Hunters and Collectors – Everything’s On Fire

Everything's On Fire (7" cover)

Everything’s On Fire (7″ cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ]

Release Date: 1986

Australian Chart Position: 78 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$22.

All singles have an Orchestral version of This Morning on it. The 12″ single adds the excellent b-side only Mind Of An American.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  4:27 Human Frailty album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:25 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits album. Extremely common. Available new in CD, CD/DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:27 Australian 12″Everything’s On Fire single. Extremely rare. Not available new. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:27 Collected Works album. Extremely common. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:27 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Single Edit 3:37 Australian 7″ Everything’s On Fire single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [2] Single Edit 3:37 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Live Acoustic 3:36 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [1] 3:46 20th Anniversary edition versions of the Human Frailty album. Moderately common. Available new CD/DVD form.
Live [2] 3:55 Living In Large Rooms & Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [3] 4:22 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 3:52 Live 2014 box set – digital album. Extremely common. Available new in digital form.
Live [4] 4:33 Live 2014 box set – Palais 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [5] 3:53 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [6] 4:06 1998 01 08 Ex Services Club, Coffs Harbour, Australia DAT The Vault digital download at True Believers for 23 February 2014.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

A hymn to love going wrong… very quickly. The guy’s outside with a jerry can full of hero, and murder in his heart… not a how to. Banned from Countdown.

 

Lyrics

If I don’t come home before midnight
And I call out your name in the dark
You’ll know that I’ve been tempted
And I’ll know that I’ve got no heart

And I’ll know I won’t be expected
And you’ll think we’re drifting apart
And I might as well be blowing at the top of the world
When my fingers find your body in the dark

Everything’s on fire
Everything’s on fire

So if I don’t come home before midnight
And I can’t find the keyhole in the dark
Burn the place down, make it glow like Christmas
The tenderness that’s burning in my heart

Everything’s on fire
Everything’s on fire
[repeat]

If you can’t open your eyes in the morning
If some maniac has been and left his mark
I’ll be round to sift through the cinders
Lift the lid and take the thing apart

Everything’s on fire
Everything’s on fire
[repeat]

So to all you feelers and fumblers
Waiting for the fireworks to start
Do it now-blow it up yourself
Unbutton the butcher in your heart.

And if I don’t come home before midnight
And I can’t find the keyhole in the dark
You’ll know, you’ll know that I’ve been tempted
You’ll know, you’ll know we’re drifting apart.

Everything’s on fire
Everything’s on fire
[repeat]