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Neil Finn — Flying in the Face of Love
Album: Dizzy Heights
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Released: 2014
Length: 4:00
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You must reveal your infinite sorrow
Show what you're made of and what you're afraid of
You'll have to leave the comfort of shadows
The places you came from, the troubles you played on
out on the landing leaves are descending
summer is ending and daylight is blue
is that you rising up

Flying in the face of love
now you set your mind to run
In circles around everyone
Flying in the face of love
Thinking enough is enough
before you get too involved

Like this isn't real, it's just a feeling
that gets in the way sometimes
every distraction you can imagine
like a disclaimer it's turning you off
always turning you off

Flying in the face of love
now you've set your mind to run
In circles around everyone
Flying in the face of love
And dreaming of the one you lost
Wake up to barking dogs

Were you thinking of her when you wrote that song
Sing it to me – your mysterious life I'm reminded of
Think about her – and it feels like a new sensation then it's gone

Flying in the face of love
How much longer will you run
In circles around everyone
Flying in the face of love
Dreaming of the one you lost
Wake up to barking dogs

flying in the face of love
flying in the face of love
all the years are catching up
how does it feel to be wrong
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The unfortunate reality is that Neil Finn, in his quest to do something different, has created some very forgettable music here. I'm a very loyal fan of his music. I have a long history of enjoying almost everything "Finn". This album has required so much effort for me to like. I've tried so hard to like any and all tunes from this collection of recent songs. I just can't. I do respect him for not relying so heavily on his laurels. He's a melody king and a path creator with his vast chords that turn the unexpected turn...but 'Dizzy Heights' has gone a direction different for where he's best known. I especially don't care for his latest affliction for using falsetto. Very few artists pull this off well. He gets an "A" for effort...but sadly..a "C" for result to my ears. I hate to give such a downer review to an artist I love...but the truth is the truth...no matter how 'dizzy' it makes someone.
wow. this is new?  sound REALLY dated to me.  not in a good way either (for my liking)....
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'm really really sorry to say this, but I totally agree with you. 

 
I'm really sorry to say this, but I couldn't disagree more. Haven't heard anything else off the cd but I really like this.
couldn't agree more.  roxy-ish in the best of ways. (ferry's voice is still better!)
 

hayduke2 wrote:
at first I thought it was a Roxy Music piece, it's cool in that way and NF's voice is great 

 


 kingart wrote:
This has an unfortunate similarity to the doings of Arcade Fire. And it sounds like a throwback to the music of the '90s. Tears for Fears or George Michael or whoever. C'mon, Neil, you can do better than that. This comes off as album filler while fulfilling higher aspirations. 

 
I'm really really sorry to say this, but I totally agree with you. 
This has an unfortunate similarity to the doings of Arcade Fire. And it sounds like a throwback to the music of the '90s. Tears for Fears or George Michael or whoever. C'mon, Neil, you can do better than that. This comes off as album filler while fulfilling higher aspirations. 
... some new Neil is always good
Gotta love new Neil on Radio Paradise...turning it up now, grooving along on a sunny morning to the mood of this musical genius...Thanks!


A songs-only edit of Neil Finn's webcast from Roundhead Studios in Auckland, 23rd January 2014.
Neil's third solo album "Dizzy Heights" will be released in February 2014.__________"Never enough of Neil. Love it and wish I could plug in with him."__________"Wonderful thank you thank you thank you! And please a concert in France?! :-)"_________"Can't wait for the album."_______________"Seems to me that this will be Neil Finn's best solo album to date ..."


at first I thought it was a Roxy Music piece, it's cool in that way and NF's voice is great 
Brand-spankin' new Neil!!!