Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Message To My Girl - Split Enz/ENZSO/Neil Finn

Originally released in 1983, "Message to My Girl" became one of my all-time favorite songs.  Simple, poignant lyrics and heartfelt vocals by Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House.

I don't want to say I love you
That would give away too much
Hip to be detached and precious
The only thing you feel is vicious

I don't wanna say I want you
Even though I want you so much
It's wrapped up in conversation
Whispered in a hush
Though I'm frightened by the word
Think it's time that it was heard...

As I did with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", I've presented the videos next to each other. The first video is the original version.  The second video is part of Split Enz's 2006 tour and a part of the ENZSO project with the New Zealand Symphony.