Hunters and Collectors – Skin of our Teeth

Original Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 8:07 Australian [self-titled] Hunters & Collectors album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 8:05 2 CD versions of the Natural Selection album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 8:07 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live [1] 5:41 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [2] 5:13 Live 2014 box set – Palais 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [3] 5:52 2011 12 03 V8s, Homebush, Sydney, Australia (Dolby AC3 2.0 DVD). The Vault digital download at True Believers, 4 February 2013.
Live [4] 8:45 1982 01 08 San Miguel Hotel, Sydney, Australia T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 30 November 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

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

Lyric by Greg Perano.

 

Lyrics

Mould the hair back
Reveal fine shaped forehead
And see it go scrabbling
Scrabbling under the bed
Here’s to God-fearing
God-fearing good living

And we’ll be hanging by the skin of our teeth again

Spinning by the skin of our teeth again
And dangling by the skin of our teeth again
And hanging by the skin of our teeth again

And dangling by the skin of our teeth again
And hanging by the skin of our teeth again
Spinning by the skin of our teeth again