Hunters and Collectors – Under The Sun (Where I Come From)

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 5:03 What’s A Few Men? album. Extremely common. Available in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 5:03 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Remix 4:07 Fate album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live 5:17 UK CD/12″ versions of the Back On The Breadline single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live 5:17 UK CD/12″ versions of the Back On The Breadline single. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 29 March 2015.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

These are easy days but his knees ache in the morning
Mountain water on his skin – his bald head under
Throw the kettle on the stove – the old man’s coughing out the back
Wild mint all around and he still can’t get the car started

Now there’s thirty years of dust – he’s got a chain smokers chest
And he said he always knew, well he knew what was best
Now the spirit of the place – is in the lines on the old man’s face
Bailed out back in Bendigo – dreaming again

Well everything that’s been is what is still to come
And everything that’s done is gonna be done
And there is nothing new under the sun

Now I’m sitting on the back step
Looking at the paddocks all around
Blue mountains far away
Blue sky coming down

I said “Hey can you hear me?
I’m down here, I’m down here looking out
I know ya drivin’ around out there somewhere
And I still have to shout!”

Now there’s thirty years of dust – he’s got a chain smokers chest
And he said he always knew, he knew what was best
Now the spirit of the place – is in the smile on the old man’s face
Bailed out back in Bendigo – dreaming again

And everything that’s been is what is still to come
And everything that’s done is gonna be done
And there is nothing new under the sun

Well everything that’s been is what is still to come
And everything that’s done is gonna be done
And there is nothing new under the sun

[What’s a Few Men? version only]
Well he dreamed of beauty – he was looking for it all his life
And he dragged us all around the country – through love’s travel and strife
Now I’m gonna wake up and burn
Cos this time it’s my turn
One of these days, someone else is gonna learn!

Yeh, someone else, someone else is gonna learn

Yeh, someone else is gonna learn, someone else is gonna learn