My Sunday Song – “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS

For My Sunday Song #250, we are going to discuss the song “Never Tear Us Apart” by the band INXS. The song was released on August 8, 1988 and was off the bands 1987 album ‘Kick’. It was the fourth single off an album that has now sold over 20,000,000 albums worldwide. Their biggest selling album and one of the greatest songs they have ever written. It was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence.

The song is about two people that find an instant connection. A very passionate and lifelong connection. I guess you could say it is about love at first site. I always believed that when you saw the person you were supposed to spend the rest of your life with you would know it. I know I did with my wife so I guess that is why this song always had connected with me. No matter what is thrown at you, that bond won’t be broken. I wonder for Michael, if this was something he was looking for or if it was something he never found. He never did marry, but he did love deeply.

What I found interesting about the song is that Andrew wrote the music which was originally more a blues number. I believe when he got the lyrics, he turned it in to this very seductive ballad. It’s tempo is very much like a waltz and it glides like a dance as it flows through you ears, your heart and your consciousness. The synthesizers layered in helps with the glamorous textures of the song. One of the highlights in Kirk Pengilly and the beautiful, sexy, saxophone that he plays near the end of the song. Michael, well, he sings the song in such a sultry voice and you can feel the love and the passion in his delivery. It is stellar all around.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you find a connection to it like I have. It is a special song in my book. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!

“Never Tear Us Apart”

Don’t ask me
What you know is true
Don’t have to tell you
I love your precious heart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart

We could live
For a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I’d make wine from your tears

I told you
That we could fly
‘Cause we all have wings
But some of us don’t know why

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never ever tear us apart

I
(Don’t ask me)
I was standing
(You know it’s true)
You were there
(Worlds collided)
Two worlds collided
(We’re shining through)
And they could never tear us apart

You
(Don’t ask me)
You were standing
(You know it’s true)
I was there
(Worlds collided)
Two worlds collided
(We’re shining through)
And they could never tear us apart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided

Written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence

23 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS

    1. You damned contrarian! I was going to leave some nice comments about how I hated it back then but really love it now. Then you got me all mad! But then again in Australia you might have been hearing this one every morning at breakfast.

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  1. I love this one!!! It’s has kinda majestic bits, I think. Love the song.

    Listen, since u are a reader too. I gotta let u in on this one. I can’t put down this book from Jeff Blue called One step closer. It’s about the start of LP. On page 82 already…let u know how it ends.

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      1. On page 180 now and 100 more to go. This book is so intense…Had no idea they had so many rejections and how they kept on pushing on. What a story. I love this book. It’s making me wanna get that anniversary edition of Hybrid Theory. Do u have that one?

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        1. Read it. Definitely highly recommended. Lots of stuff I never knew about the band. Such rollercoaster ride. I started the book yesterday and just couldn’t stop reading it..just one more chapter…and now it’s done. Go seek it out is all I have to say….What a book.

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  2. This brings back a lot of memories. I haven’t heard this song in years. It’s a great ballad type song but stays away from that power ballad 80s sound…it keeps it’s edge. One of my favorites by them.

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  3. Here’s the deal 2 loud. This song is really good then it goes beyond that with that killer sax solo. I have it cranked while Im writing this waiting for “The Devils Horn” to kick in. Love songs that build. Good one.

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