Hunters and Collectors – Love That I Long For

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  5:19 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [2] 5:30 1991 04 21 Cut Demos VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 17 May 2015.
Live 4:49 1992 12 14 Palais Theatre, Melboune, Australia Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 15 July 2013.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

I suspect that “The Love That I Love For” was Mark Seymour’s desire to be a massive well known international rock star – or so I think. Perhaps this is the love that he longer for.

 

Lyrics

Your love is the kind that I dream of… I would never possess
But even still these lips are longing to be crushed beneath your kiss
Forgive me now for these visions of you… lurking in my sleep
They are waiting in the dark for the time to come
These secrets I will not keep
It’s on the tip of my tongue but I don’t make a sound
Love is somewhere in here, will it ever be found?

Your love could be the love that I long for
You could be the one, the one that I long for…

These visions of you… they keep me up all night
If I could sleep I would surrender
To the touch of your skin, that’s one more thing
To remind me of your burning splendour
But I know, that only once is enough and I will always remember
Well let’s go… yeh we can take all night we will rise and we will conquer

I see you standing alone, there’s a light in the sky
You can’t make up your mind, won’t you tell me why?

Oh but your love could be the love that I long for
It could be the one, it could be the one, the one that I long for…

Oh I think of you night and day
Oh yeah, I try to escape but you’re standing in my way
Come on… won’t you take it away?

Are you ready to go… are you ready to move?
Are you ready to surrender?
I got a feeling you know this passion will grow
Into a love we will always remember
You know the next big thing is the song that I sing
I can’t keep it any longer…
Let love break in… let the dream begin
Don’t you know my heart is growing stronger

I wish you’d make up your mind… I never been this low
You name the time and the place and I’ll remember to show

Your love could be the love that I long for
You could be the one, the one that I long for…

Wherever you are, wherever I go, just leave your light on and I will know…

Your love
Your love