I get this feeling inside
    It's just a feeling I can't hide
    Oh we're gonna have some fun tonight
    We're gonna ball and shout
    We're gonna have a real good time
    After the show