Six Months in a Leaky Boat
Name = Six Months in a Leaky Boat
from Album =
Time and Tide
- "Make Sense of It""Six Months in a Leaky Boat" is a single from
Genre = Pop/Rock
Length = 4:21
Tim Finn, Split Enz
Chart position =
Last single = "
This single = "Six Months in a Leaky Boat"
Next single = "
Never Ceases to Amaze Me"
New Zealand art rockgroup Split Enz's album " Time and Tide". It was written by Tim Finnand Split Enzand released as a single in 1982. Despite rumours that the song was a comment on the 1982 Falklands War, it was not. The song was written and recorded a month "before" the invasion; the title metaphor refers to lead singer Tim Finn's nervous breakdown. [http://www.zgeek.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47635] However, the song was "discouraged from airplay" in Britain during the Falklands crisis by the BBCfor reasons of morale - widely reported as having been banned in the Australasian media. [ [http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/banned.html Banned List ] ] [ [http://www.dummocrats.com/archives/000809.php Dummocrats: Banned By The BBC ] ] It is sometimes seen by New Zealanders as a patriotic song Fact|date=May 2008, primarily because of the lyrics ' Aotearoa, rugged individual / Glisten like a pearl / At the bottom of the world'.
#"Six Months in a Leaky Boat" 4:21
#"Make Sense of It" 3:40
An introductory piece titled "Pioneer" appears before the song on the Australian and New Zealand release of
History Never Repeats - The Best of Split Enz. This track is not present on the American release.
*"Six Months in a Leaky Boat" was covered by Australian indie rock band
Little Birdy, and appears on the 2005 compilation album " She Will Have Her Way".
*San Francisco indie rock quartet
Winechuggerscovered the song on their 2005 album "Grand Rapids".
Ted Leo and the Pharmacistscovered the song as a solo performance on their album "Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead", and later recorded a full-band arrangement for their Sharkbite SessionsEP.
*Children's entertainers The Wiggles covered this song on their cd/video titled Wiggly, Wiggly World, with Tim Finn singing back up and appearing in the video.
*YouTube|0Yav3C4nKAY|Six Months in a Leaky Boat
- "Make Sense of It"
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