Neil Finn

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OUT OF SILENCE

2017

 

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 its 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