Hunters and Collectors – World of Stone

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 7:31 CD versions except in Horn of Plenty of the Hunters & Collectors album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 7:31 Cargo Cult (3 X EP’s) album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 7:30 2 CD versions of the Natural Selection album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 7:31 World Of Stone EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 7:31 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live 6:41 Spare Parts album. Moderately rare. Not available new.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Thanks to Nathan for the lyrics correction.

The entire World Of Stone EP was re-released on CD, packaged with the Hunters and Collectors debut self titled album.

 

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

Apocalyptic fantasy. Visions of Mad Max, played in New Romantic night clubs in the Darlinghurst area, 1981. This track appeared on the first E.P. It has a cinematic feel. Crosby was an Eno nut. We made much use of the deep, almost sub sonic synth drone which emanated from the Korg MS20. It features in this track for the first time. The ‘long low drone’ came to underpin several Hunters tracks through the band’s life… a device that conveys a broad limitless horizon. Very Australian. Many eighties bands used it.

Lyrics

We sway these tree-tops too
Till we fall and tumble when we try to walk
Coming up like summer flies
From deep in the jungle where the monkeys are taught
To leap and fall around
Soft and protected from this world of stone
And we’re in the caretaker’s home
Which is semi-detached in a world of stone

We sway these trees, sure do
So we fall and stumble when we try to talk
Dressing up like summer flies
From down in the jungle where the monkeys got caught
As they leap and fall around
No longer protected by this world of stone
And here is the caretaker’s home
Which is semi-detached in a world of stone

Few if any of you are laughing now
But pretty soon you will

We sway these tree-tops too
So we fall and fumble when we try to walk
Dressing up like summer flies
From deep in the jungle where the monkeys are taught
To leap and fall around
Softly detected from this world of stone
And this is the caretaker’s home
And it’s semi-detached in a world of stone

No none of you are laughing now
But pretty soon you will