Hunters and Collectors – The Way You Live

The Way You Live (cover)

The Way You Live (cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: April 1990.

Australian Chart Position: #75 (ARIA) / #54 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$28.

In case you are interested, that sticker was placed on the car after convincing the owner to allow it. Some time afterwards, it was realised that the sticker could not be removed without also removing the paint. Thankfully, the band were many kilometres away when they realised this.

All single versions (7″, 12″, CD) contain an acoustic version of Do You See What I See?. The 12″/CD version also includes an acoustic version of Lazy Summer Day.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  3:48 Ghost Nation album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:48 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:48 Australian versions of the The Way You Live single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 3:48 Australian Collected Works video. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 3:48 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] 3:54 1989 Ghost Nation Original Mixes Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 17 January 2016.
Studio [3] 4:03 1989 05 14 Ghost Nation Roughs VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 31 July 2016.
Live 4:08 1990 02 18 Old Lion, Adelaide, Australia DAT. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 16 February 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

In your neighbour’s garden – the grass is greener
Sweet perfection is only a step away
Longing for it all, your head is filled with wonder
Open your eyes – you could believe

Won’t you tell me – why are you waiting?
When you already know it’s yours for the taking
Only you can change the way you live

These words are nothing to the ties that bind you
They echo the isolation that lies behind you
As you dream of a world
That was lost before you were born

While the light of day remains a mystery

Won’t you tell me – why are you waiting?
When you already know it’s yours for the taking
Only you can change the way you live
The way you live

They say in this life there are two fools of a kind
There are those who love and
There are those who pay love no mind
Now I’m looking at you, and you’re looking back at me
And there’s nothing in between us, but what we both believe

So won’t you tell me – why are you waiting?
When you already know it’s yours for the taking
Only you can change the way you live

So won’t you tell me – why are you waiting?
When you already know it’s yours for the taking
Only you can change the way you live
The way you live