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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

From St Kilda to Kings Cross

By Paul Kelly

From St Kilda to Kings Cross is thirteen hours on a bus
I pressed my face against the glass and watched the white lines rushing past
And all around me felt like all inside me
And my body left me and my soul went running

Have you ever seen Kings Cross when the rain is falling soft?
I came in on the evening bus, from Oxford Street I cut across
And if the rain don't fall too hard everything shines just like a postcard
Everything goes on just the same
Fair-weather friends are the hungriest friends
I keep my mouth well shut, I cross their open hands

I want to see the sun go down from St Kilda Esplanade
Where the beach needs reconstruction, where the palm trees have it hard
I'd give you all of Sydney Harbour (all that land, all that water)
For that one sweet promenade

6 Comments:

  • Is that Paul Kelly of "Paul Kelly and the Messengers"? I think I have a couple of his CDs, "Comedy" and "So Much Water So Close To Home", which I hear might apply to you around now.

    I remember thinking alot of his songwriting (although I haven't listened to those CDs in ten years at least). I also seem to remember he lived around LA for a bit... ?

    By Blogger Peter (the other), at 8:26 am  

  • Yes it is. He's a great songwriter. Some call him the Bruce Springsteen of Oz as his lyrics and sound are very similar in a wistful sort of way.

    I have a couple of his CD's, "Under the Sun" which I bought at university in the 80's and his greatest hits package..... last year.

    Kings Cross and St Kilda are two of the seedier suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. I was visiting Kings Cross on Tuesday and the rain was falling soft, it seems to clean the place up!

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