Don't Start Me Talking, by Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s best known and universally liked singer/song writers. Fans will delight in this offering – a collection of Paul Kelly’s lyrics from the past 20 years.

Organised by album and year and with an index of titles and another of first lines, the collection is easily accessible and will appeal to fans, lovers of poetry, singers and more.

This is a fine demonstration of the depth and breadth of Kelly’s work as a lyricist. From the light to the deep, from the political to the emotional, Kelly’s work spans a vast range of human experience.

The book is right up to date, with lyrics from his latest album, Ways and Means – which was released in the same month as the book – included.

Don’t Start Me Talking, by Paul Kelly
Allen & Unwin, 2004