Paul Kelly was always played in summer, the sunny endless holidays, the excitement of Christmas Day growing ever closer, ticking those days off one by one. It was only through my parents’ divorce and the breaking up of our family into smaller divided units that I realized the true nature of the song's story.
Cassandra Atkinson Melbourne, October 2012. The morning after a wedding themed house party. Then the lights go up, and you stand like a rabbit in headlights, momentarily lost. The sweat on your skin cools.