Hunters and Collectors – Head Above Water

Head Above Water (cover)

Head Above Water (cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: July 1992.

Australian Chart Position: 64 (ARIA) / 73 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$22.

Two different CD singles. The fancier one (with “digipack”) includes Hear No Evil while the one with the ‘normal’ slimline case also included two remixes of Head Above Water (interesting transformation to a dance song).

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  4:22 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:22 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:22 Australian Head Above Water singles. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:22 UK Holy Grail single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:22 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] L.A. piece remix 4:44 Australian Digipack versions of the Head Above Water single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [2] L.A. piece remix 4:44 Australian Digipack versions of the Head Above Water single. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 12 June 2016.
Studio [3] Extended L.A. piece dub mix 6:08 Spare Parts album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [3] Extended L.A. piece dub mix 6:07 Australian Digipack versions of the Head Above Water single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic 2:46 Mark Seymour Daytime and the Dark album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [1] 3:56 Living In Large Rooms and Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [2] 3:52 Under One Roof / Greatest Hits Live album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.
Live [3] 3:58 Live 2014 box set – digital album. Extremely common. Available new in digital form.
Live [3] 4:49 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 4:08 Live 2014 box set – Palais 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [5] 2:56 Mark Seymour From Bondi to Bedlam video. Moderately common. Available new in DVD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Give you my work and you can take it
I’m as pure as the driven snow
Make a promise and never break it
Yeah, nobody will ever know
I’m supposed to be a saint so I fake it
Yeah my stash is beginning to grow

Just look at me… I’m so easy
Dressed to kill, my teeth are clean
I’m feeling good, I’m feeling sleazy
I’m looking at your peaches and cream
Trust me I’m yours for the taking
I’ve got the biggest head you’ve ever seen

Don’t you know I’d do anything
Do anything
To keep my head above water
[repeat]

Well have you heard? Would you believe it?
Do you realise how much I know?
I can tell you the biggest story
Yeh there’s no limit to the seed that I sow
Yeh the suit has a hand so I shake it
My greed is beginning to show

Don’t you know I’d do anything
Do anything
To keep my head above water
[repeat]

Do anything
Keep my head above water

I’d climb the highest mountain… I’d swim the deepest ocean
I’d girdle the globe just to find the magic potion
That could change everything… that could set me on fire
Bring me down easy on the wings of desire
And oh to be alive, I’d suck to survive
I’d do anything yeh; to keep my head above water

Everybody knows… butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth
Hey, don’t you know… I’m as pure as the driven snow
Hey, I give you my word you can take it
I’ll make you a promise and I’ll never break it

Nobody will ever know
Just look at me… I’m so easy
I’m feeling good, I’m feeling sleazy