Hunters and Collectors – Say Goodbye

Say Goodbye (7" cover)

Say Goodbye (7″ cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: 1986.

Australian Chart Position: 24 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$18.

Features Follow Me as a b-side. 12″ single also has an extended mix of Say Goodbye, which differs from the extended dance mix found on the US 12″ promotional single for Throw Your Arms Around Me.

 

Original Version(s)

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  3:51 Human Frailty album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:50 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:51 Crucible album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:50 Collected Works album. Extremely common. Not available new.
Studio [1] 3:50 Australian Say Goodbye single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 3:51 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Extended Mix 5:59 Australian 12″ Say Goodbye single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [2] Extended Mix 5:59 Australian 12″ Say Goodbye single. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 28 January 2013.
Studio [3] Extended Dance Mix 5:45 US promo Throw Your Arms Around Me single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [3] Extended Dance Mix 5:45 US promo Throw Your Arms Around Me single. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 11 January 2015.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:46 Living Single In Large Rooms & Lounges single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:46 Living In Large Rooms & Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:48 Living In Large Rooms & Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [3] 3:39 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [1] 4:14 20th Anniversary edition version of the Human Frailty album. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD form.
Live [2] 3:52 20th Anniversary edition version of the Human Frailty album. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD form.
Live [3] 4:39 US Raw Material EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 5:20 Live Demons In Amsterdam EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 5:20 Live Demons In Amsterdam EP. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 29 December 2013.
Live [5] 5:00 Living Single In Large Rooms & Lounges single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [5] 4:53 Living In Large Rooms & Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [6] 5:10 Under One Roof / Greatest Hits Live album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.
Live [7] 6:24 Sound Relief video. Extremely common. Available new in DVD form.
Live [8] 5:20 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [9] 6:21 Live 2014 box set – Palais 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [10] 4:41 Jack Howard Epic Brass Live At Memo album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live [11] 5:03 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [12] 6:29 1993 04 03 Hobart Uni, Hobart, Australia Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 9 March 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Cover Version(s)

Artist Version Length Source
The Living End Studio 4:14 Crucible album.

 

Commentary

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

Based on a real conversation heard through a wall. A woman was telling her lover that he wasn’t doing her justice. I was drawn to the plight of whoever he was. Sadly, as I grew up, I realised that all men must face the wrath of a woman’s scorn alone.

Lyrics

Well
Just the other night I come home
After three months
Of constant grind and travel
And I went snivellin’: I went crawling
Around to my girlfriend’s house
And she came down hard upon me
And she ground her finger
Into my breastbone
And she said, She said
“You don’t make me feel
like I’m a woman anymore.
You don’t make me feel
like I’m a woman anymore

You don’t make me feel like
I’m a woman anymore!”

And I know: I know
It’s been a long time
Seems like it’s been going on forever
And my heart
My heart is beating too big
It’s beating too big
For the space that’s meant to hold it

So goodnight
Goodnight my little lovely.
As we turn
As we turn down the lights
Say goodbye
Goodbye to the naked truth
Your skin is lookin’ weary
And your eyes are closing down on the day

Oh yeh, you don’t make me feel
Like I’m a woman anymore

Ahhh well I know
I know
It’s been a long time
Seems like it’s been going on forever
But just as black is white
Yeah and just as night is day
The light is gunna leave you
And you’re gunna fade away

So goodnight
Goodbye my little lovely
As we turn
As we turn down the lights
Say goodnight
Goodnight to the naked truth
Your skin is looking weary
And your eyes are closing down on the day.