– guilty raining pleasures

Paul Kelly released Post in 1985. I didn’t pick it up until 1992. It has a lot of my favourite songs. Seemingly impossible to find on the comp. From St. Kilda to Kings’ Cross is there, though. I think he’s very protective of his songs. I wish someone would upload all of Post to youtube, though. My favourites, Blues for Skip, Luck, and Standing on the Street of Early Sorrows cannot be found by me. I always hear ‘the street of early sorrows’ as ‘urban sorrows’ and it’s one of those indicative refrains which sometimes rattle around my brain. Paul Kelly has a home page. There’s a page of videos, and he has a version of the Triffids Raining Pleasure. Oh, that is a pleasant surprise.


Maybe I’ll have better fortune finding the others in the future.

Luck lyrics, for what they’re worth. Not a whole lot without the melody:

Well it hasn’t changed yet
Each time I wake in a sweat
And the sun has slipped out of the sky
As I get to my feet and struggle to dress
All my fingers are thumbs there’s fog in my brain
Only one thing is clear I’m late for my train
And I know all at once that it’s goodbye my one
I’ll be here when you’re gone

Then I stumble outside
Try to flag down a ride
But the taxis just pass me by
So I run down the street, jump on a slow bus
When I get to the station the train is still there
I can’t find my ticket, everybody just stares
And I’m turning to stone
As the train starts to groan
I just can’t get on

I can see tomorrow
Long black train I follow
When it’s all there in your eyes
And it’s all no big surprise
Well it’s goodbye my one
I’ll be here when you’re gone
I just can’t get on

Yeah, it’s goodbye my one
I’ll be here when you’re gone
I just can’t get on
And I’m turning to stone
As the train starts to groan
I just can’t get on

Oh man, I had to add this one because John Butler (American by birth, but grew up in W.A., my home state) plays on it. Glad I found Paul Kelly’s video page.

For: Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha (4 years old), North Gaza

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