Hunters and Collectors – Those Days Are Gone

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 3:53 Juggernaut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

The commonly held belief is that “Those Days Are Gone” is Mark writing about his brother Nick Seymour. At the time Crowded House had just split, and Nick was the bass player. It was known at the time that Nick did not want the band to split and was not happy with the decision. Perhaps intentionally, the song does have a ‘Crowded House’ feel about it (particularly if you disregard the ‘horns of contempt’).

 

Lyrics

There you go heading for the hills
You’re a falling star
Around the world forever seeking thrills
But you fell too far
But you can’t reconcile where you are
All your toys are scattered on the floor
But you play it so well
But all the boys came together once more
For the last farewell
And there’s an ache in their hearts to overcome
And they know the battle isn’t won.

Those days are gone
But the radio still plays the song
One for all and all for one

Through the haze of early morning eyes
See the scars of time
Looking back your life is no surprise
But it blows your mind
How a star can go out overnight
The heart in you can’t throw the fight

Those days are gone
But the radio still plays your song
One for all and all for one
Those days are gone

I heard you dreaming through the wall
Every chord you played I still recall
Brother don’t you ever let go of the ball

Those days are gone
But you know no other way but to steal another day
Though the battle isn’t won
For good or bad you will go on
But in your heart you know those days are gone

Those days are gone
But the radio still plays the song
One for all and all for one