08 FEB 2019: Paul Kelly AO is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. He has worked alone and with other artists and groups, and has a music style that covers bluegrass, folk, rock, and country. Our Friday music video is Kelly’s, ‘Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night.’

David Fricke from Rolling Stone calls Kelly "one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard, Australian or otherwise. Kelly was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the performing arts and to the promotion of the national identity through contributions as a singer, songwriter and musician.


Lyrics

Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night?
Sydney shines such a beautiful light
And I can see Bondi through my window way off to the right
And the curling waves on a distant break
And the sleeping city just about to wake
Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night?
Now the red roofs are catching the first rays of the morning sun
My eyes are full of sand from my midnight run
And the captain says 'Belt up now, we'll be touching down in ten'
So I press my seat and I straighten up
I fold my tray and I stash my cup
As the red roofs are catching the first rays of the morning sun
Have you ever fallen for a girl with different coloured eyes?
And sent her letters full of lies
Have you ever longed to see the sun fall where it used to rise?
And quit your job on the spot
Bought that ticket, yeah, spent the lot
Have you ever fallen for a girl with different coloured eyes?
Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night?
Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night?
Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night?
Me I've never seen Dallas from a DC9

Songwriters: Paul Maurice Kelly
Sydney from a 747 lyrics © WB Music Corp., Paul Kelly Music, WB MUSIC CORP, WB MUSIC CORP. O/B/O PAUL KELLY MUSIC

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