"Weather With You" as written by and Neil Finn Tim Finn....
Walking 'round the room singing
Stormy Weather
At fifty seven Mt. Pleasant St.
Now it's the same room but everything's different
You can fight the sleep but not the dream
Things ain't cooking in my kitchen
Strange affliction wash over me
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire
Couldn't conquer the blue sky
There's a small boat made of china
Going nowhere on the mantelpiece
Do I lie like a lounge room lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released

Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you


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"Weather With You" as written by Tim Finn Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentI think you are all missing the point: This is a break up song put to upbeat music. Have a listen to the tune 'Stormy Weather' (Billie Holiday) and see how he sets the stage. 'Same room but everything's different'... Kind of like when you're out with friends for the first and your ex isn't around hey? Have a read through the lyrics with his in mind. The metaphors are pretty obvious I thought.
    One thing I can say almost certainly: This song is not about weather or global warming.
    mws_2on July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah great song, so few comments, i'm surprised too.

    The song says something about the frailty of humanity to me with the weather being so awesome and out of human control with the small boat made of china being similar to the human race out in the middle of a dangerous nowhere and getting nowhere.

    I think taking the weather with you has something to do with relaxing, letting the world take its course, don't panic, ultimately its all really out of control and i'm so glad it is.
    smat42on June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Finns had a sister who lived in Mount Pleasant Street in Te Awamutu (it wasn't number 57, but that sounded better so they used that).
    Skippy19on February 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSimply stated, that you can't escape your problems.
    Zubbyon June 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much!

    'Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire
    Couldn't conquer the blue sky' is one of my favourite lines of all times!!!

    To me, the song is about having a positive attitude, I find this song so uplifting.
    Maikeon December 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song, always have. The first half is kind of slow, feels like the period right before the rain comes. Then the song goes into more of a feel good groove remaniscent of the period right after a storm. I could be wrong, That's how it felt when I was younger.
    ChaosFluro24on August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an ace song. I've always looked upon it as the "weather" being memories but thats just me.
    Ramagammaon May 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant beleive that so little people have commented about this song. This is one of my alltime favourite songs. To me the song is about a sad lover that says evrytime his woman leaves him she takes the away his happiness with her. Maybe he refers to taking the weather as when shes with him theres sun shine (Happiness), when she leaves theres rain (Pain). How's that for an interpretation
    Chesteron January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song pumps me up and makes me feel alive. The instrumentation is brilliant.
    Celtic_FCon January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply stated, that you can't escape your problems.
    Zubbyon June 20, 2006   Link

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