Hunters and Collectors – Mouthtrap

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:09 CD versions except in Horn of Plenty of the The Jaws Of Life album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 4:09 Cargo Cult (3 X EP’s) album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:09 Payload EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:03 UK/US Collection album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live 4:15 1983 09 14 Red Parrot, Perth, Australia Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 23 March 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

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

 

Lyrics

Here we go down, down, down
Down upon all fours
We’ll make it true, this is exactly what we do
When we’re making true confessions
With our blood cuddles and piggy-back kisses
We make the beast with two backs and nothing ever misses

As we ride, ride, ride
Ride upon, ride upon
Ride upon the mouthtrap

What is this hungry thing
What is this turgid little thing
That’s crawling around in my backyard again
Into it’s hole, I think my hair will fall
As it goes round and round in my backyard again

Here we go round and round this squeamish town
We are making true confessions
And if it’s true it is exactly what we do
When we’re making true confessions
With our blood cuddles and backyard kisses
Upon this two-backed beast and nothing ever misses

As we ride, ride, ride
Ride upon, ride upon, ride upon
Ride upon the mouthtrap

Oh big brother mouthtrap
You sit upon my knees
You sing on my confessional the things you get for free
Oh dearest spirit we are sorry for having offended thee
Because thou art so good
We will never sin again

We will just go down
Down upon all fours
We’ll make it true, this is exactly what we do
When we’re making true confessions
With our blood cuddles and piggy-back kisses
We make the beast with two backs and nothing ever misses

As we ride, ride, ride
Ride upon the dog-trap, deathtrap, blood trap, mouthtrap, dog-trap
Deathtrap, blood trap, mouthtrap, dog-trap