Hunters and Collectors – We The People

We The People (cover)

We The People (cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: September 1992.

Australian Chart Position: #70 (ARIA) / #69 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$25.

All CD single versions feature Matter Of Time as the b-side.

 

Original Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  3:43 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:43 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:43 Australian We The People single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 3:43 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] (demo) 3:22 25th Anniversary edition version of the Cut album. Moderately common. Available new in 2CD form.
Live 3:35 1992 07 14 Phoenecian Club, Sydney, Australia Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 30 March 2014.
Live Acoustic 3:33 23 November 1992, Live Acoustic on MMM Cassette The Vault digital download at True Believers, 27 August 2012.
Remix [1] 7:05 25th Anniversary edition version of the Cut album. Moderately common. Available new in 2CD form.
Remix [1] 7:04 We The People (Aus 12 Test Pressing – Miles Fenech) The Vault digital download at True Believers, 1 December 2013.
Remix [2] 6:21 We The People (Aus 12 Test Pressing – Miles Fenech) The Vault digital download at True Believers, 20 July 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Sittin’ in the shelter… head between my knees
Can’t afford to struggle, I can’t afford to sneeze
Got my gas mask on and I’m laughing like there’s no tomorrow

All care but no responsibility is taken
For the heap of garbage on the side of the road
Got my back door covered but the beast is on the loose again

We the people, who live next door
We are the ones you can feel through the floor

Back in the good old days you pain a penny to the preacher
A pound of flesh to keep the planet alive
Pass around the pie, we’re gonna suck on this supper together

We got religion, we got the gun
We got the power to put out the sun
Come on everybody don’t you know that you can dream forever!

We the people, who live next door
We are the ones you can feel through the floor
We got the power but oh we are weak
We are brave in our silence

But we are too scared to speak
We will carry the impossible load
While our leaders weep like children
On the side of the road

We’ve been dreaming, dreaming so long
We’ve been taken so far from where we belong

We the people
We the people, who live next door
We are the ones you can feel through the floor

We got the power but oh we are weak
We are the brave in our silence
But we are too scared to speak
We will carry the impossible load
While our leaders weep like children
On the side of the road

We’ve been dreaming, dreaming so long
We’ve been taken so far from where we belong