"Stuff And Nonsense" as written by and Brian Timothy Finn....
Disobey my own decisions
I deserve all your suspicions
First it's yes and then it's no
I dilly dally down to you, oh
But I've got no secrets that I battle in my sleep
I won't make promises to you that I can't keep

And you know that I love you
Here and now not forever
I can give you the present
I don't know about the future
That's all stuff and nonsense

I once lived for the future
Everyday was one day closer
Greener on the other side
Yes I believe before I met you
I assumed that your love was brighter than the stars in my eyes
Now I know how and when I know where and why

And you know that I love you
Here and now not forever
I can give you the present
I don't know about the future
That's all stuff and nonsense

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"Stuff and Nonsense" as written by Tim Finn


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    General Commentive just fallen in love with this song!!
    finallyfreeon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinitially i thought this was a missy original when i first heard it on triple j. i went searching for the lyrics elsewhere and found the same song lyrics sung by belinda carlisle (of all people) but written by the finns. beautiful song. does anyone know who the male vocals are in the song? it sounds like it could be a finn brother.
    LoveThyEnemyon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti pretty sure it's good old ben lee...
    boy_humbugon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. It's a Split Enz original covered by Belinda Carlise and Pearl Jam. Crowded House reporduced it. The song is originally sung by Tim Finn. Missy covered this for the Finn brothers tribute album which is double album with the Finn's singing all their classic Split Enz songs on one album and Australian and New Zealand female artists singing the same songs on the second album. In think it's called 'in their own words' or something like that.
    kiwivicon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh god this song is gorgeous. missy really does it well.
    its obviously about a person in a relationship that loves the other person but isnt making plans for the future and is living day to day.
    beautifull song.
    concreteskieson April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe cd i bought was the girls singing the finn brothers songs called "she will have her way"

    i like this song. i've listened to it on repeat over and over.

    some of the lyrics are so true for me
    unchainedzuluon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so simply beautifull.
    to me its about a girl that is with a guy that wants her to commit more than she is willing to.
    also, the first line "disobey my own descions, i deserve all your suspicions" gives the distinct impression that she is unfaithfull to him but is not really worried about it because she says she has "no secrets that i battle in my sleep"

    i love the line "i wont make promises to you that i cant keep" to me that says that she wont tell him that she loves him and promise to be faithfull if she honestly knows she wont.

    great cover.
    concreteskieson January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkiwivic is richt about the tim and neil finn tribute albums the female artists one is calles " she will have her way" and its great.
    yer i love this song
    Billahon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, originally split enz. missy does the song great service
    Fletch 33on April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment***correction***
    "But I soon learned your love burned brighter than the stars in my eyes"
    kbugg008on January 03, 2008   Link

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