• 1
    Feelings Of Grief
    Feelings of grief
    Breaking over me
    Wave after wave like the rolling sea
    These feelings of grief
     
    Time without end
    I’m gonna miss you, my friend
    How do you suppose this world will ever mend
    Or this heart play again?
     
    I go about my day
    There’s always somebody to pay
    And they just won’t go away
    Nor will these feelings of grief
     
    Feelings of grief
    Blinding me with tears
    All that’s dear piece by piece disappears
    And all that remains are these feelings of grief
  • 2
    God Told Me To
    My name is John Johanna, I am misunderstood
    Lately I have been accused of grievous murder in cold blood
    My mission is most righteous, my cause is true and just
    The wicked need chastisement, you know it’s either them or us
    God told me to
    I did what I had to do
    God told me to
     
    All around me empty chatter, the old men wring their hands,
    Meanwhile in broad daylight Satan gathers his unholy bands
    The mighty strength of angels carries me on my seeking flight
    My anger is a hammer – you know not its power or the hour it strikes!
    God told me to
    I answer not to them or you
    God told me to
     
    Seven golden candles flaming bring forth the Son of Man
    In his mouth a two-edged sword, seven stars shining in his right hand
    The beast has eyes before him, the beast has eyes behind
    Those not with me are against me, they’re surely gonna feel my holy fire!
    God told me to
    To thine own self be true
    God told me to
    God told me to
    I’m just doing what I have to do
    God told me to
  • 3
    Stolen Apples Taste The Sweetest
    Stolen apples taste the sweetest
    See them hanging in the pale moonlight
    You won’t feel those cuts and grazes
    As you reach out for your prize in the night
    And pluck it down and take that very first bite
     
    “Don’t tell anyone our secrets”
    Said the farmer to his darling wife
    “There are some here in the district
    Not so happy with their lot in this mean, old life.
    Now, sweetheart, won’t you pass me the paring knife”
     
    Stolen apples, plucked down in their prime
    Stolen apples, hanging heavy on my mind
     
    Eve called Adam in the garden
    “Hey Ad, come over here and look at these, won’t you try some?”
    “Oh, no” said Adam “That’s forbidden!”
    “Come on now, baby” said Eve, “What could be wrong with just one little one?”
    So Adam bit and cried out “That’s the bomb! That’s the bomb!”
     
    Stolen apples taste the sweetest
    Stolen apples taste the sweetest
  • 4
    Sweetest Thing

    (Written by Paul Kelly, Dan Kelly, Daniel Luscombe, Peter Luscombe and Bill McDonald).

    When you came into the room
    You didn’t walk in through the door
    You didn’t steal through the window
    Neither did you rise up through the floor

    You’re the sweetest thing that ever happened to me
    Baby, you’re the sweetest thing that ever happened to me

    Ah, your daddy ain’t so rich
    But your mama sure is fine
    Don’t you know he’s got a song for you
    The words keep a-changing all the time

    You’re the sweetest thing that ever happened to me
    Honey, you’re the sweetest thing that ever happened to me

    I’m living in a strange new world
    Things are never gonna be the same
    I’m a slave to a selfish girl
    And she don’t even know my name!

    She’s the sweetest thing that ever happened to me
    Sure is the sweetest… mmmm… the sweetest thing that ever happened to me

  • 5
    You’re 39, You’re Beautiful And You’re Mine
    I don’t talk all that much
    About my feelings and such
    Though I try to keep in touch with this heart of mine
    But now I’m gonna speak out loud
    ‘Cause it makes me feel so proud
    That we’re standing the test of time
    You’re 39, you’re beautiful and you’re mine
     
    I wake up every day
    On my tongue a song of praise
    You still take my breath away in the morning light
    Down all the dogging days
    You keep on getting better with age
    Like a lovingly made bottle of wine
    You’re 39, you’re beautiful and you’re mine
     
    Like a sailing ship at sea
    Bearing spice and history
    You come swaying to me in your prime
    You’re 39, you’re beautiful and you’re mine
    I’m gonna say it one more time
    You’re 39, you’re beautiful and you’re mine
  • 6
    The Lion And The Lamb
    (Written by Paul Kelly, Dan Kelly, Dan Luscombe, Peter Luscombe and Bill McDonald).


    Some people like watching a lamb in a lion’s den
    They want me to bow down my head and give in to the end
    They keep on singing the same old song
    They got the tune right but the words are all wrong
    Imagine their surprise when they see how I shed my skin

    I run with the pack but my kicks I get on my own
    In the cold-blooded old time the seeds for the blooms were sown
    I nursed every sting, every prick – and I know every dirty little trick
    From the downtown alley all the way to the hilltop home
    Nobody’s gonna touch me now

    One of these days the lion will lie down with the lamb
    They say milk and honey will flow all through the land
    The blood-covered butcher will lay down his knife and take to the streets with the drum and the fife
    But between you and me don’t count on it anytime soon
    Nobody’s gonna touch me now
    Nobody’s gonna touch me now
     

     

  • 7
    Right Outta My Head

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).

    I’m gonna fuck her right outta my head
    I’m gonna jump from bed to bed
    Sally, Sonia, Sophie, Sue
    I ain’t met ‘em all yet but I’m planning to
    I’m gonna fuck her right outta my head

    I’m gonna lay down a new set of memories
    With Tanyas and Julies, Lindas and Emilies
    And the way we moved in the mirror on the wall
    I won’t remember that at all
    I’m gonna lay down a new set of memories

    Ah, I’m a-gonna be ok
    Ah, ah – once these visions go away

    I’m gonna drink this whole town dry
    No sad tear’s gonna wet my eye
    Maggie, Mary, Mona, Bill
    Are gonna do me right – did I say Bill?!
    I’m gonna drink this whole town dry

    Ah, I’m a-gonna be just fine
    Ah, ah – once these visions get offa my mind
    I’m gonna jump from bed to bed
    No sad tear’s gonna wet my eye
    I’m gonna lay down a new set of memories
    I’m gonna drink this whole town dry

  • 8
    Keep On Driving
    Oh, the night is young
    And the road is long
    There’s a hanging moon
    And you and me we got a thousand songs
    Now the city lights are a distant glow
    And the only thing, the only thing we gotta do is go
    So keep on driving, keep on driving
     
    Well, I loved a girl from spring to fall
    But it’s over now and I really don’t mind at all
    Such a beautiful catastrophe
    And there aint no doubt she sure is glad to see the back of me
    So keep on driving, keep on driving
     
    Through the piney woods, across the rolling downs
    See the church spires high above the sleeping towns
    Getting closer now with every passing sign to the borderline
    I’m so happy that you’re by my side
    I’m so happy that you’re by my side
    So keep on driving, keep on driving
  • 9
    The Ballad Of Queenie And Rover
    Queenie was born on the banks of the great Ord River, 1930, maybe
    Her mother was black, her daddy white
    Daddy was a fine horse breaker, mama sang the songs of the old lawmakers
    She used to hide young Queenie in the bush
    Rub black charcoal all over her hair and her face
    Every time the police came around, looking for any blonde-haired brown-skinned children
    To round ‘em all up, take ‘em on down town
     
    Shine on, shine on, immortal one
    Shine on, shine on, immortal one
     
    Rover was born in the desert, lived out there ‘til his mother died
    Then he moved around a lot from place to place
    Bedford Downs, Bow River, Lissadell, Wyndham,
    Building fences, working as a stockman
    Then he had a series of dreams
    Started painting what he’d heard and seen
    Rainbow serpent, Krill Krill, Cyclone Tracy, the killing fields,
    Everything that lives and breathes
     
    Ride on, ride on, immortal ones
    Ride on, ride on, immortal ones
     
    When Rover and Queenie were young they met out on Texas Downs station
    She worked as a cook there for a long long time
    She said “Hey, Cowboy!” later on she said
    “Nice boy, good worker, top rider, lucky one, that one”
    One day a mean horse ripped the scalp from his head
    She stitched him up with a boiled needle and thread
    Good as any doctor, they were friends everafter
    She said “I wanna paint”, he said “I’ll teach ya”
    They died within months of each other
     
    Ride on, ride on, immortal ones
    Shine on, shine on, immortal ones
    Your story will always run
    Forever run
    Forever young
  • 10
    The Foggy Fields Of France
    Green the foggy fields of France today I journey through
    Green the singer, Al, who sings the way I feel for you
    Green our love so tender yet, a gift each day made new
    Green would be the whole wide world if they our secret knew
     
    Blue the little patch of sky peeping through the grey
    Blue the colour of your dress the day I went away
    Blue the mighty ocean deep keeping us apart
    Blue the melody I strum on this old guitar
     
    I carry you with me wrapped up in my heart
    We are the wonder that keeps the stars apart
    The root of the root and the bud of the bud
    The deepest of the deepest
    The singing in the blood
     
    Gold the feeling that I get as I come in to land
    Gold the sinking western sun making its fiery bands
    Gold the colour of your curls as at the gate you stand
    Gold the ring I bring for you to slip on your left hand
     
    I carry you with me wrapped up in my heart
    This is the wonder that keeps the stars apart
    The root of the root and the bud of the bud
    The deepest of the deepest
    The singing in the blood
     
  • 11
    Please Leave Your Light On

    Please leave your light on for me
    Let it shine all through the night
    I know by now you’re not expecting me
    I’ve been so long out of sight

    I’m coming through the darkest hour now, Mama
    Don’t give up on me just yet
    I got no excuses for you
    But I sure got some regrets
    Yeah, I sure got some regrets

    I went out from the halls of grace
    My soul turned into stone
    Please leave your light on for me
    I’ve been taking the long way home

    Please go easy when you see me, Mama
    I just might fall apart
    I know I’ve tried your patience
    I know I’ve stretched your heart

    The sky fell down hard upon me
    I’ve been crawling in the dirt
    Nobody’s fault but mine for sure
    And not just me who’s hurt
    Yeah, not just me who’s hurt

    I went out from the halls of grace
    Turned my back on my own
    Please leave your light on for me
    I’ve been taking the long way home