• 1
    Gunnamatta

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

    It's not what you do, it's just the way that you do it makes me feel this way
    It's not what I see, it's what I read in the looks you've been giving me
    Now make no mistake I'm not sure I can take anymore of this waiting game
    If I had my way I'd like to hear you say
    You kind of feel the same way too
    So, When will you be mine, do I have to wait forever
    When will you be mine do I have to wait forever,

    When will you be mine, when will you be mine, when will you be mine
    It's not what you think, but when you take a drink I feel this invitation
    There's no need to worry, 'cause I'm in no hurry I just want that sensation
    I don't look for trouble, but sometimes that trouble, come looking for me, yeah
    There's one thing that I want to do It's take you out of here with me
    So, When will you be mine, do I have to wait forever
    When will you be mine, do I have to wait forever

    When will you be mine, When will you be mine
    When will you be mine, do I have to wait forever
    When will you be mine, do I have to wait forever

    When will you be mine,
    What's the problem I've got to know

    When will you be mine,
    Please don't keep me in suspense this way

    When will you be mine,
    This waiting is killing me

    When will you be mine,
    I can't stand your drinking all night

  • 2
    The Oldest Story In The Book

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Luscombe).

    Tom and Harry were the best of friends
    They called themselves The Dharma Bums
    Lit out from their home and kin
    With a mandolin and a pair of thumbs
    They worked side by side all the summer
    Picking those grapes from the vine
    Read by one light, took turns to cook
    The oldest story in the book

    Enter Richard and his sister, June
    Just before the season's end
    Richard's guitar knows a whole lotta tunes
    Harry starts a-picking on the mandolin
    Down by the dam in the moonlight
    They play 'til their fingers are sore
    When June kisses Tom, Harry doesn't know where to look
    The oldest story in the book

    The band pull into town in the afternoon
    They've got a hit song on the radio
    Richard calls up his sister, June
    And says 'Do you want to come along to the show?'
    June scrapes the money together for a babysitter
    Tom's working late, she's glad she's on her own
    Especially when Harry sings that song about the girl
    By the lake and how the moonlight looked
    The oldest story in the book

  • 3
    Heavy Thing

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).

    Farmer John's daughter's messing with my sleep
    Oh, Lordy, all I want to do is weep
    From the break of day until the sun goes down
    I gotta keep dragging this load around
    I got a heavy thing for her
    I sure got a heavy thing for her

    She says 'Meet me up behind the barn
    I'll bring a blanket, honey, you bring the yarn'
    If her daddy catch us we'll be in disgrace
    The Devil himself is in her daddy's face
    I got a heavy thing for her
    I sure got a heavy thing for her

    We do the dove and the oop oop pa doo
    The frog, the pony and the grasshopper, too
    The heidi-ho and the old wheelbarrow
    She makes love like there's no tomorrow
    I got a heavy thing for her
    I sure got a heavy thing for her

  • 4
    Won’t You Come Around
    Well, I know it's getting kinda late
    I guess I should turn out the light and bide my time
    Tomorrow eight o'clock, you said, would be just fine
    But tomorrow's so far away
    And only you can make this brain shut down
    Oh, won't you come around?
     
    Now, I think I'm getting much too fond
    I know you got a lot of stuff going on
    You got your rules and you need your beauty sleep as well
    But time moves like glue
    And in my head it's you I'm always talking to
    I've been found! Oh, won't you come around
    With your long hair down?
    Won't you come around?
     
    Well, I don't want to move too fast
    I'm hoping this is gonna last-the way you smile
    When you catch me coming makes me ten foot high
    No, I don't want to rush you now
    But maybe tonight you can break your rule somehow
    Oh, won't you come around
    With your long hair down?
    Won't you come around?
    And shut my thinking down?
    Oh, won't you come around?
  • 5
    These Are The Days

    I got a long-legged girl
    We go all around the world
    No one knows the shape we're in
    In a first floor yellow room
    In the middle of the afternoon
    We breathe out and we breathe in
    We're giving it all away
    We're giving it all away
    These are the days, these are the days
     
    She don't believe in God
    Or Jesus Christ our Lord
    But she likes to call their names
    She wants a little baby child
    And she's running out of time
    She needs a man who wants the same
    We're giving it all away
    We're giving it all away
    These are the days, these are the days
     
    Days of aching sunshine, days of sweetest rain
    Days we know will never come again
     
    I got a long-legged girl
    With a laugh like a-ringing a bell
    She sets my heart aflame
    She don't believe in God
    Or Jesus Christ our Lord
    But she sure loves to call their names
    We're giving it all away
    We're giving it all away
    These are the days, these are the days
    Got a hard-headed girl
    She's ringing a bell
    Only time will tell
  • 6
    Beautiful Feeling

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

    We've been keeping out of sight
    Waiting 'til the time was right
    Now we kiss in broad daylight
    Our secret's out
    We don't have to hide away
    We can walk along Broadway
    Let everybody see the way we sway
    Our secret's out
    You're the one I'm proud to have by my side
    You're the one I care for
    You're the one that breaks me open wide
    I pledge my love to you
    You got my soul
    It's such a beautiful feeling
    It's such a beautiful feeling
    It's such a beautiful feeling with you

    I have to pinch myself to feel
    If what is going on is real
    From the gods themselves we steal
    Night and day
    A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thee
    Lying on a blanket underneath that big old spreading tree
    I'm ready as a man can be
    Come what may
    You're the one I tell my stories to
    You're the one I sing my songs for
    You're the one that's really getting through
    I pledge my love to you
    You got my soul
    It's such a beautiful feeling
    It's such a beautiful feeling
    It's such a beautiful feeling with you

    You're the one I tell my stories to
    You’re the one I adore
    You're the one that's really getting through
    I pledge my love to you
    You got my soul
    It's such a beautiful feeling
    It's such a beautiful feeling
    It's such a beautiful feeling with you

  • 7
    Crying Shame

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

    I like your careless grace
    Your sideways talking, too
    Let me tell you straight
    There's a whole lot I like about you
    Your hazel mocking eyes
    The broken tales you tell
    I haven't known you long
    But I'd really like to know you well
    Sure would be a crying shame if you put the brake on me
    Sure would be a crying shame if you left the ache in me

    Now would anybody mind
    If we just slipped away
    You know, I live close by
    If you want to come and see my place
    I got some Coopers Ale
    Last night's chilli beans
    Got some records, too
    From way down in New Orleans
    Sure would be a crying shame if you put the brake on me
    Sure would be a crying shame if you left the ache in me

    Maybe you got somewhere
    You're supposed to be
    Maybe you got someone
    With a claim on your company
    Let the four winds blow
    Let it rain and hail
    Tonight if you pay the price
    There's a steady rocking man for sale
    Sure would be a crying shame if you put the brake on me
    Sure would be a crying shame if you left the ache in me

    I got a long neck bottle
    I got the ways and means
    I got the music, too
    Let’s dance like they do in New Orleans

  • 8
    Sure Got Me

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

    You've had your eyes on me for quite a while
    I know' cause I've been checking from time to time
    But you've been with him and I've been with her
    There's been nothing that we could do
    Until you made your move
    You turned away from him and went outside
    Your glance across the room said the time is right
    I walked away from the talk and the laughter
    Felt the need for some air
    And you were right there underneath the stairs
    You sure got me where you want me now
    And that's where I want to be
    You sure got me where you want me now
    And that's where I want to be

    Your touch is giving me thrills up and down my spine
    Your sweet and sticky kisses are holding me tight
    We really should get back inside to the party
    They'll be missing us there
    And if we hesitate now, it's gonna be too late
    You sure got me where you want me now
    And that's where I want to be
    You sure got me where you want me now
    And that's where I want to be

    I don't care what's right or wrong
    We can't stop what's going on
    I don't care what's right or wrong
    The whole world knows what's going on
    You sure got me where you want me now
    And that's where I want to be
    You sure got me where you want me now
    And that's where I want to be

  • 9
    To Be Good Takes A Long Time
    One day, then another
    One step at a time
    The battle's never over
    The Devil so close behind
    Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
    Cry each time I fall
    To be good takes a long time
    But to be bad no time at all
     
    I learned it before, now I'm learning again
    Before you can walk you must crawl
    To be good takes a long time
    But to be bad no time at all
     
    Fine-sounding intentions
    Pave the road to hell
    I walked out my front door
    And after that I can't tell
    Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
    Cry each time I fall
    To be good takes a long time
    To be bad no time at all
  • 10
    Can’t Help You Now

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).

    So you're back in town with your ball and chain
    And your best laid plans-funny how they all went bust again
    I do declare it's a crying shame
    And everybody else is always to blame

    All your old-time friends they've gone to ground
    The theatre's closed-they've torn all the posters down
    Once you had a face that could launch a thousand masts
    But what's a star without a cast?

    It's getting hard looking in your eyes
    Even your young child is getting wise

    I can't help you now, darling, and that's the truth
    Can't help you now, darling, I'm all out of juice
    I can't help you now, darling, that's for sure
    Can't help you now darling no more

    I remember when I walked the streets all night long
    Pounding a poem to my brain and in the morning I laid you down a song
    I gave you all the sweetest meat, I was happy just to lick the bone
    Now I don't even pick up the phone

    Pardon me if I seem cruel
    But how long can I be your fool?

    I can't help you now, darling, and that's no lie
    Can't help you now, darling, don't even ask why
    I can't help you now, darling, got to close the door
    I can't help you now darling no more

  • 11
    Nothing But A Dream

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).

    High on a hill, deep in a forest
    At the end of a lonely road
    Inside a house of New Zealand timber
    Lives a young queen all on her own
    She took me in and did her healing
    And said 'You can stay if you know when to go
    But don't take too much when you start your stealing
    Just a little's enough-you're the one who should know'

    You will fall, you will fall
    Nothing but a dream, nothing as it seems
    You will fall, you will fall
    Nothing as it seems, nothing but a dream

    She sat me down at her dark piano
    And said 'Can you play me that old Spanish song?
    I know a verse and all of the chorus
    But there's just one chord I keep getting wrong'
    She threw down three coins and said 'There's a purpose
    In all that we do, every fall of a leaf
    Now drink from this cup, I made you a potion
    And lay yourself down and get you some sleep'

    You will fall, you will fall
    Nothing but a dream, nothing as it seems
    You will fall, you will fall
    Nothing as it seems, nothing but a dream

    I woke to the sound of somebody strumming
    She held in her hands a parlour guitar
    She said 'If you like this song that I'm strumming
    Take it with you, it's only a prayer'

    You will fall, you will fall
    Nothing but a dream, nothing as it seems
    You will fall, you will fall
    Nothing as it seems, nothing but a dream

  • 12
    Little Bit O’ Sugar

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).

    I want some sugar now
    Sure could use a little sugar now
    Won't you give me some of your sugar now
    I sure do like that sugar now
    I don't mind begging, mmmm
    Please, some sugar now
    Just want a little bit o’ sugar now
    On my knees for sugar now
    Saying please for the sugar now
    A little cup of sugar
    Sweet, sweet sugar now?it's all I want, it's all I need
    Searching for some sugar now
    Begging for your sugar now
    Won't you give me some of that sugar now
    I sure do like your sugar now
    I just want sugar, some of that sugar now
    It's all I want, it's all I need
    Mmmm, some of that sugar now
    Don't give it to the neighbour now
    Just a little spoonful
    A little spoon of sugar now
    It's all I want, it's all I need

  • 13
    Forty-Eight Angels
    Twelve angels from the north
    Twelve angels from the east
    Twelve angels from the south
    Twelve angels from the west
    Coming for to carry me away
     
    Angels shooting from your brow
    Angels leaping from your mouth
    Angels lighting on your shoulders
    East and west and north and south
    Coming for to carry me away
     
    Angels flying from your fingers
    Angels dancing on your breast
    Angels happy just to linger
    North and south and east and west
    Coming for to carry me away
     
    Angels sleeping in your hair
    Angels resting at your feet
    Angels singing on your stairs
    South and north and west and east
    Coming for to carry me away
     
    Angels in the inky night
    Angels when the day breaks forth
    Angels at the noonday table
    West and east and south and north
    Coming for to carry me away
     
    Me no more, me no more, me no more
  • 14
    Your Lovin’ Is On My Mind

    The stars out here are so clear in the sky
    Everywhere I look they're filling up my eye
    The world is turning on its giant wheel
    If you were here I'd show you how I feel
    Your loving is on my mind
    Your loving is on my mind

    The curlew just now made its mournful cry
    Somewhere, someone's just about to die
    Your country mouth takes my breath away
    I need more sleep before the break of day
    Your loving is on my mind
    Your loving is on my mind

    I was dreaming last night of a big house by the sea
    There were people and things and then just you and me
    You led me down a path onto the sand
    We walked into the water hand in hand
    Your loving is on my mind
    Your loving is on my mind

  • 15
    You Broke A Beautiful Thing
    Like a child acting so carelessly 
    You destroyed something you just didn't see 
    I'm not angry 
    How could I be angry with a child? 
     
    You broke a beautiful thing 
    And it won't ever mend 
     
    Thoughtless child 
    All wrapped up in the shape of a man 
    I tried so hard to get you to understand 
    I'm so sorry 
    Why am I always the one saying sorry 
    Like a mother does for a child? 
     
    You broke a beautiful thing 
    And it won't ever mend 
    I'll never have the pieces again
     
    I hate the way I keep losing things 
    And I hate the way when I lose something 
    I never seem to find it again 
     
    You broke a beautiful thing 
     
  • 16
    My Way Is To You

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly).

    Tall trees are trembling
    Dark clouds arc bearing down
    God's tiny creatures are all
    Going crazy on the ground
    My way is, my way is to you

    Your gates were guarded I had to swing around
    All the dogs are silent now
    I can hear the softest sounds
    My way is, my way is to you

    Many times I've stumbled Many times I've fallen down But always I had
    The dream of your dear ground
    My way is, my way is to you

  • 17
    Curly Red

    Waves of fire upon her head
    Above a fine young frame
    She melts my bones right there in the bed
    When she calls my name
    Has anybody seen my Curly Red?
    She's up and gone
    If you see my Curly Red
    Please send her home

    She held my head and kissed me
    Her hand moved real slow
    She held my hips and rocked me
    The candle burned down low
    Has anybody seen my Curly Red?
    She left me a song
    If you see my Curly Red
    Please tell her I was wrong

    Curly Red, my green-eyed one
    I know where you come from
    And I know the place you like to run to
    When the hurt gets strong
    I’m gonna get my Curly Red
    Hunt her down to her hole
    If you've been keeping my Curly Red
    God save your soul

  • 18
    King of Fools
    I'm the king, I'm the king of fools
    The king kong king of fools
     
    But a fool always has a song
    He sings it feeling proud
    And before too long there's a crowd
    Now a fool finds himself alone
    With grinning faces all around
    Watch him dance 'til he falls down
     
    I'm the king, I'm the king of fools
    The king kong king of fools
     
    And a fool falls into a trance
    He cannot help himself
    He's a walking, talking someone else
    And a fool buys another round
    To keep out of the rain
    Makes a promise to himself 'Never again'
     
    I'm the king, I'm the king of fools
    The king kong king of fools
  • 19
    Young Lovers

    (Written by Paul Kelly, Dan Kelly and Dan Luscombe).

    Young lovers, young lovers, young lovers
    I see them everywhere I go
    Holding hands in the park
    As the sky grows dark
    Young lovers don’t want to go home

    Young lover, young lovers, young lovers
    They drive me right out of my mind
    Lying down by the river
    Whispering ‘forever’
    Young lovers, they don’t have very long

    (Everybody was a young lover once
    See this old man coming down the road, shuffling on a stick
    Once he pressed a girl against a fence and drank her kiss
    And never knew such tenderness
    He holds still in his head that bliss
    Now he had to sit down to take a piss)

    Young lovers, young lovers, young lovers
    They seem to get younger every year
    Find a job, get a loan
    Raise some kids ‘til they’re grown
    Young lovers, they don’t have very long
    Young lovers don’t know what’s coming on

  • 20
    Big Fine Girl
    She's a big fine girl from the country
    A big fine girl from the country
    She's a rolling queen and she wants me
    A rolling queen and she wants me
    Well, I'm gonna ride with my big fine girl all night long
     
    We met beneath the tall pines
    Met beneath the tall pines
    We lay down on the green grass
    Lay down on the green grass
    Yeah, I'm gonna ride with my rolling queen all night long
     
    I woke up to a knocking
    Woke up to a knocking
    She stood and darkened my door
    Stood and darkened my door
    Oh, I'm gonna ride with my big fine girl all night long
  • 21
    Let’s Fall Again

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

    Lyrics unavailable.