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It's just 20 years now that the album Say It Is So was released. To celebrate this occasion it seemed a good idea to collect the lyrics of this album together in one place. The lyrics already available here and there were corrected and the missing ones were added. Any comments for improvement are welcome.

 

Underwater Mountain

Underwater mountain underneath the sea
Rising up from the bottom
It’s more than a thousand fathoms deep
There’s a mountain, a beautiful mountain under the sea

Everyone gets lonely every now and then
Feel like you’ve been forgotten
Rising up from the bottom, fathoms deep
There’s a mountain, a beautiful mountain under the sea

Yeah, it’s only your hidden life
Hidden from your eyes
Yeah, it’s only your hidden life
Your hidden life, your hidden life

Everyone gets frightened every once in a while
Feel like you are in danger
Of becoming a stranger to yourself
Turn to the mountain, the beautiful mountain under the sea

Yeah, it’s only your hidden life
Hidden from your eyes
Yeah, it’s only your hidden life
Underwater mountain
Underwater mountain in the sea
Beautiful mountain under the sea
Beautiful mountain under the sea
Beautiful mountain under the sea
Under the sea
Under the sea

Yeah, it’s only your hidden life
Hidden from your eyes
Yeah, it’s only your hidden life
Beautiful mountain under the sea
Beautiful mountain under the sea
Beautiful mountain under the sea

 

Shiver

Well, she flipped out from the ocean
When she landed on my path
I didn’t know her kind
But she’s exactly where it’s at

A dark creature with a fire
She’s burning down my past
And I’ve been hopeless
But she’s not into hearing that

Ah, she was a shiver looking for a spine
For a spine to run up
She was a shiver looking for a spine
I came along and she blew my mind
A shiver looking for a spine

When the silence comes around
And I’m staring in her eyes
I’ve never been this way
But now I’m hanging for her time

Ah, she was a shiver looking for a spine
For a spine to run up
She was a shiver looking for a spine
I came along and she blew my mind
A shiver looking for a spine
Shiver looking for a
Shiver looking for a spine

Nobody knows me better
Nobody knows me better than you
Nobody knows me better
Better than you

Now she’s on heavy rotation
She’s always on my mind
I marvel at her works
When you rise and when you shine

She was a shiver looking for a spine
For a spine to run up
She was a shiver looking for a spine
I came along and she blew my mind
The shiver looking for a
The shiver looking for a spine

The spine was mine

I wanna swing like my father swung
When he won my mother’s heart

 

Good Together

Oh, I could talk all night with you lying by your side
All about the times we’ve had and everything to come

We’re always good together
And with you I don’t feel so alone
We’re always good together
And I can’t wait to get back home

Oh, sitting in my hotel room in a city far away
Without you I’m secluded, there’s no magic out to play

And we’re always good together
And with you I don’t feel so alone
We’re always good together
And I can’t wait to get back home

We’re always good together
And I can’t wait to get back home

Home
(Give me a minute of your time)
Home, home
(Give me a minute of your time)

Yeah, lying on my unmade bed there’s a book I’ll never read
‘Cause the only story in this town is the one about you and me

And we’ll always be together

We’re always good together
And I can’t wait to get you home
We’re always good together
And with you I don’t feel so alone
We’re always good together
We’re good together
Always good together

 

Roadtrip

Traveling the open road
Hands on the wheel
Can I be dreaming
‘Cause when I felt your staring
I knew I wasn’t lost

Playing your soundtrack
Feet on the dashboard
(There is) so much going on
But here in the front seat
There’s only you and me

Traveling the open road
Hands on the wheel
Can I be dreaming
‘Cause when I felt your staring
I knew I wasn’t lost

We’re going downtown
Digging the feeling
Shifting through the gears
Sliding in closer
It’s only you and me

Traveling the open road
Hands on the wheel
Can I be dreaming
‘Cause when I felt your staring
I knew I wasn’t lost
I knew I wasn’t lost
I knew that I wasn’t lost

We can see from miles and miles and miles

 

Currents

When I let go of all my desperate schemes
I felt the flow and followed my dreams
Then I met you, you came right out of the blue
A guiding star shining and true

The currents will carry you
The currents will carry you away
You don’t have to hurry
There’s no need to worry
The currents will carry you away

And even when you’ve lost all hope that it’s true
The one you love drifts into view

The currents will carry you
The currents will carry you away
You don’t have to hurry
There’s no need to worry
The currents will carry you away

Not so much swimming as being swept along
The currents will carry you

Hanging in the ocean like an astronaut
In my initiation to a higher thought

The currents will carry you
The currents will carry you away

The currents will carry you
The currents will carry us anyway

 

Need To Be Right

Well, I wonder what you’re doing
And I’d like to know how you feel tonight
Hey, I’ve been there where I’m going
Everytime you see things in black and white

And there’s always something wrong
When you have the need to be right
You can hurt the one you love and prolong a fight
Yeah, there’s always something wrong
When you have the need to be right
You can feel so all alone in the dead of the night
You’re alone with your pride
And you need to be right

Now I’m only seven miles from you
But I’ll cross that bridge to come and beg you please
Come on home now, I am so sorry
I don’t want you to ever see me down on my knees
And there’s always something wrong
When you have the need to be right
You can hurt the one you love and prolong a fight
Yeah, there’s always something wrong
When you have the need to be right
You can feel so all alone in the dead of the night
You’re alone with your pride
And you need to be right

I don’t know what I’m so scared of
That you might blow my cover off
And turn my colours to white
But in the end I’ve got a feeling for you
Stronger than my fear of failure
I don’t mind if you won’t bend then I might

And there’s always something wrong
When you have the need to be right
You can hurt the one you love and prolong a fight
Yeah, there’s always something wrong
When you have the need to be right
You can feel so all alone in the dead of the night
You’re alone with your pride
And you need to be right

You don’t have to be right
And there’s no need to be right
You don’t have to be right

 

Twinkle

Now the skies of the city are unclean
And there ain’t no stars out to be seen
All the lustre must have lost its glow
Down here

You fly me to space
There’s no time to waste
You’re the twinkle in the sky

There’s a full moon hidden in your eye
And it takes me to the other side
Where the lightman plays upon the hill
I found my thrill

You fly me to space
It’s no other place
And you’re the twinkle in the sky

You’re full of surprises
No, I can’t describe it
But you’re the twinkle in the sky

Your light that shines from you
Your light that makes it new
Your light that dims the sun
There’s a light for everyone

You fly me to space
It’s nobody’s place
And you’re the twinkle in the sky

You’re full of surprises
No, I can’t describe it
But you’re the twinkle in the sky

You’re the twinkle in the sky

 

Big Wave Rider

I met a woman from the South
And she was a big wave rider
With a sick child by her side
But she wouldn’t let it bring her down

Big wave rider’s in town

Between the mountain and a wave
Like a voice out to the masses
She told me I should carry on
Her story, told her legend there

Big wave rider’s in town
Nothing can break her down
Big wave rider

And when she’s sitting out the back
And her set comes walling through
She’s always waiting for the big one
She can feel it like a sound

Big wave rider’s in town
Nothing can break her down
Big wave rider

She made me feel it in my blood
Responsibility of love
I’ve got to give with every take
It’s for the people that I sing

Big wave rider’s in town
Nothing can break her down
Big wave rider
Big wave rider
Big wave rider’s in town

 

Death Of A Popular Song

Death of a popular song going on, every day
The end of the narrative film, so you say
Let’s start a ridiculous trend, you and I, let’s pretend
We know what’s going on, going on, going on

They’re pouring into town just to see it all go down
They’re milling at the gate, hoping not to be too late
They’re filling up the street, people voting with their feet
Come to see it all go down, got to see it all go down

The end of a magical day, it’s okay, it’s okay
The start of a popular song pulls you in
If it’s the end of everything, make it good, make it good

They’re pouring into town just to see it all go down
They’re milling at the gate, hoping not to be too late
Filling up the street, people voting with their feet
Come to see it all go down, come to see the whole thing crashing down
Got to see it all go down

See bewildered children underneath the sky of steel
Watch the walking wounded far from sure of what they feel

They’re milling at the gate, hoping not to be too late
Filling up the street, people voting with their feet
Come to see it all go down, come to see the whole thing crashing down
Got to see it all go down

If it’s the end of everything, make it good, make it good...

 

Some Dumb Reason

Now, together we can feed the gods
It’s comic and obsessive
A love that never should have been
You’re the one I want to spend the time with

And I can’t help it if I stretch the truth
Not if that’s the way it happened
Life is short, people can be ruthless
Other people trying to get out them

For some dumb reason I can’t explain
I like hanging around with a girl like you
It’s hard to keep it off the record when you feel this way
And every time I think you leave me while you never do

Now, all the things I could have in my mind
There’s none of it that really matters
All the hopes and dreams I left behind
I know the looking glass has been shattered

For some dumb reason I can’t explain
I like hanging around with a girl like you
It’s hard to keep it off the record when you feel this way
And every time I think you leave me while you never do

For some dumb reason

It happens all the time
You’ve gotta keep an open mind
It happens all the time
You’ve gotta keep an open mind

For some dumb reason

For some dumb reason I can’t explain
I like hanging around with a girl like you
It’s hard to keep it off the record when you feel this way
And every time I think you leave me while you never do

For some dumb reason I’d love to express
That this world is full of suffering and wretchedness
But there are angels still around us in our desert of pain
Singing Holy, Holy, Holy, lift me up again

For some dumb reason I can’t explain
I like hanging around with a girl like you
It’s hard to keep it off the record when you feel this way
And every time I think about you I just throw it away

For some dumb reason
Yeah, some dumb reason
Oh, some dumb reason

 

Rest

Rest your weary head you Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century rest your weary head
It’s time to gather your strength for what lies ahead
And put this tired century to bed

I hear the calling of my ancestors they sing to me
I hear the calling of my people on the shore
I say it’s time to take a rest
For now our work is done
And I need to lay my weary body down

Rest your weary head you Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century rest your weary head
It’s time to gather your strength for what lies ahead
And put this tired century to bed

I know where I came from and I know where I’m going to
Out of the ignorance and into the unknown
I only stumbled on the light when my darkest star had come
And I let my complete exhaustion lead me home

Original Post

20 years already, time flies...
I remember being underwhelmed at time of release. "Before & After" was absolutely my favorite album, this was not what I expected. Two years later I gave the album a new spin. That was when I discovered the true spirit of the album. SIIS is absolutely a great album. My top 3 differs each week; but only in positions. The tittles are the same each time: B&A, SIIS and Tim Finn.

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