Neil Finn

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7 Worlds Collide (Live At The St. James)

2001

Anytime
Neil Finn

I see a dog upon the road
Running hard to catch a cat
My car is pulling to a halt
The truck behind me doesn’t know
Everything is in the balance
Of a moment I can’t control
And your sympathetic strings
Are like the stirrings in my soul

I could go at anytime
There’s nothing safe about this life
I could go at anytime

Find the meaning of the act
Remember how it goes
Every time you take the water
And you swim against the flow
The world is all around us
The days are flying past
And fear is so contagious
But I’m not afraid to laugh

I could go at anytime
There’s nothing safe about this life
I could go at anytime

Anytime (come without warning)
Anytime (it could be so easy)
A walk in the park (or maybe when I’m sleeping)
Anytime (see the clouds come over)
Rain or shine (I make you so unhappy)
Lets make it right

I feel like I’m in love
With a stranger I’ll never know
Although you’re still a mystery
I’m so glad I’m not alone

I could go at anytime
There’s nothing safe about this life
Make it so easy to fly in the night
I could go at anytime
I could go at anytime

 

Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Take A Walk
Neil Finn

Time to slip out my back door
Sunrise dancing on my wall
Heading down off beaten tracks
Try to get that feeling back

I could take a walk again
Up a mountain to a stream
Standing on the open rock
Looking out over the sea
Funny when we move ahead
Never worry what we leave behind
I could always find some peace
In the back of beyond

Kind voice from yesterday
Give love fill up every space
But now I laugh at simple truth
Sneer and frown like we all do

When the long night awakes
With memories a midnight feast
Feel the boy in me escape
There’s a field of frost beneath my feet
Run, never tire, run boy, forever and ever

I could take a walk again
Up a mountain to a stream
Standing on the open rock
Looking out over the sea
Funny when we move ahead
Never worry what we leave behind
Remember what a friend of mine said
You gotta be kind


Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

The Climber
Neil Finn

Beside me now are strangers to my eyes
They might be getting crazy, might be wise
Were stranded either way in such a lonely place
I’m looking out for you among the flies
That wait in line for days on end
And nights so cold and always so intense

I try to reach the top most every day
In hope I turn my face up to the sky
The cover hangs so low, I see no sign of life
Nothing springs to mind
Among the flies that wait in line
For days on end and nights so cold, always so intense

Here we are
There’s a smile between us and it’s going on

You and me have always gotten through
Anyone can tell you that it’s true
You feel it every time, you drive away from home
The headlights hypnotize and they take you off towards the sea
Into the night, you run away with thoughts you cannot hide

Vacant eyes can’t describe my hunger
For your billowing arms

Mother, I can’t help thinking of you
Take this dull ache away

 

Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Loose Tongue
Neil Finn/Jim Moginie

Remember my loose tongue
Forget what I just said
I’d crawl over broken glass
If we could start again
Before our plans were made
When the world was young
The house is falling down
Because of my loose tongue

Shouldn’t say so much
Shouldn’t talk so loud
No sooner on your lips
Than it’s all over town
In all our given days
How many gone to waste
A good man has been hung
Because of my loose tongue

Your skin is changing its hue
Your guard is coming down fast
Looks like someone I knew
Uncovered happiness at last

All the wagging tongues
Too much information
In the future now
Under massive doubt
The papers on the street
Get trampled under feet
And they settled for a princely sum
Goodwill is coming down
And when it rains
Your well is full

He’s only halfway through his life
He’s only used up all his time

 

Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Down On The Corner
Johnny Marr

 

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Johnny Marr/Morrissey

 

Paper Doll
Lisa Germano

 

Turn and Run
Neil Finn

There’s a light overhead, overhead
In the sky overhead, overhead
And I’m with you now in body and music and mind
And we’re silent and still
Everything’s so out of control tonight

In a plane that’s flying fast
At a speed that makes me cry
Have you left me now
To trouble that won’t let me lie
I’m awake all the time
You know where I stand
Holding my plastic gun

So turn and run
You cold killers of innocence
Against us there’s no defence
Your flash and your wickedness
You can’t break our love

Tie my hands behind my back
Put a gag on top of my mouth
But I won’t give you up
‘Til silverware’s covered in dust
And my shoes fall apart
And the tumbleweed runs
Over my desert heart

So turn and run
You cold killers of innocence
Against us there’s no defence
Your flash and your wickedness
Will surely bring you down again

Somehow we must stay afloat
Won’t give in to the undertow
Some things you will never know
You can’t break our love
You can pull us down
But you can’t break our love

 

Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Angels Heap
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

News travels fast
There’s an old wreck in the underpass
Wine in a glass
And a well travelled bed
Down the length and breadth of the motorway
Down the information highway

I took a ride
In an angels heap
Yeah I took a ride
And she took me away
To where the hills are steep
Yeah I took a ride

In the still mind of a child
There’s a live bird on her shoulder
She could swallow a lie
Like she’s drinking a flagon of beer
I’ll never be the same again
Let the black wheels fly over

I took a ride
In an angels heap
And she took me away
To where the air was sweet
And she made me come alive
In a red vinyl seat
Yeah I took a ride

Let the black wheels fly over

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Edible Flowers
Tim Finn/Neil Finn/Noel Crombie/Nigel Griggs/Eddie Rayner

Everybody wants the same thing
Everybody wants the same thing
To see another birthday
Look at all the pretty numbers
Look at all the pretty numbers
Scattered on the calenders
I can see my reflection
I can see my reflection
In the shop window

Who owns that space,
Declare it if you dare tonight
Don’t let the moment pass
Until another day
Bright lights dissolve
Like sugar deep inside you now
It all ends up the same somehow
I’m hardly here at all

All the trash and the treasure
All the trash and the treasure
All the pain and the pleasure
Taste the edible flowers
Taste the edible flowers
Scattered in the salad days

Who owns that space
Declare it if you dare tonight
Don’t let the moment pass
Until another day
Bright lights dissolve
Like sugar deep inside you now
And still the rain keeps coming down
I’m hardly here at all
And everything’s gone quiet now
I’m hardly here at all

 

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Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Stuff And Nonsense
Tim Finn


Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

I See Red
Tim Finn


Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

She Will Have Her Way
Neil Finn

I might be old but I’m someone new she said
I’m so sore that I could cry always
In the night lay your tired arms

She will have her way
Somehow I will still believe her

She’s the life I’ve been frightened of seems like
Deathly silence and especially the dark
Feels like I am heavy and my spirit has died

She will have her way
Somehow I will still believe her
She will have her way
One day I will come back

Still no end in sight
Though I travel far and wide
A dying man is doing time
Thinker, soldier terrified

And she will have her way
Somehow I will still believe her
She will have her way
One day I will come back

She will have her way
Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Parting Ways
Eddie Vedder

 

Weather With You
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Walking ’round the room singing
Stormy Weather
At fifty seven Mt. Pleasant St.
Now it’s the same room but everything’s different
You can fight the sleep but not the dream

Things ain’t cooking in my kitchen
Strange affliction wash over me
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire
Couldn’t conquer the blue sky

There’s a small boat made of china
Going nowhere on the mantelpiece
Do I lie like a lounge room lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released

[Chorus:]
Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you

(Repeat)

 

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Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Paradise (Wherever You Are)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Endless travel
Can’t remember where I’ve been
Lying in this hammock
Feeling tragic
Like the ones you hear so much about
Can’t wait to tell you what I’ve seen

Skim the water
South Atlantic ocean grey
Always searching for his mate

Lonely albatross
Cannot find them
The ones you care so much about
They’re lost and you’re losing your way

Too much pressure
Gin and tonic water
They’ll forget you
The ones you care so much about
They’ll surrender to the need
Paradise wherever you are

 

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Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Don’t Dream It’s Over
Neil Finn

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


Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK