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  • Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon
  • 01 Better Be Home Soon
  • 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

     

  • 02 Kill Eye
  • 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

  • 03 Don’t Dream It’s Over (live)
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over
    Neil Finn

    There is freedom within, there is freedom without
    Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
    There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
    But you’ll never see the end of the road
    While you’re travelling with me

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won’t win

    Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
    My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof
    In the paper today tales of war and of waste
    But you turn right over to the T.V page

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won’t win

    Now I’m walking again to the beat of a drum
    And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart
    Only shadows ahead barely clearing the roof
    Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    Don’t ever let them win
    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • Crowded House – Chocolate Cake
  • 01 Chocolate Cake
  • 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 Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK
    Mushroom Music
    Ten Ten Music



  • 02 As Sure As I Am
  • 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 cae 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


  • 03 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

  • Crowded House – Distant Sun
  • 01 Distant Sun
  • Distant Sun
    Neil Finn

    Tell me all the things you would change
    I don’t pretend to know what you want
    When you come around and spin my top
    Time and again, time and again

    No fire where I lit my spark
    I am not afraid of the dark
    Where your words devour my heart
    And put me to shame, put me to shame

    When your seven worlds collide
    Whenever I am by your side
    And dust from a distant sun
    Will shower over everyone

    Still so young to travel so far
    Old enough to know who you are
    Wise enough to carry the scars
    Without any blame, there’s no one to blame

    It’s easy to forget what you learned
    Waiting for the thrill to return
    Feeling your desire burn
    And drawn to the flame

    When your seven worlds collide
    Whenever I am by your side
    Dust from a distant sun
    Will shower over everyone
    Dust from a distant sun
    Will shower over everyone

    And I’m lying on the table
    Washed out in a flood
    Like a Christian fearing vengeance from above
    I don’t pretend to know what you want
    But I offer love

    Seven worlds will collide
    Whenever I am by your side
    Dust from a distant sun
    Will shower over everyone

    As time slips by
    As time slips by

     

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 02 Walking On The Spot
  • Walking On The Spot
    Neil Finn

    At odd times we slip
    Slither down the dark hole
    Fingers point from old windows
    An eerie shadow falls
    Walking on the spot
    To show that I’m alive
    Moving every bone in my body
    From side to side

    Will we be in our minds
    When the dawn breaks?
    Can we look the milkman in the eye?
    The world is somehow different
    You have all been changed
    Before my very eyes

    Walk around your home
    And pour yourself a drink
    Fire one more torpedo baby
    Watch the kitchen sink
    Lounging on the sofa maybe
    See the living room die
    Dishes are unwashed and broken
    All you do is cry

    Will we be in our minds
    When the dawn breaks?
    Can we look the milkman in the eye?
    The world is somehow different
    You have all been changed
    Before my very eyes

    Dishes are unwashed and broken
    All you do is cry

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

     

  • 03 Throw Your Arms Around Me (live)
  • Throw Your Arms Around Me
    M. Seymour/J. Archer/R. Miles/D. Falconer/M. Waters/J. Howard

  • 04 One Step Ahead (live)
  • One Step Ahead
    Neil Finn

    One step ahead of you
    Stay in motion, keep an open mind
    Love is a race won by two
    Your emotion, my solitude
    If I stop I could lose my head
    So I’m losing you instead
    Either way I’m confused
    You slow me down, what can I do?
    There’s one particular way I have to choose

    One step ahead of you
    Always someone makes it hard to move
    She says, Boy I want you to stay
    But I save it all for another day
    If I stop I could lose my head
    But I’m ready for romance
    Either way I’m confused
    I don’t know what I’m s’posed to do
    I can only stay
    One step ahead of you

    Stop, I confess sometimes
    I don’t know where I’m going
    Part of me stays with you,
    I’m slowing down, what can I do
    It’s hard to stay one step ahead of you

    One step ahead of you
    Time is running out
    Catching up with you
    One step ahead of you
    When I hold you close
    Can I really lose?
    One step ahead
    Only one step ahead
    She’s one step ahead of you

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • 01 Don’t Dream It’s Over (extended version)
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over
    Neil Finn

    There is freedom within, there is freedom without
    Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
    There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
    But you’ll never see the end of the road
    While you’re travelling with me

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won’t win

    Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
    My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof
    In the paper today tales of war and of waste
    But you turn right over to the T.V page

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won’t win

    Now I’m walking again to the beat of a drum
    And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart
    Only shadows ahead barely clearing the roof
    Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    Don’t ever let them win
    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 02 Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over
    Neil Finn

    There is freedom within, there is freedom without
    Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
    There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
    But you’ll never see the end of the road
    While you’re travelling with me

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won’t win

    Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
    My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof
    In the paper today tales of war and of waste
    But you turn right over to the T.V page

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won’t win

    Now I’m walking again to the beat of a drum
    And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart
    Only shadows ahead barely clearing the roof
    Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

    Hey now, hey now
    Don’t dream it’s over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    Don’t ever let them win
    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK

  • 03 That’s What I Call Love
  • That’s What I Call Love
    Paul Hester/Neil Finn

    You take away my air
    You make my lungs collapse
    I die tonight

    Feeling devastated
    That’s what I call
    Livin’ in your memory
    That’s what I call
    Tired and deflated
    That’s what I call
    Love

    I tidy up your room
    You tidy up my life
    Show me the door
    I’m abandoned here
    I’m warm to the core
    I can feel
    You swim I sink
    We never got in that deep
    You bend I break
    I die tonight

    Feeling devastated
    That’s what I call
    Hangin’ on and fallin’ over
    That’s what I call
    Tired and deflated
    That’s what I call
    Love

    I got a little room
    The air’s still pretty bad
    I die tonight

    Feeling devastated
    That’s what I call
    Hangin’ on and fallin’ over
    That’s what I call
    Tired and deflated
    That’s what I call
    Feeling devastated
    That’s
    Livin’ with a vacuum cleaner
    What
    Sweepin’ up your memory
    I call Love

     

    Kobalt Music Publishing
    Universal Publishing UK