Hunters and Collectors – Lumps of Lead

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:10 CD versions except in Horn of Plenty of the The Jaws Of Life album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 4:10 Cargo Cult (3 X EP’s) album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:10 Australian Collected Works album. Extremely common. Not available new.
Studio 4:10 Payload EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:10 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio 4:12 UK/US Collection album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live 4:57 1982 08 06 Oxford Hotel, Melbourne, Australia Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 22 April 2013.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

The Payload EP in its entirety was reissued on CD with the “Jaws Of Life” album.

 

Lyrics

Everybody’s pinching their guts
Young lumps of lead, floating on the harbour
They pick themselves up, now they’re falling down again
Big lumps of lead floating to fruition

La la la

Like tickets worn, sometimes stolen
Like foreign languages, squashed into the ferry floor
One ticklish kiss will kill the itch around our ankles
And today moves in wave motion
Tomorrow’s failing in the bath
And big lumps of lead, floating out to Pinchgut

And your eyes, watching this, they begin to cry
Your eyes, one ticklish kiss, they begin to cry
Your eyes, lumps of lead, they begin to cry

La la la