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Paul Kelly — Dumb Things
Album: Under the Sun
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Released: 1989
Length: 2:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Welcome, strangers, to the show
I’m the one who should be lying low
Saw the knives out, turned my back
Heard the train coming, stayed out on the track
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
I’ve done all the dumb things

Caught the fever, heard the tune
Thought I loved her, hung my heart on the moon
Started howling, made no sense
Thought my friends would rush to my defence
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
I’ve done all the dumb things

And I get all your good advice
It doesn’t stop me from going through these things twice
I see the knives out, I turn my back
I hear the train coming, I stay right on that track
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
I’ve done all the dumb things
I melted wax to fix my wings
I’ve done all the dumb things
I threw my hat into the ring
I’ve done all the dumb things
I thought that I just had to sing
I’ve done all the dumb things
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This reminds me of the theme song for True Blood done by Jace Everett, "Bad Things". Of course this was years before that...
Midnight oil...
Mexican Radio?
 A joy to hear  Paul Kelly on RP,,recently attended a open concert air concert in Perth . he had Steve Earle as a  backup artist...more of both please.  all new fans to paul kelly should check out his GOSSIP album... his best IMO.
I've done all the dumplings...
Yowza!  Back of the rack or what?  I love how RP takes me back to "the good ol' days" of the 80's.  Thank you!
YOW! Ain't this a late '80s kick in the head? Reminds me of Split Enz, The Replacements, and others like it on the radio at the time...
 janac13 wrote:
Nothing better than Mr Kelly blasting out if the stereo whilst lounging in the pool in the middle of the Brisvegas heatwave. A real oz legend.

 
Brizvegas, the bane of Briz civic community.
Revved-up blues - like!
Nothing better than Mr Kelly blasting out if the stereo whilst lounging in the pool in the middle of the Brisvegas heatwave. A real oz legend.
so good to hear paul kelly on RP, lets hear more especially from his early albums, yeah
 
Haven't heard much of his recent music, but his albums from the mid to late 80s and the early 90s are outstanding.  Great stuff!  
More would be welcome here Bill.

Whoa...recognized this voice in an instant. Would love to hear something from "So Much Water Close To Home" Bill.

Cities of Texas would be a good start 


A great Aussie talent and still going strong.
doesn't sound that old- nice.
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Image resultMore Mr Kelly Bill.  Thanks.


Great to hear this one!  A nine.
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