"Love You Til the Day I Die" as written by and Neil Finn....
There's closets in my head where dirty things are kept
That never see the light of day
I want to drag them out, go for a walk
Just to see the look that's on your face
Sometimes I can't be straight I don't want to hurt you
So forgive me if I tell a lie
Sometimes I come on cold but don't believe it
I will love you till the day I die

I believe in doing things backwards
Take heed, start doing things in reverse

Here comes trouble, there's nothing wrong when I relax
I'm talking to myself you're coming with me
Teaching you how to distort the facts
Sometimes I can't be straight I don't want to hurt you
So forgive me if I tell a lie
Sometimes I come on cold but don't believe it
I will love you till the day I die

I believe in doing things backwards
Take heed, start doing things in reverse

Frost on the window pane, the sound of pouring rain
All makes me glad of you
Though I am far away I am always with you

Know the answer before you know the question
Pull yourself together, baby, push with all your might
I'm all alone, always alone
Though I am far away
I am always with you


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"Love You 'til the Day I Die" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentI wish I wasn’t in a position to understand this song so well. I can say with great certainty that it’s about being in a committed relationship with someone who is continually testing your patience and sanity. The screams at the beginning say it all, really.

    Send help.
    Rainbirdon August 20, 2018   Link
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    General CommentI ... am ... gobsmacked (I know that's not a New Zealand expression but it still fits).

    I looked at the lyrics for the first time today.

    I've LOVED this song since I heard it; it's one of my favorites, from any artist.

    "I believe in doing things until it hurts" is actually, "I believe in doing things backwards".

    Neil Finn is unquestionably my favorite artist although I've never completely understood him and his lyrics. I've always thought it was a translation thing (NZ to US English) or that he's artistic and I'm an engineer; creative endeavors, orthogonal to each other.

    The lyric "Frost on the windowpane, the sound of pouring rain, all make me glad of you" in it's melodious harmony made me believe what that's what the song is about. Being in a place which is "Nice Safe Warm and Dry" (NSWD) while miserable weather exists outside... thinking about things that make me comfortable while she (my SO) is away (I always heard it as "though you are far away from me"... but that's not ~at all~ the actual lyric)

    But this song is not about thinking about a loved one at all. It sounds like its about a psycho obsessed with someone he favors.

    This song I've always romantically favored for it's beautiful "frost on the windowpane" lyric, is actually a discordant history of a psycho.

    It's like finding out what Sting's "Every Breath You Take Take" actually means.
    Anlifon April 29, 2019   Link

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