Neil Finn

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OUT OF SILENCE

2017
Produced by Neil Finn and Liam Finn

Love is Emotional

A face in the crowd is watching me
Don’t you forget
That love cannot be taken for granted
You’ll have to believe it
That’s alright
But I never seem to work out how it ends
And I think it’s almost never making sense
But it’s hard to control
Cos love is emotional 

Inside the walls of monasteries
Men make their rounds
And knowledge is their friend
Written down, reminding us
That love is a concept
The road to redemption
That’s alright
But I never seem to work out what they meant
And I think it’s almost never making sense
And it’s out of control
Cos love is emotional
 
Feel like a lone star
Out there on the edge of the universe
Kids sleeping with the headphones
All quiet in the car on the way home
Mum’s crying in the front seat
Now they’re playing our song on the radio

Pull back the shades and let me out
Black angel wings on a leather couch
Analyse the way I’m feeling
I’m afraid you’ll discover
You don’t want me any more
Well that’s alright
But I never seem to work out how it ends
And I wish that we can fight and still be friends
Words are hard to control
Some better left unspoken
Cos love is emotional

 

More Than One Of You

Make it level, don’t misunderstand
Make it level, on the other hand
Every age is a different colour
Deeper for the memory of the sun
If you want to take your place
Find the present every day
Everytime you answer yes
We won’t have to double guess

There is more than one of you
But only one of them is true 

Make it level
When you take a breath
Make it level
There is enough time left 

If you want to take your place
Find the present everyday
If you want to answer yes
I’ll follow you right into bed
There is more than one of you
Running around in your head
But only one of them is true
There is more than one of you
But only one of them is true
Only one of them is true
Only one of them is you

 

Chameleon Days

Cruel shape, oh what have I done
Punching a wall
Nearly broke my thumb
It’s harder than you think
Not that it matters
Do I show myself to you? 

Come on I know you will
And in the end
The music is meant to be played
A rush of blood
It was gone as fast as it came
Chameleon days 

And your anger is red
Envy is green
But if you have a choice
It will always be blue
Do I show myself to you? 

Come on, I know you will
And in the end
The music is meant to be played
The colours change
In our lives, we all have our own
Chameleon days

The more I have to wait
The more you come in late
The closer to the ground
The heavier the sound
Anyone could tell you that it’s out of my hands
God is rolling numbers while I’m making a plan
We all have our own chameleon days
Blue rhymes with you

 

Independence Day

As it was in the beginning
So it will be in the end
You have to keep on guessing
The world will never change
I’m sending you a message
From a million miles away
Are you aware you are controlled
By forces still unknown

There’ll be no sunset
When the rain is falling
Hard to hear thunder
When the river keeps roaring
Then, one day it’s over
Like it never happened
Disappeared without a trace
On Independence Day

We’re used to thinking
Our plans are set in stone
You’re giving me an update
You think everyone has to know
I guess I’m an accomplice
To the true original sin
Let me take your suffering
Let me take you in 

There’ll be no sunset
When the rain is falling
Hard to hear thunder
When the river keeps roaring
Then, one day its over like it never happened
Disappeared without a trace
On Independence Day
Freedom flies away
On Independence Day

 

Alone
feat. Tim Finn 

Here on Welbeck Street
The body must move on
Twirling my umbrella
Stepping lightly past the throng
Lonely as a child
Who lives among old men
Lonely as a body
Left behind when souls have fled 

Alone, alone, alone
Through the streets of London
I once called you home
Alone, alone, alone 

City made of grey
Bloodshot with buses
Carry them away
To old familiar places
I worked hand in glove
Pouring out my love
And if I’ve been betrayed
Who will speed me on my way?
Alone, alone, alone
Through the streets of London
Once called you home
Alone, alone, alone
But that’s a world away
From where I stand today
My heart as heavy as a stone
I was led astray
Now I’m bewildered and alone
In the city, ten million strong
Here I am alone

 

Widow's Peak

I went up to Widow’s Peak
To run my dog (to run my dog)
Had to get him up to speed
Then catch my breath (catch my breath)
The sky and the earth turned red
And the daylight fled (the daylight fled) 

Hail son of ancient warlike beast
Finding trails in the mud
You can smell the blood buried under my feet

I went up to Widow’s Peak
With feelings of dread (feeling dread)
Lay down my jangling nerves
On a makeshift bed (this unmade bed)
Then I got so tired and I wanted just to sleep
But I could not close my eyes
For fear of what I might see 

Hail son of ancient warlike beast
Follow trails in the mud
You can smell the blood buried under my feet 

One for the ladies hope you make it
Two for the chaos man created
Boys go marching off to war
They’re making sure
This is where it ends 

Finding trails in the mud
You can smell the blood buried under my feet

 

Second Nature

She’ll be the queen of the bees with a worker divine (your second nature)
She’ll be the buzz that you heard in the back of your mind (my ears are bleeding)

Show me the birth of a legend that can’t be controlled (she’s her own one)
Waking us up with a song that can never grow old (can you believe it oh oooh oh) 

He’s on a Vespa
He wears a hairnet
A tattooed arrow heart (aroha)
To wrap her arms around
See him leaning around the corner
He is a sensitive guy
That could be dangerous
He is a lightening rod to love
Comes from the sky above
He is a man to trust
Not just a likeness of
Just when you think everything is lost 

Give me a world that the travellers have never laid eyes on (your second nature)
Wonder if love can discover the natural high (stop the bleeding) 

How many days that you waste as you make up your mind (second nature)
Freaking out with the knowledge
That everyone dies (you don’t believe it) 

He’s on a Vespa
He wears a hairnet
A tattooed arrow heart (aroha)
To wrap her arms around
See him leaning around a corner 

He is a sensitive guy
That could be dangerous
He is a lightning rod to love
Comes from the sky above
He is a man to trust in love
And just when you think
Everything is lost 

A tattooed arrow heart
To wrap her arms around
She wants to kiss him
But showing your affection’s not allowed

 

The Law Is Always On Your Side 

How do we know
What was wrong with him
That he could do such a thing
It’s hard to accept
Children watch and learn
While your city burns 

Say the law is always on your side
But I can’t imagine anyone
That could take away her son
Then it’s plain to see
He was not doing any harm 

The image is not real
It’s not the neighbourhood I know
But he was one of us
I remember him at school
Sometimes getting high
But he was not a bad guy 

Say the law is always on your side
But I don’t believe it anymore
Cos I’ve heard it all before
And it’s plain to see their power is above the law
And they took away her son
He was a troubled man
But he wouldn’t hurt anyone

 

Terrorise Me

There’s no sign of hope
Looking through a telescope
Beauty has a way of seeming unconcerned
For rebels in the north
Music is an evil force
There’s nothing good that anyone can do or say 

Taxi coming down the Old Kent Rd
I won’t turn into a xenophobe 

100 mortal souls
Now you know what kindness is
That he would sacrifice himself for the love of her
Good fortune has a face
They found her in a hiding place
A leather jacket left in a dressing room
Walking down the Boulevard Voltaire
Was it fate that brought you here
Or there or anywhere 

Hear you want to terrorise me
To make me hate you in return
But love is stronger when it hurts
If you want to motivate me
You’ll get what you deserve
For now there are no words
For now there are no words 

And in my distant home
I will write a melody
And I will sing for you
When I return
It may not change a lot
But I’ll give it everything I got
And it will come to life
Because of you

 

I Know Different

You think everyone is a basket case
Except for us, maybe we’re OK
But sometimes you worry ‘bout me
Just staring out to sea
Like I know different
Now the old man’s gone out to find some peace
With the wild lions on the beach
You don’t have to go so far
It’s happening where you are
We’re no different, on the inside
There’s a rhythmic tide
That pushes darkness out and shows in light 

Angel maker
See, learn, tame nature
Free, return, fade away
(A silhouette against the ocean spray
An image that he’ll take away
He won’t ever forget it) 

Now it’s on his mind, he could use some help
Stood his ground, only hurt himself
And you know he went through hell
Casting on the swell
And drifting on the inside
With no ship in sight
And every rhythm flowed into the night 

Angel maker
See, learn, tame nature
Free, return, fade away
(A silhouette against the ocean spray
An image that he’ll take away
He won’t ever forget it) 

One day when it’s over
All the borders will be open
In your honour, for your virtue
I never meant to hurt you
I surrender to the future
But I won’t be taken prisoner
I’ll stay with you if you let me
And the whole world can forget me
I know that you came to close up to
Believing that we’re through
But I know different


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