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Finn Brothers — Paradise (Wherever You Are)
Album: Finn Brothers
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Released: 1996
Length: 3:46
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Endless travels
Can't remember where I've been
Lying in this hammock
Feeling tragic
Like the ones you hear so much about
Can't wait to tell you what I've seen

Skim the water
South Atlantic ocean grey
Always searching for his mate
Lonely albatross
Cannot find them
The ones you care so much about
They're lost and you're losing your way

Too much pressure
Gin and tonic water
They'll forget you
The ones you care so much about
They'll surrender to the need

Paradise wherever you are
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Nice listen while at work.  New to me.  Glad it's in the mix. Gave it a 7.{#Clap}
The song is really sickening!
Reminds me of when I traveled to the Bahamas in the 50's..... Oh wait, that was Hemmingway.

 NeilBlanchard wrote:
I dunno about this song.  In general, I really their music,but this one I could do without.

 
agreed. 
I dunno about this song.  In general, I really their music,but this one I could do without.
These guys don't write a bad song.
 merrickw wrote:
reminds me of Lennon.  Something he might do if he were still around.

 
bingo!

fun sounds 
 sajitjacob wrote:
Everyone in my kāinga has much aroha for this.

 
Kāinga...Isn't that a hotel room of sorts? {#Dance}
reminds me of Lennon.  Something he might do if he were still around.
Everyone in my kāinga has much aroha for this.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 
Not everyone in my village likes this because FBros can be very much better than easy listening

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
The Finns/Crowded House/Split Enz are almost always good for an 8/10 from me. Had to give this one a 7, though.
the harmonizing...etc. am i back in the 80's?
mmmm so sweet how they do that drop down thing and then launch the melody
I LOVE this song! i havent heard it for years! thank you!!!
 coy wrote:
oOOOHH !!
i be dancing and i'm not at work {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}
that's my band - a lead singer 2 backup bannanas and lead bananna guitar
how do you spell bananna
 
It's not spelled that way.   {#Arrowu}
Nice tune.


 DaveInVA wrote:
Sounds like David Byrne without David Bryne and thats a major improvement.
 
I'm not sure I hear David Byrne in this at all, but a lack of the current David Byrne is, in most cases, quite welcome.  
oOOOHH !!
i be dancing and i'm not at work {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}
that's my band - a lead singer 2 backup bannanas and lead bananna guitar
how do you spell bananna
Sickly sentimental...in a good way. The minor chord changes are wickedly captivating. Ukelele is excellent and harmonies send me to a far away place where everything is a tinge of color and a chock full of happiness.
 helgigermany wrote:
I wonder how many listeners want to be in Paradise with this music!?
 

I'm with you Bro!  Swell set of music, as always {#Clap}
Sounds like a hawaian sun set at the beach! Very  nice!!
I wonder how many listeners want to be in Paradise with this music!?
 WonderLizard wrote:

Since calypsus_1 writes in ESL, I'm assuming the question is, "How many songs on Radio Paradise have the word 'paradise' in them?" As of today the answer is fifteen:

Weird Al, Amish Paradise
Charlie Parker, Bird of Paradise
Jimmy Buffett, Cheeseburger in Paradise
Patrick Watson, Close to Paradise
Sufjan Stevens, For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Elvis Costello, Living In Paradise
Vyktoria Pratt Keating, Marching Into Paradise
BoDeans, Paradise
John Prine, Paradise
Philip Kroonenberg, Paradise
Peter Case, Paradise Etc
Finn Brothers, Paradise (Wherever You Are)
Stevie Wonder, Pastime Paradise
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Riviera Paradise
Moody Blues, Visions Of Paradise
 

Thanks alot WonderLizard (2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise) for information, but i think is not a correct number. Have more, are at least 18! Check again! lol

Grettings!


Wow, that's late Beatlesque. I expect it to turn into "You Know My Name..."

And that backbeat is infectious.


 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

how many "Paradise" songs have in RP Station?


 
Since calypsus_1 writes in ESL, I'm assuming the question is, "How many songs on Radio Paradise have the word 'paradise' in them?" As of today the answer is fifteen:

Weird Al, Amish Paradise
Charlie Parker, Bird of Paradise
Jimmy Buffett, Cheeseburger in Paradise
Patrick Watson, Close to Paradise
Sufjan Stevens, For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Elvis Costello, Living In Paradise
Vyktoria Pratt Keating, Marching Into Paradise
BoDeans, Paradise
John Prine, Paradise
Philip Kroonenberg, Paradise
Peter Case, Paradise Etc
Finn Brothers, Paradise (Wherever You Are)
Stevie Wonder, Pastime Paradise
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Riviera Paradise
Moody Blues, Visions Of Paradise
 Hannio wrote:


Roight, mate.  Would that be apple poi or cherry poi?
 
{#Lol}

Bill ... brilliant to follow this after Across the Universe.  {#Tongue}
Sounds like David Byrne without David Bryne and thats a major improvement.
Yes, very Lennon!



cool...


 xs9095 wrote:
hawaiian?!! maybey so but it's no Poi Dog Pondering!!!! hey how bout a little poi dog now and then? i might submit it now that i think about it.
 

Roight, mate.  Would that be apple poi or cherry poi?
i only give 10s
what a bad critic

 

how many "Paradise" songs have in RP Station?


paradise...bring it on...thanks bill, i needed to hear neil

 
The Beatles - Across The Universe    ==>    
Finn Brothers - Paradise (Wherever You Are) 
paradise....huh.....paradise?!!.....my first hearing of this song;  well done! -  
** 7 / 8 **



Get the DVD of the Seven Worlds Collide concert series for the ultimate Finn Brothers/Eddie Vedder/Johnny Marr/Lisa Germano/etc/etc experience.  LOVE it! 
Do you think Bill signs along?

{#Dance}
 Antigone wrote:
Sigh ... I've never heard this ... guess I'm gonna have to get this cd ... too.
 

That's what I'm starting to think too.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Kool little tune, reminds me of Lennon?
Check plus Honey!!!
Kool little tune, reminds me of Lennon? And Adrian Belew!

Sigh ... I've never heard this ... guess I'm gonna have to get this cd ... too.
grace6697 wrote:
the version of seven worlds collide (ed vedder on uke!!) is obscenely amazing.
Very true.
the version of seven worlds collide (ed vedder on uke!!) is obscenely amazing.
This one is off the RP scale! 10++ Reminds of being in New Zealand...
pannaramma wrote:
This wasn't available on iTunes so I bought the whole cd just for this song. Heard it first on RP - Thanks B&R
Same here (and many others...)
aceface wrote:

That would be "Polynesian." They are likely Maori (New Zealand being one corner of the Polynesian triangle), or Cook Islanders (where the Finns did some writing for this album).
This is very definitely Cook Islands music - not Maori... the ukelele and lilting melody are dead giveaways.. good place to visit BTW if ever you have the chance. We were greeted at the airport by a toothless man playing a ukele and local girls came up and put leis of frangipani around our necks. I nearly passed out from the pong of the flowers.

QueenLucia wrote:
"Almost Heaven...West Virginia....Blue Ridge Mountains...Shenendoah River...." Does anyone else hear that, or am I the only one having a bizarre John Denver flash-back?
No I hear....There is no Heaven....Not Virginia....That There Mountain....Swannanoa River...."
Lots of Finn Bros on RP- NOT that I'm complaining! I can still remember hearing 'Weather With You' for the first time- gave me chills (good ones).
pannaramma wrote:
This wasn't available on iTunes so I bought the whole cd just for this song.
Eat that, RIAA! :wink:
"Almost Heaven...West Virginia....Blue Ridge Mountains...Shenendoah River...." Does anyone else hear that, or am I the only one having a bizarre John Denver flash-back?
This wasn't available on iTunes so I bought the whole cd just for this song. Heard it first on RP - Thanks B&R
thank you bill!
xs9095 wrote:
hawaiian?!! maybey so but it's no Poi Dog Pondering!!!! hey how bout a little poi dog now and then? i might submit it now that i think about it.
Yeah! How about some "Living with the Dreaming Body"?
aceface wrote:
That would be "Polynesian." They are likely Maori (New Zealand being one corner of the Polynesian triangle), or Cook Islanders (where the Finns did some writing for this album).
Well, whoever it is, it's LOVELY. :lol:
hawaiian?!! maybey so but it's no Poi Dog Pondering!!!! hey how bout a little poi dog now and then? i might submit it now that i think about it.
This kinda hurts my ears but I see why it would be in this set. Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Pyro wrote:
*edit* I think this is my very favorite. I recognize it immediately upon hearing the (Hawaiian?) voices at the beginning.
That would be "Polynesian." They are likely Maori (New Zealand being one corner of the Polynesian triangle), or Cook Islanders (where the Finns did some writing for this album).
autocelebrative, uh?
I like a lot of Crowded House and assorted Finn bros. music...but this? P.U. :grumpy:
Droopy sleepy time music, methinks. Ow...my leg fell asleep, and I've got drool all over the keyboard......ow..ow..ow.. :sleep:
The live version on Neil Finn's 7 Worlds Collide is even better!
:dance: Sombody find my Hawaian Shirt and get me a Mai Tai!
OMG! I've never heard this, and I'm a "Finn fan". Love it!!! *edit* I think this is my very favorite. I recognize it immediately upon hearing the (Hawaiian?) voices at the beginning. Mahalo! :bananajam:
Forgot about this little gem on this CD! Love this song!!
flandersdog wrote:
kia ora and much aroha to whomever uploaded this!
That would be me :) And I'm also in the sunny Pacific N.W. :) :)
What a great song. Long live the Brothers Finn.
kia ora and much aroha to whomever uploaded this!