Split Enz Mind Over Matter

Pain puts you at a disadvantage, it’s inconvenient

Don’t let your body betray you with this physical torment

It’s mind over matter, got my mind over my matter

Mind over matter, got my mind over matter, yeah

Heartache, backache, toothache and headache, vexation of the spirit

Cigarette burns, cold showers for hours, my training helps me through it

People with weak hearts should go into training, I don’t let pain deter me

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but they will never hurt me

It’s mind over matter, got my mind over my matter

Mind over matter, got my mind over matter, yeah

Mind over matter makes lean times fatter

Mind over matter makes lean times fatter, fatter, matter, oh

Split Enz One Step Ahead

One step ahead of you

Stay in motion, keep an open mind

Love is a race won by two

Your emotion, my solitude

If I stop, I could lose my head

So I’m losing you instead

Either way I’m confused

You slow me down, what can I do?

There’s one particular way I have to choose

One step ahead of you

Always someone makes it hard to move

She says, “Boy I want you to stay”

But I save it all for another day

If I stop, I could lose my head

But I’m ready for romance

Either way I’m confused

I don’t know what I’m supposed to do

I can only stay one step ahead of you

Stop, I confess sometimes

I don’t know where I’m going

Part of me stays with you

I’m slowing down, what can I do

It’s hard to stay one step ahead of you, uh-huh

One step ahead of you

Time is running out, catching up with you

One step ahead of you

When I hold you close, can I really lose?

One step ahead

Only one step ahead

She’s one step ahead of you

Split Enz How Can I Resist Her

Blonde hair, blue eyes

She came on like a white lie

My wicked angel in mortal disguise

There’s one in every crowd

Gonna make me shout aloud

How can I resist her

Haven’t even kissed her

All I wanna do is

Pleasing you and say yes

Oh tell me “How can I resist her?”

Demon in lipstick, a beauty of nature

I’m only human and sometimes I hate you

Trembling at the knees

I can only say “Yes Please?”

How can I resist her

Haven’t even kissed her

All I wanna do is

Pleasing you and say yes

Oh tell me “How can I resist her?”

How can I resist her?

Oh tell me “How can I resist her?”

How can I re, how can I re, how can I re…

How can I resist her?

Divine delinquent

Delicious and perverse

I want to touch you

Just once before I burst

How can I resist her?…

Oh tell me “How can I resist her?”

How can I re, how can I re, how can I re, how can I re

Oh how can I resist her?

Split Enz Giant Heartbeat

Heartbeat bearing down

Our world never sleeps

Feel like a Zephyr harmonizing with a flute

Notes are rising in familiar twos and threes

Time of yearning is the same at any age

Back is bending and the sky is growing pale

Sun up sun down fade to a lookalike

Hearts and souls move together in time

One step forward is a leap for all mankind

Man river smiles on all he leaves behind

Ooh when temptation brings you down

I say you better spread yourself around

Red limbs my body’s torn apart

Boy’s hand will squeeze the giant’s heart

Sun up sun down fade to a lookalike

Hearts and souls move together in time

If anybody’s listening the giant heartbeat is fading

Fire burns

Water drowns

Hate kills

Our homes

Faith helps

Love heals

Sun up sun down fade to a lookalike

Hearts and souls move together in time

If anybody’s listening

If anybody’s listening

Is anybody listening

The giant heartbeat is fading

Split Enz Sweet Talking Spoon Song

How’s your day been my love

How’s your day been today

How’s your day been darling

Hope you’ve been good while I’ve been away

I’ve been walking down a lonely street

You’d be amazed at the people I meet

Saying hello to people all day

Wonder why they turn away

You’ve been my baby

You make my life worthwhile

You’ve been my sweetheart

You make my life worthwhile

Sweeping the streets

Dawn to dusk everyday

I think of you on my walk

Oh!

How’s your day been my love

How’s your day been today

How’s your day been darling

Hope you’ve been good while I’ve been away

When I go to bed at night

I see your face by pale moonlight

Stuck on me wall, it’s a crying shame

I wish like hell I knew your name

You’ve been my baby

You make my life worthwhile

You’ve been my sweetheart

You make my life worthwhile

Cleaning all day

Broom in hand

It’s okay, you’re in the flesh Birthday suit (corrr!)

Split Enz Bold As Brass

Make a move, get off your spine

Shake your leg, toe the line

Mum’s the word, the doctor said

Try your hand at this instead

Standing fast as bold as brass

Holding on until the last

Call the tune and play it all day long

There’s a song that’s just begun

Strikes a chord in everyone

It’s the decent thing to do your best

Risk you take when on the make

Is falling down upon the ground

That’s the breaks, a bone or two

Bring’s it home, it’s up to you

Standing fast as bold as brass

Holding on until the last

Call the tune and play it all day long

There’s a song that’s just begun

Strikes a chord in everyone

It’s the decent thing to do your best

They’re gonna move my spine

Make a move, get off your spine

Shake your leg, tow the line

Mum’s the word, the doctor said

Try your hand at this instead

Standing fast as bold as brass

Holding on until the last

Call the tune and play it all day long

There’s a song that’s just begun

Strikes a chord in everyone

It’s the decent thing to do your best

Split Enz Malmsbury Villa

May I look into your eyes sir

I see your just like a real one

May I look into your head sir

I see you wish you were dead sir

Dead and certain of what you know

May I look above the clouds sir

Clouds sir, or is that just for the birds

May I play with your words sir

Words sir, we’re surprised you’re not amazed

Oh spent all day lying on my back

Oh la, it’s a real little thriller

Here at Malmsbury Villa

Oh spent all night standing on my head

It’s a real little killer here at Malmsbury Villa

May I fall into the sea sir?

See sir, see the circus is here sir

May I make up my face sir?

Just like a clown, surprised I look just like a girl

Now I see what you mean sir

You’re mean sir, so mean sir, so meanwhile

Spent all day lying on my back

It’s a real little thriller here at Malmsbury Villa

Spent all night standing on my head

It’s a real little killer here at Malmsbury Villa

Split Enz Sweet Dreams

Cunning as a con-man, shrewd as a liar

I went weak in the knees, the first time I saw you

Deep inside, day to day ritual

Oh give it a try

Do what you will, look out now!

But I’ve seen it all before

It’s nothing new to me

A living legend, like 15 million other, angels

Try as I do, I can never get through

I only got as far, as the back seat of my car

It’s all very well to cry now

Yes it’s all very well to lie now

Now I’m wasting my time, clutching at straws (yeah)

You know damn well, what’s mine is yours

Rich man or poor, duchess or whore

I haven’t got time for, either or

I can’t get over it

Thank God the storms passed over

I’ll settle down I guess

Sweet dreams every once in a while

Sweet dreams every once in a while

Matovani, Martini and money

I fell for your etiquette

The first time we ever met

You really socked it to me

With your finger snap rhythm

Look out now, break-up

You’ve got it all figured out

Ten to one I lose

Drop your lovers noose and swing me

Cruelly deprived, I don’t know how you’ve survived

Romantic theories of the pixies and fairies

Looking in retrospect seldom wrong but never correct

Emotions are aired like carpets out to dry

I can’t get over it

Thank God the storms passed over

I’ll settle down I guess

Sweet dreams every once in a while

Sweet dreams every once in a while

Sweet dreams, sweet dreams, sweet dreams every once in a while

Well you wouldn’t know me from a bar of soap

A part of the furniture, an ornament, a rocking chair

It’s all very well to cry now

Sweet dreams every once in a while

Split Enz Spellbound

Chances are, it’s not that far to go

Chances are, there’s not that much to know

When you’re spellbound

When you’re spellbound, once again

Chances are, things are going to change

Chances are, you’ll be the one who’s strange

When you’re spellbound, once again

When you’re spellbound, once again

I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true

But I could never have done it without you

The way things are, we’ll get there in the end

The way things are, you won’t have to pretend

That we’re all spellbound, once again

That we’re all spellbound, once again

I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true

But I could never have done it without you…

Split Enz Lovey Dovey

My house is sliding into the sea

Skies are grey, since you’ve been away

The chickens aren’t laying eggs no more

It can only mean you left me for sure

But I still think of you when I’m alone

How can I ever repay you for what you do to me

I still think of you when I’m alone

How can I ever repay you for what you’re doin’ to me

My trees are all turning brown

The sun won’t shine, now you’re no longer mine

The rats are crawlin’ up me back

It can only mean you’re never coming back

But I still, think of you when I’m alone

Oh how could I ever repay you for what you’re doin’ to me

And I still, think of you when I’m alone

Oh how could I ever repay you for what you’re doin’ to me

My bed is leaning to one side

You know I can’t sleep now that I’ve lost my pride

The flies are swarming in like bees

I even have to share my clothes with fleas

But I still, think of you when, I’m alone

How can I ever repay you for what you’re doin’ to me

And I still, think of you when, I’m alone

How can I ever repay you for what you’re doin’ to me

Right now!