Hunters and Collectors – The One and Only You

The One & Only You promo (cover)

The One & Only You promo (cover)

 

The Promotional Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: February 1995.

Single Availability: Extremely rare.

Value: A$6-A$25.

Promo – contains only The One & Only You.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 3:05 Demon Flower album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 3:05 2 CD versions of the Natural Selection album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 3:05 Australian The One & Only You single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:16 1996 05 26 Continental Cafe, Melbourne, Australia DAT. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 15 February 2015.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:27 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 2:55 Living In Large Rooms & Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

A real grinder… one of the last we wrote… We were t that stage as a band, when the crowds were forever hanging out to hear the singles from old records… We’d launch into tracks like this one… an absolute live monster, and getting a response would be like trying to raise the dead. The radio recognition factor was crucial. Practically speaking, there wasn’t any radio after Holy Grail. Go figure. Still, at the end of the band’s life, the crowds were just starting to wake up to the new material. It was quite literally like starting from scratch. But it was too late. We were tired and commercial radio had declared it’s hand.

 

Lyrics

All the crocodile tears that you cry
You’re a mess but you don’t know why
Everybody is ready and waiting for you

A thousand years and nothing has changed
Ya still breathing but nothing’s arranged
The road is open for beautiful dreams to come true
So ya wanna be the boss
Get off the cross
All the flowers are in full bloom
And they’re ready for you
Yeah, they’re ready for you

You’re a bad joke that somebody told
Sooner or later the joke grows old
When you wake up in the park
You been out in the open too long
Nobody knows the mood you been in
Only a fool would even dare to begin
To tell you what kind of weird trip you been on

But now you’re lying on your back
Ya need a little slack
The world is a beautiful place and it’s ready for you
It’s ready for you
Come on do it again come on, come on, come on, come on

The sky is turning to blue
All the stars are winking at you
Relax and believe you’re one of the chosen few
Tomorrow never comes but your head is real
No one’ll ever know how it really feels but you
The one and only you
Oh yeah
Come on

Come on, come on, come on, one and only you