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Crowded House — Never Be The Same
Album: Temple of Low Men
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6.6

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Total ratings: 630









Released: 1988
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Don't stand around
Like friends at a funeral
Eyes to the ground
It could've been you
And why do you weep
For the passing of ages?
You slip with the back of your hand, you're taking it out on the one you love
I couldn't believe it

And we might still survive
And rise up through the maze
If you could change your life
And never be the same

How long must I wait
For you to release me?
I pay for each mistake
While you suffer in silence
I could still have an easy life
But the lie ain't worth the living
Once more will I hear you say

That we might still survive
And rise up through the maze
If you could change your life
And never be the same
Never be the same

Don't stand around
Like friends at a funeral
Eyes to the ground
Don't suffer in silence

'Cause we might still survive
And rise up through the maze
If you could change your life
And never be the same
(And every time I hear you)
Never be the same
(And every time I mess up)
Never be the same
Never be the same
Never be the same

And every time I hear you
And every time I mess up
Never be, never be, never be, never be the same
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 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Of all the bands that have been compared to The Beatles, I've found that this one comes closest. Great lyrics, interesting progressions and tight harmonies.  Yep, they're that good.  {#Cowboy}
 

heh?
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Of all the bands that have been compared to The Beatles, I've found that this one comes closest. Great lyrics, interesting progressions and tight harmonies.  Yep, they're that good.  {#Cowboy}
 
That's right. I've always thought of them as the Beatles from Down Under.
This album has a lifelong reservation in my heart.
Yes!

peter_james_bond wrote:

I totally agree. They've a history of producing great music.

 


God, I love them.
the song is a bit dated but the tune, lyrics, harmonies...outstanding!
.......  outstanding work from God Like Crowded House  ...  {#Cheers} 
Wow. I've never heard this before, but I could tell it was a late 80's song the moment i heard it.
This is a live version. Is it from Farewell to the World or one of the Frenz of the Enz productions? Anyone know?
An absolute GEM! The build up to the end of quite moving.

Speaking of friends at a funeral....while returning from the deep south to my Grandfather's funeral in Michigan, I'm standing there at the funeral home, during the viewing period the night before with my cousins who reign from Michigan, Oregon, and Boston....I wait for a break in the conversation and ask: "So, what are y'all fixin' to do?" Haven't lived that one down since.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Of all the bands that have been compared to The Beatles, I've found that this one comes closest. Great lyrics, interesting progressions and tight harmonies.  Yep, they're that good.  {#Cowboy}
 
I totally agree. They've a history of producing great music.
wow really got into that 
the comments helped : )_
 

wish there was a "blech" rating


This song is truly wonderful.
Of all the bands that have been compared to The Beatles, I've found that this one comes closest. Great lyrics, interesting progressions and tight harmonies.  Yep, they're that good.  {#Cowboy}
 trekhead wrote:
Wow, this starts up just like
JAMES—Laid.
 
Yes!  I came to see if there were dozens of comments to that effect.  Thanks for not disappointing me, Tom

A very rare not-particularly-interesting song from the Most Esteemed Crowded House.
This whole album is an 11!  I can imagine a lot of people requesting this song be played at their funeral.
The anguish... "How long must I wait ?... If you could change your life...."
SubLimE !!!
lmic wrote:
Whoa... those drums... thought it was Laid (The Better Than Ezra version) at first!
RIP Paul Hester
:guitarist: :drummer: :daisy: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :umbrella: :bounce: :guitarist: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana_2: :group-hug:
I'm sorry,but after that set this is just bland, bland, bland.
GREAT :cheers:
NO freaking way! A rare track off one of the best albums ever recorded. Woo Hoo. Love the Tim Finn harmonies...
someone needs to upload the new album. I think it's fabulous! I tried and couldn't get it to work!
I have a lot of fondness for this one. don't care what Neil says. :)
jsnell wrote:
Props for the Crowded House, one of the best bands of all time. Unfortunately, this is one of their worst songs. Even Neil Finn later recanted it. :-)
Agree with this.
Very average, Edna.
Oh, this is Bad, real BAD!
Yeah, I care not how much people here ooze over the brothers Finn, this just ain't that good.
jsnell wrote:
Props for the Crowded House, one of the best bands of all time. Unfortunately, this is one of their worst songs. Even Neil Finn later recanted it. :-)
Ummm... what? This is one of the better songs from their best album.
Marr wrote:
If it's true that Neil Finn "recanted" then I would have to disagree with him. I like this one a lot.
I'm sure every band starts hating some of their own songs at some point. It doesn't mean that everyone else should feel the same way.
jsnell wrote:
Props for the Crowded House, one of the best bands of all time. Unfortunately, this is one of their worst songs. Even Neil Finn later recanted it. :-)
If it's true that Neil Finn "recanted" then I would have to disagree with him. I like this one a lot.
jsnell wrote:
Props for the Crowded House, one of the best bands of all time. Unfortunately, this is one of their worst songs. Even Neil Finn later recanted it. :-)
Of all time? Are you Neil Finn?
Whoa... those drums... thought it was Laid (The Better Than Ezra version) at first!
Props for the Crowded House, one of the best bands of all time. Unfortunately, this is one of their worst songs. Even Neil Finn later recanted it. :-)
Not one of their better songs - yuk!
This is the one Crowded House album I never bought! :eek: But it's not too late! :smile: LOVE me some Finn voices! :jump:
Volume UP.
this song is proof that the communists just don't get it.
dkarr wrote:
These guys are one of the finest bands ever. Such beautiful songwriting and melodies. Love it. Thanks Bill!
They were a really underappreciated band for sure.
Crowed House has always been a great band. They've scored more than one spot on one or more of my shows.
rafterman wrote:
Crikey! I never knew Paul Hester was gone. Saw CH several times '91 to '93 - favourite song was always 'Italian Plastic' - one of Paul Hester's ! Might have to go and listen to it now. When and how did he die?
He hanged himself, very sad to say. A few months ago.
These guys are one of the finest bands ever. Such beautiful songwriting and melodies. Love it. Thanks Bill!
flandersdog wrote:
sadly, that'll never happen now (RIP, Paul Hester). so glad I got to see them in concert back in the day. my favorite band, ever... I hope all the ex-Replacements are in good health/spirits...I can still hold out hope for a 'Mats reunion
Bob Stinson died years ago.
Second generation Split Enz. Love these guys. The songs get better as time goes on. Neil Finn is a master songwriter. Keep 'em coming!
Wow... great song. Thanks BillG! :clap:
:yawn:
Wow, this starts up just like JAMES--Laid.
Mark1970 wrote:
Was going to make a similar comment..... BUT seeing Neil solo or with his brother (on this last tour) had moments of that CH magic.
You're lucky! I saw them last February at the Palace in SF, but missed them this last summer, as they cancelled this leg of the tour due to Paul's passing....
rafterman wrote:
Crikey! I never knew Paul Hester was gone. Saw CH several times '91 to '93 - favourite song was always 'Italian Plastic' - one of Paul Hester's ! Might have to go and listen to it now. When and how did he die?
I love Italian Plastic, too. he hanged himself in March. he always seemed so full of joy and life on stage...I guess he gave it all out and didn't keep any for himself.
flandersdog wrote:
sadly, that'll never happen now (RIP, Paul Hester). so glad I got to see them in concert back in the day. my favorite band, ever... I hope all the ex-Replacements are in good health/spirits...I can still hold out hope for a 'Mats reunion
Crikey! I never knew Paul Hester was gone. Saw CH several times '91 to '93 - favourite song was always 'Italian Plastic' - one of Paul Hester's ! Might have to go and listen to it now. When and how did he die?
flandersdog wrote:
sadly, that'll never happen now (RIP, Paul Hester). so glad I got to see them in concert back in the day. my favorite band, ever...
Was going to make a similar comment..... BUT seeing Neil solo or with his brother (on this last tour) had moments of that CH magic.
redlinzus wrote:
I'll Never Be the Same... I am still grieving the loss of Crowded House. Seeing Neil Finn is still greatly satisfying, however, Crowded House shows and albums were and are still some of the best musical experiences I have ever had... how about a reunion?
sadly, that'll never happen now (RIP, Paul Hester). so glad I got to see them in concert back in the day. my favorite band, ever... I hope all the ex-Replacements are in good health/spirits...I can still hold out hope for a 'Mats reunion
mafe wrote:
Yes it was me who rated this song 1. I can't stand these guys! :P
Golly gee. Mystery solved. I'll finally get a good night's sleep.
Why did this remind me of (newer) Marillion? :O
Some of the finest musical stylings by CH ever! Neil is a great lyricist but not much for music writing....his bro' is an ace at that. GET BACK TOGETHER!
Unfortunately, I never got to see Crowded House in concert. Can you believe MTV used to play CH videos...
mafe wrote:
Yes it was me who rated this song 1. I can't stand these guys! :P
Your loss.
Yes it was me who rated this song 1. I can't stand these guys! :P
Thank you, may I have another?
More Crowded House! More Crowded House! More Crowded House!
Definitely one of the stronger lyrical efforts by CH/Neil Finn. Always liked the song, though the production sounds a little slick after some time has passed. I'd love to hear how Neil might handle the same tune now.
Fantastic song, fantastic album.
At first I gave it a 9... what was I thinking? Gotta be a 10!
Great song!
I'll Never Be the Same... I am still grieving the loss of Crowded House. Seeing Neil Finn is still greatly satisfying, however, Crowded House shows and albums were and are still some of the best musical experiences I have ever had... how about a reunion?