Crowded House Elephants

It’s the closing hour

I don’t want to go

But I could stay afloat

In your eyes

I’ve seen the rocks

Where everyone gets lost

I won’t stray across

The white line

Let’s admit the world don’t turn around us

It’s acting like we don’t exist

A drunk that’s sleeping in the corner

Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

When elephants come down

To the water hole at dusk

They feel the same as us about life

We all take a drink

The sun begins to sink

The alligator waits for his time

Let’s admit the world don’t turn around us

It’s acting like we don’t exist

A drunk that’s sleeping in the corner

Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

You don’t have to say a word

You don’t have to say a word

I hear what you’re thinking

You don’t have to say a word

You don’t have to say a word

I know what you’re thinking

I know there’s no use

So lost and discontent

I’m looking for a friend I can trust

For all my intent

It hasn’t happened yet

So now I come to you for insight

Let’s admit the world don’t care about us

It’s acting like we don’t exist

Drunk and sleeping in the corner

Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

Sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss

Crowded House Time Immemorial

Start in the way that you want to go on

Tear down the fence that you sit upon

It was good while it lasted but now it has gone

So face up to what you have done

For time immemorial, time immemorial, time

A glorious contest to find the invincible one

And I will know everything there is

Goodbye to you and your money

And I will go anywhere you say

If you take away all the cameras

The house that we live in is falling apart

There’s no guarantee coz we got it for free

And all the pretenders to somebody’s throne

Are finding it out on there own

For time immemorial, time immemorial, time

We’ll go on a mission to find the invincible one

And I will know everything there is

Goodbye to you and your public

And I will go everywhere you say

If you don’t charge admission

Okay, we’re lucky, but then again…

For time immemorial, time immemorial, time

We’ll go on a mission to find the invincible one

And I will know everything there is

Goodbye to you and your money

And I will go anywhere you say

If you sell me shown the secrets of your house

And I will know everything you say

Take away all the cameras, the cameras

And I will go anywhere you say

If you don’t charge admission, admission

Crowded House Skin Feeling

(I see some very nice skin out there)

I like the smell of that shop

I like the way it serves me

I like the pigment in your skin

I like the way it moves me

I like kids when they’re asleep

their little arms around you

I like the way we play games

don’t lose that skin feeling

I’m looking old, I’m feeling young

it’s the truth my child

My second life has just begun

with this hungry girl

I like black and I like red

and I like that orange circle

I like the things that you said

when you were misbehaving

I like the people on TV

But no-one looks like me

I love you and you love me

don’t lose that skin feeling

I’m looking old, I’m feeling young

it’s the truth my child

My second life has just begun

with this hungry girl

I love the pigment in your skin

I love the way it moves me

I like the smell of that shop

I like the way it serves me

I like the things that you said

when you were misbehaving

I love you and you love me

don’t lose that skin feeling

I’m looking old I’m feeling young

It’s the truth my child

My second life has just begun

with this hungry girl

It’s the truth my child

let me hold you high

(And I like to get up in the sky)

(I like to look down)

(I like to fly)

(I like to fly, in the sky real high)

(I like to run in the sand like a horse)

(That’s what I like)

(I like to swim in the ocean like a fish)

(I like to fly high)

Crowded House In The Lowlands

Oh, Hell, trouble is coming

Out here in panic and alarm

Black shapes gather in the distance

Looks like it won’t take long

The first drops land on the window

The first sign that there’s something wrong

Light rain and a head full of thunder

Which way, which way

Two days ’til I get to you

I’ll be late if I ever get through

Where I go there’ll be no kind welcome

Coming down upon me

Time will keep me warm, feel my face

Now, the insects swarm in the lowlands (lowlands)

Fear will take the place of desire

And we will fan the flames on high

Try for Heaven’s sake

The sky fell underneath a blanket

The Sun sank as the miles went by

Sit back with your head on the pillow

When you remember it makes you cry

Ghost cars on the freeway

Like friends that you thought you had

One by one, they’re disappearing

Time will keep me warm, feel my face

Now, the insects swarm in the lowlands (lowlands)

Fear will take the place of desire

And we will fan the flames on high

From on higher

Crowded House Chocolate Cake

Not everyone in New York would pay to see Andrew Lloyd Webber

May his trousers fall down as he bows to the queen and the crown

I don’t know what tune that the orchestra played

But it went by me sickly and sentimental

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Tammy Baker’s got a lot on her plate

Can I buy another cheap Picasso fake?

Andy Warhol must be laughing in his grave

The band of the night take you to ethereal heights over dinner

And you wander the streets never reaching the heights that you seek

And the sugar that dripped from the violins’ bow

Made the children go crazy, put a hole in the tooth of a hag

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Tammy Baker must be losing her faith, yeah

Can I buy another cheap Picasso fake?

Andy Warhol must be laughing in his grave

And the dogs are on the road, we’re all tempting fate

Cars shooting by with no number plates

And hear comes Mrs. Hairy Legs

I saw Elvis Presley walk out of a Seven Eleven

And a woman gave birth to a baby and then bowled 257

The excess of fat on your American bones

Will cushion the impact as you sink like a stone

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Tammy Baker, Tammy Baker

Can I buy another cheap Picasso fake?

Cheap Picasso, cheap Picasso fake

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Kathy Straker, boy, could she lose some weight

Can I buy another slice of real estate?

Liberace must be laughing in his grave

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Can I have another piece of chocolate cake?

Crowded House Nobody Wants To

Down on the ocean floor

That’s where I’m heading for

Hold on to a sinking stone

Until the worst is known.

Nobody wants to think about it

Nobody wants to talk about it

Nobody Protects you

They make it go away

Pretending that it’s all ok

Broken pieces on the ground

And everyones tip-toeing round

Nobody wants to think about it

Nobody wants to talk about it

No-one Protects you

Yeah

Are we losing something

We used to cry

We used to say why

For all I know

I might not get home

But I found out

If we open it up

We could work this out

Nobody wants to think about it

Nobody wants to talk about it

Now

What you suspected all along

Everything he told you was wrong

And you can see it if you want

But nobody wants to

Crowded House Heaven That I’m Making

Plead with my saint

Wash his hands and feet

Find his complaints

Make this world complete

And this heaven that I’m making

Can’t come quickly enough

And the big wave that I’m taking

It feels like I’m just waking up

Mind out, don’t think

I can’t get used to it

Right on the brink

I end up losing it

And this heaven that I’m making

It can’t come quickly enough

And the big wave that I’m taking

It feels like I’m just waking up

And I’ll be there

If all of creation is kind

And each conversation I hear

As I’m walking in through the crowd

As if I can float through the air

And this heaven

Well, this heaven that I’m making

It can’t come quickly enough

And this big boat that I’m taking

Can’t come by quickly enough

If there is hell on Earth

There must be heaven, too

Both in one place

And not a second to lose

Crowded House Black And White Boy

Black and white boy

Black and white boy

You’re so extreme

You’re so confused

Color me in whatever mood I’m in

I could be still in touch with you

And you’re full of the wonder of spring

It’s all sweetness and lightness you bring

And a room full of people fall to your infinite charm

But when darkness should quickly descend

You go quietly, my miserable friend

To the depths of despair you will crawl

Black and white boy

Black and white boy

Black and white boy

You’re so extreme

You’re so confused

Color me in

Whatever mood I’m in

I could be still

In touch with you

When you shake off the shadows of night

And your eyes are so clear and so bright

You’ll make fools of the liars and creeps

Put a rose in my cheeks

But when demons have climbed on your back

You are vicious and quick to attack

And you put on a wonderful show

Do you really, really think I don’t know?

Black and white boy

And you run like a cat to the cream

And you’re acting so nice it’s obscene

You put on a wonderful show

Do you really, really think I don’t know?

Black and white boy

Crowded House Hole In The River

There’s a hole in the river where my auntie lies

From the land of the living to the air and sky

Left her car by the river left her shoes beside

Through the thorns and the bushes I hope she was…

Dreaming of glory

Miles above the mountains and plains

Free at last

We were touched by a cold wind, my father and I

The sound of desperate breathing her fear inside us all

She was coming to see him but something changed her mind

Drove her down to the river

There is no return

There’s a hole in the river where a memory lies

From the land of the living to the air and sky

She was coming to see him but something changed her mind,

Drove her down to the river

There is no return

Crowded House I Love You Dawn

I love you Dawn

You understand

The strength of ten

Men in your hands

It was another time

It was another place

All is not lost

And gone to waste

Beneath the tall trees I believe

There’s nothing you and me

Can’t do together if we try

The day is long and the nights are cold

Just a song to warm your soul

I don’t want to see you cry

I love you Dawn

You understand

The strength of ten

Men in your hands

It was another tear

It was another time

All is not lost

And we will shine

Beneath the billboards and the hordes

Magazines and rock awards

We can’t afford to pay our bills

The day is long and the nights are cold

Just a song to warm your soul

I don’t want to see you cry

I love you Dawn

You understand

The strength of ten

Men in your hands

It was another tear, another year

Another time

All is not lost

And we will shine