Hunters and Collectors – Tender

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  3:58 Demon Flower album. Extremely common. Available new in Australia on CD.
Studio [2] Demo 4:40 1993 12 Demon Flower Roughs T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 2 October 2016.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Who’s gonna save you from yourself tonight?
Who’s gonna take you down?
Who’s gonna tell you when the time is right?
When you’re naked on the edge of town

Life is good… you get your thrill
You got that satisfied look in your eye
Well dial up your defences… keep a lid on your senses
You’re livin’ the perfect lie

Oh yeah, but tender is the touch of your hand
Tender is the look in your eye
Oh won’t you come on over to my way of thinkin’
Now you’re makin’ me wonder why

Our friends are comin’ over for a feast of joy
If you mention me don’t talk too loud
A simple conversation you can search and destroy
Don’t let ’em guess I’ve been on your cloud

Seduction… don’t let me down
I’ll take you somewhere… out of this town
Weave a little magic… put yourself in my shoes
Try to imagine you got nothing to lose

Oh yeah, but tender is the touch of your hand
Tender is the look in your eye
Oh won’t you come on over to my way of thinkin’
Now you’re makin’ me wonder why

You’re still in control but you’re diggin’ a hole
You been watchin’ yourself too long
You think you’re okay but you’re yawning all day
Can’t you tell there’s something wrong?

Oh your best fiends won’t tell you but everybody knows
You think you got it covered… so where are your clothes?
Your fortress is shattered… you’re falling apart
Someone must have broken in and stolen your heart

Oh yeah, but tender is the touch of your hand
Tender is the look in your eye
You’re coming over to my way of thinkin’
Girl you’re makin’ me wonder why

It’s such a revelation waiting for love
It’s alright yeah enough is enough
Why don’t you let it happen? You know what I mean
It’ll kill you if you don’t come clean yeah

Tender is the touch of your hand
Tender is the look in your eye
You’re coming over to my way of thinkin’
Girl you’re makin’ me wonder why

I got to tell ya it’s time to forget
What’s holding you back you’re gonna live to regret.
Love is simple… love is blind
I got no excuses I hope you don’t mind yeah.

[Last verse is printed as existing but is not in the song…]