/ Crowded House

Afterglow [Deluxe Edition]

1999 / 2016

  • 01 I Am In Love
  • I Am In Love
    Neil Finn

    Called out to prove my love
    You reply by getting defensive
    Called out to prove my love
    Now you should be able to sense it
    I’m full of your dreams
    I let you sleep with the lights on
    Stay with me might as well
    Be the kind of girl you want to be

    I am in love
    I am in love
    I am a fool
    Fell from above

    These things that I have done
    They would be a test of anyone
    How am I meant to see
    You dressed up like your mother
    They say marry your father
    I hope that don’t reflect on me
    They say you marry your mother
    I hope that don’t put you in her company

    I am in love
    I am in love
    I am a fool
    There is no other
    I am in love
    I am in love

    And what I say is no lie
    But it’s enough to make you wonder
    And I’m the one that you want to trust
    And I am the one that you want to trample
    In the dust

    I am in love
    I am in love
    I am a fool
    There is no other
    I am in love
    I am in love

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 02 Sacred Cow
  • Sacred Cow
    Neil Finn

    Deliberate provocation
    It’s what you gave to me
    You got me going
    You got me going

    How could such a simple thing
    Get so out of control
    You let me down again
    You let me down again

    I know my place inside your heart
    A painted figure that glows in the dark
    No, you’re not mysterious now
    I don’t worship that sacred cow

    Am I here
    Am I here
    Am I hear yet
    You’d never know it
    You’d never know it

    I went home in a jealous rage
    You were rolling on the grass in a younger age
    You know what’s good for me
    I know you’re too good for me

    ‘Cause I have seen inside your heart
    Religious figures that glow in the dark
    No, you’re not too precious now
    And I don’t worship that sacred cow

    Go and try as you may
    You’ll get a short shrift on Judgement Day

    You let me down again
    You let me down again
    And I know my place inside your heart
    A painted figure that glows in the dark
    No, you’re not too precious now
    And I don’t worship that sacred cow

    Go and try as you may
    You’ll get a short shrift on Judgement Day
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    Universal Publishing UK

  • 03 You Can Touch
  • You Can Touch
    Neil Finn

    It could spell my near defeat
    You could find it’s what you need
    And tears will fall and oceans will rise
    I feel the fear and I know I’m alive
    And you can touch me I won’t hide
    You can touch me I won’t die

    My condition is hard to define
    I’m thin and pale and I need to unwind
    I see no future from where I stand
    For the present I am in your hands
    And you can touch me I won’t hide
    You can touch me I won’t die

    And tears will fall and oceans will rise
    I feel the fear and I know I’m alive
    We’re only passing through
    And you can touch me I won’t hide
    You can touch me I won’t die
    You can touch me I won’t die

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 04 Help Is Coming
  • Help Is Coming
    Neil Finn/Nick Seymour/Peter Jones

    Help is coming
    I heard a whisper
    White caps turning
    Breath of summer

    Distant drummin’
    Lyrebirds callin’
    Escape the anguish of our past
    And pray

    Empires crumbling
    Callous winter
    Fear is running
    No longer with us

    We sail tomorrow
    For Ellis Island
    Escape, anger of our past
    And pray that peace will come at last
    And dream

    Release the anger of our past
    And pray that peace will come at last
    And stay
    Help is coming

    Help is coming
    We sail tomorrow
    For Ellis Island
    Help is coming

    Dreams come true
    We’ll sail tomorrow
    Dreams come true
    Help is coming

     

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  • 05 I Love You Dawn
  • I Love You Dawn
    Neil Finn

    I love you Dawn
    You understand
    The strength of ten
    Men in your hands
    It was another tear
    It was another time
    All is not lost
    And we will shine

    Beneath the tall trees I believe
    There’s nothing you and me
    Can’t do together if we try
    The day is long and the nights are cold
    Just a song to warm your soul
    I don’t want to see you cry

    I love you Dawn
    You understand
    The strength of ten
    Men in your hands
    Was another tear
    Was another time
    All is not lost
    And we will shine

    Above the billboards and the hordes
    Magazines and rock awards
    We can’t afford to pay our bills
    The day is long and the nights are cold
    Just a song to warm your soul
    I don’t want to see you cry
    I love you Dawn

    I love you Dawn
    You understand
    The strength of ten
    Men in your hands
    Was another tear, another year
    Another time
    All is not lost
    And we will shine
    Shine, Shine

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 06 Dr Livingstone
  • Dr Livingstone
    Neil Finn

    Steam ship, sail down the river
    Fight the mosquitoes that lie in the swamp
    White smoke covers the jungle
    See Dr Livingstone land with a thump

    Down where the sad willows gather
    Young women weep for their dying babies
    I am a white man in Africa
    If I were to stay here
    There’d be no one to save me

    I hear the drums
    I know it’s urgent
    I hear survival in his hands
    Switch to record
    I get the picture
    But I will never understand

    Mad world, invisible army
    Blow up the bridges and come like a storm
    Young girl, eyes full of promise
    Carry the baby and keeping it warm

    Down where the sad willows gather
    Young men go down on their knees
    I am a white man in Africa
    With more than just my God to appease

    I hear the drums
    I know it’s urgent
    I hear survival in his hands
    Switch to record
    I get the picture
    But I will never understand

    How there is love in his face
    In the midst of all this waste
    In the Mozambique sun
    Under the gun

    I hear the drums
    I hear survival in his hands
    I hear the drums
    There is a curse upon this land

    Hear the drums, know it’s urgent
    Hear survival in his hands
    Hit record, get the picture
    I will never understand

    Child of the sound and the fury
    Left all alone in a war zone
    Child of the sound and the fury

    Hours later the thought of my bed
    Makes me tired and ready for sleep
    So tell me about all the places you go
    All the lives that you swallow
    The people you keep

    Deep in a monastery
    That’s where I want to be
    Wrestle my soul

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 07 My Telly’s Gone Bung
  • My Telly’s Gone Bung
    Paul Hester

  • 08 Private Universe
  • Private Universe
    Neil Finn

    No time, no place to talk about the weather
    The promise of love is hard to ignore
    You said the chance wasn’t getting any better
    The labour of love is ours to endure

    The highest branch on the apple tree
    Was my favourite place to be
    I could hear them breaking free
    But they could not see me

    I will run for shelter
    Endless summer lift the curse
    It feels like nothing matters
    In our private universe

    I have all I want, is that simple enough?
    A whole lot more I’m thinking of
    Every night about six o’clock
    The birds come back to the palm to talk
    They talk to me, birds talk to me
    If I go down on my knees

    I will run for shelter
    Endless summer lift the curse
    It feels like nothing matters
    In our private universe
    Feels like nothing matters
    In our private universe

    And it’s a pleasure that I have known
    And it’s a treasure that I have gained
    And it’s a pleasure that I have known

    It’s a tight squeeze but I won’t let go
    Time is on the table and the dinner’s cold

    I will run for shelter
    Endless summer lift the curse
    It feels like nothing matters
    In our private universe

     

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 09 Lester
  • Lester
    Neil Finn

    Saw my life go flashing past
    In the eyes of a faithful friend
    Four legs, four lives
    And the screeching tires never seem to end

    I will change if Lester lives
    Not mess him ’round just ’cause I own him
    He was nearly wiped away
    But he had good luck and strong bones

    You make me clench my teeth
    Us humans ain’t got dignity
    Eat my plants and steal my things
    You’re the head of security

    I will change if Lester lives
    Not mess him ’round just ’cause I own him
    He was nearly wiped away
    But he had good luck and strong bones
    Inside and behind him

    I will change if Lester lives
    Not mess him ’round just ’cause I own him

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 10 Anyone Can Tell
  • Anyone Can Tell
    Neil Finn

    I dream of a place that’s hedged with roses
    Where the man in the middle don’t talk in riddles
    You get hung on every single word
    Some call it high, some call it low
    When they hear about things they don’t want to know
    But the truth is still a valuable thing
    Don’t get caught with your pants down baby
    In this world the criminals sing
    There is another world waiting

    Anyone can tell
    Anyone can tell
    Anyone can tell that I’m not lying
    You can hide your face, pull it into shapes
    But you can’t escape the lie forever

    I dream of a place that’s overrun by children
    And the lord is in the kitchen
    Do your work and you’ll get your rewards
    ‘Cause what you are is all that really matters
    What is left you can easily scatter
    On the ground ahead covered in mud
    Don’t step on my principles baby
    In spite of what you have done
    One day you will have the wisdom

    I will tell you
    Everything’s great
    Anyone can tell that I’m not lying
    You can hide your face
    You can change your shape
    But you can’t escape the lie forever

    Anyone can tell
    Anyone can tell

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 11 Recurring Dream
  • Recurring Dream
    Neil Finn/Paul Hester/Nick Seymour/Craig Hooper

    Within myself
    There are a million things
    Spilling over
    Falling out into a silent stream

    Feel the warm wind touch me
    Hear the waters crashing
    See my windows wiping clean
    It’s my recurring dream

    Within myself
    A secret world returns
    Over and over
    Where the white flame of desire burns

    Feel the warm wind touch me
    Hear the waters crashing
    See my windows wiping clean
    It’s my recurring dream

    Within myself
    There are a million things
    Feel the warm wind touch me
    Hear the waters crashing
    See my windows wiping clean

    It’s my recurring dream

     

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    Universal Publishing UK
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  • 12 Left Hand
  • Left Hand
    Neil Finn

    It was typical of you
    To give it to me plain
    The sign on your door
    Said make your mind up or go away
    It was difficult for me to single you out

    Left hand wants to know what the right is doing
    Whichever way we miss out on something
    We’re free but there is one thing we’re not facing

    It was typical of you to feather your nest
    I try to explain but me and my big mouth
    Were laid to rest
    There’s nowhere to go
    I’m not hanging around

    Left hand
    You pick me up then you put me down, put me down

    Left hand wants to know what the right is doing
    Whichever way we miss out on something
    We’re free there is one thing we’re not facing
    Left hand
    Left hand
    Wants to know what the right is doing

     

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    Universal Publishing UK

     

  • 13 Time Immemorial
  • Time Immemorial
    Neil Finn

    Start in the way that you want to go on
    Tear down the fence that you sit upon
    It was good while it lasted but now it has gone
    So face up to what you have done

    For time immemorial, time immemorial, time
    A glorious contest to find the invincible one

    And I will know everything there is
    Goodbye to you and your money
    And I will go anywhere you say
    If you take away all the cameras

    The house that we live in is falling apart
    There’s no guarantee ’cause we got it for free
    And all the pretenders to somebody’s throne
    Are finding it out on their own

    For time immemorial, time immemorial, time
    We’ll go on a mission to find the invincible one

    And I will know everything there is
    Goodbye to you and your public
    And I will go everywhere you say
    If you don’t charge admission

    Okay, we’re lucky, but then again

    For time immemorial, time immemorial, time
    We’ll go on a mission to find the invincible one

    And I will know everything there is
    Goodbye to you and your money
    And I will go anywhere you say
    If you sell me the show, the secrets of your house

    And I will know everything you say
    Take away all the cameras, the cameras
    And I will go anywhere you say
    If you don’t charge admission, admission

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 01 I Am In Love (Home Demo)
  • I Am In Love (Home Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 02 Instinct (Home Demo)
  • Instinct (Home Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 03 Spirit Of The Stairs (Home Demo)
  • Spirit Of The Stairs (Home Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 04 I’m So Scared Of Losing I Can’t Compete (Home Demo)
  • I’m So Scared Of Losing I Can’t Compete (Home Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 05 Everything Is Good For You (Home Demo)
  • Everything Is Good For You (Home Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 06 Not The Girl You Think You Are (Home Demo)
  • Not The Girl You Think You Are (Home Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 07 Anthem
  • Anthem
    Neil Finn

  • 08 I Don’t Know You (Studio Demo)
  • I Don’t Know You (Studio Demo)
    Mark Hart

  • 09 Taste Of Something Divine (Studio Demo)
  • Taste Of Something Divine (Studio Demo)
    Neil Finn/Mark Hart/Nick Seymour/Peter Jones/Paddy Free

  • 10 Spirit Of The Stairs (Studio Demo)
  • Spirit Of The Stairs (Studio Demo)
    Neil Finn

  • 11 Loose Tongue (Rough Mix)
  • Loose Tongue (Rough Mix)
    Neil Finn/Jim Moginie

  • 12 Instinct
  • Instinct
    Neil Finn

  • 13 Everything Is Good For You
  • Everything Is Good For You
    Neil Finn

  • 14 Not The Girl You Think You Are
  • Not The Girl You Think You Are
    Neil Finn