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The Kitchen Sink III
(Rarities)

B-sides, demos and rarities. This audio stream collection is exclusive to neilfinn.com.

 

You And I Know
Neil Finn
Performed by Neil Finn
An unreleased track from the 2012-2013 Dizzy Heights sessions.

 


Carried Away
Neil Finn
Performed by Split Enz
Recorded in Luton in 1978. This original mix was first released as a B-side to the remixed I Hope I Never single in Australia in 1980.
 

Breathless home with excitement
I’ll kick my shoes off
Get into the groove
Dancing I drift with my eyes closed
Hearing your voice again
Singing that strange melody

I get slowly carried away
Slowly carried away

All day I can hear her calling
That woman I’ve never met
Keeps leading me on

I get slowly carried away
Slowly carried away

I get slowly carried away
Slowly carried away

I get slowly carried away
Slowly carried away

I’m told that it’s evergreen
I’ve listened but never seen
I’ve laid awake all night
Just putting the whole world right
It’s terrible but it’s true

 

 

Guiding Star
Neil Finn
Performed by Neil Finn
From the 2008 various artists album Caution: Life Ahead! Artists For Recovery.

 

 

The Land Torments The Sea
Neil Finn/Tim Finn
Performed by The Finn Brothers
From the 2004 CD single, Nothing Wrong With You.



 

Identical Twin
Neil Finn
Performed by Neil Finn
Recorded during the Try Whistling This sesssions and released on the She Will Have Her Way CD single in 1998.
 

Beware late night thinking
Before starlight’s over
The world has been shaken
Rain
I felt myself sinking
And you lay above me
Identical twin
Beware violent mood swing
Before I can stop it
The word has been spoken
Rain
I felt myself sinking
And you lay above me
The earth drew me in
Identical twin
Some say that’s good
That you can be certain
You did all you could
Leave all your questions
I felt myself sinking
And you lay above me
My high flying one
My light fingered foe
My life filled below
It’s all coming back
It’s all going back


 

Now I Get It
Neil Finn/Wendy Melvoin
Performed by Neil Finn.
Issued on the 2001 CD single, Rest Of The Day Off.


 

Prodigal Son
Tim Finn/Neil Finn
Performed by The Finn Brothers
Demo'ed in the Murchison St flat, Melbourne, in 1989 for the proposed Finn Brothers album. Released on the 1995 Suffer Never CD single.
 

Warm up the sky, warm up the sky
light a welcoming fire for him
he’s been gone for so long
got a blue shadow on his chin

Where’s he gone, the prodigal son?
he won’t be happy ’til he comes home
has anyone seen the prodigal son?

Warm up the sea, warm up the sea
for my son, he is under sail
help him to find this warm dry land
bring him in on an ocean swell

Where’s he gone, the prodigal son?
we won’t be happy ’til he comes home
has anyone seen the prodigal son?

Wake up the town, wake up the town
drag the barber from his chair
warm up the house, warm up the house
tell his brothers that he draws near

Where’s he gone, the prodigal son?
he won’t be happy ’til he comes home
has anyone seen the prodigal son?

 

Sweet Secret Peace
Neil Finn
Performed by Neil Finn
Recorded for the 2002 various artists compilation, Maybe This Christmas.
 

Real and right and true
The sky is blue
Everlasting arms
are holding you

Sweet secret peace
Sweet secret peace

Beautiful are you
your hands are new
All you feel is
real and right and true

Sweet secret peace
Secret
Sweet secret peace

Real and right and true
will turn into
The secret peace
inside the heart of you

Sweet secret peace
Sweet secret peace

Sweet secret peace
Sweet secret peace

 

 

808 Song
Neil Finn/Jim Moginie
Performed by Neil Finn
Issued on the 1998 She Will Have Her Way CD single.

 

 

Things
Neil Finn
Performed by Split Enz
This original mix was recorded and released as a 7" single A-side in 1979.
 

You stand around, scream and shout
For your pleasure
You hand me round all your friends
Makes them happy

And you ask me what it’s all for
It’s as simple as the ABC law
What the hell you asking me for
‘Cause everything I do I do for you

We’ll entertain, every night
Where’s the party
Ask me to sing, pass the drinks
Where’s the money

And you ask me what it’s all for
It’s as simple as the ABC law
What the hell you asking me for
‘Cause everything I do I do for you, you, you
Everything I do I do for you, you, you

We’ll entertain, every night
Where’s the party
Ask me to sing, pass the drinks
Where’s the money

And you ask me what it’s all for
It’s as simple as the ABC law
What the hell you asking me for
‘Cause everything I do I do for you

‘Cause everything I do I do for you

Everything I, everything I, everything I do I do for you

 

 

Instinct (alternative mix)
Neil Finn
Performed by Crowded House.
Alternative mix, released on the second edition Instinct CD single in 1996.
 

I lit the match, I lit the match
I saw another monster turn to ash
Felt the burden lifting from my back
Do you recognise a nervous twitch
That exposes the weakness of the myth

When your turn comes around
And the light goes on
And you feel your attraction again
Your instinct can’t be wrong

Separate the fiction from the fact
I’ve been a little slow to react
But it’s nearly time to flick the switch
And I’m hanging by a single stitch
Laughing at the stony face of gloom

When your turn comes around
And the light goes on
And you feel your attraction again
Your instinct can’t be wrong

Feelings come and go
And the true present lies are calling down
They’re calling down
Laughing at the stony face of gloom

When your turn comes around
And the days get long
And you feel your attraction to him
Your instinct can’t be wrong

They’re calling down
They’re calling down

 

 

Strangeness and Charm (demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn
Performed by The Finn Brothers
Demo'ed in the Murchison St flat, Melbourne, in 1989 for the proposed Finn Brothers album. Released on the second edition of the Suffer Never CD single in 1995.
 

You and I we circle each other
The truth is a powerful magnet
And beauty draws you in to her dragnet
Then she sets you free

Strangeness and Charm
That’s what you are
Strangeness and Charm
That’s what you are

We can’t separate ’cause we annihilate
Fortune and favour come too late
Break down the pieces until you’re left
With nothing else

Strangeness and Charm
That’s what you are
Strangeness and Charm
That’s what you are

Particles of flying dust go by
A hundred billion million atoms
I don’t think I want to know
What you are is no more than

Strangeness and Charm
What you need is to share the air
That Einstein breathes
What you are is no more than

Strangeness and Charm
I think I want to know
I don’t think I want to know
I don’t think I want to know

Strangeness and Charm
That’s what you are
Come on and share it with me
Share it with me

 

 

Private Universe (radio edit)
Neil Finn
Performed by Crowded House
Released on a CD single in 1994.
 

No time, no place to talk about the weather
The promise of love is hard to ignore
You said the chance wasn't getting any better
The labour of love is ours to endure

The highest branch on the apple tree
Was my favourite place to be
I could hear them breaking free
But they could not see me

I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe

I have all I want, is that simple enough?
A whole lot more I'm thinking of
Every night about six o'clock
The birds come back to the palm to talk
They talk to me, birds talk to me
If I go down on my knees

I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe
Feels like nothing matters
In our private universe

And it's a pleasure that I have known
And it's a treasure that I have gained
And it's a pleasure that I have known

It's a tight squeeze but I won't let go
Time is on the table and the dinner's cold

I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe
 

Don’t Dream It’s Over (extended version)
Neil Finn
Performed by Crowded House
The 12" remix, 1986.
 

There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
But you’ll never see the end of the road
While you’re travelling with me

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof
In the paper today tales of war and of waste
But you turn right over to the T.V page

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

Now I’m walking again to the beat of a drum
And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart
Only shadows ahead barely clearing the roof
Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
Don’t ever let them win