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Neil Finn — Turn and Run
Album: One All
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Total ratings: 1331









Released: 2002
Length: 3:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's a light overhead, overhead
In the sky overhead, overhead
And I'm with you now
In body in music and mind
And we're silent and still
Everything's so out of control tonight

In a plane that's flying fast
At a speed that makes me cry
If you left me now
To trouble that won't let me lie
I'm awake all the time
You know where I stand
Holding my plastic gun
Turn and run

You cold killers of innocence
Against us there's no defence
Your flash and your wickedness
You can't break out of

Tie my hands behind my back
Put a gag on top of my mouth
But I won't give you up
Til silverware's covered in dust
And my shoes fall apart
The tumbleweed runs over my desert heart
So turn and run

You cold killers of innocense
Against us there's no defense
Your flash and your wickedness

Will surely bring you down again
Somehow we stay afloat
We won't give in to the undertow
Somethings you will never know
But you can't break out of
Coming down
But you can't break out of
Slowing down
But you can't break out of
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 annds wrote:
Just love Neil Finn, Tim Finn, and Crowded House.  Thanks, RP!!  
 
"What's the matter with you?"....you forgot Split Enz.   (inside joke)
Great to hear this one! Thanks.
Just love Neil Finn, Tim Finn, and Crowded House.  Thanks, RP!!  
Neil Finn has written so many great songs....even though he's a Kiwi, we claim him as our own in Oz!
According to the books, that's the way Nelson wore his, you know. And Aubrey has a bit of crush on Nelson.

kcar wrote:

Russell Crowe in uniform of British naval captain in early 19th C.

Russell is so offended by your slight that he offers you a duel with cutlasses on the quarterdeck at eight bells. 

And yes he likes wearing his hat like that. Really.  

 


 Segue wrote:
Too impeccably subtle for some. 10

 
 ppopp wrote:
Extremely dull singer.

 
I find it amusing when two constant complainers disagree with each other.  Maybe that's just me.
Oh posh, this song is fine.
Too impeccably subtle for some. 10
Boring and dull. I turned it off.

Extremely dull singer.
 leafmold wrote:
I can't stop myself from loving this song....

 
Yeah that house is getting kind of crowded...
 
I can't stop myself from loving this song....
psd
The ever-excellent Neil Finn...Crowded House lives!
Oh this is so nice! Had to look up from my keyboard to see what it was.{#Good-vibes}
        Neil Finn has such a mellow voice - and his melodies are always classy
Neil played this in Seattle on his "Dizzy Heights" tour back on March 30.   A magical night with his good friend Eddie Vedder joining him for a number of songs. 
 piapogue wrote:
Love this album, but as "One Nil", the UK version. This version is way too orchestrated and muddy. If you liked this song, listen to it done on One Nil- the vocals are so much more emotional and urgent, with simpler, rawer instrumentation. Blows this version away.

 
I'd have to agree.
 MirageRF wrote:
Lame, whiney tune............

 
Oh my. May joy sprinkle your life and may sense hit you hard.
Lame, whiney tune............
Love this album, but as "One Nil", the UK version. This version is way too orchestrated and muddy. If you liked this song, listen to it done on One Nil- the vocals are so much more emotional and urgent, with simpler, rawer instrumentation. Blows this version away.
 kretinburger wrote:
Us Australians consider him an Aussie now.Just like Pharlap and Russel Crowe.Well maybe not RC.

 
Russell Crowe in uniform of British naval captain in early 19th C.

Russell is so offended by your slight that he offers you a duel with cutlasses on the quarterdeck at eight bells. 

And yes he likes wearing his hat like that. Really.  
Us Australians consider him an Aussie now.Just like Pharlap and Russel Crowe.Well maybe not RC.
This version is slightly different in cadence and mix from the UK release entitled "One Nil". I think I like this version slightly better.
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Did he previously front a band, the voice has tremendous familiarity to it but I cannot place it...?
 
You may have heard of Split Endz or possibly Crowded House?
Did he previously front a band, the voice has tremendous familiarity to it but I cannot place it...?
I'd forgotten how wonderful this man is and what an excellent album this is...buying it again, because it's so good!
What a talented fellow!
Love Neil.....and this song too. Check out the live recording of it...even better and more emotional in my opinion
Love this kind of surprises. Never heard it before (guess i didn't come around much), but find it instantly brilliant.

BTW (in regard to the lower remarks about a spark of Beatles/George Harrison): today this song was followed by George Harrison - I'd Have You Anytime. Bill 's on a role! (or rather Rebecca?)
I hear a little Beatles riff...maybe a little George as well!
Really like the sincerity of this tune. Neil Finn...I salute you.
GENIUS FROM NEW ZEALAND!
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Lately, I've found Neil Finn to be boring and predictable.  Others?
 
HAven't really loved what I've heard of the new Crowded House, and I cringed at two songs that Neil's done with his wife (as the Pajama Club). Wouldn't call his new work boring and predictable...it's just jarring, like some evil witch had stolen his mojo.

Overall, though, I Iove almost everything that the Finn brothers have done. They've been great for decades. 

Cynaera, that's a great story about Neil. He sounds like a great guy...
I remember when I lived in Salem, Neil Finn stopped at a Portland radio station to do an interview to promote a series of performances he was doing in the area. He was jet-lagged to the eyeballs and had had less than four hours of sleep in the last couple of days or so, but his interview was one of the funniest, wittiest, most thought-provoking things I'd ever heard. He apologized in advance for anything he might say that would have to get censored, and then took Les Sarnoff (I think that's who conducted the interview - I could be wrong) on a wild ride through the land of the deranged and genius.  And then he performed a couple of songs. Even with his hoarse morning voice and a guitar, he sounded amazing.

It was about the best thing I could ever have hoped for.  I love Neil Finn - the man and the music. {#Cheers} 
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Bill and Rebecca must have a personal love for Neil Finn's work, judging from the frequency and variety of play. I'm grateful for that.
 

{#Yes}
Dittto those yawns...  nothing special about this in my opinion.

From the comments, I can't help thinking of Paul McCartney... you either love him or think he's boring...

(personally I love both...)


I love his sound and would love to hear more...can't play to much of him for me :)
Lately, I've found Neil Finn to be boring and predictable.  Others?
It must be harmony night on R. P. I'm loving it. 4 negative reviews? Metalheads maybe?

Bill and Rebecca must have a personal love for Neil Finn's work, judging from the frequency and variety of play. I'm grateful for that.
 ttburger3 wrote:
FOUR negative reviews in a row??  what's UP?!  This song is a harmonious and subtle masterpiece of melody. .  and I wasn't even listening to the lyrics.
 
Yep, it is pretty great
FOUR negative reviews in a row??  what's UP?!  This song is a harmonious and subtle masterpiece of melody. .  and I wasn't even listening to the lyrics.
zzzzzzzz.....{#Snooty}{#Snooty}{#Drunk}
yup

 
fredriley wrote:

I'll see your yawn and raise you a snore... {#Sleep}
 


Second That....{#Sleep}
 handwaver wrote:
Yawn
 
I'll see your yawn and raise you a snore... {#Sleep}
Yawn
He really sounds like his brother on this one.
 ziakut wrote:
Really like this tune...but the 'One Nil' NZ release version is far better. I won't turn and run though...
 

I enjoy One Nil too!
WONDERFUL!
Really like this tune...but the 'One Nil' NZ release version is far better. I won't turn and run though...
The perfect pop song
I've always liked the Finns, ever since Split Enz, always worth a listen. 8
Nope, sorry, can't get past the jingle stick - that should be strictly for jesters only and is no more a musical instrument than a twanging ruler. 3 from the Nottingham jury.
I prefer the One Nil version. This one is slowed down and re-mixed too brightly.
 Tana wrote:
This version is Sheryl Crow, isn't it?
Cool! Thanks so much for pointing that out!

God I love this.. Thanks Bill!
Nice!
this is a very pleasant song! I just wish it was not being played while I just started working- its relaxing me back to sleep{#Rolleyes}
Hey Bill, now this song has gone and made me cry...... Beautiful.


 Droidac wrote:
Anyone know who's singing backup? Her voice is beautiful!
 
This version is Sheryl Crow, isn't it?

Anyone know who's singing backup? Her voice is beautiful!
 zspoppa wrote:
Goo Goo G'Joob ... skillful echoes of the Fabs always welcome.
 
yes
The beatles vibe brought me over to check it and I'm glad.  Cool song I think.
 reverber wrote:


What color was your sleeve? (There were three or four, IIRC).

Cody
 

True Colours - Mine's blue {#Biggrin}  I still remember when I first got it, I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. So glad to have finally found it on cd a few years ago.

Goo Goo G'Joob ... skillful echoes of the Fabs always welcome.
thanks bill.....{#Good-vibes}

Whenever I hear this song I think of 9/11. Maybe it's the line about the planes and being out of control, but it's also a song about death.

Beautiful melody.


 artmarcia wrote:
Love this song! It was a "stop what you're doing and go see who that artist is and what is the name of the song" moment!
 
And two years later to the day (almost the hour!), I find myself doing the same. Not a surprise to find it's Neil Finn. Terrific stuff.


splooge wrote:
Never heard him before. I really dig it. :daisy:
If you've never heard Neil Finn before, there is a treasure trove of marvelous recordings by him, his brother Tim, and the bands that they've led, including Split Enz, & Crowded House.
Never heard him before. I really dig it. :daisy:
horstman wrote:
Very Beatles sounding
I was thinking Toad the wet sprocket. But that probably qualifies as Beatles-sounding as well.
please play Neil more!!!
Very Beatles sounding
TexasAggies wrote:
Was very happy to hear that Neil and CH have gotten back together, however long it may last. I really hope I get the chance to see them live!
My understanding is they are recording a new CD too!!!!
This set is excellent/amazing. 9:04 am - Neil Finn - Turn and Run 8:59 am - Paul Simon - The Sound of Silence 8:53 am - Gotye - Heart's A Mess 8:48 am - Billy Bragg & Wilco - When The Roses Bloom Again 8:42 am - Heather Nova - Island Thanks Bill
Greenman wrote:
Does anyone remember the first Split Enz vinyl that was laser etched? Can't get that with a damned digital download :frown:
What color was your sleeve? (There were three or four, IIRC). Cody
bokey wrote:
More sleighbell!
:lol: Mmmmm....Neil! :bounce:
bokey wrote:
More sleighbell!
yes! :bounce:
My favorite.
Was very happy to hear that Neil and CH have gotten back together, however long it may last. I really hope I get the chance to see them live!
More sleighbell!
artmarcia wrote:
Love this song! It was a "stop what you're doing and go see who that artist is and what is the name of the song" moment! me too!!!
Love this song! It was a "stop what you're doing and go see who that artist is and what is the name of the song" moment! I see I previously gave it a 9.
Does anyone remember the first Split Enz vinyl that was laser etched? Can't get that with a damned digital download :frown:
coloradojohn wrote:
Well-said; Neil's the real deal for sure. Voice from Heaven, and a soul insightful enough to match...
Yep--love his music.
Helchat wrote:
Heard a rumor today that there is a new album coming out from Neil in the next year or two! whoo hoo! He could sing songs about cakes melting in the rain, and I'd listen :roflol:
Nicely put! I agree-- love his sound!
SoundsGoodToMe wrote:
This followed Paul Simon without missing a beat, which I guess goes to say a lot to how good Neil is.
The very same thing happened today and I don't mind a bit. Can you all feel that magic? :yes: :roflol:
This followed Paul Simon without missing a beat, which I guess goes to say a lot to how good Neil is.
Helchat wrote:
Heard a rumor today that there is a new album coming out from Neil in the next year or two! whoo hoo! He could sing songs about cakes melting in the rain, and I'd listen :roflol:
Well-said; Neil's the real deal for sure. Voice from Heaven, and a soul insightful enough to match...
Heard a rumor today that there is a new album coming out from Neil in the next year or two! whoo hoo! He could sing songs about cakes melting in the rain, and I'd listen :roflol:
I really like all the nice comments about Glenn Tilbrook associated with Neil Finn. Dead-on; they're among the VERY BEST songwriters ever. Saw Crowded House at Mackey Auditorium (at CU in Boulder; fabulous sound!) way back, on the Woodface tour, and, having always appreciated the tight little pop-novels of Squeeze, luckily caught Glenn T at The Soiled Dove in Denver in fall of '01, and almost unbelievably, AGAIN, just last August ('05) at Star Pine Cafe in Kichijoji. He remembered me because I again requested Up The Junction, which he pretends to be reluctant to play but everyone knows it is the best little book-in-a-song ever created. He glows when he sings it. He's a god, is he not?! Any event with those guys shining is one of life's best memories! Would love to see Neil on his own, or with his bro again, too! So nice to see folks grooving on the good stuff... :angel: :clap: :good-vibes: :wave:
I just have to say this is one of the best songs I have heard in days, if not weeks, here on RP. And that's saying something! This is mature songwriting in the vein of Michael Penn, Squeeze, or even the Beatles. I have to get me some more of this Finn stuff.
This man's music just grabs me and won't let go.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
These guys are right up there with Glen Tilbrook/Squeeze - great songwriting, great compositions.
A lot of people (here in America) would read what you wrote about GT et al. and say "who?", so it's nice to see you really appreciate all things Finn and Squeeze.
Love Niel Finn's music!!
These guys are right up there with Glen Tilbrook/Squeeze - great songwriting, great compositions.
I've been working on a compilation of what I consider "the best of the Finns." Quite a few of my picks are from Neil's solo work, which is just amazing: well-crafted songs that go straight to the heart, some remarkably Beatle-esque and IMO considerably more mature than Split Enz or Crowded House. I was lucky enough to catch the Finn Bros. on their recent concert tour. Wow. Wow. Wow. They are practically a well-kept secret in the U.S. I'm glad RP is giving them their due airtime, in all of Tim & Neil's incarnations.
aceface wrote:
... As far as checking out Split Enz, go for it, but asside from a few songs I find them to be more... esoteric. It's kind of like comparing early Genesis to Peter Gabriel. The later is more immediately accessible than the former.
Sorry, can't let that one go by unanswered. It's definitely true that CH is more accessible than SE, the record sales alone prove that, but SE certainly were never esoteric or anything close to it. Zany, wierd, off the planet perhaps, but definitely not esoteric. They were the first to stage real looniness and get away with it, they wore bizarre clothes and had radical haircuts well before punk or new wave made all of that de riguer. (I mean we're talking mid-seventies). The closest artists to compare them with are perhaps Eno and Manzanera. The way I see it, SE (I mean Tim) were always caught between their innate drive for artistic invention on the one hand and a hankering to make it big time on the other which probably made them weaker. That is where Neil is so much more successful than Tim. But it was Tim who was the driving force behind SE and gave Neil the environment in which to develop. Check out 'Say it is so' from Tim and the early Split Enz albums.
boileymon wrote:
Ennis wrote:
Was Neil in Split Enz or was that his brother? Everybody here mentions Crowded House, but people keep telling me that if I like the Finns, that I should check out Split Enz.
Neil and his older brother Tim were both in Split Enz. Tim was the founder and Neil joined later. Neil was in CH for the duration, Tim only joined for the last studio offering.
Actually, Tim joined CH as a full member for their third album (WOODFACE) - which started life as a Finn Brothers album. TOGETHER ALONE was their 4th and final album (not including the subsequent compilations AFTERGLOW and RECURRING DREAM). Tim also contributes backing vocals to CH's TEMPLE OF LOW MEN. Neil, in turn, turns up on a Tim Finn record or two as well. As far as checking out Split Enz, go for it, but asside from a few songs I find them to be more... esoteric. It's kind of like comparing early Genesis to Peter Gabriel. The later is more immediately accessible than the former.
Ennis wrote:
Was Neil in Split Enz or was that his brother? Everybody here mentions Crowded House, but people keep telling me that if I like the Finns, that I should check out Split Enz.
Neil and his older brother Tim were both in Split Enz. Tim was the founder and Neil joined later. Neil was in CH for the duration, Tim only joined for the last studio offering. There was at least one tune if not more recorded by both groups. Check out the www.allmusic.com site that Bill links for every band. Extremely informative site.
Was Neil in Split Enz or was that his brother? Everybody here mentions Crowded House, but people keep telling me that if I like the Finns, that I should check out Split Enz.
I like the One All version *much* better. There is much less subtlety in this version, for instance the drums are to heavy and lifeless
Squirrel wrote:
The "One Nil" version of this song is so much better . . .
I believe that the main difference between the One Nil and One All versions is that Sheryl Crow provides the backing vocals for the former and Lisa Germano does so for the latter. not being at all a fan of Sheryl Crow, I prefer the One All version, myself. regarding the albums in their entireties, I do prefer One Nil to One All...but let's face it, they're both pretty damn good.
Squirrel wrote:
The "One Nil" version of this song is so much better . . .
Completely agree!
The "One Nil" version of this song is so much better . . .
I am incapable of rating anything by Neil Finn lower than a 10
Mark1970 wrote:
Sure! I've got all kinds of drugs..... I mean, prescribed drugs. I guess they're legal... the guy said he was a real doctor. Although I'm not sure why he gave me a rectal exam three times.... twice in the dark..... at the YMCA. Sorry..... what were we talking about?
What WERE you guys talkin' about?? Something to do with ADD and YMCA, one guy mentioned LOL, I'm almost SURE of it. Uh-oh! my pager just went off! I have to go give more rectal exams...STAT.
Wow, this is one boring song. I mean, it works well on the album, but if you had to take one cut and play it independently, why this one? Where is "Driving Me Mad?" Or "Addicted" or "Sinner," for that matter? I mean, really, come on, THIS?
YourNameHere wrote:
Reminds me of Michael Penn, another hugely overlooked musical talent.
Who looks him over? Certainly I do not. His peers? Certainly they do not. Mainstream Radio? Would you prefer he not be?
A "Quite Likeable" song from a remarkable artist, something in the melody appears off.
zaknafein wrote:
He's got a point though. It starts out very strong and powerful, but really gets bogged down as the song continues.
Bogged down? *sigh* Ok, sure, whatever.....
zipper wrote:
"They" do? Can you hook me up? Thanks for calling me classic. Now what were we talking about?
Sure! I've got all kinds of drugs..... I mean, prescribed drugs. I guess they're legal... the guy said he was a real doctor. Although I'm not sure why he gave me a rectal exam three times.... twice in the dark..... at the YMCA. Sorry..... what were we talking about?
Mark1970 wrote:
If this isn't a classic case of ADD, then I don't know what is. You know, they provide medication for this type of thing.
"They" do? Can you hook me up? Thanks for calling me classic. Now what were we talking about?
Mark1970 wrote:
If this isn't a classic case of ADD, then I don't know what is. You know, they provide medication for this type of thing.
He's got a point though. It starts out very strong and powerful, but really gets bogged down as the song continues.
zipper wrote:
Every time this begins, it sounds so promising and I find myself enjoying it very much. But it quickly becomes just background noise, which is a letdown.
If this isn't a classic case of ADD, then I don't know what is. You know, they provide medication for this type of thing.
zipper wrote:
Every time this begins, it sounds so promising and I find myself enjoying it very much. But it quickly becomes just background noise, which is a letdown.
You're absolutely right... :clap:
Every time this begins, it sounds so promising and I find myself enjoying it very much. But it quickly becomes just background noise, which is a letdown.