Neil Finn

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Woodface [Deluxe Edition]

1991

Disk 1

Chocolate Cake
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Not everyone in New York would pay to see Andrew Lloyd Webber
May his trousers fall down as he bows to the queen and the crown
I don’t know what tune that the orchestra played
But it went by me sickly and sentimental

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake
Tammy Baker’s got a lot on her plate
Can I buy another cheap Picasso fake
Andy Warhol must be laughing in his grave

The band of the night take you to ethereal heights over dinner
You wander the streets never reaching the heights that you seek
And the sugar that dripped from the violins bow
Made the children go crazy, put a hole in the tooth of a hag

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake
Tammy Baker must be losing her faith
Can I buy another cheap Picasso fake
Andy Warhol must be laughing in his grave

And the dogs are on the road
We’re all tempting fate
Cars are shooting by
With no number plates
And here comes Mrs. Hairy Legs

I saw Elvis Presley walk out of a Seven Eleven
And a woman gave birth to a baby and then bowled 257
The excess of fat on your American bones
Will cushion the impact as you sink like a stone

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake
Tammy Baker, Tammy Baker…
Can I buy another cheap Picasso fake
Cheap Picasso, cheap Picasso fake

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake
Kathy Straker, boy could she lose some weight
Can I buy another slice of real estate
Liberace must be laughing in his grave

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

It’s Only Natural
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Ice will melt, water will boil
You and I can shake off this mortal coil
It’s bigger than us
You don’t have to worry about it
Ready or not here comes the drop
You feel lucky when you know where you are
It’s gonna come true
Here in your arms I remember

[Chorus:]
It’s only natural that I should want to
Be there with you
It’s only natural that you should
Feel the same way too

It’s easy when you don’t try
Going on first impressions
Man in a cage has made his confession
You’ve seen me at my worst
And it won’t be the last time I’m down there
I want you to know I feel completely at ease
Read me like a book
That’s fallen down between your knees
Please let me have my way with you

[Chorus]

It’s circumstantial, it’s nothing written in the sky
And we don’t even have to try
Shaking like mud, buildings of glass
Sink into the bay they’ll be under the rocks again
You don’t have to say I know you’re afraid

[Chorus]

It’s circumstantial, it’s something I was born to
It’s only natural, can’t help it if I want to

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Fall At Your Feet
Neil Finn

I’m really close tonight
And I feel like I’m moving inside her
Lying in the dark
An’ I think that I’m beginning to know her
Let it go
I’ll be there when you call

And whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

You’re hiding from me now
There’s something in the way that you’re talking
Words don’t sound right
But I hear them all moving inside you
Go, I’ll be waiting when you call

And whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

The finger of blame has turned upon itself
And I’m more than willing to offer myself
Do you want my presence or need my help
Who knows where that might lead

I fall
Whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I fall
Whenever I fall

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Tall Trees
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Watch out big ships are waiting
Salt frozen on your cheek
I saw a girl and boy arriving
And a steamer put out to sea

Tall tree
Stand in the distance
Remember
When you were green
Don’t wipe
The salt from your skin
You must keep running the distance

Sun sleeps on misty morning
Light years from channel three
I feel halfway to zero
Call me a hero I might just agree

Tall tree
Stand in the distance
Remember
When you were green
Don't wipe
The salt from your skin
You must keep running the distance

And the roses you grow
Have a powerful scent
They'll be breaking your heart
By the morning

I feel halfway to zero
Call me a hero I might just agree

Tall tree
Stand in the distance
Remember
When you were green
Don't wipe
The salt from your skin
Tall tree
Tall tree
Don't wipe
The salt from your skin
You must keep running the distance
Tall tree

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Weather With You
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Walking ’round the room singing
Stormy Weather
At fifty seven Mt. Pleasant St.
Now it’s the same room but everything’s different
You can fight the sleep but not the dream

Things ain’t cooking in my kitchen
Strange affliction wash over me
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire
Couldn’t conquer the blue sky

There’s a small boat made of china
Going nowhere on the mantelpiece
Do I lie like a lounge room lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released

[Chorus:]
Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you

(Repeat)

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Whispers And Moans
Neil Finn

Dull, dull grey
The colour of our times
Cool, cool space
That I still hope to find
Far beyond the veil
The sound of whispers and moans

Slow time bomb
The clamour of the street
I hear this town
It never goes to sleep
And I will catch the taxi driver
Weeping like a wounded beast

Then I wake up in your room
To share one piece of your life
When tomorrow comes we may not be here at all
Without your whispers and moans
‘Cause here you come to carry me home
Here you come to carry me home

Love that sound
Time erase
Tension wheels
Cool heels
Won’t ya come on open the bid before too long

Then I wake up in your room
To share one piece of your life
I’d give anything to be a fly upon the wall
And hear your whispers and moans
I’d like to hear your whispers and moans
Here you come to carry me

We are the mirrors of each other in a lifetime of suspicion
Cleansed in a moment of recognition
You gave your life for it
Worth its weight in gold
And growing empires and art collectors
And Alans sound investments
Will one day be forgotten
One day be forgotten, YEAH!

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Four Seasons In One Day
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Four seasons in one day
Lying in the depths of your imagination
Worlds above and worlds below
The sun shines on the black clouds hanging over the domain

Even when you’re feeling warm
The temperature could drop away
Like four seasons in one day

Smiling as the shit comes down
You can tell a man from what he has to say
Everything gets turned around
And I will risk my neck again, again

You can take me where you will
Up the creek and through the mill
Like all the things you can’t explain
Four seasons in one day

Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
Fills my cup
Like four seasons in one day

It doesn’t pay to make predictions
Sleeping on an unmade bed
Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain
Only one step away
Like four seasons in one day

Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
Fills my cup
Like four seasons in one day

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

There Goes God
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

What’ll I tell him
When he comes to me for absolution
Wouldn’t you know it
Hope I don’t make a bad decision

Cause I’d like to believe
There is a god
Why sinful angels suffer for love
I’d like to believe
In the terrible truth in the beautiful lie

Like to know you
But in this town I can’t get arrested
If you know me
Why don’t you tell me what I’m thinking

Hey don’t look now
There goes God
In his sexy pants and his sausage dog
And he can’t stand Beelzebub
Cause he looks so good in black…in black

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Fame Is
Neil Finn

Fork lightning in your hall
Break the skin when you break the fall
I’ll be the one to fix it up

Love children of the new age
Just a hippy with a weekly wage
There’s no rebellion just a chance to be lazy

When fame is in your blood
You follow the science of love
Wave the magic wand
And hang on

Now the rest of us are living in a daze
Keep thinkin’ ’bout the choice to be made
Here come the handmaidens of end time

Lost treasure from a primitive race
All the lives written on your face
Can’t fill the canyons of your mind

When fame is in your blood
You follow the science of love
Wave the magic wand
And hang on

Now you’ve changed
And jumbled the pieces you’ve changed
You’re better off before you talked
To a roomful of strangers
Here come the handmaidens of end time

When fame is in your blood
You follow the science of love
Wave the magic wand

And all of your stars will fall
And all of your spells will break
So look out for number one
Fame is in your blood

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

All I Ask
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

All I ask
Is to live each moment
Free from the last
Take the road forgotten
Don’t leave me here
Oh, please let me stray
Far from familiar things

All I ask
Is to live each moment
All I ask
Is to live each moment
Free from the last

Strange roads
Going nowhere
Going nowhere in particular

All I ask
Is to live each moment
All I ask
Is to live each moment
Free from the last
Free from the last
All I ask

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

As Sure As I Am
Neil Finn

Make your decision now
Rely on no help from above
Living is luxury
I want everything you throw out
I’ll do anything you want to

Please let me go with you
I’ll wear the smile on your face
Big, black and beautiful
I want it, everything you throw out
There must be something you can do with out
‘cos I am as sure as I am

I couldn’t care less
For what might go wrong
And I’m as happy as sin
In a fear shaken world

I pity the rhino
Down there it’s becoming extinct
Killed for a love potion
Sad thing looking like a dead flower
I want it, everything that you throw out
‘cos I am as sure as I am

I couldn’t care less
For what might go wrong
And I’m as happy as sin
In a fear shaken world

Don’t want to be there
Don’t want to be spared
I’ll wear the smile on your face
I am as sure as I am

I couldn’t care less
For what might go wrong
And I’m as happy as sin
In a fear shaken world, world,
Couldn’t care less

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

Italian Plastic
Paul Hester

She Goes On
Neil Finn

Pretty soon you'll be able to remember her
Lying in the garden singing
Right where she'll always be
The door is always open

This is the place that I loved her
And these are the friends that she had
Long may the mountain ring
To the sound of her laughter
And she goes on and on

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
'Till we see her once again
In a world without end

We owe it all to Frank Sinatra
The song was playing a she walked into the room
After the long weekend
They were a lifetime together

Appearing in the eyes of children
In the clear blue mountain view
The colouring in the sky
And painting ladders to heaven
And she goes on

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
'Till we see her once again
In a world without end

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
And I always will remember
In a world without end
She goes on
She goes on
She goes on

 

Kobalt Music Publishing
Universal Publishing UK

 

How Will You Go
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Escape is on your mind again
Escape to a far away land
At times it seems there is no end
To long hard nights of drinking

How will you go
How will you go
Drive through the wind and the rain
Cover it up
Cover it up
I’ll find you a shelter to sleep in

I fell over on the couch again
But you know not all sleep is wasted
Your dreams are alcohol inspired
You can’t find a better way to face it

How will you go
How will you go
Drive through the wind and the rain
Cover it up
Cover it up
I’ll find you a shelter to sleep in

And you know I’ll be fine
Just don’t ask me how it’s going
Gimme time, gimme time
Cause I want you to see
Round the world round the world
Is a tangled up necklace of pearls

How will you go
How will you go
Drive through the wind and the rain
Cover it up
Cover it up
I’ll find you a shelter to sleep in

 

Kobalt Publishing
Universal Publishing UK
Mushroom Music
Ten Ten Music

 

Disk 2

 

Burnt Out Tree (home demo)
Neil Finn

I May Be Late (home demo)
Neil Finn

She Goes On (home demo)
Neil Finn

As Sure As I Am (home demo)
Neil Finn

My Legs Are Gone (studio demo)
Neil Finn

You Got Me Going (home demo)
Neil Finn

Italian Plastic (home demo)
Paul Hester

Be My Guest (home demo)
Neil Finn

Weather With You (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Chocolate Cake (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

How Will You Go (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

It’s Only Natural (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Four Seasons In One Day (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

There Goes God (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Catherine Wheels (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

All I Ask (home demo)
Neil Finn/Tim Finn

Fields Are Full Of Your Kind
Neil Finn

Creek Song/Left Hand
Neil Finn/Paul Hester

Fall At Your Feet (early version rehearsal)
Neil Finn

The Burglar’s Song (Medley) – Around the UK in 7 Minutes (live)
Neil Finn/Liam Finn/Eddie Rayner/Paul Hester/Tim Finn

I’m Still Here (full version)
Paul Hester/Neil Finn/Nick Seymour