"Hole in the River" as written by and Neil Finn Eddie Rayner....
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


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"Hole in the River" as written by Neil Mullane Finn Edward Rayner

Lyrics © CHRYSALIS SONGS O/B/O ROUNDHEAD MUSIC

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    General Commenti think neil said this was about his aunts suicide.
    kaatrienon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentapparently the first time the Crowded House played this song live was at the Farewell to the World concert in Sydney (don't quote me on that) at which Neil's parents were present. It must have been such an emotional night for so many reasons.
    kit_katon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCrowded House not the Crowded House... man, I can't type
    kit_katon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, kaatrien is right. This is about Neil's aunt who drowned herself in the river on her way to his dad's house. That is in the lyrics to the song. Neil said it shocked everyone who knew and loved her.
    Celtic_FCon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, kaatrien is right. This is about Neil's aunt who drowned herself in the river on her way to his dad's house. That is in the lyrics to the song. Neil said it shocked everyone who knew and loved her.
    Celtic_FCon January 27, 2006   Link

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