[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Neil Finn — Human Kindness
Album: One All
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1005









Released: 2002
Length: 4:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Saw myself in a leisure suit
Pretty white trash
Floating on the surface of life
Always comes to this
That emptiness
No matter how many toys you've got
Its not enough
Not ever enough
To take away the aching in your heart
For Human kindness
No one's sleeping
In a deafening silence

There's no address
No number listed
For the one that took the shot
Ready or not
His riteous and twisted crusade
Is over now
We need someone else
To take away the aching in our hearts
For human kindness
No one's sleeping
In a deafening silence
And there's a time for it
For human kind, for human kind

Alright, alright
I want to cry so hard
Want to break down
Feels so good
I wanna fly all night
Make you laugh
Make you feel good

No matter how many toys you've got
Its not enough
Not ever enough
To take away the anguish in our hearts
For human kindness
Is anyone asleep tonight?
In a deafening silence
We'll take it away from us
If you don't make time
For human kind

I wanna ride all night
Make you laugh
Make you feel so good
I want to cry so hard
Want to break down
Make you feel good

Alright, alright...
Comments (121)add comment
Great addition to Fleetwood Mac when I saw them last year.
I love a lot of Neil Finn's music - this one doesn't quite hit the spot for me though.  A creditable 6.
Love me some Finn...any kind, anywhere...Split Enz was such a massive launch of an ever- enlarging talent.  
First time hearing this Awesome. 
Love this tune.  Thank you Bill and Rebecca.  {#Cheesygrin}
funny how human unkindness criticizes those who dare soar on their behalf
{#Cheers}{#Bounce}FINN, THE OTHER BEATLE!!
{#Music}...and a nice guy, too.
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
I would bring the CD to my desert island, just to prevent birds from eating my fruits from the tree, no more.

 
I will bring this to the island with a very long wire extention, just to play it all day long
I would bring the CD to my desert island, just to prevent birds from eating my fruits from the tree, no more.
This is a fantastic song.  So awesome.  
aarrrgghh!! what is this Sh*t!!!
i like some of the old things neil finn did, esp. with split enz. but this one is simly boring supermarket-muzak

fiddler wrote: Play more Neil Finn.

 t00lur wrote: You mean play less Neil Finn. 

fiddler wrote: Nope. More.

 t00lur wrote: LESS

  


Look what you mean bears have done: Goldilocks is having a decade-long meltdown. 

Blonde Lindsay Lohan looking upset in court 
Unable to find just the right amount of Neil Finn for the bears, Goldilocks turned to the cold comfort of self-medication.

It sure would be great if you two could take your "discussion" back into the woods.  
 
fiddler wrote:
 Nope. More.

 


LESS
Neil Finn is just an amazing singer songwriter
 t00lur wrote:

You mean play less Neil Finn. 

  Nope. More.
 fiddler wrote:
Play more Neil Finn.

 
You mean play less Neil Finn. 
Play more Neil Finn.
 SchoepTone wrote:
Crowded House is Australia's answer to the Beatles.
 
no, it is not
Does this make the Finn Bros. New Zealand's answer to Lennon and McCartney?

 
SchoepTone wrote:
Crowded House is Australia's answer to the Beatles.
 


Crowded House is Australia's answer to the Beatles.
This is a fantastic album. Because it's a solo outing it has some creative flourishes, but don't think for a second that the songwriting represents Crowded House castaways. I think some of Neil's best songs are in this collection.
The chords, melody and progression of this driving song are spectacular to my ears!! {#Jump}
Wow, what a 'creative' use of a beaten to death oxymoron - deafening silence, anyone?
Great tune by this under rated artist!  
Oh yeah! Bring it on!!! Love this tune...!!! 'Nuff said!
Such an underrated musician.  I was lucky enough to see Crowded House during their first reunion tour.
8 to a 9...
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Take a map and count the number of different languages spoken in Europe. There's no 'nil' in any language other than English.
 
Nil bock?

Very excited about seeing Mr. Finn with Crowded House this month! 
Neil Finn is my animus.
 prickelpit96 wrote:
There's no 'nil' in any language other than English.
 
Other languages have nil nil.


Neil Finn -  Interview (2006):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK7Y_YyQopM

Neil Finn - "Throw Your Arms Around Me" Live-acoustic (2002):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1FxUqqPc-U


 lmic wrote:
I'm beginning to think Neil Finn is some kind of saint...
 
More likely an elf as his name is an anagram for Elfin Inn.

{#Mrgreen}
 lmic wrote:
I'm beginning to think Neil Finn is some kind of saint...
 
what do you mean "beginning"? {#Mrgreen}
I'm beginning to think Neil Finn is some kind of saint...
Very nice...
Bosonator wrote:
.... foooor huuu-man kiiindness! Plus, "nil" means "zero" in Australia and Europe, and I think "Neil" uses it as a nickname (tongue-in-cheek, I hope, because I give him a 10).
Take a map and count the number of different languages spoken in Europe. There's no 'nil' in any language other than English.
this is a brilliant album i can listen to almost daily. but i dont. just cause i have other albums and stuff. i would, otherwise... though.
Shimmer wrote:
Sorry, I'm not going to type the next line of the song. Way too much Crowded House/Finn bros. on RP, as far as I'm concerned.
I concur. Although I almost like this despite the lyrics.
Bosonator wrote:
.... foooor huuu-man kiiindness! Plus, "nil" means "zero" in Australia and Europe, and I think "Neil" uses it as a nickname (tongue-in-cheek, I hope, because I give him a 10).
His whole nickname is "Nil Fun".
Bosonator wrote:
.... foooor huuu-man kiiindness! Plus, "nil" means "zero" in Australia and Europe, and I think "Neil" uses it as a nickname (tongue-in-cheek, I hope, because I give him a 10).
That's common in North America, too.
.... foooor huuu-man kiiindness! Plus, "nil" means "zero" in Australia and Europe, and I think "Neil" uses it as a nickname (tongue-in-cheek, I hope, because I give him a 10).
Sorry, I'm not going to type the next line of the song. Way too much Crowded House/Finn bros. on RP, as far as I'm concerned.
...to take away the anguish in our hearts...
... it's not enough, not ever enough ...
no matter how many toys you've got...
zipper wrote:
yup, and really boring.
I've got to disagree with you here, Zip.
eco wrote:
Split Endz were good Crowded House were less so Finn solo seems to be out of original ideas....
yup, and really boring.
coding_to_music wrote:
Allmusic seems to think this CD is called One Nil but the USA release was probably called One All Since we don't know what the freak a "Nil" is :lol:
There were two albums...... One All and One Nil..... I think one was an import.
coding_to_music wrote:
Allmusic seems to think this CD is called One Nil but the USA release was probably called One All Since we don't know what the freak a "Nil" is :lol:
Human Kindness isn't on One Nil. As well as track order, the tracks themselves are a little different: One All - Human Kindness, Lullaby Requiem One Nil - Don't Ask Why, Elastic Heart
coding_to_music wrote:
Allmusic seems to think this CD is called One Nil but the USA release was probably called One All Since we don't know what the freak a "Nil" is :lol:
Nil: An empty list or false in Lisp.
Mari wrote:
Any fan of Neil Finn is a fan of mine, Hi Carly, I'm a fan :wave:
You are presuming that Carly is a fan of you?
coding_to_music wrote:
Allmusic seems to think this CD is called One Nil but the USA release was probably called One All Since we don't know what the freak a "Nil" is :lol:
In England (and presumably New Zealand, where Neil is from), "nil" is another way of saying "zero," particularly when reciting sports scores. So "One Nil" is a perfectly acceptable expression from someone from the Commonwealth.
Allmusic seems to think this CD is called One Nil but the USA release was probably called One All Since we don't know what the freak a "Nil" is :lol:
Hmmmm ... not quite up there with his better stuff for me.
Ah, my dream man sings again. He sings to my soul -
This song makes everything good, this morning. Wipe away that stress; get down to the core. Thank you, Neil Finn -
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! Music can't be better. Neil is a musical mastermind (and very nice guy), leave alone this song's far from being among his best material!
Are those white spots from the mirror ball twirling over his head?
psycholynx wrote:
Next up: Van Halen - Humans Being Michael Jackson - Human Nature LOL
THANK YOU FOR PLAYING NAME THAT TUNE
psycholynx wrote:
Next up: Van Halen - Humans Being Michael Jackson - Human Nature LOL
. . . and then The Human League.
The sound in the beginning and in the background of a large part of the song, sounds exactly like music distorted with my old tape recorder, by manipulating the pause/ffwd keys to make it run faster or slower during recording or playback... :o
Next up: Van Halen - Humans Being Michael Jackson - Human Nature LOL
Darlington wrote:
Proud member of the "Neil Finn is a musical god club," here.
me, too - the man can do almost no wrong, musically! nice to hear this song on RP!
larz wrote:
The correct answer is shut the hell up with the correct answers, you nerd.
:roflol: :roflol:
Hannio wrote:
Finn certainly seems to have a dedicated following. I'm not in that number, though.
Proud member of the "Neil Finn is a musical god club," here.
:bounce:
I fought crowded house is all that he can do... I was wrong
yes.
larz wrote:
The correct answer is shut the hell up with the correct answers, you nerd.
I'm glad someone else said that.
Like Neil, and to a lesser extent, Tim. The high water mark was Neil's work with Crowded House. A handful-o-classics IMHO. Agree that TWT is a good return to form for Neil.
larz wrote:
The correct answer is shut the hell up with the correct answers, you nerd.
Bada-Boom! But seriously folks, he and his brother just put out another album, although I forget the name of it, but they bill themselves as "The Finn Brothers." Played here in Austin a month or so ago and put on a great, down to earth show. Neil Finn is highly underappreciated, IMHO. "Try Whistling This" is one of the best CDs I've bought over the last decade.
larz wrote:
The correct answer is shut the hell up with the correct answers, you nerd.
Mean, but funny.
NICKNAME wrote:
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 7
The correct answer is shut the hell up with the correct answers, you nerd.
Pipes wrote:
Just don't see it but if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad. :p
Sheryl Crow sucks
Mark1970 wrote:
Dork...... the correct answer is 10.... the man can do no wrong!
This made me laugh out loud, complete with snort. Must buy this disc -- it's highlighted on the wishlist, so it's made quite an impression.
I like the Crowded House songs more, luckily the new Finn Brothers cd is also terrific...
Split Endz were good Crowded House were less so Finn solo seems to be out of original ideas....
Finn certainly seems to have a dedicated following. I'm not in that number, though.
If this is boring and pretentious, count me in! Hey, I'm feelin' pre-tentious already hmmmmmmm..... pretentious doughnuts.....mmmmmmmmm
Neil Finn is amazing! -- Shari
NICKNAME wrote:
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 7
Dork...... the correct answer is 10.... the man can do no wrong! "No matter how many how toys you got, It's not enough, Never enough To take away the anguish in our hearts"
Great stuff. Both versions of this CD are worth owning. Firstly, there was 'One Nil', which eventually begat the US release of 'One Nil'. There are some different mixes and songs. Neil's great live, too.
qbee wrote:
There will never be too much Finn! As long as it's a good mix between Crowded House and the two independently, that is. At the very least, they could be heavy in the mix and make it a beautiful thing. Lyrics, Licks, lovely arrangements and vocals - it's just plain brilliant pop! Wheeeeeee! :notworthy:
Lets get some Split Enz going.
joe1 wrote:
I must admit that I closed a window down and opened RP to find out who this was! I like it big time!
Shocker, dear... what did you say once about Crowded House?
Yes, all Neil Finn does is amazing... :nodhead:
qbee wrote:
- it's just plain brilliant pop! Wheeeeeee! :notworthy:
It's way better than pop—it's actually great! Okay, I am biased. I think most pop songs suck, but then I am not one to follow the "norm" with regard to anything. :wink:
:clap: great songwriter(s)
A fine song from one of the best albums I've heard in the last 3 years.
One of Finn's weaker offerings, IMHO. And at that, it's still a pretty damn good song-certainly better than 90% of the crap I hear on the radio.
Shimmer wrote:
RP: All Crowded House, All the time Getting to be a bit much, methinks. I've never liked this guy enough to hear his voice so often.
There will never be too much Finn! As long as it's a good mix between Crowded House and the two independently, that is. At the very least, they could be heavy in the mix and make it a beautiful thing. Lyrics, Licks, lovely arrangements and vocals - it's just plain brilliant pop! Wheeeeeee! :notworthy:
everything by neil finn/crowded house is great! i have never heard a song i did not like by this artist. thanks for the play!
downbylaw wrote:
are all of this guy's songs this good? never heard of him until rp.
Perhaps you know him through Split Enz or Crowed House. One way or another he's been around since probably the 70's. RP has often "put the pieces" together for me highlighting solo careers and connecting them to bands. I enjoy finding the connections that RP weaves through the playlists.
Originally Posted by downbylaw: are all of this guy's songs this good? never heard of him until rp.
In case you missed previous posting or did not check out the AMG entry. He went solo after many years with his brother as leader of Crowded House. :wave:
Groovy!! :cowboy:
It\'s really quite good. :)
are all of this guy\'s songs this good? never heard of him until rp.
Originally Posted by Heathen: WOW!! This is a great song.... :bounce:
Just don't see it but if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad. :p
WOW!! This is a great song.... :bounce:
good. very good.
Originally Posted by tuningin: Any body know if the rest of this CD is any good? I like "Driving me mad" too.
Yes, it is all good! :bounce:
Originally Posted by tuningin: Any body know if the rest of this CD is any good? I like "Driving me mad" too.
Great, excellent, fabby. :)
Any body know if the rest of this CD is any good? I like \"Driving me mad\" too.
love the title of the cd.
Originally Posted by pupuli: rather run of the mill
Yeah, for something from the "most excellent" mill of music! :D
RP: All Crowded House, All the time Getting to be a bit much, methinks. I\'ve never liked this guy enough to hear his voice so often.
What a great song ... boppy beat with a deeper meaning!