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Paul Kelly – To Her Door lyrics

They got married early, never had no money
Then when he got laid off they really hit the skids
He started up his drinking, then they started fighting
He took it pretty badly, she took both the kids
She said: "I'm not standing by, to watch you slowly die
So watch me walking, out the door, out the door, out the door"
She said, "Shove it, Jack, I'm walking out the fucking door"
She went to her brother's, got a little bar work
He went to the Buttery, stayed about a year
Then he wrote a letter, said I want to see you
She thought he sounded better, she sent him up the fare
He was riding through the cane in the pouring rain
On Olympic to her door
To her door
To her door
He came in on a Sunday, every muscle aching
Walking in slow motion like he'd just been hit
Did they have a future?
Would he know his children?
Could he make a picture and get them all to fit?
He was shaking in his seat riding through the streets
In a silvertop to her....
Shaking in his seat riding through the streets
In a silvertop to her door
To her door
To her door
To her door



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    Tells the story of a young couple, when the husband slides into alcoholism after he gets fired. The wife takes their children to her brothers while he goes to Rehab (The Buttery is a rehab clinic in nsw). After a year he wrote to her saying he wanted to see her. He is riding the bus (Olympic was a bus service) to get to her. He arrived on a Saturday in a taxi (Silver Top Taxi Service), all the while stressing on how the reunion would go.
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