Hunters and Collectors – Imaginary Girl

Imaginary Girl (cover)

Imaginary Girl (cover)


The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ]

Release Date: August 1993.

Australian Chart Position: #82 (ARIA) / #85 (AMR).

There was no promotional video for this single.

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$22.

CD single contains a live version of What’s A Few Men?.


Original Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  5:07 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 5:07 Australian Imaginary Girl single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [2] (demo) 3:28 25th Anniversary edition version of the Cut album. Moderately common. Available new in 2CD form.
Live Acoustic 3:20 23 November 1992, Live Acoustic on MMM Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 6 August 2012.

Recommended Version.






From a distant horizon she wandered my way
With so much to give and so little to say
She’s a creature of silence
She’s my imaginary girl

Well she spoke with her eyes, they were filled with despair
Generations of sadness were burning in there
She’s a dream I once had
She’s my imaginary girl

Well I tried to possess her, I tried to hold on
I build wooden fences a thousand miles long
But she was too hot to handle
My imaginary girl

There were so many time I could name you a few
Be there was nothing that she wouldn’t do
There were so many reasons to please
My imaginary girl

But like sweet inspiration she comes and she goes
With each passing hour the mystery grows
I will always be willing to meet
My imaginary girl

Oh yeh

I’m an ordinary man, I’m as greedy as sin
I’m a fool for my sense oh where to begin
To tell of the love that I feel
My imaginary girl

But now winter is here there’s a chill in the air
If I close my eyes I know she’ll be there
I will always be willing to dream
My imaginary girl

Dream my imaginary girl
Dream my imaginary girl

My imaginary girl
Dream my imaginary girl
My imaginary girl
Dream my imaginary girl
My imaginary girl