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Crowded House — Four Seasons In One Day
Album: Recurring Dream
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 2577









Released: 1996
Length: 2:46
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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
Comments (277)add comment
i know - steppin' into  a hornets nest...

but i find this very dreary - talented artist, but the voice.... to me its like sedative which fails to really calm you but still sucks life out of you..

sorry;-)
Maravillosa!
Outstanding song. Is that Jamie Gum on the album cover?
RAISING TO 9 - LOVE LOVE LOVE -I saw Neil Finn with Fleetwood Mac and he was amazing.  
Long Live    Radio Paradise
My rating:    9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
"Smiling as the shit comes down" Sums up many periods of my life. Love this song never saw them live and regret that big time!
That period in the mid 90s when Crowded House reminded you of how great songwriting and performance was why you loved music so much. Saw them repeatedly back then, and each time was such a pleasure.
2300 ratings -> 7.5
The RP audience have spoken

Pound sand nay-sayers
I love Neil Finn and look forward to his collaboration with Fleetwood Mac.
Very nice...
Raising again  9 - O U T S T A N D I N G  
Raising it to 8  Most Excellent for me  today 
 robertomiller wrote:
This came out 20 years ago…? Hard to believe. Seems like two years ago. Great song. 

 
I had very much the same thought. For a second, I thought "those indie bands today, there is really a sound they all share"...
This came out in my post high school days, when my musical tastes leaned towards classic rock and old-school rap/hip-hop/r&b.  I probably would not have liked it then; boy do I like it now!  7 → 8 → 9 all in one listening!
One of my favorites by a great band, thanks for playing Bill. And a 7.6 from almost 2000 ratings, your audience shares your good taste!

Very nice

Crowded House
Four Seasons In One Day

 

 




                            E X C R U C I A T I N G

 

 jmsmy wrote:
January & February - In Texas we can actually have Four Seasons In One Day

 

Like this past Saturday when the temperature dropped 35 degrees in 10 minutes.
An unfortunately underrated band in their day. Listening with a new appreciation now.
Portsmouth Guildhall early 90s - just superb in a right-size venue. Singing - oh yeah.
Surely one of the best talents in the music biz. I am continually struck by how closely he sounds to McCartney in this! When I was lucky and blessed enough to experience Melbourne and all Victoria has to offer a 2nd time, my mates Geoff and Vicki Winter reminded me that this song is about the weather they have there; within the hour, it went from balmy (it was late November) to chilly and back again; as wild as the swings we have here in Boulder, for sure! Vicki's sister's husband went to school with Nick Seymour, who was Best Man at their wedding. I got to steep myself in lore of a favorite band with the best mates ever, in one of Earth's best realms...
One of the best bands ever. 
Image result for sydney domain
Sitting in the Sydney Domain.   
January & February - In Texas we can actually have Four Seasons In One Day
If Crowded House were a bodily function, they would be the gag reflex, activated.
If Crowded House were a vehicle, they would be a 30 year old pee-yellow Volvo wagon......diesel.
If Crowded House were a plant, it would be a weed.
colorful.
Childishly we started singing "four wee wees in one day" to this song at work , and now i can't help help continuing the tradition every time it comes on. 
love this band and their music but would never admit it in public!  What is that all about?!

 
I simply love this song - the words, the music, the chords when I play it on my guitar. So good...
This came out 20 years ago…? Hard to believe. Seems like two years ago. Great song. 
Snoozefest. PSD time.
This is one Finn which needs to be removed to make soup.
 Baby_M wrote:
I think he's talking about the weather here in Ohio!  {#Smile}

 
It's a reference to the weather in Melbourne, Australia.  Melbournians are famous for using this expression.

Lovely song, BTW!!
Please, never again.
  outstanding music - song writers and performers extraordinaire - {#Daisy}
The Sydney Domain.

 
Another time and place song for me. Reminds me of being on beach in Hawaii on my honeymoon.  Gotta love the mandolin.
I think he's talking about the weather here in Ohio!  {#Smile}
 maxjboxer wrote:

Yes

 
"Yes." Thank you. My thoughts exactly. :)
Such a beautiful song, so neatly crafted. When they or Neil do it live, everyone sings along.
I always got the sense Crowded House were a bit bigger up here in Canada than down in the USA but, my goodness, they turned out some absolutely perfect, melodic pop songs, didn't they?
Fabulous album from start to finish, worth its weight in gold in my home.
 fredriley wrote:
Did you hear about the demonstrators who were attacked by the riot cops with mustard gas and pepper spray? They were later described as seasoned protesters.

I'll get me gas mask...

 
{#Lol}
Smiling as your shit comes down...

Lonestar wrote:
I completely despise this song. Just rancid. 

 


Did you hear about the demonstrators who were attacked by the riot cops with mustard gas and pepper spray? They were later described as seasoned protesters.

I'll get me gas mask...
I was a big fan back in the MTV days. They were a band that had musical credibility and great videos, too.

Really nice to hear them as I drudge away at my computer finishing off my month-end reports.

As Lazarus/Former Member/Romeotuma would say "it puts a spring in my step on this fine summer day" {#Clap} 
 Lonestar wrote:
I completely despise this song. Just rancid. 

 
Wow!   {#Eek}  Completely opposite reaction here. 
i could listen to that voice forever...
I completely despise this song. Just rancid. 
 ch83575 wrote:
I was never a big Crowded House fan, but they are played SO OFTEN here that I now can't stand them.  There are 24 Crowed House songs in the playlist. 24!  Do we really need this much mediocre 90s pop?

 
Yes
 Lucky you, on the Eastern Shore of Mary-land.  Pretty place.

melzabutch wrote:



Sitting in the Sydney Domain.   

 


These guys just seem like some MTV band that never quite made the leap to college cred.  Not very edgy or melodic.  Sorry but I am not hearing it.
I remember exactly how tripped out I was to find this, the same band that had done the pop-brilliant Don't Dream It's Over, had gone to an entirely new & exciting level, musically, poetically, & metaphysically. This record was a revelation!  I saw them in Boulder that tour!
 pinem wrote:
Crowded House at their best.

 
{#Clap}........ totally agree.  "Outstanding"
I was never a big Crowded House fan, but they are played SO OFTEN here that I now can't stand them.  There are 24 Crowed House songs in the playlist. 24!  Do we really need this much mediocre 90s pop?
Crowded House at their best.
Really shit harpsichord imitation but otherwise a fine song.
 Stingray wrote:

Very sweet and thougtful comment, "Kitty".

I guess it happens to everybody - me certainly too!

"Porcupine Tree" is one example.



 
Amen
10
Image result for sydney domain
Sitting in the Sydney Domain.   

Beautiful.


a little too sappy for my personal taste, but to each his / her own...I do really like his new project...Pajama Party, with his wife and a couple others...pretty cool.


Gee, this is almost better than the Beatles.
 shakitten wrote:

I know of a few bands that I did this to. Sometimes a "hit" comes out, slick and overplayed, and it's easy to tune it out. For me, sometimes it takes a few years of maturity, or life experience, or increased depth...who knows...but then I hear things again with new ears and do what you did. I slap my forehead in disbelief, amazed that I didn't see the brilliance when it was so obvious.
I thought 'Don't Dream it's Over' was dull, too. And now I think the Finn brothers are incredible...but it took some time to get there!
 

Very sweet and thougtful comment, "Kitty".

I guess it happens to everybody - me certainly too!

"Porcupine Tree" is one example.


Wonderful-wonderful

SIGH...


 Byronape wrote:
 I don't attack people for their opinions, even if they are idiots.
 
I love that comment!
 MaryAndrea wrote:
{#Roflol} my little girl Frida  wish to put on an emoticon
 
I love this comment!
 Byronape wrote:

The same rights I have to hear CH songs are the ones that allow you to keep making stupid comments.  

I was making a simple comment that I don't care for Don't Dream it's Over, and that because of that I missed out on a lot of other great stuff.  You chose to devolve the issue into an attack on me.  

I don't attack people for their opinions, even if they are idiots.  Everyone is entitled to their own and to post them to this forum.  That's why it's here.  However, I will attack people based on how they choose to express themselves.  Clearly, you chose to express yourself like a spoiled little girl with a diaper full of shit and deserve to be treated as such.

It's people like this that make me wonder if the Internet will be the downfall of humanity.  It allows way too much freedom to act like an ass with no consequences.  
 
Second that...
Looking back - this track was significant for me going through a messy divorce. One of those instances when a tune can bring to the front the feelings one had at the time. 
 Stingray wrote:
My first "11" ever...
 
You're too romantic Singray {#Biggrin}
Very nice song for sure !
 ziakut wrote:
Elegant, beautiful and melodic. The way a well crafted tune should be. Yep. {#Angel}
 
 
Agreed. And...his voice kind of makes me swoon a little; the harmonies are so lovely...
Another one - 10
Elegant, beautiful and melodic. The way a well crafted tune should be. Yep. {#Angel}
Chill dudes. Pleasant song. A 7 from the ADK jury.
 fredriley wrote:

Trolling's one thing, unprovoked personal abuse is another. Knock it on the head, John.

 

"Uninspired and simple" is really suuuch an abuse.

Don't be such a Fred, Riley and blow things completely out of proportion!

Who takes "Four seasons in one day" as NEW WAVE is worth a statement!

Stop putting gasoline into a fire that is not yet burning!


My first "11" ever...
{#Meditate}
Such a fine way to start the day!
{#Roflol} my little girl Frida  wish to put on an emoticon
 Stingray wrote:


Rest assured - if you took "Don't dream it's over" for "uninspired" or "New Wave" you
are not the person being allowed to hear any other CH song!

You are a simple and very uninspired person!
Sorry, but someone had to tell you.

Don't dream is over = New Wave...
Tzzzzz..!!!

Unbelievable what some people come up with. Just uuuunbelievable!
 
The same rights I have to hear CH songs are the ones that allow you to keep making stupid comments.  

I was making a simple comment that I don't care for Don't Dream it's Over, and that because of that I missed out on a lot of other great stuff.  You chose to devolve the issue into an attack on me.  

I don't attack people for their opinions, even if they are idiots.  Everyone is entitled to their own and to post them to this forum.  That's why it's here.  However, I will attack people based on how they choose to express themselves.  Clearly, you chose to express yourself like a spoiled little girl with a diaper full of shit and deserve to be treated as such.

It's people like this that make me wonder if the Internet will be the downfall of humanity.  It allows way too much freedom to act like an ass with no consequences.  
I had the pleasure of hearing them do this song live.  They really put on a great show and I hadn't heard this song until that concert.  Have been a fan ever since. {#Cheers}
Originally from Woodface, a terrific, inspired album.


 Stingray wrote:
Rest assured - if you took "Don't dream it's over" for "uninspired" or "New Wave" you
are not the person being allowed to hear any other CH song
 
Trolling's one thing, unprovoked personal abuse is another. Knock it on the head, John.

 Byronape wrote:
I'm still banging my head on the desk for missing out on this when it was new.  Every time I heard someone mention Crowded House, all I ever heard was the new wave uninspired tune "Don't Dream It's Over" and 15 years later I'm hearing this?  This is good.  This is art.

Dammit.
 


I know of a few bands that I did this to. Sometimes a "hit" comes out, slick and overplayed, and it's easy to tune it out. For me, sometimes it takes a few years of maturity, or life experience, or increased depth...who knows...but then I hear things again with new ears and do what you did. I slap my forehead in disbelief, amazed that I didn't see the brilliance when it was so obvious.
I thought 'Don't Dream it's Over' was dull, too. And now I think the Finn brothers are incredible...but it took some time to get there!
 Stingray wrote:


Rest assured - if you took "Don't dream it's over" for "uninspired" or "New Wave" you
are not the person being allowed to hear any other CH song!

You are a simple and very uninspired person!
Sorry, but someone had to tell you.

Don't dream is over = New Wave...
Tzzzzz..!!!

Unbelievable what some people come up with. Just uuuunbelievable!

 


That was uncalled for, Stingray. Play nice or swim back to your little toxic ocean. Your nastiness is not wanted.
 Byronape wrote:
I'm still banging my head on the desk for missing out on this when it was new.  Every time I heard someone mention Crowded House, all I ever heard was the new wave uninspired tune "Don't Dream It's Over" and 15 years later I'm hearing this?  This is good.  This is art.

Dammit.
 

Rest assured - if you took "Don't dream it's over" for "uninspired" or "New Wave" you
are not the person being allowed to hear any other CH song!

You are a simple and very uninspired person!
Sorry, but someone had to tell you.

Don't dream is over = New Wave...
Tzzzzz..!!!

Unbelievable what some people come up with. Just uuuunbelievable!


For me this does not fit into 10!


Check out SPLIT ENZ on youtube for some early music from the Finn brothers.


I saw them in Wembley Arena years ago and they pulled a guy up from the crowd and let him pick this out on Neil's guitar. It was awesome.
I'm still banging my head on the desk for missing out on this when it was new.  Every time I heard someone mention Crowded House, all I ever heard was the new wave uninspired tune "Don't Dream It's Over" and 15 years later I'm hearing this?  This is good.  This is art.

Dammit.
Music therapy is my kind of medicine too. Heal and be well  {#Daisy} Exene wrote:
I so needed to hear this tonight, thank you. I feel like I have been through the wringer and had all four seasons and then some just in the course of the day. Why? Because I did risk my neck again. Fell for someone I shouldn't have. Thank God for music - nothing heals quite like it.
 

 fredriley wrote:
Salt, pepper, paprika, chilli...
 
What are we having?


Salt, pepper, paprika, chilli...
Exene wrote:
I so needed to hear this tonight, thank you...Why? Because I did risk my neck again. Fell for someone I shouldn't have. Thank God for music - nothing heals quite like it.
You've got plenty of company here, I'm sure. Can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.

 justsomeone wrote:

I thought Kiwis were from New Zealand...
Nevermind, sublime it is.

 
Kiwis are from NZ.  The Finn brothers are from NZ, however the band formed in Melbourne, Australia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowded_House

 norgs wrote:
Sublime Kiwi music!
 
I thought Kiwis were from New Zealand...
Nevermind, sublime it is.

It was a really, really enjoyable show.  If they're coming to your town get out and see them while you can!  The new album is quite good as well.

Sublime Kiwi music!
 parrothead wrote:
I agree, however, I think it's more of Rebecca's channel than Bill's. They are a good pair but there is rejection rate of uploaded tunes that can be surprizing.
 
. . . and don't we love it.
Hoir in background is awesome!
Nine (9) poor souls rated this song to be
"Sucko-barfo" - a "1".

God have mercy!

Two 10's in one day from Germany!

WOOOW!

CH and "The The" in one day!

Crowded House aka Neil Finn is the only
band in the true genealogy of the BEATLES!

Crowded House at BEC 02 by ~ltmusicphotography
©2007-2010 ~ltmusicphotography

Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

11th November 2007.

Perfect song for my mood.
I so needed to hear this tonight, thank you. I feel like I have been through the wringer and had all four seasons and then some just in the course of the day. Why? Because I did risk my neck again. Fell for someone I shouldn't have. Thank God for music - nothing heals quite like it.

Crowded House - "Four Seasons In One Day" Live

"I don't know about what the rest of you think but I would say this tune is quite beatles-esque. Verysimple... very effective. A great example of songwriting!  "
"btw, that is Johnny Marr from The Smiths on Harmonica... amazing :-)
 "
    




 ericconrad wrote:
I'm new-ish to RP, and I am always amazed at what *doesn't* make the playlist.

It's Bill's channel, and I respect, honor and enjoy the benign dictatorship. 

And the heavy rotation of Crowded House and the Finn Brother's various incarnations is awesome.  Neil Finn is one of the greatest songwriters of the past 30 years.

This song is fantastic.

What I don't understand is how Crowded House's 'Distant Sun' doesn't make the RP playlist.  Their best song, in my (biased) opinion.
  I agree, however, I think it's more of Rebecca's channel than Bill's. They are a good pair but there is rejection rate of uploaded tunes that can be surprizing.


Love the lyrics
Listening to it with your words teapot (in orbit) I like the meaning of it.

Very nice haven't listened to them for a very long time
Whenever you hear the crowdies you can't help but remember you've been neglecting them.  Just popped my private universe, into temptation and pineapple head onto my mp3 player for the trip to work.
"I will risk my neck again"

Isn't that what we do every time we fall in love?
 Bridieboo wrote:
All these years later and I still have a crush on Neil Finn {#Heartkiss}
 
Me, too ... beautiful, thoughtful, soulful music

Going to LA this weekend to see Neil, Bic Runga & other assorted friends for the next of their 7 Worlds Collide benefit shows!! I am so excited, I can hardly stand it. Was dying to go to NZ for the first shows last fall, but found that was not in the budget. LA is much easier!
I'm new-ish to RP, and I am always amazed at what *doesn't* make the playlist.

It's Bill's channel, and I respect, honor and enjoy the benign dictatorship. 

And the heavy rotation of Crowded House and the Finn Brother's various incarnations is awesome.  Neil Finn is one of the greatest songwriters of the past 30 years.

This song is fantastic.

What I don't understand is how Crowded House's 'Distant Sun' doesn't make the RP playlist.  Their best song, in my (biased) opinion.
 . . . has an Indigo Girls echo in the mix. 
{#Jump} {#Jump} {#Jump}  10!


7 -> 8 {#Roflol}
 tm wrote:

Well if you don't like it, you can just go listen somewhere else now...

Don't let the door hit ya in the rear. 
  Don't feed the troll.

I'm with teapot    {#Arrowd}

Sublime