"King Tide" as written by and Neil Mullane Finn Robert Moore....
It's a dark and empty room
The sun beating hard on your door
Feel emotion roar within you
You're flesh and blood like anyone
Make some sense of your life
Move your hand and make the mark
I don't know why you're so confused
You're flesh and blood, there's no excuse
And the hunger inside
Won't go away, it's starting to rise
And the longer you hide
The more you deny
And the sea rushes in
The wind is howling at your back
The past is always overturned
It's a dead man who would refuse
And twice the man to fill his shoes
And the hunger inside
Won't go away it's starting to rise
And the longer you hide
The more you deny
And the hunger inside
Won't go away it's starting to rise
And the sea rushes in
Into my world
I can feel the king tide coming
All my senses overflowing
One night waiting out the back
Horns'll blow and cymbals crash
So paint a circle in the sky
I lay breathless in the arms of love
There's a bruise on my back
And a new understanding too


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"King Tide" as written by Robert Moore Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentThat feeling you get when you are alone. You are sitting and thinking about your past, the good times, and your future. The things you want to do when you get back with your friends.
    Celtic_FCon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if this isn't a song about watching his son Liam grow up and take his first steps towards being a songwriter too? There are references to "You're flesh and blood, there's no excuse" (the Finns are a famously musical family), and of course to songwriting being a way of understanding yourself ("Make some sense of your life / Move your hand and make the mark").

    I also like the comments about creativity, and how it can take you over if you let it ("And the hunger inside / Won't go away, it's starting to rise / And the longer you hide / The more you deny"). And the pride that a father can take in the achievements of his son, as he moves in his own area ("And the sea rushes in / Into my world" "I lay breathless in the arms of love / There's a bruise on my back / And a new understanding too").

    And again, just another few moments of brilliance from Neil Finn.
    Jackman27on September 14, 2012   Link

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