Neil Finn

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Corroboree (aka Waiata)

1981

 

Hard Act To Follow
Tim Finn

 

Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

One Step Ahead
Neil Finn

One step ahead of you
Stay in motion, keep an open mind
Love is a race won by two
Your emotion, my solitude
If I stop I could lose my head
So I’m losing you instead
Either way I’m confused
You slow me down, what can I do?
There’s one particular way I have to choose

One step ahead of you
Always someone makes it hard to move
She says, Boy I want you to stay
But I save it all for another day
If I stop I could lose my head
But I’m ready for romance
Either way I’m confused
I don’t know what I’m s’posed to do
I can only stay
One step ahead of you

Stop, I confess sometimes
I don’t know where I’m going
Part of me stays with you,
I’m slowing down, what can I do
It’s hard to stay one step ahead of you

One step ahead of you
Time is running out
Catching up with you
One step ahead of you
When I hold you close
Can I really lose?
One step ahead
Only one step ahead
She’s one step ahead of you

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

I Don’t Wanna Dance
Tim Finn


Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Iris
Neil Finn

She’s unaware, she’ll never see me stare
Standing in the safety of my room
Oh I don’t know, whether she comes or goes
But I know I’ll be seeing her quite soon

Ooh, Iris
The girl with the lovely name
I feel desirous
I got that girl to blame
Ooh Iris

I’ll be brave, put all my fears away
I’m hoping that I get the chance to meet her
Sun or rain, I wait here every day
I wonder if I’ll get the chance to kiss her

Ooh, Iris
I’m stuck at the window pane
I feel desirous
I got that girl to blame
Ooh Iris

Ooh, Iris
The girl with the lovely name
I feel desirous
I got that girl to blame
Ooh Iris

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Wail
Eddie Rayner

 

Clumsy
Tim Finn


Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

History Never Repeats
Neil Finn

History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
Don’t say the words you might regret
I’ve lost before, you know I can’t forget

There was a girl I used to know
She dealt my love a savage blow
I was so young, too blind to see
But anyway that’s history

(I say) History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
Don’t say the words you might regret
I’ve lost before, you know I can’t forget

You say I always played the fool
I can’t go on if that’s the rule
Better to jump than hesitate
I need a change and I can’t wait

History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there’s a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart

History never repeats
History never repeats

Deep in the night it’s all so clear
I lie awake with great ideas
Lurking about in no-man’s land
I think at last I understand

History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there’s a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Walking Through The Ruins
Tim Finn


Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Ships
Neil Finn

Even ships of the night
Send out the alarm
My face is turning white
In case of emergency
I wonder if I might slow down rest up

I’d like to get away
If my doctor lets me
Here in my waiting room
I’m pacing nervously
But I’m no give-away
Deep down messed up
Hit town dressed up
To the nines, to the nines, to the nines, to the nines

Some people pop a pill, when they feel exposed
Long as I’m dressed to kill
I’ll make sure no one knows
Disguised in fancy dress
Deep down, messed up
Hit town dressed up
To the nines, to the nines, to the nines, my disguise

Deep down, messed up
Hit town dressed up
To the nines, to the nines, to the nines, to the nines
To the nines, to the nines, to the nines, my disguise

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Ghost Girl
Tim Finn


Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Albert of India
Eddie Rayner