The Legend of Barry Kable
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written by Dean Cochran & Russell Crowe

It was Barry's dad that committed the deed
That mapped out the life young Barry would lead
Eagle on his chest, he'd roar at the wilderness
'till the stars came out in his own head

Now he waits at the post office for delivery
walks down to the Talbot, just in time for tea
At least at the hostel, they won't steal your steaks,
My name is Barry and I brought my own plate

Well he'd ride with me, spit on me, take me on in Crown street
He crossed that road like a river

Painter and Docker, piss-head boxer
But a Rose of Australia was mad Barry
Dog in the moonlight, gentleman when he was right
He just dropped dead in the bottle shop of the Gaslight

Well he'd ride with me, spit on me, take me on in Crown street
He crossed that road like a river

I met Barry's boy driving him to McKinnon (which is a detox unit)
He confessed to me he'd been doin' it hard
Looked like his dad, only braver
Well I might have helped him if I could just give the drink away

Well he'd ride with me, spit on me, take me on in Crown street
He crossed that road like a river...

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Wendy
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written by Russell Crowe

Wendy's got a little boy
Someone to keep in mind for the future
She's got no husband who cares
She can find a man
Anytime she wants one

Now don't you put her down
She tried to do it right
Sometimes things don't come out
Quite, quite, quite the way we plan them
Quite the way we plan them

Wendy needs a little time
Dress her boy up
Take him out on parade
All those neighbours they stop and stare
Hey look, Wendy's playing mommy again

Sometimes she feels a little lonely
Some days go by and all she feels is scared
Wendy's got a little boy and no one else
Sometimes that just gets too much for her

Wendy's lost another boy
She's gotta take her time to adjust her clothes,
fall in love again
Flicks through her magazines and sighs
Hey what the hell
They're only men
They're only men

Sometimes she feels a little lonely
Some days go by and all she feels is scared
Wendy's got a little boy and no one else...

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