Hunters and Collectors – Living Daylight

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 3:14 CD versions except original and in Horn of Plenty of the Human Frailty album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 3:14 Cargo Cult (3 X EP’s) album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 3:14 Living Daylight EP. Moderately common. Not available new.
Studio 3:14 Mushroom Records CD version of the What’s A Few Men? album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live 3:30 1987 04 09 Wool Shed, Ballarat Showgrounds, Ballarat Australia T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 15 June 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

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Lyrics

I’ve been a life time running
Lookin’ over my shoulder
Everyone along the way
Was tryin’ to calm me down

I was almost a believer
I thought my time had come
To sit down and behave myself
I thought the old man had won

Out in the living daylight
Out in the living daylight
Into the living daylight
Out in the living daylight

Well I’ve been all around the world
I’ve seen poverty and war
The whole thing is still out there
And it’s too small to ignore

I might die tomorrow
Or I might live another year
But I make out I’m gonna go forever
Things are pickin’ up around here

Now my feet won’t touch the ground
As the years go by
Give me a simple explanation
Cos all I wanna do is fly

Into the living daylight
Into the living daylight
Out in the living daylight
Out in the living daylight

Here comes the living daylight
Here comes the great outside
Like a morning bird on the barbed wire fence
It will not be denied

So now I remember
What I feel is what I know
I’m goin’ round the long way again
That’s not too far to go!

Out in the living daylight
Out in the living daylight

There I was in the middle of nothing
With red hot nothing all around
I got down upon my knees
Put my lips and kissed the ground

Out in the living daylight