Hunters and Collectors – Crime of Passion

Original Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  5:22 Ghost Nation album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 5:22 Sampler Ghost Nation EP. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [2] 5:20 1989 Ghost Nation Original Mixes Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 4 May 2014.
Live [1] 5:39 Spare Parts album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [2]  5:55 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [3] 5:51 Live 2014 digital album (2017 version). Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live [3] 5:51 Live 2014 box set – Palais 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 5:48 1994 01 08 Playroom, Tallebudgera (1st Night) DAT The Vault digital download at True Believers, 21 January 2013.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Come on!

Is that love in your eyes? Or just obsession?
They’re razor sharp! Their green with envy
Your obsession
You mess my hair

You mess my hair and tear my clothes
Your obsession!

Is it a crime to love you?
Is it a crime to love you?
Is it a crime to love you?
Is it a crime to love you, I ask you why?

Why, why, why?

Ruthless life – you taught me everything I know
I was always a fool
I was always walking in your shadow
Why is it a crime to love you – it is a crime? a crime, a crime to love you?

Why is it?
[etc]

I don’t understand
She was in the room – only seconds ago
Feel the ghost of love – her eyes on fire
Here she comes – the madness in her eyes
She’s gonna take it all – so tell me why?

Is that love in your eyes – No, it’s just obsession
Can anybody hear if I cry out loud? In confusion
I had the bloody knife – I did what I did this time
There’s blood on the floor, there’s blood on the walls!
There’s blood on my hands

Is it a crime to love you?
Is it a crime to love you?
Is it a crime to love you?
Is it a crime, a crime, I ask you why?
Why, why, why?

Is that love?

Is that love in your eyes?
Is that love?

Is that love in your eyes?
Can anybody hear if I cry out loud?
Can anybody hear if I cry out loud?
You mess my hair – you tear my clothes
You mess my hair – you tear my clothes
Why?

 

[Eric Gradman and Liz Reed]