"Dumb Things" Paul Kelly 1989


Welcome, strangers, to the show
Iím the one who should be lying low
Saw the knives out, turned my back
Heard the train coming, stayed out on the track
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
Iíve done all the dumb things

Caught the fever, heard the tune
Thought I loved her, hung my heart on the moon
Started howling, made no sense
Thought my friends would rush to my defence
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
Iíve done all the dumb things
I threw my hat into the ring
Iíve done all the dumb things

And I get all your good advice
It never stops me from going through these things twice
I see the knives out, I turn my back
I hear the train coming, I stay right on that track
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
Iíve done all the dumb things

I melted wax to fix my wings
Iíve done all the dumb things
I threw my hat into the ring
Iíve done all the dumb things
I thought that I just had to sing
Iíve done all the dumb things

** End of Lyrics