• 1
    New Found Year

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).


    Come with me, love, bring your wine, love
    Set it by the bed
    First we’ll clink and then we’ll drink
    To toast the year that’s fled
    Outside all the horns are blaring
    The midnight bells have rung
    On this our first new year and love so young

    Slip your shoes off, let me help your dress
    Down to the floor
    There’s no treasure on this earth now
    Not inside this door
    Every weather, heat and chills, and spring and fall and rain
    And on the air all spice again

    Oh my India, my new found land
    My America, come take my hand

    January, February, we will seek our ground
    March and April, May and June and July, dig deeper down
    August and September, sweet October – that’s when we met
    November and December – I know I’ll never forget

    Oh my India, my new found land
    My America, I’m your new man
    And now, my love, come prove our love
    Before, behind, between, above
    Below!

    Oh my India, my new found land
    My America, come take my hand
    Oh my India, my brave new land
    My America, for you I stand
    Oh my India, my new found land
    My America, I’m your new man

     

     

  • 2
    When A Woman Loves A Man
    When a woman loves a man it’s stronger than the sun
    So unfolds the hidden plan that won’t stop once begun
    Her light comes shining
    Inside him little tender blooms expand
    When a woman loves a man
    Ever since the world began
     
    When a woman gives herself she goes out on a limb
    Her body cannot help but tell the story that’s within
    She pours her trust in him
    And all she asks is that he understands
    The gift he holds in his hands
    When a woman loves a man
     
    Water carving out a canyon
    Sure gets deeper over time
    A woman’s love seeks its companion
    As freshwater seeks the brine
     
    Her streams, hills and valleys
    Her sweet home – the whole damn country in the palm of his hand!
    Springtime all across the land
    When a woman loves a man
    Ever since the world began
    When a woman loves a man
    Get ready for the tender plan
    When a woman loves a man
  • 3
    For The Ages

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).


    Darling, you’re one for the ages
    I’m glad you live here in mine
    Your face and figure belong
    To centuries been and gone
    Those Renaissance and Roman times

    Darling, you’re one for the ages
    Long may you live in my rhyme
    The years will cut us down
    But they won’t keep us in the ground
    Out of the grave we’ll climb

    Darling, you’re one for the ages
    You’ll never go out of style
    You walked into the ball
    Dressed by St Vincent de Paul
    With that shy and serious smile

    Darling, you’re one for the ages
    Your beauty suits every clime
    There’s a mystery deep within
    And in the light upon your skin
    I could study for all time

    Darling, you’re one for the ages
    Darling, you’re one for the ages
    Darling, you’re one for the ages

     

  • 4
    Gonna Be Good
    I’m gonna be good from now on
    I’m gonna be good
    I’m gonna be good from now on
    I’m gonna be good
     
    I wrote a list, I thought it best
    Of all that must apply
    I wrote a list, it didn’t take long
     
    I’m gonna be good from now on
    I’m gonna be good
     
    My sweet brothers, my sisters all
    They’re standing by
    They’ve been delighted, they’ve been appalled
     
    I’m gonna be good from now on
    I’m gonna be good
     
    Like Big John says in his song
    You gotta walk the line
    The line is narrow, the line is long
     
    I’m gonna be good from now on
    I’m gonna be good
    I’m gonna do right from now on
    I’m gonna do right
     
  • 5
    Someone New
    I just want to sleep with someone new
    Someone I’ve never met
    Knowing it’s a foolish thing to do
    And sure to cause regret
    There is no reason to do our love wrong
    When we’re together it’s sweet and strong
    It’s where I belong
     
    But I just want to sleep with someone new
    Who doesn’t know my name
    Who comes and takes my hand out of the blue
    Just like in a dream
    Pass any doorway, ride any train
    Walk into any room – beauty stakes its claim
    And drives it home again and again and again
     
    I just want to sleep with someone else
    Touch some different skin
    To do or not to do is both ways false
    But one’s a greater sin
    I’m not about to tear this house down
    And I couldn’t stand to sneak around
    And lose this love I’ve found
    So daily I will make her someone new
  • 6
    Time and Tide
    Time and tide wait for no-one
    And they won’t wait for you or me
    You got to know
    When to stay and when to go
    When to do, when to be
     
    Time and tide sometimes hurry
    Sometimes move so slow
    You got to be ready
    To jump or hold steady
    A-rocking and a-rolling with the flow
     
    No matter what you think or do
    Sometimes it really isn’t up to you
    You just got to get out of the way!
    And if you can’t shift at all
    There’s nothing you can do at all but pray
     
    Time and tide keep on pushing and pulling
    Pushing and pulling on you and me
    Sometimes our flood runs high
    Sometimes we’re both left bone dry
    Dreaming of the deep blue sea
  • 7
    Sometimes My Baby

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Alan Pigram).


    Sometimes my baby goes away
    In the blink of an eye on an ordinary day
    I’m right there beside her but all at a loss
    No way to reach her, no way to get across
    Was it something I did? Was it something I said?
    She lies on the bed with her face to the wall
    Oh, it’s breaking my heart and it’s doing my head
    To see her tumble and fall

    Sometimes my baby takes a little trip
    She gives me no warning, just gives me the slip
    I hold her and kiss her and whisper her name
    But she’s somewhere else, I’m right out of the frame
    Oh, it’s nothing I’ve done and it’s nothing I’ve said
    Nothing to do with my loving at all
    I wish I could take out the knives in her head
    Like a stone in a pond she falls

    I listen all night to the sound of the sea
    The tide inches out and the tide inches in
    I follow the moon sinking down through the trees
    Until she rises again

  • 8
    Cold As Canada
    Morning comes creeping in
    Like a sick and pale child
    She leaves him there sleeping in
    No good way to say goodbye
     
    She turns her face to the sun
    She doesn’t have tears to cry
    She wonders at what she’s done
    No good way to say goodbye
     
    Out of the eater, something to eat
    Out of the strong, something sweet
    She’s out of shelter
    She’s as cold as Canada
     
    She gives herself a talking to
    She keeps the blood in her eye
    She knows what she has to do
    No good way to say goodbye
     
    She’s cold as Canada
    What she needs she cannot buy
    Oh, do what you can for her
    No good way to say goodbye
     
    She’s cold as Canada
    She’s cold as Canada
  • 9
    I’m On Your Side

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).


    You’ve been crying a long long spell
    You’ve been drinking from the Devil’s own well
    You’re just hanging on to your pride
    Oh, hold on to me now
    I’m on your side

    I’m on your side when you think there’s no-one
    I’m on your side when darkness falls
    I’m on your side
    All you gotta do is call

    The trees on the shoreline are all fresh from the rain
    The ship on the water’s heading for the main
    Open your window, let the good air inside
    You don’t always know when
    There’s a change in the tide

    I’m on your side when others turn on you
    I’m on your side when your back’s to the wall
    I’m on your side
    All you gotta do is call

    I’m on your side though you might not believe it
    I’m on your side when the shit rains down
    I’m on your side
    I’m gonna stand your ground
    Stand your ground
    Call on me
    All you gotta do is call

  • 10
    None Of Your Business Now
    Send me no more letters
    Nor ask me how I’m going
    It might make you feel better
    But it’s none of your business knowing
    It’s none of your business now
     
    You say you regret it
    And hope we can be friends
    You really just don’t get it
    None of this business can mend
    And it’s none of your business now
     
    Once we had the real thing
    Nothing could compare
    But it was really nothing
    A hell of a business yeah yeah
    And none of our business now
     
    So go and find another
    Or write a stupid song
    To help yourself get over
    You’re none of my business – so long!
    You’re none of my business now
     
    Oh, please don’t send me letters
    Or knock upon my door
    I’m on the way to better
    I’m none of your business no more
    I’m none of your business now
  • 11
    Little Aches and Pains

    Thanks for your letter and your kind words of comfort
    It’s good to hear from you again
    I’m going ok, taking it day by day
    You know what they say “Can’t complain”
    It’s just these little aches and pains
    I got ‘em always now, sunshine or rain

    It must be nice up there on the river
    Maybe I could visit, I haven’t had a trip in a while
    There’s nothing much keeping me here
    I see the gang maybe once or twice a year
    You and me, we could walk a rambling country mile
    Test out these little aches and pains
    When all else goes, they remain

    Disabled we’re born, disabled we die
    Is that a cliché? I’ll make it one!
    And hope it doesn’t get too creaky
    I have found that what you don’t know WILL hurt you
    And what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker
    Leaves you with little aches and pains
    I got ‘em always now, sunshine or rain
    Oh, these little aches and pains
    I don’t count my losses now, just my gains