Hunters and Collectors – True Believers

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:42 Juggernaut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 4:41 2 CD versions of the Natural Selection album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic 4:03 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 4:19 Under One Roof / Greatest Hits Live album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Somehow, I don’t know why, I thought the song was about the Hunters. But it’s not, it’s a flippin’ huge beautiful ODE to their fans. Right now that just feels like the classiest thing a band’s ever done.

~ Chris Camfield.

 

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

Somehow it felt as though we didn’t belong anywhere, after John Howard became the Prime Minister of Australia. The country had changed forever. Hunters and Collectors were an innocent bunch who only got anywhere because they worked hard. There was no mystery in that. But there came a time when it was obvious that the yearning had ended.

 

Lyrics

I know your face, I’ve seen it before
A faded memory, a voice through the door
Tell me your name – are you friend or foe?
A star-crossed lover with nowhere to go

True believer you’re an open book
The stalls are empty everywhere you look
So long to a night well spent
You can’t remember where the money all went

You only did it for the good times
One of the true believers
I know the pleasure that you live for
Must be the last of the self-deceivers

Let’s go dancing in our Sunday clothes
Let’s raise a glass to the life we chose
Can’t believe after all these years
You’re still laughing – it brings me to tears

Sinking slowly – the champagne flowed
I was a child up until you showed
Don’t be ashamed – let there be no regrets
For the nights of madness we can’t forget

You only did it for the good times
One of the true believers
I know the pleasure that you live for
Must be the last of the self-deceivers

Tell me your secrets – I’ll keep you in mind
A true heart is the hardest to find
I know your face – I’ve seen it before
A faded memory at the nightclub door

You only did it for the good times
One of the true believers
I know the pleasure that you live for
Must be the last of the self-deceivers

You only did it for the good times
One of the true believers
I know the pleasure that you live for
Must be the last of the self-deceivers

Did it for the good times
Did it for the good times

Good times
Did it for the good times
[repeat to fade]