Weather With You

Album: Woodface (1991)
Charted: 7

Songfacts®:

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  • Neil Finn told the story of the song, which he wrote with his brother/bandmate Tim Finn, to Performing Musician: "Tim had the first line. We started doing the strum that you hear at the beginning of the song, I came up with the little guitar figure, and the rest of the song fell from there. We were trying to imagine a time and a place, and the line 'Walking 'round the room singing Stormy Weather' helped us get into some atmosphere of somebody troubled who is always on their own in a room. We were trying to find lines that described the scene, like the 'small boat made of china', and that feeling of ennui or languishing that permeates the song. Ultimately, the theme of the song is, of course, that you are creating your own weather, you are making your own environment, always."

Comments: 4

  • Colin M from Nyc, BabyI think it means you remain aware of your internal state -- your feelings, fears, and goals -- even while you navigate the world, which has its own weather.
  • Chris from Germany Great memories. This song came out when I was 6 years old and first went to school. I remember that summer when my mother said that I have to go to school from now on. I cried the whole summer and watched MTV. Next to videos by ROD STEWART and PAULA ABDUL this was one of the videos on heavy rotation that summer.
  • Martha from Knoxville, TnI always thought it was about missing someone who had traveled to another far-off location and being oblivious to any weather conditions or any other pertinent situations until they returned.
  • Jim from Pleasant Hill, CaThe main "chorus" of this song seems out of tune & sync with the rest of it. I wonder if that was done on purpose.
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