Hunters and Collectors – Alligator Engine

Original Version(s)

Version Length Source Availability
Studio  5:57 Australian [self-titled] Hunters & Collectors album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 5:57 Crucible album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 5:57 UK 7″ Talking To A Stranger single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio 5:57 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live [1] 6:33 Spare Parts album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [2] 6:47 1981 06 18 Band Practice, Ballroom, Melbourne T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 4 December 2016.
Live [3] 5:57 1982 03 13 Armadale Hotel, Melbourne, Australia T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 22 March 2015.

 Recommended Version.

 

Cover Version(s)

Artist Version Length Source
The Panics Studio 3:22 Crucible album.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

This alligator engine
This alligator man
See him try to leave this swampland
Drove it out across this land, and see

All the guards get petrified
As he pushed them to the ground
With this alligator engine
With this alligator sound

See him try to leave this swampland
Wriggle out across this ground and then
All the guards are screaming now
‘Cos this territory’s cold

This alligator engine
This alligator soul
He tried to leave this swampland
To wriggle out up of his hole

And then all the guards are screaming now
As he pushed them to the ground
With this alligator engine
With this alligator sound

Goes out across this swampland
Wriggles out across this ground and see
All the guards are screaming now
This territory’s cold

This alligator engine
This alligator man
Wriggle out across this swampland
Drove it out across this land, and see

All the guards get petrified
As he pushed them to the ground
With this alligator engine
With this alligator sound