"Four Seasons In One Day" as written by and Tim Finn Neil Finn....
Four seasons in one day
Lying in the depths of your imagination
Worlds above and worlds below
The sun shines on the black clouds hanging over the domain

Even when you're feeling warm
The temperature could drop away
Like four seasons in one day

Smiling as the shit comes down
You can tell a man from what he has to say
Everything gets turned around
And I will risk my neck again, again

You can take me where you will
Up the creek and through the mill
Like all the things you can't explain
Four seasons in one day

Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
Fills my cup
Like four seasons in one day

It doesn't pay to make predictions
Sleeping on an unmade bed
Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain
Only one step away
Like four seasons in one day

Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
Fills my cup
Like four seasons in one day

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"Four Seasons in One Day" as written by Tim Finn Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentI also think it's about life's ups and downs and how you mood can change (like the seasons). It think the song focuses on the downs mainly. "Smiling as the shit comes down" is one of my favourite lines ever.
    metalligirl1on November 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe thing which makes this song great is that it can mean something to everyone. The ambiguity of the lines allows it just to represent one heck of an emotional day.

    I dont think there was any need for the up-tempo of the chorus. it seems like it doent fit in the melancholy song, what does everyone else think?
    chocolateboxon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG EVER!!! just gorgeous. Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter do a lovely version of this one as well.
    girlybaton February 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is not about crappy weather or melbourne weather for that fact.its about all the pleasures and pthe ains.or as one of the crowdies the drummer i think said himself 'taking the good with the bad'.bit of rain bit of sunshine its all good.
    kaatrienon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEach day can bring anything.......good and bad, summer and winter
    thenarratoron August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEveryday is a new surprise, who knows what the dawn may bring. Each morning is like starting over, getting another chance to find what you're looking for. And like everyone else has said just taking the good with the bad because you can never know how great the good things in life are without experiencing the bad.
    ChaosFluro24on August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNeill Finn has told that this song is about Melbourne. And on the surface it definitely is...But he gets deeper, and speaks about much more.
    As Kaatrien said, its about the good and the bad, or as Neill has put it "the rough with the smooth...the clean with the dirty"

    "Smiling as the shit comes down"...Keeping a brave face whilst all around u seems to be collapsing...looking to the bright side of life.

    Paul Hester is the drummers name, and he says "you have to be prepared to take the good with the bad" during a live performance of "sister madly" where he made a mistake...Neill goes on to say Rough with smooth, clean with dirty etc..

    Wherever there is comfort, there is pain only one step away.
    nails_in_my_feeton April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFor years the only only Crowded House tracks I knew were 'Weather With You', 'Don't Dream It's Over' and 'Fall At Your Feet' - they all are favourites of mine. Now I stumbled across this track, and it's beautiful and fantastic - I love it basically!

    All in all, I think the song is basically about change and growth. Something can be so perfect one minute, and then totally shitty the next. It's about taking things as they come and dealing with them, each, different day can bring anything your way.

    That's what it means to me anyway.
    butterflykiss84on June 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThought I should add..

    After analysing this song some more, I think that it is also very much about Paul Hester, who is known to be veyr moody. Infact 'Black and White Boy' is also said to be about Hester.
    nails_in_my_feeton June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with nails_in_my_feet. Even if it wasn't intended to be about the great Hessie, it certainly could be applied to him (from what i've heard).

    Amazing song - my fave of all Crowded House tunes. I will always adore the lyrics, esp. "Finding out wherever there is comfort
    There is pain
    Only one step away"
    kit_katon March 31, 2005   Link

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