History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
Don't say the words you might regret
I lost before, you know I can't forget
There was a girl I used to know
She dealt my love a savage blow
I was so young, too blind to see
But anyway, that's history
And I say, history never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart
You say I always play the fool
I can't go on if that's the rule
Better to jump than hesitate
I need a change and I can't wait
I say, history never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart
Never repeats, whoa, oh
History never repeats (x2)
Deep in the night it's all so clear
I lie awake with great ideas
Looking about in no man's land
I think at last I understand
History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart
Ahhh


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  • +1
    General Commentthis song was done by Split Enz, but you are right Split Enz eventually became Crowded House but they did this while under the name Split Enz
    grevulonon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOK, time to set the record straight! This was purely a Split Enz song. Split Enz ('nz' for New Zealand, where I'm from) originated in the early 70's. Tim Finn later invited his younger brother to join the band, Neil Finn. He was in Split Enz until the end, around the mid 80's. Neil later formed Crowded House, along with some Austrailian members. Later, he invited Tim to join his band (!), and did a tour and a record together. Tim left before Crowded House split up in the later 90's. They were actually different bands, quite different sounds and lyrics. Both were bloody good bands.
    justanotherjammeron June 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea, this is a really great song, originally done by a new zealand band caleld split enz(i think, the guys who did this song were in several bands...), and i absolutly love the PJ version of it
    StrTRacAon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually this song was done by band called Crowded House, a couple of members were from Split Enz or something..
    Lisaraon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah ok.. sorry heh =c}
    just only ever heard it refered to as "History Repeats by Crowded House"
    name changes are confusing j/k
    Lisaraon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI conquer!
    KurdtTBOon January 06, 2005   Link

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