Hunters and Collectors – Grindstone

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 3:49 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 3:49 UK Holy Grail single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live 3:40 1992 12 14 Palais Theatre, Melboune, Australia Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 6 May 2013.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

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Lyrics

Gotta keep my nose to the grindstone
Gotta keep my foot to the floor
Gotta make it while the sun still shines
Gotta swim until I reach the other shore

Gotta keep by back to the window
While the clock is still keeping score
Gotta keep my head down, gotta keep the pressure
Gotta keep the wolf from the door

Gotta make a mountain from a mole hill
I’ve never worked so hard before

Yeh I gotta get to you before the sun goes down
I can’t help it
[repeat]

Gotta hold a hammer to the coal face
I gotta follow that scene to the core
I gotta journey to the center of the earth
Cos I can’t stand still anymore

If I’m still in one piece when I’m naked
It’ll be a miracle for sure

Yeh I gotta get to you before the sun goes down
I can’t help it

Ah, oh… gotta grind this stone into powder
I gotta break every brick in the wall
I gotta see the light… gotta see this prison crumble
Gotta see the watchtowers fall

I gotta be my own judge and jury
But when you speak I got to answer the call

Yeah I gotta set a course for the setting sun
I gotta break out of here… yeh I gotta run
I gotta go hard until I’m black and blue
I can’t help it

I gotta keep going
I gotta get through
I gotta get away
I gotta get to you
I gotta get to you

Yeh I gotta get to you before the sun goes down
Before the sun goes down