Union Songs

I Guess I Get A Little Emotional Sometimes

a song by Paul Kelly ©2002 Paul Kelly

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The days are getting colder
They stretch before me all in a line
Each night gets a little bit longer
And these stars that once were strange now I call mine
Oh, it's been so long since I saw her face
And I just can't find my way out of this place
I took the law into my hands
You'd do the same from where I stand
But the punishment here is much worse than the crime
I guess I get a little emotional sometimes

Each night I light a candle
And I get down on my knees and I pray
My home in ashes I can handle
But not to see my loved ones losing their way
If my tongue sounds lame please don't turn away
Don't you see I'm losing it a little bit every day
If you let yourself understand
I'll give you my heart and hands
Or else the punishment will be much worse than the crime
I know I get a little emotional sometimes
Do you blame me if I get a little emotional sometimes?
Don't act so surprised if I get a little emotional sometimes


Paul Kelly writes:

"The following song was written on July 19th in response to the situation of the refugees locked up at Woomera and other detention centres around Australia. We recorded it at Bruce Haymes' place in Northcote with Bruce playing piano on August 3rd. I wanted to get it out as quickly as I could so you can hear the song and download it for free from the web by visiting www.paulkelly.com.au. It's not available on CD."

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