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Crowded House — Everything Is Good For You
Album: Recurring Dream
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 702









Released: 1996
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I see a man with a flag
And he leads the procession
And a woman shedding tears
For a man locked in prison
Yeah...
Then the two locked eyes
And for a moment I was taken
And all paths lead
To a single conclusion
Yeah...

Everything is good for you
If it doesn't kill you
Everything is good for you
One man's ending
Is another man's beginning
Everything is good for you

It's a nightmare talking
To a restless ocean
With a reckless calm
To state their position
Oh...
But if you come undone
It might just set you free

Everything is good for you
If it doesn't kill you
Everything is good for you
One man's ending
Is another man's beginning

Bring back your head
Here comes trouble
To turn me and be well
Cover your heart

Everything is good for you
If it doesn't kill you
Everything is good for you
If it doesn't kill you

Everything is good for you
Is good for you
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First time comment.Love this music. Its all good. 

I never noticed before how much Neil Finn sounds like Glenn Tilbrook.
Neil Finn ~ Mr. God Songwriter!
Thanks Bill the last 2 songs have brought me back to OZ, The Stranglers and Crowded House.  

 
all work and no play makes jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes jack a dull boy
everything is good for you
everything is good for you
everything is good for you
everything is good for you
everything is good for you
dehumanize yourself and face the bloodshed
dehumanize yourself and face the bloodshed
dehumanize yourself and face the bloodshed
dehumanize yourself and face the bloodshed
dehumaniz... damn you get the idea
Isn't that Mr. Peepers on the cover? {#Eek}
RUN TO THE STEREO AND TURN IT UP!  One of the best jangle-fuzzed guitar hooks ever! & I love the truth of the words!
What does not kill me, makes me stronger!

 
 Stingray wrote:
ONLY BILL CAN ANSWER WHY HE'S CHOSEN
JUST THIS PARTICULAR SONG -
WHEN DOZENDS OTHER GREAT SONGS OF THIS
FINE BAND ARE AVAILABLE!

What about "Private Universe"...?

PS
HURTS ME TO GIVE THEM A "5",
and that with fan-bonus!
WEAK TUNE!

 
Ow!

My ears! 
 Proclivities wrote:

No, I think they just wrote a song - profundity is not necessarily the goal when doing so. 

Good point.
 megisi wrote:
Good sound here, but, like many lyricists, someone mistook banality and repetition for profundity ... 6.
 
No, I think they just wrote a song - profundity is not necessarily the goal when doing so. 
It looks like it's been a long time since anybody came on to say thanks for playing this mesmerizing and immortal groove! THANKS, Bill, Rebecca, and Crowded House!
 Stingray wrote:
ONLY BILL CAN ANSWER WHY HE'S CHOSEN
JUST THIS PARTICULAR SONG -
WHEN DOZENDS OTHER GREAT SONGS OF THIS
FINE BAND ARE AVAILABLE!

What about "Private Universe"...?

PS
HURTS ME TO GIVE THEM A "5",
and that with fan-bonus!
WEAK TUNE!

 
Ah, stop shouting?

We get it, you don't like it. Still a good tune.

ONLY BILL CAN ANSWER WHY HE'S CHOSEN
JUST THIS PARTICULAR SONG -
WHEN DOZENDS OTHER GREAT SONGS OF THIS
FINE BAND ARE AVAILABLE!

What about "Private Universe"...?

PS
HURTS ME TO GIVE THEM A "5",
and that with fan-bonus!
WEAK TUNE!

Good sound here, but, like many lyricists, someone mistook banality and repetition for profundity ... 6.
Go Kiwi........ :good-vibes:
Khobar Towers, 1991. Me on guard duty. Standing 50 or more stories above the desert sands. Just lonesome, winsome me under an inestimable night sky, dark thoughts of war, and Crowded House in my walkman.
Was nicht tötet, hÀrtet ab! :roflol:
eyes closing...must resist the Sandman...failing...zzzzzzz
spicytomato wrote:
I can't believe the ratings are so low for this song, the guitar hook is awesome.
I agree, it's one of my favs from them too.
RIP Paul Hester
KermitDfrog wrote:
Crowded House has reunited! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
That's great news!
Crowded House has reunited! :dancingbanana: Welcome to frenz.com! CROWDED HOUSE REFORM frenz.com is delighted to present to you the following press release: January 25th 2007 Crowded House founders Neil Finn and Nick Seymour have confirmed that they will be putting the band back together, with plans for a new studio album and world tour. Talking about the decision Neil said "After spending most of last year making music and hanging out with my friend Nick Seymour we are now announcing our intention to reform Crowded House with a new record entitled Time On Earth. It feels right to us that the band should re-emerge at this time and together with Mark Hart we look forward to reconnecting with the audience that we established and for whom we still hold a deep respect. We aim to make the upcoming shows and the new music every bit as vital and spirited as what has come before. We are conscious that Paul Hester was above all a great drummer and we are currently auditioning to find someone special to take that role." The band is currently putting the finishing touches on the new album for release later in the year. Tour plans are yet to be announced but the band have confirmed they will play the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, USA along with Bjork, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against the Machine. :dancingbanana:
shades of john lennon...
The Finn Bros...they have produced some awesome work over the yrs. Highly underated!
nice message.
This song is good for me :biggrin:
user1 wrote:
tempted to upload a version of distant sun - but I'm not sure how well some of Neil's solo stuff - just acoustic bootlegs - would go down. can RP even play bootlegs? If not, it's such a shame - People are really mising out ;)
I realize that you wrote this in Nov, 2003 and that your last comment was Dec 04, 2003 so you are probably not around. But it would be great if you or anyone else could upload the acoustic bootlegs that you mentioned in your comment. I would love to hear it. Here's hoping.
Deadicated to Dig Deep Day -- yay!
algrif wrote:
'Everything is good for you If it doesn't kill you' I can't agree with that. This song is a living example :hand:
Until the chorus its rather interesting, but then... nah..
'Everything is good for you If it doesn't kill you' I can't agree with that. This song is a living example :hand:
Not the best song on this cd, but hey, not even Neil Finn is perfect. And as a songwriter, he's DAMN close.
steeler wrote:
Does not do anything for me. Repetitive guitar line; uninspiring lyrics. Meaningless.
Yeah, compared to some other CH songs this is downward bland.
veegez wrote:
The songs you listed are all terrific, and should all be on the playlist here. So should I Feel Possessed, Weather With You, It's Only Natural, Better Be Home Soon and There Goes God. Of course, I could be wrong. :)
all good...and "How Will You Go".
veegez wrote:
The songs you listed are all terrific, and should all be on the playlist here. So should I Feel Possessed, Weather With You, It's Only Natural, Better Be Home Soon and There Goes God. Of course, I could be wrong. :)
'Cept you're not.
serene23 wrote:
PRIVATE UNIVERSE rejected? What was he thinking?
He was thinking about unicorns, Nascar, and dirty diapers
Does not do anything for me. Repetitive guitar line; uninspiring lyrics. Meaningless.
:puke:
MtnCoyote wrote:
I love Crowded House, but this one is far from the mark; had to rate it a 3.
Guess you don't love them as much as you thought..... this song, like anything else by them/Neil Finn, is a 10.
ce wrote:
Now go forth and rate them all at 10 ;) I picked my favourites from their "Best Of" CD. I love the guitar atmosphere in this song.
PRIVATE UNIVERSE rejected? What was he thinking?
I love Crowded House, but this one is far from the mark; had to rate it a 3.
This really doesn't match for 'the best of crowed house' tempted to upload a version of distant sun - but I'm not sure how well some of Neil's solo stuff - just acoustic bootlegs - would go down. can RP even play bootlegs? If not, it's such a shame - People are really mising out ;)
Originally Posted by Scott: I like this one too, and bought the "Best of" CD even though I already owned all the other CH disks, just to get the three new tunes. However, my favourite CH tunes don't necessarily appear there: Love This Life - Temple of Low Men (uploaded, rejected) Sister Madly She Goes On - Woodface As Sure As I Am Nails in My Feet - Together Alone Distant Sun Catherine Wheels Their collection of orphan tunes, Afterglow, is also great.
The songs you listed are all terrific, and should all be on the playlist here. So should I Feel Possessed, Weather With You, It's Only Natural, Better Be Home Soon and There Goes God. Of course, I could be wrong. :)
No no, everything is well for me, silly! :p
Everything is good for you, except this song.
\"everything is good for you / if it doesn\'t kill you\" well... This song didn\'t kill me. So it\'s good :p
Originally Posted by ce: I thought exactly the same, so I uploaded this song, and a few others. :) This was the result: Now go forth and rate them all at 10 ;) I picked my favourites from their "Best Of" CD. I love the guitar atmosphere in this song.
I like this one too, and bought the "Best of" CD even though I already owned all the other CH disks, just to get the three new tunes. However, my favourite CH tunes don't necessarily appear there: Love This Life - Temple of Low Men (uploaded, rejected) Sister Madly She Goes On - Woodface As Sure As I Am Nails in My Feet - Together Alone Distant Sun Catherine Wheels Their collection of orphan tunes, Afterglow, is also great.
Originally Posted by Three: I would love to see Crowded House get more exposure and this is the best venue yet! Thanks RP!
I thought exactly the same, so I uploaded this song, and a few others. :) This was the result:
Crowded House - Everything Is Good For You added Crowded House - It's Only Natural sorry Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day added Crowded House - Instinct sorry Crowded House - Private Universe sorry Crowded House - Pineapple Head sorry Crowded House - Into Temptation added
Now go forth and rate them all at 10 ;) I picked my favourites from their "Best Of" CD. I love the guitar atmosphere in this song.
Marginal at best :eek:
I like the sentiment and the band in general, but musically this one just sort of sits there in neutral instead of taking off.
Wow! A rare track! Not so rare anymore, I guess. I would love to see Crowded House get more exposure and this is the best venue yet! How about anything from Together Alone, their swan song? Maybe In My Command, Nails in My Feet or Fingers of Love. All very thought provoking songs.... Thanks RP!