Hunters and Collectors – Judas Sheep

Judas Sheep (cover)

Judas Sheep (cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ] [Europe]

Release Date: 1983.

Australian Chart Position: [Did Not Enter].

Single Availability: Extremely rare.

Value: A$6-A$25.

B-sides are all album tracks on “The Fireman’s Curse“.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:04 The Fireman’s Curse album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 4:04 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio 4:04 Australian 12″ Judas Sheep single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:04 UK 7″/12″ Judas Sheep single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:04 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live 4:37 1983 09 18 Floreat Hotel, Perth, Australia Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 18 March 2013.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

 

Lyrics

I says mother I have lost my arms
Lost my arms
She says, use your charms son
Use your charms
And I says smell that fear mother
Smell that fear
She says off your knees son
Off your knees

Well, our friend the Judas sheep
He’s dressed up like a compost heap
Our friend the Judas sheep
To the top, top, top of the heap

We are tentacle wrapped in memories
Memories
Down in the dark we stumble happy
Happy
We are wet to the skin
Wet to the skin
Free from sin
Free from sin
Oh father forgive this state we’re in
State we’re in

Because our friend the Judas sheep
He’s dressed up like a compost heap
Our friend the Judas sheep
To the top, top, top of the heap
And I said our friend the Judas sheep
Today’s companion tomorrow’s fresh meat

I says mother I have lost my arms
Lost my arms
She says, use your charms son
Use your charms
And I says smell that fear mother
Smell that fear
She says off your knees son
Off your knees

We are tentacle wrapped in memories
Memories
Down in the dark we stumble happy
Happy
We are wet to the skin
Wet to the skin
Free from sin
Free from sin
Oh father forgive this state we’re in
State we’re in
State we’re in

Our friend the Judas sheep
He’s dressed up like a compost heap
Our friend the Judas sheep
To the top, top, top of the heap
And I said our friend the Judas sheep
Today’s companion tomorrow’s fresh meat

I says mother I have lost my arms
Lost my arms
She says, use your charms son
Use your charms
And I says smell that fear mother
Smell that fear
She says off your knees son
Off your knees

We are tentacle wrapped in memories
Memories
Down in the dark we stumble happy
Happy
We are wet to the skin
Wet to the skin
Free from sin
Free from sin
Father forgive, father forgive, father forgive
State we’re in