Hunters and Collectors – The Most Unoriginal Sin

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Live 3:32 Living In Large Rooms and Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.

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Lyrics

What there was left of us
Was all covered in dust and thick skin
Yes some half eaten apple
The whole Sistine Chapel was painted on the head of a pin

Yeh a life long love’s worth
Gone up in a smirk
And you didn’t even see her waltz in

Now this love is a ghost
Heaven played host
To the most unoriginal sin

At the wedding we smiled
Some devil played white violin
Soon after the chapel she offered me that apple
One bite and I was gone with the wind

Well you needed no proof
For the whole naked truth
Was wearing it’s infidels grin

And a proud school boys boast
I haven’t left his post
For the most unoriginal sin

Now the jukebox is humming
There’ll be no shortcomings of men
And I found me this think
To finally sink the skills I’ve been wallowing in

But once you get started
And true loves departed
You do it over and over again

So tonight I will toast
Whoever comes close
To the most unoriginal sin

So tonight I will toast
Whoever comes close
To the most unoriginal sin

 

[John Hiatt]