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Temple Of Low Men [Deluxe Edition]

1988

Disk 1

I Feel Possessed
Neil Finn

She said I could never do that
But I know you can, you are in my dream
We are one person not two of a kind
And what was mine is now in your possession
I could feel you underneath my skin
As the wind rushed in,
Sent the kitchen table crashing
She said nobody move
Or I’ll bring the house down
I hardly know which way is up
Or which way down
People are strange God only knows
I feel possessed when you come round

It was one of those times
Wished I had a camera on me
Six foot off the ground
Well I know how that sounds
Look above you and beyond me too
That kind of view don’t need an explanation
I’m not lying, not asking for anything
I just want to be there when it happens again

I hardly know which way is up or which way down
People are strange God only knows
I feel possessed when you come round

Whenever you invade my home
Everything I know flies out the window
It’s above you and beyond me too
I don’t want an explanation
But I’ll be there when you bring the house down

I hardly know which way is up or which way down
People are strange God only knows
I feel possessed when you come round
People are strange
I feel possessed when you come round

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Kill Eye
Neil Finn

Kill eye tumbling come out of the sky
Kill eye a fiery retreat from the stars
Kill eye he came clambering over the wall
Kill eye halfway to hell and beyond

I want to be forgiven
I want to laugh with children
Won’t you ever forgive me
Please please forgive me
I want to hug my mother
And the sky above her
I want the earth to open up
And hold me

Kill eye shoot your way out of the bank
Kill eye watch the security guard
Kill eye you separate a man from his life

I want to be forgiven
I want to laugh with children
I want to ride the pony
Be your one and only friend
I will love you till the end

Kill eye halfway to hell and beyond
I want to hug my mother
And the sky above her
I want the earth to open up
I want the earth to open up

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Into Temptation
Neil Finn

You opened up your door
I couldn’t believe my luck
You in your new blue dress
Taking away my breath
The cradle is soft and warm
Couldn’t do me no harm
You’re showing me how to give

Into temptation
Knowing full well the earth will rebel
Into temptation

A muddle of nervous words
Could never amount to betrayal
The sentence is all my own
The price is to watch it fail
As I turn to go
You looked at me for half a second
With an open invitation for me to go

Into temptation
Knowing full well the earth will rebel
Into temptation
Safe in the wide open arms of hell

We can go sailing in
Climb down, lose yourself when you linger long
Into temptation
Right where you belong

The guilty get no sleep
In the last slow hours of morning
Experience is cheap
I should’ve listened to the warning
But the cradle is soft and warm

Into temptation
Knowing full well the earth will rebel
Into your wide open arms
No way to break the spell
Don’t tell

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Mansion In The Slums
Neil Finn

I’d much rather have a cavern in the hills
Than a mansion in the slums
The taste of success only lasts you
Half an hour or less
But it loves you when it comes
And you laugh at yourself
While you’re bleeding to death

I’d much rather have a trampoline in my front room
Than an isolation tank
I wish I was a million miles away
From the manager’s door
There is trouble at the bank
You laugh at yourself
As you go deep into debt
Laugh at yourself
While he’s breathing down your neck

Who can stop me
With money in my pocket
Sometimes I get it free
The best of both worlds
I’d much rather have a caravan in the hills
I’d much rather have a mansion…in the hills
Than a mansion in the slums
Yeah I’d much rather
What I mean is, would you mind if I had it all
I’ll take it when it comes
And you laugh at yourself
While you’re bleeding to death
And somebody else is always
Breathing down your neck
Laugh at yourself
While he’s hanging over your head
The best of both worlds
It’ll soon be over

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

When You Come
Neil Finn

When you come across the sea
Me like a beacon guiding you to safety
The sooner the better now
And when you come the hills
Will breathe like a baby
Pulled up heaving from the bottom of the ocean
The sooner the better now
When you come to cover me with your kisses
Fresh like a daisy chained up in a lion’s den
I’ll know you by the thunderclap
Pouring like a rain of blood to my emotions

And that is why
I stumble to my knees
And why underneath the heavens
With the stars burning and exploding
I know I could never let you down

When you come like an iceberg float in darkness
Smashing my hull send me to the bottom of the sea
I should know you better now
When you come your majesty to entrap me
Prince of light receding
The sooner the better now
And when you come to cover me
With your kisses hard like armour
The sooner the better now
I’ll know you by the thunderclap
Pouring like a rain of blood to my emotions

And that is why
I stumble to my knees
And why underneath the heavens
With the stars burning and exploding
I know I could never let you down

She came out of the water
Into my horizon
Like a cumulonimbus
Coming in from a distance
Burning and exploding
Burning and exploding
Like a slow volcano
When you come
Cover the ground with ashes
When you come

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Never Be The Same
Neil Finn

Don’t stand around like friends at a funeral
Eyes to the ground
It could’ve been you
Why do you weep for the passing of ages
You slip with the back of your hand
You’re taking it out on the one you love
I couldn’t believe it

And we might still survive
And rise up through the maze
If you could change your life
And never be the same

How long must I wait
For you to release me
I pay for each mistake
While you suffer in silence
I could still have an easy life
But the lie ain’t worth the living
Once more will I hear you say

And we might still survive
And rise up through the maze
If you could change your life
And never be the same
Never be the same

Don’t stand around
Like friends at a funeral
Eyes to the ground
Don’t suffer in silence

‘Cause we might still survive
And rise up through the maze
If you could change your life
And never be the same

And every time I hear you
Never be the same
And every time I mess up
Never be the same

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Love This Life
Neil Finn

Seal my fate
I get your tongue in the mail
No one is wise
Until they see how it lies
Love this life
Don’t wait till the next one comes
Gonna pedal my faith
The wheels are still turning round, turn round

And maybe the day will come
When you’ll never have to feel no pain
After all my complaining
Gonna love this life
Gonna love this life

And so they threw you in jail
Whatever you’ve done
It was a million to one
And don’t you just love this life
When it’s holding you down
Gonna pedal my faith
The wheels are still turning round, turn round

And maybe the day will come
When you’ll never have to feel no pain
After all my complaining
Gonna love this life
Gonna love this life

There’s something that you can do
Even if you think that I hate you
Stop your complaining, leave me defenseless
When you love this life
Gotta love this life
Love this life though you’ll never know why
Gonna love this life
Gonna love

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Sister Madly
Neil Finn

Now you’re heading down to get someone
Should’ve done what he had to do years ago
The position is coming through
All the people that you’re standing on
All the people that you’re standing on
Now you’re heading down to be someone
Someone that you’ve seen in a magazine
Your premonition is coming true
Oh baby you’re not so green
No baby you’re not so green
No baby you’re nutso

Sister madly waking up the dead
You’re systematically stepping on my head

Now you’re heading down to find something
Something that you buried in your back yard
The position is coming through
From all the dirt that you’re digging up
From all the dirt that you’re digging up
Now you’re heading down to be somewhere
Somewhere you imagined in your wildest dream
The opposition is coming through
From all the people that you’re standing on
From all the people that you’re standing on
Now you better you’d better take a firm hand

Sister madly waking up the dead
You’re systematically stepping on my head

Now you’re heading down to get someone
Someone that you should’ve had years ago
The position is coming through
All the people that you’re standing on
All the people that you’re standing on
You’re hard to get a hand on

Sister madly waking up the dead
You’re systematically stepping on my head

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

In The Lowlands
Neil Finn

Oh hell trouble is coming
Out here in panic and alarm
Black shapes gather in the distance
Looks like it won’t take long
The first drops land on the window
The first sign that there’s something wrong
Light rain and a head full of thunder
Which way, which way
Two days till I get to you
I’ll be late if I ever get through
Where I go there’ll be no kind welcome
Coming down upon me

Time will keep me warm
Feel my face
Now the insects swarm
In the lowlands
Fear will take the place of desire
And we will fan the flames from on high
Try for heavens sake

The sky fell underneath a blanket
The sun sank as the miles went by
Sit back with your head on the pillow
When you remember it makes you cry
Ghost cars on the freeway
Like friends that you thought you had
One by one they are disappearing

Time will keep me warm
Feel my face
Now the insects swarm
In the lowlands
Fear will take the place of desire
And we will fan the flames from on high

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Better Be Home Soon
Neil Finn

Somewhere deep inside
Something’s got a hold on you
And it’s pushing me aside
See it stretch on forever

I know I’m right
For the first time in my life
That’s why I tell you
You’d better be home soon

Stripping back the coats
Of lies and deception
Back to nothingness
Like a week in the desert

I know I’m right
For the first time in my life
That’s why I tell you
You’d better be home soon

So don’t say no
Don’t say nothing’s wrong
Cause when you get back home
Maybe I’ll be gone

It would cause me pain
If we were to end it
But I could start again
You can depend on it

I know I’m right
For the first time in my life
That’s why I tell you
You’d better be home soon
That’s why I tell you
You’d better be home soon

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Disk 2

Whispers and Moans (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Never Be The Same (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Dream On (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Never Been Born (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Think I’m Gonna Change (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Into Temptation (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Fire Will Keep Me Warm (In The Lowlands home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Love This Life (home demo)
Neil Finn

 

Sister Madly (studio out-takes)
Neil Finn

 

Mansion In The Slums (live)
Neil Finn

 

This Is Massive (live)
Paul Hester

 

Love This Life (live)
Neil Finn

 

In The Lowlands (live)
Neil Finn

 

I Feel Possessed (live)
Neil Finn

 

Burnt Out Tree (live)
Neil Finn

 

Mr Tambourine Man (live)
Bob Dylan

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Eight Miles High (live)
Gene Clark/Jim McGuinn/David Crosby

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So You Want To Be A Rock’n’Roll Star (live)
Jim McGuinn/Chris Hillman

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When You Come (live)
Neil Finn

 

Sister Madly (live)
Neil Finn

 

Better Be Home Soon (live)
Neil Finn