Hunters and Collectors – The Price of Freedom

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 3:18 All except US Promo versions of the When The River Runs Dry single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1]  3:17 Mutations album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [2] Rough 3:23 1989 05 14 Ghost Nation Roughs VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 25 October 2015.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

An early version of The Price of Freedom is called Everything You Love.

 

Lyrics

They say freedom
Comes to those with every hair in place
On the edge of extinction
It flickers across your face

In the mirror in the morning
When your life line begins to speak
When you hesitate and blunder
When your smile and grit your teeth

They say that’s when
To the world I will declare
We will fly like truth through a needles eye
To pay the price of freedom

To pay the price of freedom

Your fear of loneliness
I watched it wall (?) you in
You took the line of least resistance
And you let your jailor win

You got to light your way out
Or you will never escape
Reach out and take it
Before it’s too late

You say that’s when
To the world I will declare
We will fly like truth through a needles eye
To pay the price of freedom

To pay the price of freedom

Lost in space in the second hand rides
Hands full of bottles and plastic bags
Hungry for money, hungry for love
Waiting for the manna from the heavens above

Yeh only the rich can afford to be unfaithful
Hey only the rich can sin and keep it tasteful

But I swear
To the world I will declare
We will fly like truth through a needles eye
To pay the price of freedom

We will fly like truth through a needles eye
To pay the price of freedom

To pay the price of freedom