Hunters and Collectors – The Unbeliever

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 6:35 UK Carry Me single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 6:35 UK Carry Me 12″ single. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 2 November 2014.
Studio [2] 4:48 Mutations album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 5:17 Australian 1984 Throw You Arms Around Me single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live 5:17 The Way To Go Out video. Moderately common. Available new in DVD form.
Live 6:11 1984 10 24 Throw Your Arms Around Me, Geoff Tapes VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 11 May 2011.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Fan Brendan Jones has this spin on The Unbeliever:

“I think it is about an abusive alcoholic who doesn’t realise the damage he is doing to those around him.”

 

Lyrics

Hey you unbeliever
You better undo that dirty rag
Hey you, hey you unbeliever
Undo it slow and let it breathe

The time has come for you to take that little white potion
Yeah you’re bound to keep that bad thing away
Yeah when that time comes you better not be sleeping
‘Cos it’s bound to come around the very next day

Hey you, hey you unbeliever
You go and better undo that dirty rag, yeah
Hey you, hey you unbeliever
Unwind it slow and let it breathe, yeah

You’re gonna wake up and find that you’ve been sleeping
You’ve been asleep for the last fifteen years
You’re gonna wake up and find somebody’s weeping
Your bed is soaked in your lover’s tears

You’re bound to have a headache when it happens

Hey you, hey you unbeliever
You better come and undo that dirty rag
Hey you, hey you unbeliever
Unwind it slow and let it breathe

You’re gonna wake up and find you’ve been sleeping
You’ve been asleep for fifteen years
You’re gonna wake up and find somebody’s weeping
And your bed is soaked in your lover’s tears, crying

You’re bound to have a headache