Neil Finn

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Afterglow [Deluxe Edition]

1999 / 2016

I Am In Love
Neil Finn

Called out to prove my love
You reply by getting defensive
Called out to prove my love
Now you should be able to sense it
I’m full of your dreams
I let you sleep with the lights on
Stay with me might as well
Be the kind of girl you want to be

I am in love
I am in love
I am a fool
Fell from above

These things that I have done
They would be a test of anyone
How am I meant to see
You dressed up like your mother
They say marry your father
I hope that don’t reflect on me
They say you marry your mother
I hope that don’t put you in her company

I am in love
I am in love
I am a fool
There is no other
I am in love
I am in love

And what I say is no lie
But it’s enough to make you wonder
And I’m the one that you want to trust
And I am the one that you want to trample
In the dust

I am in love
I am in love
I am a fool
There is no other
I am in love
I am in love

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Sacred Cow
Neil Finn

Deliberate provocation
It’s what you gave to me
You got me going
You got me going

How could such a simple thing
Get so out of control
You let me down again
You let me down again

I know my place inside your heart
A painted figure that glows in the dark
No, you’re not mysterious now
I don’t worship that sacred cow

Am I here
Am I here
Am I hear yet
You’d never know it
You’d never know it

I went home in a jealous rage
You were rolling on the grass in a younger age
You know what’s good for me
I know you’re too good for me

‘Cause I have seen inside your heart
Religious figures that glow in the dark
No, you’re not too precious now
And I don’t worship that sacred cow

Go and try as you may
You’ll get a short shrift on Judgement Day

You let me down again
You let me down again
And I know my place inside your heart
A painted figure that glows in the dark
No, you’re not too precious now
And I don’t worship that sacred cow

Go and try as you may
You’ll get a short shrift on Judgement Day
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

You Can Touch
Neil Finn

It could spell my near defeat
You could find it’s what you need
And tears will fall and oceans will rise
I feel the fear and I know I’m alive
And you can touch me I won’t hide
You can touch me I won’t die

My condition is hard to define
I’m thin and pale and I need to unwind
I see no future from where I stand
For the present I am in your hands
And you can touch me I won’t hide
You can touch me I won’t die

And tears will fall and oceans will rise
I feel the fear and I know I’m alive
We’re only passing through
And you can touch me I won’t hide
You can touch me I won’t die
You can touch me I won’t die

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Help Is Coming
Neil Finn/Nick Seymour/Peter Jones

Help is coming
I heard a whisper
White caps turning
Breath of summer

Distant drummin’
Lyrebirds callin’
Escape the anguish of our past
And pray

Empires crumbling
Callous winter
Fear is running
No longer with us

We sail tomorrow
For Ellis Island
Escape, anger of our past
And pray that peace will come at last
And dream

Release the anger of our past
And pray that peace will come at last
And stay
Help is coming

Help is coming
We sail tomorrow
For Ellis Island
Help is coming

Dreams come true
We’ll sail tomorrow
Dreams come true
Help is coming

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Copyright Control

 

I Love You Dawn
Neil Finn

I love you Dawn
You understand
The strength of ten
Men in your hands
It was another tear
It was another time
All is not lost
And we will shine

Beneath the tall trees I believe
There’s nothing you and me
Can’t do together if we try
The day is long and the nights are cold
Just a song to warm your soul
I don’t want to see you cry

I love you Dawn
You understand
The strength of ten
Men in your hands
Was another tear
Was another time
All is not lost
And we will shine

Above the billboards and the hordes
Magazines and rock awards
We can’t afford to pay our bills
The day is long and the nights are cold
Just a song to warm your soul
I don’t want to see you cry
I love you Dawn

I love you Dawn
You understand
The strength of ten
Men in your hands
Was another tear, another year
Another time
All is not lost
And we will shine
Shine, Shine

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Dr Livingstone
Neil Finn

Steam ship, sail down the river
Fight the mosquitoes that lie in the swamp
White smoke covers the jungle
See Dr Livingstone land with a thump

Down where the sad willows gather
Young women weep for their dying babies
I am a white man in Africa
If I were to stay here
There’d be no one to save me

I hear the drums
I know it’s urgent
I hear survival in his hands
Switch to record
I get the picture
But I will never understand

Mad world, invisible army
Blow up the bridges and come like a storm
Young girl, eyes full of promise
Carry the baby and keeping it warm

Down where the sad willows gather
Young men go down on their knees
I am a white man in Africa
With more than just my God to appease

I hear the drums
I know it’s urgent
I hear survival in his hands
Switch to record
I get the picture
But I will never understand

How there is love in his face
In the midst of all this waste
In the Mozambique sun
Under the gun

I hear the drums
I hear survival in his hands
I hear the drums
There is a curse upon this land

Hear the drums, know it’s urgent
Hear survival in his hands
Hit record, get the picture
I will never understand

Child of the sound and the fury
Left all alone in a war zone
Child of the sound and the fury

Hours later the thought of my bed
Makes me tired and ready for sleep
So tell me about all the places you go
All the lives that you swallow
The people you keep

Deep in a monastery
That's where I want to be
Wrestle my soul

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

My Telly’s Gone Bung
Paul Hester

 

Private Universe
Neil Finn

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

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Lester
Neil Finn

Saw my life go flashing past
In the eyes of a faithful friend
Four legs, four lives
And the screeching tires never seem to end

I will change if Lester lives
Not mess him ’round just ’cause I own him
He was nearly wiped away
But he had good luck and strong bones

You make me clench my teeth
Us humans ain’t got dignity
Eat my plants and steal my things
You’re the head of security

I will change if Lester lives
Not mess him ’round just ’cause I own him
He was nearly wiped away
But he had good luck and strong bones
Inside and behind him

I will change if Lester lives
Not mess him ’round just ’cause I own him

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Anyone Can Tell
Neil Finn

I dream of a place that’s hedged with roses
Where the man in the middle don’t talk in riddles
You get hung on every single word
Some call it high, some call it low
When they hear about things they don’t want to know
But the truth is still a valuable thing
Don’t get caught with your pants down baby
In this world the criminals sing
There is another world waiting

Anyone can tell
Anyone can tell
Anyone can tell that I’m not lying
You can hide your face, pull it into shapes
But you can’t escape the lie forever

I dream of a place that’s overrun by children
And the lord is in the kitchen
Do your work and you’ll get your rewards
‘Cause what you are is all that really matters
What is left you can easily scatter
On the ground ahead covered in mud
Don’t step on my principles baby
In spite of what you have done
One day you will have the wisdom

I will tell you
Everything’s great
Anyone can tell that I’m not lying
You can hide your face
You can change your shape
But you can’t escape the lie forever

Anyone can tell
Anyone can tell

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Recurring Dream
Neil Finn/Paul Hester/Nick Seymour/Craig Hooper

Within myself
There are a million things
Spilling over
Falling out into a silent stream

Feel the warm wind touch me
Hear the waters crashing
See my windows wiping clean
It’s my recurring dream

Within myself
A secret world returns
Over and over
Where the white flame of desire burns

Feel the warm wind touch me
Hear the waters crashing
See my windows wiping clean
It’s my recurring dream

Within myself
There are a million things
Feel the warm wind touch me
Hear the waters crashing
See my windows wiping clean

It’s my recurring dream

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Copyright Control

 

Left Hand
Neil Finn

It was typical of you
To give it to me plain
The sign on your door
Said make your mind up or go away
It was difficult for me to single you out

Left hand wants to know what the right is doing
Whichever way we miss out on something
We’re free but there is one thing we’re not facing

It was typical of you to feather your nest
I try to explain but me and my big mouth
Were laid to rest
There’s nowhere to go
I’m not hanging around

Left hand
You pick me up then you put me down, put me down

Left hand wants to know what the right is doing
Whichever way we miss out on something
We’re free there is one thing we’re not facing
Left hand
Left hand
Wants to know what the right is doing

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Time Immemorial
Neil Finn

Start in the way that you want to go on
Tear down the fence that you sit upon
It was good while it lasted but now it has gone
So face up to what you have done

For time immemorial, time immemorial, time
A glorious contest to find the invincible one

And I will know everything there is
Goodbye to you and your money
And I will go anywhere you say
If you take away all the cameras

The house that we live in is falling apart
There’s no guarantee ’cause we got it for free
And all the pretenders to somebody’s throne
Are finding it out on their own

For time immemorial, time immemorial, time
We’ll go on a mission to find the invincible one

And I will know everything there is
Goodbye to you and your public
And I will go everywhere you say
If you don’t charge admission

Okay, we’re lucky, but then again

For time immemorial, time immemorial, time
We’ll go on a mission to find the invincible one

And I will know everything there is
Goodbye to you and your money
And I will go anywhere you say
If you sell me the show, the secrets of your house

And I will know everything you say
Take away all the cameras, the cameras
And I will go anywhere you say
If you don’t charge admission, admission

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

I Am In Love (Home Demo)
Neil Finn

Instinct (Home Demo)
Neil Finn

Spirit Of The Stairs (Home Demo)
Neil Finn

I’m So Scared Of Losing I Can’t Compete (Home Demo)
Neil Finn

Everything Is Good For You (Home Demo)
Neil Finn

Not The Girl You Think You Are (Home Demo)
Neil Finn

Anthem
Neil Finn

I Don’t Know You (Studio Demo)
Mark Hart

Taste Of Something Divine (Studio Demo)
Neil Finn/Mark Hart/Nick Seymour/Peter Jones/Paddy Free

Spirit Of The Stairs (Studio Demo)
Neil Finn

Loose Tongue (Rough Mix)
Neil Finn/Jim Moginie

Instinct
Neil Finn

Everything Is Good For You
Neil Finn

Not The Girl You Think You Are
Neil Finn