"Addicted" as written by and Neil Mullane Finn....
Hear the words a jumble try this tongue twister
Kevin has a caterpillar squeezed between his fingers
Hear the mailman come, see what he delivers
And you wait and it makes you feel strange
As if you were afraid
And you lie with a look to the side
And you say I was addicted to the drug
Now I know when I've had enough
Could curl up and sleep on the floor
But now I'm riding the train a hundred miles an hour
Feels like this train might never stop, ooh
Watching static on the television
When the morning comes
And you wait and it makes you feel strange
As if you were deranged
With a look to the side
And you say I was addicted to the drug
But now I know when I've had enough
So far, we've come so far
Come so far
Far, so far


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"Addicted" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentAddicted I think is another ode to the disbandment of CH. I think Neil knew he had enough, the fame, the pressure, fortunes but was addicted to it, almost like an aspiration to get there, and once was there he loved it. But now sees it as a hindrance and now the next morning when static is on and the era has ended (when it's all over - crowded house) he wonders why he was like that, and feels perhaps ashamed he loved it so much and is contemplating that thought and feeling maybe a little silly for his actions knowing what people had told him was right - 'And you say I was addicted to the drug' - They were right, I admit that now and couldn't see it, and is glad he has given it up and the timing was right as he knows deep down he had, had enough. I think it's quite an introspective 'when it's all over' auto analysis and knowing he made the right decision, he'd had enough and is happy with leaving it.
    helterskelon June 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAddictions to anything. This song speaks to me. I have my own addiction, and it is a struggle every day. "Feels like this train might never stop" is every person's battles with temptation.
    Celtic_FCon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNeil Finn doesn't fail to bring a simple message
    "And you say I was addicted to the drug
    But now I know when I've had enough
    So far, we've come so far"
    When you have a drug addiction like me you feel like you've come so far when you deicide you want to quit.
    Into_The_Dojoon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA bad relationship. A certain person. Something that you know you shouldn't do, but have no control over.
    trinity_tragedyon March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a live version of this song where Neil introduces the song by saying it's about the morning after a big night out when you wake up and see static on the television. He acknowledges that in America it's more likely that you'd wake up to an exerciser infomercial. He says, "People say my songs are dark, but when you wake up with some girl shaking her butt in your face, THAT'S dark!" I love it.

    To the best of my knowledge, Neil has not battled addition to anything. I've always thought this song my be about his strained relationship with the band/fame. I think he sees fame as a loss of freedom and control. So, anyway, that's what this song means to me.
    DrGrabowon August 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHe may have meant that he was addicted to the "wild" life and Hester's to realize its dangers the morning after, and tries to convince maybe his wife, gf etc. or maybe his inner self that he may need to slow down and begin live more in reality, the night life is VERY ADDICTING, that's why I say this.
    Trevor T.on August 08, 2013   Link

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