Hunters and Collectors – It’s Early Days Yet

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 3:40 The Jaws Of Life album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 4:24 1984 08 24 The Venue, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia VHS PCM The Vault digital download at True Believers for 9 February 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Original name for this song was “An Uncertain Spotlight”.

 

Lyrics

An uncertain spotlight is shining on you
An uncertain spotlight is burning for you

I lit it up with an engine, now its rolling for you
And a thousand little golden eyes are watching over the hillside

Into this valley of discontent
Let everybody see them trees untwisted

You may think the night is over
And you may think this dream is finished
Well you may think that big daddy’s claw
Has already thrown the switch

It’s early days yet Jack, it’s early days
It’s early days

An uncertain spotlight is shining on you
An uncertain spotlight is burning for you
It’s early days yet Jack, it’s early days

You’ll be cleaning your scars soon
You’ll be living in a Savlon world
You’ll be giving orders and taking them too
Just like them aging gunrunners do

An uncertain spotlight is shining on you