A Paul Kelly song for every occasion

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It's always the right time to listen to Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly's not short on songs.

One of the country's best-loved songwriters – currently up for Double J Artist of the Year – PK's got tunes about love, hate, cricket, drinking, guilt, football, Indigenous land rights and pretty much everything in between.

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With that in mind, we thought we'd offer up a Paul Kelly song to match your mood.

In love? Feeling miserable? Just want to dress up? Paul Kelly's got a number for you.

And if you need even more PK, he's currently on tour in support of his excellent new album Life Is Fine.

When you're in love

We recommend: 'Firewood and Candles'

Key lyric: "Wine in the bottles/Paella cooking in the pan/Elvis on the stereo/I'm a man with a plan

 

When you've been spurned by a lover

We recommend: 'Stories of Me' or 'Darlin' It Hurts'

Key lyric: "Ever since you said goodbye/I've had a reputation/I'm not drinking on the sly/I'm the star attraction"

 

When you're missing home

We recommend: 'Every F***ing City' or 'Sydney From a 747'

Key lyric: "Now I'm in a nightclub in Helsinki/And they're playing 'La Vida Loca' once again/And I can't believe I'm dancing to this crap but I'm a chance here/And every f***ing city sounds the same"

 

When you just want to dress up

We recommend: 'Look So Fine, Feel So Low'

Key lyric: "I've been seen on the street/Wearing brand new clothes/Guess I've landed on my feet/I'm a lucky guy I suppose"

 

When you're feeling impatient

We recommend: 'Before Too Long' or 'Love Never Runs On Time'

Key lyric: "As the night time follows day/I'm closing in/Every dog will have his day/Any dog can win"

 

When you want to feel inspired

We recommend: 'From Big Things Little Things Grow'

Key lyric: "That was the story of Vincent Lingiari/But this is the story of something much more/How power and privelege cannot move a people/Who know where they stand and stand with the law"

 

When you know summer is here

We recommend: 'Bradman'

Key lyric: "He was more than just a batsman/He was something like a tide/More than just one man/He was half the bloody side"

 

 

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