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Everyone Is Here

2004

Won’t Give In
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

If you call me up, I’ll say a few words
But I’ll try not to speak too long
Please to be kind and I’ll try to explain
I’ll probably get it all wrong
What does it mean when you
Promise someone
That no matter how hard
Or whatever may come

It means that I won’t give in
Won’t give in, won’t give in
‘Cause everyone I love is here
Play it once then we disappear.

Once in a while I return to the fold
With the people I call my own
Even if time is just a flicker of light
And we all have to die alone
What does it mean when you
Belong to someone
When you’re born with a name
When you carry it on

It means that I won’t give in
Won’t give in, won’t give in
‘Cause everyone I love is here
All at once
They show you how to get real

Come on now, come on now
Can you feel it
I can see it in you
Come on now, come on now
Reveal it
Turn around won’t ya
The right time, the right place
Right now
Turn around

A chance is made, a chance is lost
I carry myself to the edge of the earth

It means that I won’t give in
Won’t give in, won’t give in
‘Cause everyone I love is here
Say it once
Just say it
And disappear

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Nothing Wrong With You
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

It’s a slow parade
Down a dusty road
We’ve learned to take abuse
From devils we don’t know

People who have lost all heart
Look for someone else to blame
You just keep on walking
When they call you a dirty name

All the mud in this town
All the dirt in this world
None of it sticks on you
You shake it off
‘Cause you’re better than that
And you don’t need it
There’s nothing wrong with you

The moment that we dread
It comes all too soon
Voices in your head
Still carry on the tune

Let the sound come in
From the world outside
You just keep on singing
When they tell you filthy lies

All the mud in this town
All the dirt in this world
None of it sticks on you
You shake it off
‘Cause you’re better than that
And you don’t need it
There’s nothing wrong with you

Remember how it made you hurt
Even as you fight to go on
Turn it into something else
Turn it into something else

All the mud in this town
All the dirt in this world
None of it sticks on you
You shake it off
‘Cause you’re better than that
And you don’t need it
No, you don’t believe it

All the mud in this town
All the dirt in this world
None of it sticks on you
You shake it off
‘Cause you’re better than that
And you don’t need it
There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
No
I’ll walk along with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Anything Can Happen
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

The game has begun
And I stumble to the front
There’s no real control
Of a random event

And I will take my chances
‘Cause anything can happen
I don’t believe it’s over
‘Cause anything can happen

I could never give it up
I could never relent
And I can’t wait to see
What will happen to me next

And I will take my chances
‘Cause anything can happen
I don’t believe it’s over
‘Cause anything can happen

It doesn’t matter
What we did wrong
Makes no difference to me
I see the light in your eyes
And you’re dancing free

And I’m coming round today
To gather in the pieces
Give in to the mystery

And I will take my chances
‘Cause anything can happen
Don’t believe it’s over
‘Cause anything can happen

One day, I
Someday, I

Anything can happen
Yeah, anything can happen

I will make it shine
I will make it rain sometime

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Luckiest Man Alive
Tim Finn/Neil Finn

I know that it’s you behind
Everything that I do
And I wouldn’t try to hide
Who I am from you

It’s all me that you see
I was ready for another try
But I needed you to set me free
Must be the luckiest man alive

Man finds love in his life
He’s the luckiest man alive
Someone true by his side
He’s the luckiest man alive
She cut right through his foolish pride
He’s the luckiest man alive

I never had the time before
Leaving things where they fell
I was going door to door
Always thinking I was somewhere else

You saw me and what I could be
And now I know what love is for
It’s the only thing sets you free
Must be the luckiest man alive

Man finds love in his life
He’s the luckiest man alive
Someone true by his side
He’s the luckiest man alive
She cut right through
His foolish pride
He’s the luckiest man alive

Feel the motion, it’s an endless ocean
Rocking gently and moving deeply
Feels like always been knocked sideways
Over and over by the strength of your love

Man finds love
Man finds love in his life
He’s the luckiest man alive
Someone true
Man finds love
He’s the luckiest man alive
Someone true

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Homesick
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

At the shopping mall
I’m surrounded by a parking lot
Walking down the aisle
I was thinking ’bout what I had lost
On a Sunday morning
My hometown is feeling strange to me
In the stadium
Dark forces are gathering

Homesick, for the people that I live with
Homesick, for the spirit I’m missing
Homesick, for the country that I’m living in

First you make me hungry
Then you feed me something I don’t want
There’s no satisfaction for an aching heart
But life goes on
And when I complain I get thrown out
Of the restaurant

Homesick, for the people that I live with
Homesick, for the spirit I’m missing
Homesick, for the country that I’m living in

Homesick, for the people that I live with
Homesick
Homesick, for the country that I’m living in

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Disembodied Voices
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Talking with my brother when the lights went out
Down the hallway forty years ago
And what became much harder was so easy then
Opening up and letting go

Disembodied voices
Floating in the air
This place in the darkness
Could be anywhere

Talking to each other as we wait for sleep
The angel in the detail soon arrives
Spreading her wings over every memory
And keeping all our hopes alive

Disembodied voices
Floating in the air
This place in the darkness
Could be anywhere

We all made our choices
Let’s work out what we’re going to do
Disembodied voices
Revealing what we know is true
And so much is here
If we all disappear

We could be anywhere
We could be anywhere
We could be anywhere

We could be
We could be anywhere
We could be anywhere
We could
We could be anywhere

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

A Life Between Us
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

In so many ways I’m the same as you
And so many things are better left unsaid
From out of the deep well the water flows
Into the sea
And that’s the way it starts
And continues to unfold
But to both of us
That will never change

And we’re staring at each other
Like the banks of a river
And we can’t get any closer

I won’t give control to anyone
Walk around, kiss the ground
Like I own the place
But in the passage of time
The river banks get washed away
And that’s the way it starts
And continues to evolve
I rebuild myself, you watch over me

And we’re staring at each other
Like the banks of a river
And we can’t get any closer
But we form a life between us

And brother
Must be the different direction
We’re facing
You’re still as unknown as ever
Are you still someone
Who’ll watch over me

And we’re staring at each other
Like the banks of a river
And we can’t get any closer
But we form a life
Yes, we form a life
Between us
Between us

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

All God’s Children
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

We’re all God’s children
And God is a woman
But we still don’t know who the father is

I can’t help thinking
There’s a fortune riding
On the answer to that question

Stop for a moment
And forget the enemy
Is there something uou’re not telling us

Got to make you less lonely
Time to make you less lonely

We’re globalising
But we don’t like competition
And we still don’t know who the father is

And you’re so damn pretty
And don’t you know it
Here’s a kiss and then we all make up

Got to make you less lonely
Got to make you less lonely

All sides die happy
This is the last chance
You’ve got to do it now

People are waiting
For him to come around
All his attention
We’ve got to stick around

You might be less lonely
Got to make you less lonely

 

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

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

All The Colours
Tim Finn/Neil Finn

I can never forget
The day we said goodbye
Holding your hands
A rainbow low in the sky

And all the colours there
To gather you up and carry you up
All the colours there
To gather you up

Now, we’re left here
To get on with our things
Writing it down
And working with wood and strings

And all the colours there
To open us up and bring us luck
All the colours there
To open us up

You went walking through that door
Leaving it ajar
Whenever things come to an end
It takes a while to close it again

And all the colours gently
Pushing it shut, they’re pushing it shut
All the colours there
To open us up and bring us luck

All the colours there
To gather us up, to gather us up
To gather us up, to gather you up again

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Part of Me, Part of You
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Over these green hills
Blue electric light
Always in my blood
Forever in my eyes
Black window space
Basket made of flax
Broken mirror view
Let your eyes relax

Mist on the glass
Watch it all come to pass
Once again we’ll breathe in the view
It’s part of me, part of you

Now my voice won’t sing
And my tears won’t cry
Your disciple waits
For any good advice
Our place in time
It’s not set in stone
And we’ll still be here
When the cows come home

Mist on my glass
Watch it all come to pass
Once again we’ll breathe in the view
It’s part of me, part of you

And it has to be clear inside my head
And I’m still in a dream
In a dream that won’t end

Once again we’ll breathe in the view
It’s part of me, part of you
Mist on the glass
Watch it all come to pass
Once again we’ll breathe in the view
It’s part of me, part of you

And it has to be clear
It has to be clear, inside my head

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Gentle Hum
Neil Finn

This bird has to sing
My heart has to follow
A man with no soul
Is wooden and hollow

This gentle hum
Has just begun
This gentle hum
Will make us one

My wish is for you
An end to your sorrow
And if it comes true
You’ll wake up tomorrow alone

With a gentle hum
Has just begun
This gentle hum
Will make us one

There for anyone who cares
Solemn faces in the courtroom stare

And this gentle hum
We’ll wake up tomorrow
With a gentle hum
This gentle hum

This gentle hum
(This gentle hum, coming up from before)
Will make us one
(Find a loving feeling, inside)
This gentle hum
(This gentle hum, bringing it back to me)
Has just begun
(Find a loving feeling in your life)

 

Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK