Which Neil Finn/ Tim Finn/ Finn Brothers, or even Crowded house or Split Enz song, leaves you feeling like an emotional wreck afterwards? Personally I teared up during A Life Between Us - there seems to be such a melancholy longing in it. Also, Into the Sunset from Neil's last album is a deeply emotional song for me, as well as Better Be Home Soon. The brothers have this knack for tapping into every single one of my emotions at once in their songs - what about you?
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So many to choose from. Just some that spring to mind: How Will You Go, Charlie, Not Even Close, How'm I Gonna Sleep, Mary Of The South Seas, Lester, Together Alone, Walkin On The Spot,King Tide, Shiver, Good Together, A Life Between Us, Luckiest Man Alive and Nothing Wrong With You.
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Originally posted by cradle:
[qb] After perusing this forum I never thought about the 9/11 Turn and Run connection. Now everytime I hear it I am brought to tears.

Somethings don't really diminish that much with time. [/qb]
While I bought "One All" when it first came out, I listened to it a couple of times and shelved it, likely because I was looking for something that sounded more like Crowded House. It wasn't until after seeing the Finn Brothers in Boston last month, and buying a copy of the 7 Worlds DVD, that I discovered what true gems were on that album. After hearing "Turn and Run", I actually went back to see when that song was written, as I thought surely it was written about 9/11, but it was obviously written well before that. I do think I will always associate that song with 9/11, and I too get very emotional whenever I hear it. Actually, "Anytime" reminds me of 9/11 too.
Gentle Hum

I find this song is absolutely brutal for me. It's not so much about the lyrics, but the emotion that Neil puts into his voice and music. That bit with Tim at the end is the icing on the cake.

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but just putting my head into such a place brings an ache to my heart & tears to my eyes
You said it best, raptorjen. Hearing Gentle Hum reminds me of my parents (RIP), and every moment of the song rips out my heart and punches me in the gut.

And I play it over and over again, 'cos it feels so good to feel so sad. Wink
'She Goes On' will always remind me of my Mom.

EIH has a couple of tear-jerkers on it, 'NWWY' always reminds of my brother (who has a disabilty and gets made fun of on a very regular basis) while 'Disembodied Voices' brings back great memories of he and I as kids, whispering under a blanket fort by flashlight. Smiler
I really listened to Nothing Wrong With You and, man, it could be an anthem for anyone who was ever an awkward teen. I'm gonna have to remember this one for when my 3 year old discovers to world can be cruel, and his peers even meaner!

TreeGrrl, is that pic of you visitng a tree? Going to CA this weekend and want to introduce my son to the redwoods!
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Originally posted by alucidor:
[qb] Together Alone. I'm referring to the song, not the album, although the whole of that is an emotional journey. But that song, at the end of it, just finishes me. There's no personal meaning, the music itself is enough. [/qb]
DITTO!
When I was a kid I would have said "Stuff and Nonsense," and "Time For a Change," with a vote for "Betty" as well and probably "Giant Heartbeat."

Now, I'm with the "Lullaby Requiem" group... but it's a close one between that and "Sweet Secret Peace" (hence the handle) from Nettwerk Records' Maybe This Christmas CD (not sure where else it may have been released).

The "Four Seasons In One Day" version with Lisa Germano on violin (viola?) also rolls me. (I believe that one made it onto the Seven Worlds DVD.)
The list is truly long, but Fall at Your Feet does it for me. The juxtaposition of a yearning love with both heartache and what I interpret to be deeply hurt feelings that can sometimes happen between two people who love each other passionately is what I find so emotionally wrenching, all of which is enveloped with Neil's voice and Tim's background vocals. Man!

New stuff? All of it! But no one has mentioned Part of Me, Part of You.

"mist on the glass
watch it all come to pass
once again we'll breathe in the view
it's part of me, part of you"

True, so many others on EIH are obviously emotional, but I don't know, "part of me" can envision the two characters in The Notebook, in their older years as the woman has a brief moment of clarity, arms around each other, gazing out over the water and into each other's eyes, remembering the good times, yet knowing that their time together will soon end. It makes me want make the most of every moment I have with my wife, because I don't know about the rest of you married men out there, but I thing I'm the Luckiest Man Alive.

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