• 1
    Little Kings

    I'm so afraid for my country
    There's an ill wind blowing no good
    So many lies in the name of history
    They want to improve my neighbourhood
     
    I'm so worried about my brother
    He just gets sadder every day
    We gotta take care of each other
    Or else we're gonna have to pay
     
    In the land of the little kings
    There's a price on everything
    And everywhere the little kings
    Are getting away with murder
     
    I was born in a lucky country
    Every day I hear the warning bells
    They're so busy building palaces
    They don't see the poison in the wells
     
    In the land of the little kings
    Profit is the only thing
    And everywhere the little kings
    Are getting away with murder
     
    In the land of the little kings
    Justice don't mean a thing
    And everywhere the little kings
    Are getting away with murder
  • 2
    I’ll Be Your Lover
    The fix is in, we should have known
    It was always there from the start
    Deep within, so slow and strong
    Working its way to the heart
    One day you notice a change
    And then nothing's the same
    I'll be your lover now, baby don't deny it
    I'll be your lover now, money couldn't buy this
     
    You crossed your mouth to keep mine shut
    My timing was never that good
    But I couldn't stand to see you mixed up
    With a faker who kept his cards hid
    I stayed in the game 'til the end
    Waiting for my big hand
    I'll be your lover now, money couldn't buy this
    I'll be your lover now, baby don't deny it
     
    'Cause I know your deep dirty places of pain
    You know your secrets will always be safe
    I'll keep them with mine, we're two of a kind
    I'll be your lover now
     
    The penny drops, the bottle spins
    The stars all shift, the tables turn
    The arrow strikes, the die is cast
    The high shall be low and the first shall be last
    I stayed in the game 'til the end
    Waiting for my big hand
    I'll be your lover now
    You know your secrets will always be safe
    Because there's nothing more precious than shame
    I'll keep yours with mine, we're two of a kind
    I'll be your lover now
  • 3
    Nothing On My Mind

    (Written by Paul Kelly, Peter Luscombe, and Steven Hadley).

    Rack 'em up Jim, it's your break
    Set 'em up Max, it's my shout
    You know I really could go a round or three
    You wouldn't believe the crap I've had to deal with this week
    And I'm shovelling most of it for free
    'Grace under pressure'-that's what the old man said
    Yeah the old man said a lot of things in his time
    Well, fighting a bull's one thing but fighting bullshit's another
    And around here you know the bullshit just never seems to die
    I just want nothing on my mind

    Christ hell! It's warming up in here, listen to that guitar player will ya
    Do you think anyone could get him to turn down?
    Where'd Jim go, sorry I didn't catch your name
    It's impossible to hear a word above that sound
    I'm a little thirsty, I'm running out of money, hey I'm a legend not a star
    And I'll talk to anyone yes I will
    Just as long as I can keep ripping the scab off those cold little vicious ones as they keep coming right across the bar
    I just want nothing on my mind

    There was a man on the radio today talking about the young people
    Said we should listen to the young people, said they're a victim of conspiracy
    The young people, Jesus! What's that supposed to mean? I never did one damn good thing 'til I was over thirty
    I'm gonna get up in the morning, chug-a-Iug a coffee
    Get on my bike and ride away
    Find me a beach with a nice little break and I'm gonna catch wave after wave after wave
    Until there's nothing on my mind
    (Whoever brought me here will have to take me home)

  • 4
    Words and Music
    I was standing in the schoolyard
    I guess it was sometime in 1965
    Just me and my friends listening to the radio
    And a song came on called I Feel Fine
    The playground sounds grew dim
    The whole wide world seemed to fade
    There was nothing but me and that heavenly sound
    Burning in my brain
    Words and music-yeah, yeah
     
    I was lying on the living room floor
    With the sound way up on Highway 61
    Then I heard my mother calling through the door
    Saying 'Now, what about those dishes then, son?'
    So I picked the needle up
    And yelled out 'Just one more song to go'
    Then I put the needle back down
    At the start of Desolation Row
    Words and music-yeah, yeah
     
    Now two things saved that crazy sailor
    Trapped for days inside his hull
    No food, no water, no nothing
    Just his tongue rattling around inside his skull
    Words and music-yeah, yeah
  • 5
    Gutless Wonder
     
    Here he comes now, gutless wonder, with his merry crew
    Stepping lightly, smiling brightly, those big eyes on you
    Bet your bottom dollar he will talk you up
    Bet your bottom dollar he will sweep you up
    He's a nimble fella, better watch your step
    With the old soft shoe
    Bet your bottom dollar he will suck your prick
    Bet your bottom dollar he will make it slick
    He's a rubber fella with a mean back flip
    When you're out of view
     
    Gutless wonder, dancing around you, almost cheek to cheek
    Smell his hunger, feel his power, it can make you weak
    Bet your bottom dollar he will suck your prick
    Bet your bottom dollar he will make it slick
    He's a double fella with a mean back flip
    And a smooth soft shoe
    Bet your bottom dollar he will lap it up
    Bet your bottom dollar you won't fill him up
    He's an empty fella, watch him swelling up
    He's got the drip on you
    He's got the grip on you
     
    Here he comes, watch out now!
    Gutless wonder on the prowl!
    Watch your step, he's a gaping hole
    Gutless wonder will suck your soul
  • 6
    Tease Me

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Bruce Haymes).

    I know that I look kinda funny
    Sometimes I just don't act right
    I'm not a teenage dream, I never made the team
    Like Frankenstein I give some people a fright
    I don't even have to try
    They cross the street to pass me by

    I like this place it's noisy
    I like it when the light's down low
    Now Candy sure looks fine and Honey's kinda wild
    But you're the one that really steals the show
    I swear you looked into my eyes
    Oh I'll love you 'til the day you die
    C'mon tease me, c'mon tease me, baby
    C'mon tease me, I can take it, baby

    I'd like to take you somewhere with no one else around
    If it was just me and you, imagine what I'd do
    Nobody there to ever hear a sound
    I could change your pretty face
    Oh, my beauty, don't you need the beast
    C'mon tease me, c'mon tease me, baby
    C'mon tease me, I can take it, baby

    It's oh so late, it's too late to care
    Time gentlemen please
    I'll have one scotch, one bourbon, one beer
    Please don't let the music stop
    'Cause you know, baby, what it is that you got
    You don't even have to try
    Oh I'll love you 'til the day you die
    C'mon tease me, c'mon tease me, baby
    C'mon tease me, I can take it, baby

     

  • 7
    I’d Rather Go Blind
    I suppose I should get over this
    I'm not the first and not the last
    To ever wake up with a hurt inside
    But it just won't go away
    It's getting worse now every day
    And I can't find a hole that's big enough for me to crawl and hide
    I'd rather go blind, I'd rather go blind
    Than see you with another guy
     
    You made a special tape for me
    With songs from all your favourite CDs
    I put it on today then I had to turn it off
    From Junior Brown to Dr Dre
    And You Am I along the way
    The music only made me want to get inside your touch
    I'd rather go blind, I'd rather go blind
    Than see you with another guy
     
    You robbed me of my peace of mind
    Stole the taste out of the wine
    You left with nothing but you took it all
    Now if you sleep with someone else
    I just hope it's with another girl
    You know I can't compete with that at all
    I'd rather go blind, I'd rather go blind
    Than see you with another guy
  • 8
    She Answers the Sun (Lazy Bones)
    HIM:
    Wake up lazybones
    I've been watching you and wandering
    And now the morning's gone
    Hello lazybones
    I've never known someone to sleep so long beneath the sun
    Open your eyes now, I'm on your stairs
    Look what I've brought you, mangoes and pears
    Coffee and kisses for your freckles and red hair
     
    HER:
    Sticks and stones may hurt my bones
    But names you know will never ever hurt me
    Call me lazybones
    I don't mind 'cause lazybones I was born to be
    I need my beauty and beauty needs sleep
    So go from my window my beauty to keep
    Freckles and red hair, they're only skin deep
     
    HIM: Open your eyes now
    HER: I need my sleep
    HIM: Look what I've brought you
    HER: They're yours to keep
    HIM: Freckles and red hair
    HER: They're only skin deep
  • 9
    Beat of Your Heart
    Here it comes again, the burning in the blood
    The pounding in my brain, the rising of the flood
    Every night I pray, begging sleep to come
    But it's so far away
    Way behind the drumbeat of your heart
     
    I remember well a night of falling snow
    Reading you a tale from Edgar Allen Poe
    By the firelight, how your dark eyes shone
    I had no idea it would be so strong
    The beat of your heart!
     
    Your midnight cry, your morning song
    Your salty tears, your honey tongue
    Every night I pray, begging sleep to come
    But it's so far away
    Way behind the drumbeat of your heart
  • 10
    It Started With A Kiss

    (Written by E. Brown).

    It started with a kiss, in the back row of the classroom
    How could I resist the aroma of your perfume
    You and I were inseparable, it was love at first sight
    You made me promise to marry you, I made you promise to be my bride
    But you were only eight years old and I had just about turned nine
    I thought that life was always good, I thought you always would be mine

    It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this
    It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this

    I remember every little thing, like fighting in the playgournd
    Some good looking boys had started to hang around
    That boy hurt me so bad but I was happy 'cause you cried
    Still I couldn't help but notice that new distant look in your eyes
    Then when you were sixteen I had just turned seventeen
    I couldn't hold on to my love, I couldn't hold on to my dream

    It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this
    It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this

    You don't remember me do you?
    You don't remember me do you?

    Walking down the streets again, the star of my love sotry
    And my heart began to beat so fast, so clear was my memory
    I heard my voice call out your name as you looked then looked away
    I felt so hurt, I felt so small, it was all that I could say

    You don't remember me do you?
    You don't remember me do you?

    It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this
    It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this

  • 11
    Glory Be To God

    Here comes the one that I adore-glory be to God!
    And I'm the one she's come here for-glory be to God!
    Throws her arms around my neck, oh glory be to God!
    Presses in against my chest-glory be to God!
    Glory be to God! Glory be to God!

    She's got a smile that shames the sun-glory be to God!
    Undoes her buttons one by one-glory be to God!
    On my knees before her splendour, oh glory be to God!
    She knows she's a natural wonder-glory be to God!
    Glory be to God! Glory be to God!

    Her eyes closed in trust above me-glory be to God!
    We both start shaking like a leaf on a tree, oh glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God!

  • 12
    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
    She's a screamer but no one knows
    Just me and her old boyfriends I suppose
    When I take her to see the folks they eat from her hand
    On the way home I'm driving
    I have to stop the car or crash it right there
    She's my sticky treat, she's my bag o' sweets
    She's my medicine
    Oh she's Saturday night and Sunday morning
     
    Like Princess Grace in Rear Window
    She's a volcano under snow
    Sometimes our action's all slo-mo in holy candlelight
    I give her all my devotion
    But sometimes she can't wait to be mashing on me
    She's country soul, she's jelly roll
    She's mountain high, she's valley low
    Oh she's Saturday night and Sunday morning
     
    She's heroin, she's amphetamine
    She's mountain high, she's valley low
    She's my sticky treat, she's my medicine
    She's my medicine, she's my murder scene
    She's Saturday night and Sunday morning
  • 13
    Charlie Owen’s Slide Guitar
    I was crawling, in need of inspiration
    So disgusted, aching for a cure
    Right there in my neighbourhood
    A spell from the old, dark wood
    Charlie Owen's slide guitar
     
    The usual murmurs, the clinking of the glasses
    The usual rumours drifting round the bar
    He made the same mistake twice
    My tears took me by surprise
    Charlie Owen's slide guitar
     
    Charlie, I can't see your face
    Your good friends are in disgrace
    And at the crossroads I am told
    The devil's waiting for your soul
     
    If I ever find my way to heaven
    I promise I'll throw a party there
    The band will be from Brazil
    I know he'll be sitting in as well
    Charlie Owen with his slide guitar
     
  • 14
    Melting

    (Written by Paul Kelly and Monique Brumby).

    At the back of my grandmother's house there was a hill
    With a tangled garden, thick and wild
    We used to go there, you and I, as children
    Slipping away from the aunts and uncles and their homemade brew
    We carried our ice creams in the summer sun
    Trying to make them last as long as we could
    Pretty soon they started to run
    Dripping down our arms, dripping on the ground
    Melting

    We sat under the trees smoking bark
    Lighting little fires and stompin' each one out
    As the summer went on the flames grew higher
    We just stared and stared and stared at everything melting
    Melting

    At the back of my grandmother's house there was a hill
    Black and smoking at the end of the day
    We watched the fire trucks go back on down the road
    We heard them calling out our names
    We were standing in the shadows, melting
    Melting, melting

    Now my grandmother's house is a supermarket
    And I'm far away, living in a colder city
    And tonight I've pulled the top off a bottle of beer
    And I've lit a fire and I'm staring, staring
    Where are you, where are you now?
    You're melting, we're all melting, melting, melting, melting