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INTRIGUER [Deluxe Edition]

2010 / 2016

Saturday Sun
Neil Finn

It's a saturday sun
and the game is still on
and the waiting is done
it's all about you

as he calls out your name
on a hill far away
ravens circle above
it's all about to change

he's insane
calling on the day
'til the clouds get blown away
while inside his mind
lie all of space and time
and the farthest ones unite

it's a saturday sun
and the madness is won
and the night has been sung
out of existence
and my head is alright
was the darkest of nights

now the cadmium sun
is calling on the day
'til the clouds get blown away
there's an eye inside his mind
for all of space and time
he's been waiting for a sign

looking for the revelation maybe
or visions of the underworld
but when you saw the first light,
then you know it's alright

it's a saturday sun
and the madness is won
and the nightmare is done
in time he wakes
colours up the sky
make the darkness come to life
memories inside his heart
of everything he wants to know
and every place he has to go

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Archer’s Arrows
Neil Finn

Kids kissing on the floor
They make a work of art
Up on the gallery wall
They take the world apart
And no one’s safe
The tension on the string
We’re almost there
It’s time to reign over the king

The archer fires away (Send an arrow up)
We hope to rise again (Like an invitation)
Aim high and when the arrow comes down
Take out the pale imitation

The whole facade is wearing thin
We’ll just paper over cracks
‘Til people take the power back
Moving out the cavalcade
We live to fight another day
See the arrows fly

They tempt you with a prize
Make you master of the house
You look so indifferent now
With the sucker hanging from your mouth
But you can’t be safe
You can’t betray your will
We’re almost gone
It’s time to take over the hill

The archer fires away (Send an arrow up)
We hope to rise again (Like an invitation)
Aim high when the colours come down
Take out the pale imitation

The whole facade is wearing thin
We just paper over cracks
‘Til people take the power back
Moving out the cavalcade
We live to fight another day

See the archer’s arrows fade (Hey, hey)
See the archer’s arrows fade (Hey, hey)
See the archer’s arrows fade (Soon find out if we make a mark)
See the archer’s arrows fade (Soon find out, leave an arrow in my heart)
See the archer’s arrows fade
See the archer’s arrows fade (Hey, hey)

 

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Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Amsterdam
Neil Finn

You and me got the whole day off
Take a trip to Vincent Van Gogh
But the line went halfway round the block
And we’re looking for a place to rest
Every seat in every bar was set
So we turned back to the Grand Hotel

And the rain came hard
A million people on a protest march
Every choice, every path was mistaken

You and me got the whole thing sussed
Gray men are shadowing us
Wild conspiracies turn to dust
Hear the sound of cathedral bells
Cash ringing at the gates of Hell
And fairground hooligans push and swell

They’re the darkest days of a free man
Lying in the streets of Amsterdam
Nearly fell underneath a tram
But I picked myself up
Every temptation and device
All the diamonds and the spice
I would give anything for the sight
Of an honest man

Eyes swim in emptiness
I was looking at a hotel guest
He blew me a big sarcastic kiss

And the Lord walked in
With a monocle and lips so thin
Saw the barman wink as he poured his brandy

They’re the darkest days of a free man
Lying in the streets of Amsterdam
Nearly fell underneath a tram
But I picked myself up
Every temptation up in lights
All the diamonds and the spice
Who would take profit from the vice
Of another man

 
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Universal Publishing UK

 

Either Side Of The World
Neil Finn

Either side of the world
Chase the sun
Pay the maximum rate
To feel so lonesome
Wrapped up like little lambs
Safe from harm
Enjoy it while you can
Happiness is far from home

You know it, he knows it
Everybody knows it
When you’re in luck
The world moves with you
Whatever you want
They’re happy to give you
At the last resort

Where the famous have come
To be alone
Try to work it out
The same progression
Sometimes I try too hard
To overcome
Sometimes I think too much
Wish I could’ve held my tongue

You know it, he knows it
Everybody knows it
When you’re in luck
The world moves with you
Whatever you want
You turn yourself into
And then you’re in Hell

Luxury and leisure
Never meant pleasure
We like it different
Passion and commitment
Commitment

Wish I could’ve held my tongue

You know it, he knows it
Everybody knows it
When you’re in luck
The world moves with you
Whatever you want
They’re happy to give you
Then you’re in hell

Luxury and leisure
Never meant pleasure
We like it different
Passion and commitment

 

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Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Falling Dove
Neil Finn

All his life
Blown by wildfire
Like a spark
Cause and effect
One loose word
A revolution
One kind act
Whole armies give thanks

Falling dove
Born of ocean
Found by man
Lived on his own
Lift a sail
Tighten the knots
Lift him up
Barely breathing

Falling dove
Do you believe in us
Like I believe in us
Is the outcome ever
Strange enough
You keep defending me
When I'm behaving badly
Beause you love me
Beause you love me too much

May the best of fortune bless you
Could any creature be unmoved
The humble nature of redemption
The simple act of finding a use
Hoping and almost praying
Believing for a moment it's true

I make a rendezvous
In Moscow station
A midnight passenger
The cafe is closed
In St. Petersburg
The door slides open
And I'm a dead man
'Til I see her walk through

Falling dove

 

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Isolation
Neil Finn/Nick Seymour/Mark Hart/Matt Sherrod

You arrive
Like a dragonfly
Float above the grass
Trembling still

Think you might
Open up your heart
Open up your heart
Someday you will

Yes, there’s always a way
Yes, there’s always a way
To end this isolation

When you rise
Like the Milky Way
On a luminous night
The epic unknown

Though I try
Try to find a sign
Of another life
I am alone

There’s always a way
Yes, there’s always a way
To end this isolation
One step away from everyone

If you could open it up
You could connect it to us
One step is more than enough
To get a look in

You could be already gone
I wish you would take me along
To end this isolation
To end this isolation

I try so hard to get it right
Look for something in your eyes
And I see it
But you won’t let yourself feel it

I wait for you to make a sign
Let the door open in your eyes
And I believe it
That one day you’ll step inside

 

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Twice If You’re Lucky
Neil Finn

Breathe it out
I can hear you now
You think reality’s shut you down
And you’re locked away
Where you can’t get out
Spent awhile on your back

But you know what it means to me, babe
In the course of a history, hey
It all makes sense to me somehow
And it’s not what it used to be, no
We’re suddenly free to let go
Look what’s happening now

You will love this one
You will love this one
And if we create something magical, honey
There are times that come
These are times that come
Only once in your life
Or twice like mine

Do you wish to love
Can you give enough
Use your saving graces
In the heavy light
‘Til the sky falls down
He can pray all he likes

But you know what it means to me, babe
In the course of a history, hey
It all makes sense to me somehow
It’s a course in philosophy, yeah
What is life is it just a dream, no
A perfect mystery but somehow I know

You will love this one
You will love this one
And if we create something magical, honey
There are times that come
These are times that come
Only once in your life
Or twice if you’re lucky

And if the chance it comes around
Another time
You risk it all, you take the fall
For what you like
And sure enough before your love
Has taken flight
You make the revelation
You will love this one (Love this one)

You will love this one
You will love this one
Dream in my head
Something magical, honey
There are times that come
These are times that come
Only once in your life
Or twice if you’re lucky

 

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Universal Publishing UK

 

Inside Out
Neil Finn

(Inside out) You know me oh so well
(Inside out) You know me back to front
(Inside out) You know exactly what I’m gonna do next
I’m gonna take you to a higher place
The rain collecting in a secret place
And I ache for all your suffering

(Inside out) I won’t reveal it all
(Inside out) I’m putting up this wall
(Inside out) For all the people of the cockatoo set
The extrovert is always in your face
Unaware he’s invading
Your personal space

Take him out, the impostor
Put a monkey in his place

Circle round the hazy sun
The hazy sun is circling the house
Spinning off the chandeliers
And who’s the one who’s staring at me now

You move me into silence
It’s a heartbeat away from Hell
I try so hard to control myself
Always smiling on the inside out
Inside out

You move me into silence


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Even If
Neil Finn

Even though I know you’re wrong
I can never win
Disappointment I must bear
Underneath my grin

In the darkness from the stage
The sting in my tail
Horizons rise and fall
Shadows grow so pale

Creatures that come out to play
Go home to stay the night
Things I got so worried about
Are working out just fine

I don’t remember and in the end
It’s useless to dwell
And nothing good is true unless
You find out for yourself

Old men, be warned
He can’t be helped
Like those who went before
He can’t be helped
It’s not your fault
It can’t be helped
Young men

Their imagination knows no bounds
As far as I can see
There’s a love that can’t be found
Until you let it free

In the spotlight on the stage
The sting in my tail
Horizons that rise and fall
And shadows grow so pale

Old men, be warned
He can’t be helped
All those who went before
He can’t be helped
It’s not your fault
It can’t be helped
Old men

But even though I know you’re wrong
I can never win
Everyone’s son thinks he’s the best
They make it all up again

 

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Universal Publishing UK

 

Elephants
Neil Finn

It’s the closing hour
But I don’t want to go
I could stay afloat
In your eyes

I’ve seen the rocks
Where everyone gets lost
I won’t stray across
The white line

Let’s admit, the world don’t turn around us
It’s acting like we don’t exist
A drunk that’s sleeping in the corner
Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

When elephants come down
To the water hole at dusk
They feel the same as us about life
We all take a drink
The sun begins to sink
The alligator waits for his time

Let’s admit, the world don’t turn around us
It’s acting like we don’t exist
A drunk that’s sleeping in the corner
Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

You don’t have to say a word
You don’t have to say a word
I hear what you’re thinking
You don’t have to say a word
You don’t have to say a word
I know what you’re thinking

I know there’s no use
So lost and discontent
I’m looking for a friend I can trust
For all my intent
It hasn’t happened yet
So now I come to you for insight

Let’s admit, the world don’t care about us
It’s acting like we don’t exist
A drunk that’s sleeping in the corner
Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss
Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

 

Mushroom Publishing Australia
Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Only Way To Go Is Forwards (live)
Neil Finn

Previously unreleased live recording of Crowded House live at Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 23rd February 2008.

 

Beautiful Life (live)
Neil Finn

Previously unreleased live recording of Crowded House live at Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 24th February 2008.

 

Either Side Of The World (live)
Neil Finn

 

Twice If You’re Lucky (live)
Neil Finn

 

Bound To Rescue (live)
Neil Finn

 

God Lives Over The Road (studio demo)
Neil Finn

 

Isolation (studio demo)
Neil Finn

 

Better Things (studio demo)
Neil Finn

 

Even If (take 1)
Neil Finn

 

Archers Arrows (alternative version)
Neil Finn

 

Saturday Sun (alternative version)
Neil Finn

 

The Intriguer
Neil Finn

Turn It Around
Neil Finn

 

Eyes Grow Heavy
Neil Finn

 

Two Minutes Of Silence
Neil Finn/Mark Hart/Nick Seymour/Matt Sherrod

 

Nonsense Of Course
Neil Finn/Mark Hart/Nick Seymour/Matt Sherrod