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Radio VIII, side A, track 9: “Something So Strong” by Crowded House

Oh, Crowded House, this is one of those songs that just makes you happy that there’s music in the world.  Not surprisingly, it’s also about love.  And it’s one of those songs about love that makes you really believe in its power and the hope that you’ll get to feel about someone the way you feel about this song.  And it really sums up what it’s like to be infatuated as a young teenager going through all the emotions of being in love and still learning what all those emotions mean.  Hell, who am I kidding, I’ve never figured out what those emotions mean.  But I’ll tell ya, Crowded House, I’ve experienced all the stuff you’re singing about:  the weeping, the cowering, the feelings of jealousy that are as powerful as a gold rush to a Forty-Niner, and of course that feeling that you’ve been given new life because you’ve met just the right person.  Sometimes all within a five-minute period.  So kudos to you, Crowded House, for covering so much ground in less than 3 minutes and for sounding amazing while you’re doing it.

“Something So Strong”

Love can make you weep

Can make ya run for cover

Roots that spread so deep

Bring life to frozen ground

Somethin’ so strong
Could carry
Us away

Somethin’ so strong
Could carry us today

Turnin’ in my sleep

Love can leave ya cold

Taste of jealousy

Is like a lust for gold

Somethin’ so strong
Could carry
Us away

Somethin’ so strong
Could carry us today

I’ve been
Feelin’ so much older
Frame me
And hang me on the wall
I’ve seen y’fall into the same trap
This thing
Is happenin’ to us all

Yeah

<awesome Crowded House jam>

Somethin’ so strong
Could carry
Us away

Somethin’ so strong
Could carry us today, yeah

Somethin’ so strong

Somethin’ so strong

Somethin’ so strong

Somethin’ somethin’ so strong

Oo oo oo oo!

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