Songs for the apocalypse: Paul Kelly “Keep it to Yourself”

Finding my way to americana was a long journey through the eighties but the beginning of the next decade on the other side of the world gave me a rush of music I’d never come across before. Principally among this was the now legendary Aussie singer-songwriter Paul Kelly whose 1991 album ‘Comedy’ covered a spectrum of genres from folk to indie to country. I couldn’t get enough of it, and this song in particular was as good an example as any of the humanity with which PK deals with relationships: “I don’t want your honesty or descriptions blow by blow; Keep it to yourself, Baby I don’t want to know.”

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About Mark Whitfield 1822 Articles
Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.

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