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INXS — Never Tear Us Apart
Album: Kick
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Released: 1987
Length: 2:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Don't ask me
What you know is true
Don't have to tell you
I love your precious heart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart

We could live
For a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I'd make wine from your tears

I told you
That we could fly
'Cause we all have wings
But some of us don't know why

I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never, ever tear us apart

I (Don't ask me)
I was standing (You know it's true)
Mm, you were there (Worlds collided)
Two worlds collided (We're shining through)
And they could never tear us apart

You (Don't ask me)
You were standing (You know it's true)
I was there (Worlds collided)
Two worlds collided (We're shining through)
And they could never tear us apart

I-I-I
I was standing
You were there
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 ziggytrix wrote:


 
Perhaps you could expand on what it was that started on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989 that this song embodies so well?
 Dazzerb wrote:
the 80's was a great time for saxophonists!

Saw INXS play in a tiny venue around 1992 and it was incredible.  One of the greatest gigs I as ever at. 
 
I'm making a playlist of my favorite sax solos from a few decades and genres, but I don't think this will make it. It is just to slow for me. I agree  though that the solo is one of the best of the 80's.
Love this song! Joe Cocker's version is worth an ear, too (sax solo being replaced by guitar).
 dwhayslett wrote:

Um, yes, this was released in the 80s.  Good catch, there.
 

Not played this for so long I had forgotten how good it was. Thanks Bill.
They miss us  
Fantastic song, wonderful memories.
My first wedding dance 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I've just heard Gary Glitter's " I love you, love" slowed down in this, which is worrying.
 
It's also somewhat worrying that anyone would remember any Gary Glitter song other than "Rock & Roll Part 2".
Damn I miss these guys
I didn't really understand why this song was so massive down under.  Then recently saw this version in a commercial... some serious impact there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjlNKiH1iBk
 photolew wrote:
This falls into the catagory of heard it way too many times on commercial radio.....

 
But, you don't really hear it anymore (unless you're listening to the 80's channel on Sirius XM).  So it's OK by me, 30 years later.
My fav INXS, along with Mystify Me
Well done William
This falls into the catagory of heard it way too many times on commercial radio.....
Nine
This album was kick ass... Still is...
I've just heard Gary Glitter's " I love you, love" slowed down in this, which is worrying.
R.I.P Michael Hutchence. Good memories of an 80s stalwart band & his Jaggeresque swagger.
{#Cowboy}
 kingart wrote:
Quintessential 80s-ness. 

 
Um, yes, this was released in the 80s.  Good catch, there.
Hearing this again made me realize something, I truly miss INXS.  
 Imkirok wrote:
Reminds me of a trip or two to Boston in the 90's to see a college friend of mine.  Ended up hooking up with her roommate.  Good times, and this song/album remind me of those!

 
How'd your friend feel about that? Good music for such memories, I'm thinking...

Great saxophone bits in this... 
  Relayer wrote:
I do love this song, quality stuff.   And in the chorus guitar break, you can hear part of Robert Plant's Big Log riff.

  
mediamarv wrote:

Robert Plant's or Jimmy Page's?

 
Since Big Log was on Robert Plant's second solo album, The Principle of Moments, it wasn't Page's riff.  Robbie Blunt was the guitarist on and co-writer of Big Log.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Blunt
the 80's was a great time for saxophonists!

Saw INXS play in a tiny venue around 1992 and it was incredible.  One of the greatest gigs I as ever at. 
 michaele wrote:
This song makes me smile a little, memories of being a teenager

 
Yep!  I was in love with Michael Hutchense, RIP.  This song brings me right back to listening to this in my teenage bedroom.
 Relayer wrote:
I do love this song, quality stuff.   And in the chorus guitar break, you can hear part of Robert Plant's Big Log riff.

 
Robert Plant's or Jimmy Page's?
Quintessential 80s-ness. 
 RandomousJam wrote:
In terms of style & music, INXS is one of my absolute favorite popular musical acts of all time. Michael Hutchence had an amazing stage presence and vocal intensity, with some at least half-decent introspective lyrics. Almost a Jim Morisson-like appeal, but with a different style, more urban. Like a half intelligent grownup city kid going on the prowl.

I realize that's a bit cheezy, all of it. But I guess everyone is entitled to a little cheezyness from time 2 time, I see I'm not the only one on this comment list with similar feelings.

and if anyone out there has the same feeling about this band, keep on rockin'!

 
I'm not sure I have the same feeling, but nevertheless this was a fabulous band. IMHO, they lost a skosh of vitality when Hutchence died. It happens.
IF I ever hurt you I'd make wine from your tears.
This song makes me smile a little, memories of being a teenager
blast from the 80ies past {#Cool}
I do love this song, quality stuff.   And in the chorus guitar break, you can hear part of Robert Plant's Big Log riff.
This is perfect 80s good stuff!
Perfect{#Daisy}{#Bounce}{#Daisy}short ....but perfect
     Top of the range - godlike {#Clap}  two worlds collided.....
I so like the video version of this song, with it's extended string lead in.  The video itself was pretty cool, too.
In terms of style & music, INXS is one of my absolute favorite popular musical acts of all time. Michael Hutchence had an amazing stage presence and vocal intensity, with some at least half-decent introspective lyrics. Almost a Jim Morisson-like appeal, but with a different style, more urban. Like a half intelligent grownup city kid going on the prowl.

<I'm hearing the Beatles come Together while tying now>

I realize that's a bit cheezy, all of it. But I guess everyone is entitled to a little cheezyness from time 2 time, I see I'm not the only one on this comment list with similar feelings.

and if anyone out there has the same feeling about this band, keep on rockin'!
Reminds me of a trip or two to Boston in the 90's to see a college friend of mine.  Ended up hooking up with her roommate.  Good times, and this song/album remind me of those!
This was in heavy rotation when I was in high school and I got tired of it.  Now I like it again as I reminisce.  It's a good song and I'm glad I like listening to it again. 
I wish he was not dead.  Love this song!  {#Heartkiss}
Agreed.  It doesn't get more pop than this.  
 

sirdroseph wrote:
This whole album is fabulous, now this is a top 40 tune that is perfectly acceptable and suited for here!{#Clap}

 



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
 

"Need You Tonight" was a good tune as well.
Still a very good song. I love his voice, he was an excellent singer.
Hey, wow, still sounds pretty good...and I can never forget how on our first trip to Bali in '88 my manic Brit mate "Short-Circuit" Mike kept this fine INXS album almost constantly playing on the jammin' little stereo we had in the pool-side bungalow in Kuta...
They played in my college in my old home town in OZ in front of a couple of hundred people or less several times on their way up in the late 70s. They were great then. MC had really bad skin.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
I loved this album when it came out, but later came to feel that it represented the start of the decline of the band, in terms of quality of music. I hate to be one of those hipper-than-thou music snobs, but their first few albums were fantastic compared to their later stuff, at least to my ears.
 
I hear what you're saying - have thought that about many, many bands. But I think this song holds up remarkably well. Hard to believe it's 25 years old.
I loved this album when it came out, but later came to feel that it represented the start of the decline of the band, in terms of quality of music. I hate to be one of those hipper-than-thou music snobs, but their first few albums were fantastic compared to their later stuff, at least to my ears.
 NatureDeficit wrote:
Love the song actually... still waiting for the great sax
 
The video-clip was in Praga.
It´s fantastic! 
finally some music....
 KrischanZ wrote:
Ganz großes Kino!{#Notworthy}
(not to translate...)
 

Untranslatable? Why? You said "Real big cinema", but this analogy does not work!


 coomerfan wrote:
This is our wedding song.  First dance.
 
Sorry to hear you are divorced!
Way-way-way NOT ENOUGH INXS on RP!
". . . and they could never pry us apart!"
Love the song actually... still waiting for the great sax

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...



I am so glad that I had the privelage to see INXS w/ MH in the day! Awesome performances!!!
Ahhhhh, this was my very FIRST CD I ever bought — and it's still in my collection today, 24 years later.  Now that's some staying power!  
 sirdroseph wrote:
This whole album is fabulous, now this is a top 40 tune that is perfectly acceptable and suited for here!{#Clap}
 

I remember really liking the video for "Mediate", although I never got into "Kick" that much. I really liked "Welcome to Wherever You Are" when I got it in music club subscription, but apparently the album went nowhere commercially. 
 BKardon wrote:
I welcome INXS on RP.  The 80's is in my blood.
 
Agreed!  R.I.P. Michael H.

I welcome INXS on RP.  The 80's is in my blood.
Maybe the fact that I have no memories, good or bad, associated with this song makes me objective enough to say that this song is nowhere near their best work, although I do love that sax.  I never liked this song - I always preferred "Disappear" and "Suicide Blonde," probably because of the beat. (So, awright - I wasn't into slow-dancing, so maybe I'm NOT objective.)

Anyway, I could never just sit and groove on this song. Still can't.  Sorry.  I loved INXS. RIP Michael. You selfish idiot.
This is our wedding song.  First dance.
RIP Michael.  You and the band were one of the best.
I was never a huge fan of INXS, but this is arguably their best song - especially with that wailing sax solo (although I always wished in went a little longer).

Classic :)
Ganz großes Kino!{#Notworthy}
(not to translate...)
close my eyes and I'm drunk and slow dancing with my high school sweetheart....

nostalgic.

 
As a child of the 80s, this really takes me back.  I hadn't listened to INXS in a while!
This whole album is fabulous, now this is a top 40 tune that is perfectly acceptable and suited for here!{#Clap}
Nice!!
 Bosami wrote:


You mean your attempts at clever commentary? Yes - I agree.

Haters suck.

This song is an easy 8.

 
Amen!

 EssexTex wrote:
Awful, really really bad.
 

You mean your attempts at clever commentary? Yes - I agree.

Haters suck.

This song is an easy 8.

Pieter wrote:
And they want to pull down the hotel where Hutchence met his end. Make it a shrine I say.

Nah....make it a chain coffee joint...can't ever have enough of them on every street.

In their prime, this was a terrific band. Listen Like Thieves and Kick were as good as anything produced in the '80s—and that would include U2 and R.E.M. RIP, Michael Hutchence
Awful, really really bad.
Nice1
MH
So sad to hear this song now - RIP.
Donnie Darko!!


Man, this song brings back some memories...  this is actually a good song...


yuk


INXS is one of my guilty pleasures. love the sax and vocals.
 renegade_X wrote:
This was such an awesome album. I used to love INXS. Still enjoy hearing them, but it makes me angry when I think of Michael Hutchence. What a freakin idiot, the way he died. Has anyone heard anything from the band with their new lead singer?
  Heard they recently dumped him due to his cocaine issues. 


Not their best, but listenable
And they want to pull down the hotel where Hutchence met his end. Make it a shrine I say.
Oh Bill!....Kung Fu....
There are definitely other tracks off this album that I would rather hear on RP. Nice to hear INXS in the mix, though.
 mirland wrote:
Best album they ever made and one of the best of it's kind in the eighties.
 

it was good, but not as good as Listen Like Thieves or Shabooh Shoobah...they "jumped the shark" soon after Kick.  Great live band!!! 

Best album they ever made and one of the best of it's kind in the eighties.
This was such an awesome album. I used to love INXS. Still enjoy hearing them, but it makes me angry when I think of Michael Hutchence. What a freakin idiot, the way he died. Has anyone heard anything from the band with their new lead singer?
their best......no contest.....wait for the kick in of the sax

another BluesFest moment........new singer, but the band kicked a**
My God, this song gives me an uncontrollable need to just make out with somebody.{#Hug}
Wow, this really takes me back to the high school years!  Good stuff!