Hunters and Collectors – Hayley’s Doorstep

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 5:38 The Jaws Of Life album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [1] 6:44 1983 10 29 Gluepot, Auckland, New Zealand Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 27 October 2013.
Live [2] 5:23 1984 08 24 The Venue, St Kilda, Melbourne VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 1 February 2015.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Here is change’s basement house
Here is adventure for seven years
But I never could swallow a sinner’s pride
And it filled her face with tears

And every Monday morning she spreads her arms across the table
She spreads a mess of living at my feet
But I never could swallow a sinner’s pride
And the food she makes me eat

Waiting on Hayley’s doorstep
Behind two bloodshot eyes
The stale taste of wasted gunshot
Slap back across the sky

Waiting on Hayley’s doorstep
I heard she’s coming home
She’ll get that pain inside again
And it’s me who’ll point the bone

And every Monday morning she spreads her arms across the table
She spreads a mess of living at my feet
But I never could swallow a sinner’s pride
And the food she makes me eat

Waiting on Hayley’s doorstep
Behind two bloodshot eyes
The stale taste, the stale taste of wasted gunshot
Slap back across the sky

Waiting on Hayley’s doorstep
I heard she’s coming home
She’ll get, she’ll get that pain inside again
And it’s me who’ll point the bone